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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End of March / Early April Reminders

Please be aware of the following deadlines and some interesting offerings over the next two weeks.
NETWORKING 101 – Wednesday, March 23 – Commons 206
Designed to demystify the networking process. Discover easy to follow tips to network successfully and make a positive first impression.  Review networking resources, ideal timelines for reaching out, and draft sample communications to get you started.  Bring your laptop! Lunch provided.  Please RSVP in LexLink under Event ID #342.
RES LIFE LOTTERY INFO SESSION – Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 pm in Stackhouse followed by an informal Q&A session (Commons Living Room) and ROOMMATE SOCIAL for those still looking for apartment/ housemates. Free PIZZA compliments of Res Life!
RES LIFE LOTTERY REGISTER online AND PAY housing deposits by Tuesday, March 29 for the 2016-2017 housing lottery! Complete instructions are available at go.wlu.edu/HousingLottery
INTERVIEWING 101 – Wednesday, March 30 in Commons 206
Never had a job interview? This program will identify strategies to help you secure an offer.  We will review basic interview etiquette, tips for success, and identify practice resources.  Lunch Provided.  Please RSVP in LexLink under Event ID #343.
Professional Headshots (by Kevin Remington) on March 30 and 31 on the Colonnade. Photos can be used for LinkedIn and professional online profiles.  Sign up is through Lexlink Job ID #4107 by Monday, March 28.
LIFE Applications due on Friday, April 1. If you would like an application or have questions, please write to Ferrell Carter, Grace Duncan, Allison Smith, or Brooke Peccie. 

Sophomore Service Day on Saturday, April 2 (in partnership with Nabors Service Day) Shift options are from 9:00 am – noon (or) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. See your emails from MP Welch and Caroline Bones. Then …  Register here!
Embracing Diversity Symposium – Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
There will be panels and breakout sessions, along with a networking reception. Additional details to come. Overview: The event will address the experience of diverse students at an elite – yet tradition-bound – institution of higher education. W&L alumni will offer their perspective and personal and professional advice as we develop a supportive community through shared stories and collaborative mentoring.

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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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February Favorites

Consider Attending the events below during the month of February!
Outing Club: Sunday, February 7
Two Trips: Crabtree Falls or Skiing and Snowboarding at Wintergreen
 
Mock Convention:Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13
For more information visit: http://www.mockconvention.com/
 
Fellowships Fair: Mon, Feb 15 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in Leyburn Library
More information: Fellowships Fair
 
Unlocking PowerPoint’s Power: Designing Impressive Slide Decks
Wednesday, February 17 from 5:15pm – 6:45pm in Huntley Hall 327
Learn more and register here: PowerPoint’s Power

Shabbat Shalom Dinner for Students
Friday, February 19 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Hillel Multipurpose Room
Learn more here: Shabbat Shalom Dinner
 
FEBRUARY BREAK: Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26
Relax, rest, and get caught up / plan ahead with your work!
 
CAREER EXPLORATION 101: Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:20 – 1:15pm Commons 206
Not sure what career you want to pursue? Not sure where to start? This session is designed to help you start your career exploration, identify available resources, and help you plan your next steps.
Bring your laptop! And register on LexLink Event ID 339.

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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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Career Development 101 Series – Starts February 3

Join Career Development for a six-part series that takes you through the basics of career and professional development; from exploring careers to writing a resume and knocking-out a winning interview this series will set you up for success. Join us for all six sessions or just one. Lunch provided! Please RSVP on LexLink.

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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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