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Snapshot: April 27, 2017

A few highlights as this first week of Spring Term draws to a (fortunately) warm and sunny close:


In his talk, “Time, Technology, and the History of Ancient Science,” Prof. Colin Webster, UC Davis, Classics Program, will explore the history of Greek astronomy as a history of technology, examining the tools, time devices and instruments that were used by the ancient Greeks to measure, model and conceptualize the heavens. Hillel Multipurpose Room, 5-6 p.m.


Beautiful music: Guest pianist Jonathan Chapman Cook will perform a set of four Beethoven sonatas: Op. 13, Op. 14 No 1, Op. 78 and Op. 81a. Cook has performed at the University of Michigan, W&L, The Garth Newel Music Center and on the Distinguished Alumni Recital Series at Western Michigan University. No tickets are required! Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, 8 p.m.


The weekend offers two back-to-back opportunities to bask in the sunshine and watch W&L lacrosse players in action. First, the Men’s team will take on Randolph-Macon at noon on Wilson Field. Right after that, at 2 p.m., the Women’s team is going up against Randolph at Alston Parker Watt Field. Come out and cheer on the Generals.

In other news…

Employees: Open Enrollment begins this week. This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections for the upcoming plan year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). You should have received an information packet in a brightly colored envelope through campus mail. For more information, click here.

Money burning a hole in your pocket? The university will be holding a sale of surplus office furniture and equipment on Tuesday at the Maintenance building on the back of campus at Facilities Management. For detailed information, please check Campus Notices.

Admissions on the move: Gilliam Admissions House is undergoing renovations 04/27-05/01. The Department of Admissions will remain open to the public and operate from various other locations on campus. They will receive visitors in the Hotchkiss Alumni House lobby. During the renovations, email is the best way to reach them, or you may call 540-458-8710. Admissions will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Wednesday so they can move back into Gilliam House.