Hey from the Colonnade

We miss seeing you on campus and at Chapter events, but there are still ways to connect with the University and with each other! Join us for a virtual event - all alumni are invited!

Upcoming: Register Now!

Virtual Learning: Voices from the Field

Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. EST. 
Are your kids (still) at home and are they (still) learning virtually? Join Haley Sigler, Professor and Director of W&L Education Studies, and Layne Setash '19, Fairfax County Public Schools teacher and a recipient of the Virginia Colleges of Teacher Education Distinguished Student Teacher Award, for a conversation about virtual learning during the 2020-2021 academic year. Haley will share her current research about the teaching of writing and Layne will share experiences from her virtual first grade classroom and tips for parents for keeping their child engaged in a virtual setting.

Election 2020: A Look Back at History as We Look Forward

Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m. EST
A conversation with Bob Strong, the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Political Economy, and Brian Alexander, Assistant Professor of Politics, and current sophomore Avalon Pernell ’23 about the upcoming presidential and congressional races that will put this election in context.

Stretch & Breathe with Will Thomas ’92 of Yoga House Miami

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST
Treat yourself, and your body, to a whole body stretch following a 45-minute 26-position program adapted by Will himself. This session is 100% accessible for anyone with an injury or an awareness of the need for more flexibility – from Beginner to Advanced. Just have a mat or towel on hand and be ready to relax your brain and body.

Previous Events

A Bartending Blueprint

On September 15, Trevor Stores from The Southern Inn taught us how to stock the perfect home bar; mix, garnish, and serve our favorite cocktails/mocktails and showed off his mixology trade secrets!

Making it Work: Re-Opening W&L

On August 19, we hosted an alumni town hall with faculty and administrators to talk about how W&L is re-opening safely this school year. For those who missed it, we've posted a recording of the discussion.

Coming Soon

Series on Prejudice, Discrimination and Anti-racism

Alumni Engagement is preparing a five part virtual series in which faculty and alumni will engage, educate and collaborate on prejudice, discrimination and anti-racism. Tentative topics include Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination, Voting Rights, Statues and Monuments, Labor Inequality and the Shepherd Poverty Program, and Diversity on Campus and in Society. Stay tuned for the promising launch of this series later this fall.

VirtuaLEX: Main Street Walkabout with Mayor Frank Friedman

Lexington's Mayor, Frank Friedman P'21 will join us for a walkabout tour of Main Street, bringing everyone’s favorite Virginia town to you since we can’t have visitors to campus. Join us for a chance to hear about the latest hamlet hotspots and catch a glimpse of your favorite Lexington haunts.