Faculty and Student Projects

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Faculty and Student Projects

January 14, 2020
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Ten faculty-student-staff collaborative teams spent the semester working on projects that showcase innovative uses of educational technology and/or information literacy in the classroom. The teams came together in Clark Family Library Dec. 5, 2019, to show off their projects and compete for the title of PrezTech Challenge Winner.

Doug McGlumphy

Faculty Achievements

January 14, 2020
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Conferences and Presentations Professor of Political Science and International Studies Zheya Gai, Ph.D., gave several lectures and presentations this year. Dr. Gai presented “The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s […]

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Fall Campus Speakers

January 14, 2020
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Rabbi’s Presentation Focuses on Eliminating “H” Speech

When Jeffrey S. Myers, Rabbi and Hazzan of Tree of Life* Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa., spoke at W&J Sept. 3, 2019, his message was clear: eliminate “H” speech, work to understand each other, and have hope.

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Prez Projects: Crowdfunding for W&J

January 13, 2020
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PrezProjects gives you the opportunity to choose to support the projects that matter most to you, contribute what you can afford, and help recruit others. PrezProjects is the next great way to share your W&J spirit!

PrezProjects launched this fall with two initiatives. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, the first two projects were fully funded soon after their launch. New projects will be launching soon.

Alex Brueckner on Appalachian Trail

Q&A with Alex Brueckner ’11

January 13, 2020
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Studying abroad in Cologne, Germany, while at W&J definitely tipped the first domino. I remember when my mother picked me up from the airport, she said, “We’ll probably have to nail your feet to the ground to keep you in the States.” And not two weeks later, I broke the news that I was planning on applying for an English teaching job in Japan as a part of the JET Program after graduation.

ashley and patrick vallely

Why I Give

January 13, 2020
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While at W&J, we both received a world-class education and opportunities that have made us the adults we are today. That is the reason we give back to the W&J community. Our hope is someday a student feels the same way we do about their experience because of the possibilities provided to them through the donations we have given.

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Get to Know the AEC

January 13, 2020
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The Alumni Executive Council (AEC) is a dedicated group of alumni focused on strengthening the Washington & Jefferson College connection for alumni and students.

AEC members, who serve three-year terms, represent a variety of majors, class years, and geographical areas. Get to know some of the 20-person council below and learn more about the entire AEC at jayconnected.com/meetAEC.

John C. Knapp David Ross and J.C. Morrow

Alumni Donors Fund Sports Complex Additions

January 13, 2020
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The Jerry L. Morrow Alumni Suite was funded by David Ross, Class of 1978, in memory of the father of his close friend J.C. Morrow, Class of 1977, a Class of 2002 member of the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame. J.C. Morrow and Ross formed a bond while playing youth sports in their community. Ross has been a generous donor and trustee of the College since 2004 and is a Class of 2008 member of the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame. President John C. Knapp stated that, “Ross has been instrumental in leading the College through transitions and a number of capital projects, but has been an avid supporter of W&J’s athletic programs.”

Salvitti Family Gymnasium Dedication

Salvitti Family Gymnasium Dedication

January 13, 2020
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On November 12, 2019, Washington & Jefferson College hosted a dedication ceremony for its renovated Salvitti Family Gymnasium. 

The renovation of the gymnasium, home site for W&J basketball, wrestling, and volleyball was made possible by a generous lead gift from Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti, Class of 1959, a Class of 2002 member of the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame. The gymnasium, originally built in 1970, is a state-of-the art facility with 1,000 new bleacher-style seats, a refurbished floor, HVAC, and offices for the athletic director and sports information director.

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Six Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Prowess

January 13, 2020
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Conor Manning ’20 was named the 57th Academic All-American in Washington & Jefferson College history by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Dec. 11. Manning is the 16th First Team Academic All-America selection for W&J since 1978. He becomes the first W&J football player to be named to the First Team since Mitch Erdely earned the distinction in 2009. Five other W&J student-athletes were named Academic All-District this fall by CoSIDA.