Classes may not be in session, but that doesn't mean Washington and Lee's campus is quiet during the summer months. Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening on campus and around town.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its Division III men's and women's tennis All-America teams recently and Washington and Lee placed two athletes on both the men's and women's lists.
Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.
Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English, added another feather to her cap: the Editors' Prize for "the most inspiring, jarring, outstanding, or just downright brilliant" submission from the journal Switchback, for her poem "Epistolary Art."
The Lee Chapel and Museum Shop at Washington and Lee University is holding a book signing on Saturday, May 24, from 2-3 p.m. for authors Helen Broder and Nan Marshall to showcase their book, "What Would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father."
When the New York Times knocked on W&L's door back in January, Claire Stevenson '14 answered their request for students to submit "creative selfies that express who they are" for possible inclusion in an online portfolio.
"Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir" (Heyday, 2013) by Deborah Miranda, professor of English, has won a gold medal for autobiography/memoir, in the family legacy category, in this year's Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPYs.
Geology students from Washington and Lee University in front of the volcano Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, a.k.a. Mount Doom of "Lord of the Rings" fame, which they were assigned to map.
Julie A. Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, has been named Communicator of Achievement for 2014 by Virginia Press Women (VPW), the statewide organization of women and men who are journalists, authors and communicators.
Washington and Lee's Ad Class, taught by business administration professor Amanda Bower, earned a third-place finish at the District 3 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The event was held in Raleigh on April 4.