Help Us Create the Fall Academy Schedule!

cover of Fall Academy scheduleFall Academy 2019 will take place from Monday, August 19th to Friday, August 30th.

If you would like to offer a session, please let us know the following information:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Presenter(s)
  • Duration
  • Format (panel session, information session, guest speaker, workshop, etc.)
  • If you would like a breakfast or luncheon session (or to offer coffee and cookies/pastries), please let us know if you have funding.
  • Preferred days, times — we’ll try to accommodate, but some mandatory sessions and sessions that are already booked might prevent this — and locations.

Questions? Contact Julie Knudson (jmknudson@wlu.edu, 540.458.8125) or Helen MacDermott (hmacdermott@wlu.edu,540.458.4561). Thank you!

Sign up for the Spring Term Festival!

Sign up for the Spring Term Festival!
Four weeks. One class. Your undivided attention. In the lab, in the field, on the road, around the world. Come and celebrate with us!

The festival is free and all are invited. Refreshments will be provided.

We’re excited that you want to celebrate the work of your students who have been exploring the depth and breadth of a single course for an intense four weeks! Please sign up for the Spring Term Festival  to tell us what you’ll need to be able to showcase your students’ work. The more information you can provide, the better.

We will do our very best to honor all requests. Please keep in mind that we will honor requests in the order in which they are submitted. Thank you!

Spring Term Festival is Upon Us!

As Spring Term comes to a close, things are heating up at Leyburn Library.  We are gearing up for the Spring Festival, Friday, May 19th from noon to 2 pm.  Faculty and students alike have been actively engaged in learning this term and are excited to share their knowledge with you.  

Spring term is known for its in-depth immersion into a narrow topic that allows students to delve deep, and dedicate four weeks of their spring to becoming subject matter experts.  Some exhibits are student lead–check out their interactive exploration of the refugee crisis from W&L students’ first hand experiences working with refugees in Germany and Greece last summer.  Others are sharing their experiences through student-made movies, posters displaying their foray into science topics, their recreation of theater’s special effects, and virtual reality displays that allows you to experience a few moments of their term.

Join us for this exciting display of student learning on Friday, May 19th, at the the courtyards surrounding Leyburn Library and on Leyburn library’s main floor.  Then stop by the back side of Wilson Hall at 3:30 pm and watch the Dance 390 students put on an amazing aerial dance performance!

Winter Academy 2016

Academy Workshop on Digital Storytelling Fall 2015
Academy Workshop on Digital Storytelling Fall 2015

Winter Academy 2016 begins on Monday, December 12 and runs through Friday, December 16.

Sessions include a workshop on Virtual Reality in the IQ Center; a discussion of the Honor System led by members of the student Executive Committee; a panel session of the Mellon Summer Digital Humanities Research Grant awardees; technology sessions on Excel, Box, Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator and much, much more.

The schedule and registration for Winter Academy are available at: http://go.wlu.edu/WinterAcademy. We look forward to seeing you there!