F-Word Panel

Date: March 19, 2019

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Northen Auditorium

Come and have an honest discussion with your peers and professors about everyone's favorite f-word . . . FEMINISM!

Sponsored by the Gender Action Group

“From the Colonnade to the Capitol… and Back”

Date: February 6, 2019

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Location: Hillel House

Marc Short ’92, Practitioner Senior Fellow, Miller Center at UVA, will give a public talk as part of the Washington Term Speaker Series on Wed., Feb. 6 from 7-8 p.m. in Hillel 101.

Short served as White House director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs and assistant to President Donald J. Trump until July, 2018.

He previously served as chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence. His other public service included roles as a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security; chief of staff for Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; and an aide to then-Congressman Mike Pence, who named him chief of staff for the House Republican Conference in 2009. Short has also worked for McGuire Woods Consulting and for Freedom Partners, a nonprofit, Koch-funded 501(c)(6) chamber of commerce located in Arlington, Virginia.

Producer Talk: Featuring Kevin Finch

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Book Nook in Leyburn Library

Prof. Finch will talk about his experience as a documentary filmmaker. Finch is the writer, producer, and director of “Triton: America’s Deep Secret” (2018) and “A Writer’s Roots: Kurt Vonnegut’s Indianapolis” (2015).

Part of The Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series, Presented by the University Library


Date: March 12, 2019

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Northen Auditorium

GRAMMATICAL GENDER AND ROMAN CONCEPTIONS OF POETRY, GODS, AND THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN: From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies (corpora). This lecture surveys the many ways in which grammatical gender enabled Latin speakers to organize aspects of their society into sexual categories, and how this identification of grammatical gender with biological sex affected Roman perceptions of Latin poetry, divine power, and the human hermaphrodite.

67th Ethics Institute in Media Keynote Address

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Stackhouse Theater

The Washington and Lee Knight Program in Media Ethics presents the 67th Institute Keynote Address on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

Unlocking PowerPoint’s Power: Designing Impressive Slide Decks

Date: March 6, 2019

Time: 5-6:45 p.m.

Location: Huntley 327

Bring your laptops! We will build an impressive slide deck together. In this one-night workshop, attendees will be taught how to use advanced and lesser-known features of Microsoft PowerPoint. The session will use these features along with a reminder of deck-design best-practices to equip attendees to design and deploy engaging decks not just in the session, but in their future school/career work.

Attendees need only a foundational understanding in PowerPoint prior to the workshop.

Email to Register: LindS@wlu.edu

Public Talk by Tolu Olubunmi ’02, CEO & Founder of Lions Write

Date: March 5, 2019

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Location: Stackhouse Theater

Tolu Olubunmi ’02, advisor to the United Nations Department of Public Information and one of the World Economic Forum’s “15 Women Changing the World,” will speak on Tues., March 5 in Stackhouse Theater as part of the Washington Term Speaker Series.

Olubunmi is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people. An innovative thinker and determined change-maker, she has established and led several organizations and campaigns focused on immigrant integration, youth empowerment, education, access to technology, and employment.

This event is hosted by Washington Term with support from the Department of Politics and the Williams School.

Crash-Course in Effective Presentations with Professor Stephen Lind

Start date: February 26, 2019

End date: February 27, 2019

Time: 5:15-7:45 p.m.

Location: Huntley 327

In this two-night workshop, attendees will learn the strategic fundamentals of designing and delivering an effective presentation. Attendees are encouraged to join for both nights. Night one will cover research and organization of your verbal content, along with the principles of slide deck design.

Night two will wrap up deck design and then cover fundamentals of physical and vocal delivery (including having some in the crowd test out their delivery skills for the group!).

Email to Register: LindS@WLU.edu

Loosening the Gender Girdle: How Gender Affects You

Date: February 14, 2019

Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Location: Stackhouse Theater

Gender rules are often not spelled out. More often, they surround us, but are hidden, like the electric fences used to keep dogs within a designated boundary. Some social rules and expectations become clear only–or especially–when they are broken, and we witness how the transgressor is treated. Where are the boundaries? What is being threatened? What is being maintained? What can we do? We will look at the ways in which we are limited by a rigid and limited binary understanding of gender. Please join us, and bring your gender with you!

Reclaiming Blackness in Brazilian Rap

Date: February 14, 2019

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Elrod Commons 206 (Chavis Board Room)

A lecture by Dr. Paulo Dutra, Brazilian poet and short story writer, and Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Stephen F. Austin State University.