Archive for September, 2008



Shenandoah Picks Up Its Hardware

The formal presentation of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts was held last Wednesday at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and both Shenandoah Editor R.T. Smith and Managing Editor Lynn Leech were on hand to pick up the actual trophy, which was awarded in the category of arts organizations and artistic directors. If you missed the original announcement of the award, you can see it on the press releases page and photographic proof of the trophy is below.

Lynn Leech and R.T. Smith with the trophy for the Governor's Award for the Arts. (Patrick Hinley photo)

Lynn Leech and R.T. Smith with the trophy for the Governor's Award for the Arts (Patrick Hinely photo)

Wilson Field’s New Beginning

It’s hard to imagine a more exciting way to baptize a new stadium than the Generals’ 35-28 victory over Southern Virginia on Saturday night. If you weren’t there, you missed an incredible comeback and a couple of amazing individual efforts from senor Stuart Sitterson. You can read the game story on the athletics Web site. Suffice it to say that Sitterson’s two touchdowns in the last six minutes will be a hard act to follow. And it’s also pretty clear that Wilson Field gives W&L one of the finest facilities among all NCAA Division III schools.

Longest Non-Suspension Campaign Sign?

W&L boasts the world’s longest, non-suspension concrete footbridge, right? So the chalk-drawn campaign sign that stretches one end of the bridge to the other must qualify as the world’s longest something. Campus photographer Kevin Remington got has much of the sign as he could in a single image, below, but he couldn’t get the whole thing in one frame:

Two Thumbs Up

The Film Society is showing Death at a Funeral tonight in Stackhouse Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Here’s some unsolicited advice: don’t miss it! Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite:

New in the Blogosphere

Our blog on news at W&L is not the only new entry in the blogosphere this year. The Undergraduate Admissions Office has established not one, not two, but seven — count them, seven — new blogs, six of which are being written by current students. You can find the blogs here. It’s a great start and the photo up on their first blog page Friday is a dramatic one of the blue Trident against the green artificial turf at Wilson Field. There are also some fun photos taken by admissions counselors during their travels (not, we hope, travails). Check these blogs out and pass them along to prospective students. I’m sure all the bloggers would be interested in your comments.

take two! Is Worth a Look

The Spring Term magazine writing class taught by Doug Cumming has published a final product in the last few days. It’s titled “take two,” and I recommend it heartily if you can find a copy around campus. There is a good variety of articles, and the layout (art directed by junior Tim Kirby) is lively. The profiles of local Rockbridge County folks are engaging — one is on James Berger, a Vietnam P.O.W. who owns Lexington Building Supply and Mill, and another is about Randall Ray, a W&L grad who builds acoustic guitars.

There are also some first-rate profiles of students who are engaged in service of various kinds and a story about the history of railroad service.

In his editor’s note, Cumming writes that the magazine’s title shouldn’t be taken literally because the print run of 1,000 won’t last long if people actually do take two.

Golden Dragon Performance Highlights Scene on Campus

This week’s Scene on Campus slide show has some stunning images that photographer Kevin Remington took at last week’s performance by the Golden Dragon Acrobats at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. They’re shouldn’t be missed.

Scene on Campus is a great way to show off the consistently good work of Kevin and Patrick Hinely, the University’s photographers. But everyone can participate by sending a photo to be considered for inclusion in the weekly feature. Here’s the link to submit your photos.