Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

July 2007

Shenandoah's $2,500 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers Goes to Emily Rosko

Lexington, VA -- August 1, 2007 • Emily Rosko of Columbia, Missouri has been named recipient of the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, awarded annually by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University, for her book Raw Goods Inventory from the University of Iowa Press (2006).

W&L Launches Redesigned Web Site

Lexington, VA -- July 26, 2007 • Washington and Lee University today launched a redesign of its top-level Web site, including the offices of Communications and Public Affairs, Undergraduate Admissions, Alumni and Development. In addition to updating the look and feel, the redesign will provide more consistent navigation, better usability and accessibility, more flexible design templates, and improved search results.

W&L Closes a Record Fund-raising Year for 2006-07

Lexington, VA -- July 26, 2007 • Washington and Lee University closed the books on the best fund-raising year in the school's 258-year history on June 30. In addition to more than $25 million in new gifts and pledges, W&L received its two largest gifts ever: $33 million from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest to increase and maintain faculty salaries, and $100 million from a donor who did not wish the University to reveal his identity when the gift was announced at Commencement. The University will use the majority of those funds to increase need-based aid.

The Lenfest Center to Host Preview Concert for Staunton Music Festival Aug. 16

Lexington, VA -- July 25, 2007 • The Staunton Music Festival celebrates its Tenth Anniversary Season with unprecedented classical music variations from Thursday, August 16th through Sunday, September 16th, in historic downtown Staunton. This season showcases nine unique programs at venues in Staunton, as well as a preview concert at Washington and Lee University's Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington, Virginia.

Summer Scholars 2007 Study Hit Television Series "Lost"

Lexington, VA -- July 23, 2007 • Summer Scholars at Washington and Lee University is being held again this summer, July 1-27. This unique W&L program for rising high school seniors is one of the better-established programs of its kind, having started in 1981. Summer Scholars is an academic program that allows a select group of rising American and foreign high school seniors to attend college classes, co-curricular activities, field trips and social activities.

Sarah Nichols Hughes Named Assistant Director for Advancement

Lexington, VA -- July 17, 2007 • Sarah Nichols Hughes has been named the Assistant Director for Advancement at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, beginning August 1. In her new position, Hughes will focus on the School of Law's Annual Fund. She replaces Elizabeth Outland Branner, who recently was promoted to the new position of Associate Director for Advancement.

W&L Track & Field Squads Commended for Academic Prowess

Men and Women Each Post a Team GPA Over 3.0
Lexington, VA -- July 11, 2007 • The 2007 Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams were named a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Team for the fourth-straight season.

Authors and Photographer Continue to Receive Praise for their Publication

Lexington, VA -- July 5, 2007 • Authors Thomas V. Litzenburg, Washington and Lee alumnus and former director of W&L's Reeves Center and Ann T. (Holly) Bailey, former Reeves Center associate director, and area photographer Ellen M. Martin continue to receive praise for the publication, "Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University."

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