Category Archives: Accolades

Keen’s Book in the Running for Phi Beta Kappa Award

Suzanne Keen

Congratulations to Suzanne Keen, dean of the College and the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her 2014 book “Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination” (Ohio State University Press) has landed on the short list for the prestigious Christian Gauss Award, given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to books of literary scholarship or criticism.

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Eric Schwen ’15 is Apker Award Finalist

Eric Schwen

Eric Schwen ’15, a Washington and Lee University valedictorian and physics major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by an undergraduate.

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The John Warner (SSN 785): One of a Kind

Last year, we blogged about the christening of an attack submarine named in honor of John W. Warner, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1949. On Saturday, Aug. 1, it will be will be commissioned at Norfolk Naval Station.

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Deborah Miranda’s Poem Featured in West Trestle Review

Deborah Miranda

“Juliana, 1803” by Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee, is the featured poem of the week on the website of West Trestle Review.

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McAllister Receives Virginia CFO Award

Steve McAllister

Virginia Business magazine has named Steven G. McAllister, vice president for finance and treasurer of Washington and Lee University, as the leading chief financial officer among large non-profit organizations in the state.

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W&L Registrar Scott Dittman Elected Vice President of AACRAO

Scott Dittman

Scott Dittman, university registrar of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been elected vice president at large of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

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New Book by W&L's Prager Examines Myths and Realities of the East in German Lit

Debra Prager

A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.

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Leanne M. Shank Named Treasurer of NACUA

Leanne Shank

Leanne M. Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University, was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

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W&L's Myers Tells Untold Story of Southern Unionists in New Book

Barton Myers

Southern Unionists of the Civil War were erased from history by writers of the Lost Cause, who promoted the mythology of a united Confederacy. Now Barton A. Myers tells the story of one state's Unionists in "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists."

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W&L’s Mayock Explores Careers in the Humanities with New Book

Ellen Mayock

A new volume of essays co-edited by Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee, offers guidance to achieving a career in the humanities in a changed academic landscape.

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