Western ... e-Round the World
Volume IV, No. 3
May 2005

Welcome, Western College Program alumni, to the WCAA's occasional e-newsletter! In between the two issues of our print publication, The Bulletin (which you are now receiving), we try to send several issues with nuggets of news, calendar updates, and links to pertinent web sites for your online enlightenment and entertainment.
 
And to our loyal Western College alumnae, we hope you enjoy reading the latest "Western" news.

Another Outstanding Class Graduates from Western
During the last few weeks, Western Program seniors presented their projects to appreciative audiences in Leonard Theatre, collected numerous honors and awards, and bade farewell to each other in their own special commencement ceremony in Kumler Chapel. Find out more ...

Fabulous All-Western Reunion ... for ALL classes ... just Weeks Away!
See old friends, make new friends!  Classes span more than 80 years of Western tradition! Catch the Western spirit, pass it on! (We'll bird-walk, march in a parade, drink and dine, discuss a book, tour the greenhouse, buy souvenirs, win prizes, hear an inspired faculty lecture, laugh with the 50th Anniversary class as campus antics are recalled and they are inducted into the Meily Society, share memories of the past and plans for the future ... )
 
Peruse the schedule of events. Check out who's coming. Register now! Do this and more on our Reunion Web Site.

2005 Reunion Project Creates Environmental Research Fund for Western
Alums from old and new Western join each other in contributing to the 2005 Reunion Project and creating an endowment that will help Western students forever! To find out more and/or make your gift, go to our secure site.
 
That's Not All -- Check Out Our Web Site for More Western Achievers and Events
On the Record: A mellow CD from singer/entertainer Greta Pope Wimp '74 and a groundbreaking book from academic Maggie Nash '82
 
Off the Wire: Yet another award for anthropologist Nick Toth '74 and a rewarding collaboration for journalist/entrepreneur Kevin Williams '00
 
With the WCAA: Pictures of our spring scholarship luncheon, honoring International, International Exchange and Western College Alumnae Scholarship recipients
 
From the Archives: A mystery! (No, not another visit from Miss Peabody's ghost.) Help us identify a mysterious bust recently discovered in McKee's basement.
 
You Could Look It Up
Trustee Barbara Williamson Wentz '68, chair of the Western Connections Committee, has put out a call for information about Western traditions that current Western Program students might continue or begin again. Feel free to contact her at barbara-ervin@cinci.rr.com.
 
Meanwhile, can you name these "traditions"?
(Bonus question: Which one never happened on the Western campus?)
1.         Hanging of a huge class flag, which had been designed and stitched in secret
2.         Racing makeshift boats across the Duck Pond
3.         Hazing of freshmen
4.         Forming a human ring in Kumler and singing "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
5.         Sneaking off campus for a senior spree at an undisclosed location
6.         Singing, dancing, reading poetry at Leonard to win spectacular prizes
7.         Playing a rugby game featuring seniors vs. juniors, an appearance by the college mascot (cowgirl on horseback), and singing of the Western Fight Song
Click here for answers.

Upcoming Events
June 24-26      Fabulous first annual All-Western Reunion, Western campus
August 26-28  Ernst Fall Festival (original plays based on international folk tales)
October 22      Alum luncheon/meeting at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Western e-Round the World is an occasional publication of the WCAA; Catherine Bauer Cooper '60, Publications Editor.

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