Avery Field, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University and a member of W&L’s (undergraduate) Mock Trial team, won All-American Attorney status for his outstanding performance at the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament, held April 17-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Field, from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, received the second-highest amount of ranks (points) among Mock Trial attorneys in the nation.
A procession of the country’s political stars, including presidents, governors, cabinet officials and campaign strategists, has traveled to Lexington, Virginia, every four years since 1908 to participate in Washington and Lee University’s presidential Mock Convention.
Sir Crispin Tickell, a former British diplomat with particular interest in the relationship between the environment, politics and business, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Tracy Lupher, professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Huntley 327.
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
The spring issue of Shenandoah: the Washington and Lee University Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, is now available at shenandoahliterary.org. Each issue of the journal contains short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reviews and interviews and invites reader participation.
The first Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Seminar, titled "Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach," will take place during the 2015-16 academic year at Washington and Lee University.
Award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University's annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar, "Memory and Imagination: Salvaging the News in 'Salvage the Bones' " on April 10, at 4:00 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Currently showing in the Williams School Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University is an exhibit of oil paintings by Fran R. Peppers. The show's title is "Life's Moments" and runs through July 1, 2015. It is free and open to the public.
Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2015 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.