Category Archives: From the Dean

Class of 2017 event: Summer Success — Building a Professional Image

GET READY TO ACE YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP!
Prepare yourself to make a great impression in your summer internship, job, or research position.  Career Development and the Dean of Juniors is hosting “Summer Success:  Building a Professional Image” that will include tips and information to help students become an effective team member and make the most of your experience.  Topics will include professional image, communication, networking, and use of social media.
 

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On-campus Housing Still Available for Class of 2017

Class of 2017,
Spaces are still available in theme houses and Woods Creek for those in search of housing for the 2016-2017 academic year.  If interested, please contact Sarah Walker in Student Affairs at swalker@wlu.edu and let her know your preference for:  (1) either a theme house or Woods Creek; and (2) room type (double/single).

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Attacks in Brussels

Our hearts go out today to the victims of the terror attacks in Brussels, their families and the people of Belgium. While Washington and Lee does not have any students studying at programs based in Belgium, we will continue to monitor the situation and be in touch with our students abroad.

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Today’s Vandalism at Sustainability House

Dear Members of the Washington and Lee Community,
Early this morning we discovered an act of vandalism at the Sustainability House on East Nelson Street. The vandalism consisted of spray-painted graffiti on three doors of the house and on four student cars nearby. The graffiti included anti-gay sentiments directed at an individual student.
The Office of Public Safety and the Lexington Police Department were notified and conducted an investigation that led to the identification of a student suspect earlier this afternoon. We understand that charges are pending at this time. In addition, it is our understanding that this was an isolated act carried out by one individual.
In addition to expressing our gratitude to our Public Safety officers and the LPD for their work on this matter, I also want to thank all of the students who came forward to assist in the investigation and to express their concern for this disrespectful, irresponsible act.
I encourage all members of the Washington and Lee community to use this occasion to rededicate ourselves to those values that have always defined us — especially the moral obligation to treat everyone with respect at all times and under all conditions. We must never condone intolerance.
Students, staff and faculty will gather at 5 p.m. today in the Commons Living Room to show support and solidarity.
Sidney Springfield Evans
Vice-President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Junior Spirit Night — Men’s Basketball Game — February 2

Come out and support the men’s basketball team as they take on Emory and Henry, Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Free pizza, soft drinks for the Class of 2017 + the chance to win prizes such as a Fancy Dress package
 

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NYC Careers Trip in Art, Music and Arts Management – Application Due Dec. 11

Join Career Development for a NEW exploratory trip to New York City for art, dance and music lovers OVER FEBRUARY BREAK. The bus leaves Monday, Feb. 22 and returns to campus Friday, Feb. 26.

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Information About Local Law Enforcement Activity

As you may be aware, local law enforcement is looking for a felony suspect who was involved in an incident over the weekend. The search area is the Route 501 area south of Buena Vista, which is at least 15 miles from campus. We are in close communication with the Lexington Police Department and will continue to monitor the situation. Campus remains open, and classes will continue as scheduled. VMI, Lexington City Schools and the Montessori School are open as well.

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Students in France

I am sure you are all aware of the terrible events that took place in Paris yesterday. The Center for International Education has confirmed the location and security of our students who are in France.

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BlackRock Founders Scholarship – Deadline November 15

A scholarship program for undergraduate students who identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT, or disabled and have demonstrated leadership in creating and sustaining diverse, inclusive communities. Win a merit award of $12,500 and gain hands-on experience with a paid BlackRock internship.

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SLAC Winter Recruiting Day in DC – Application Deadline November 10

The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) will be hosting its annual Winter Recruiting Day in DC on Friday, January 8. Dozens of employers in a variety of fields will be present to interview students. SLAC programs are a great opportunity to gain access to employers who may not currently be in LexLink.

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