Volume III, No. 1
October 2003

Thirty Is Something!
And we are all 30 this year, as the WCAA, Inc. observes 30 lively, productive years of existence at the June reunion -- June 18-20, to be exact. Mark your calendars and plan to come!

Also celebrating their 30th this year is the Western College Program. The event will take place on campus November 13-16 and Western College alumnae have been invited. Highlights include a lecture on the history of Western, a book discussion and a ceremony at Kumler with WCAA President, Ann Kuehn, as one of the speakers. 

A Rare Find
Cecilia Segawa Seigle '57 found a literary and historical treasure -- a 36-volume diary written by a 17th-century Japanese princess -- and has turned it into a book. It's written in Japanese, so you won't find it at Amazon.com, but you can find other of her works there. Since we had lost touch with her, we consider Cecilia a rare find!

From Corps to Campus
The first career for Pamela Waldron-Moore '71 was in the diplomatic corps; now she is a professor of political science on the New Orleans campus of Xavier University of Louisiana. She is also a worldwide traveler with pictures galore (on her personal web page) to document her many trips.

Western Connections
Ernst Nature Theatre sees lots of action, weather cooperating. And the weather did cooperate as Miami University's academic year 2003-04 got underway. Sanskrit play The Little Clay Cart was presented by the Theatre Department the first week of school, and the Thrall Children's Theatre followed suit in September with its outreach program, underwritten by our Ruth Marder Rosenberg '49 and the Rosenberg Foundation.

Our WCAA scholarship recipients continue to distinguish themselves on the big campus, earning top honors in a number of Miami's academic competitions.

A picnic, not in the Beech Woods but on Alumnae Green, and a convocation in Kumler Chapel acquainted new WCP students with the Western campus and introduced new and returning students to each other as school started.

New Business, Old Business
Meeting September 12-13, the WCAA Board of Trustees turned its attention to the formation of a new committee to oversee the important link between old and new Western, as well as a committee established last year to aid Miami in diversifying its student body.
 
You Could Look It Up
   1.  She was for many years the director of the Seminary's "domestic department," but today is most famous for her legendary chocolate cake. The new feature in Nota Bene, From the Archives, will answer the question: Who is she?
   2.  He's a longtime MU English professor and the new dean of the Western College Program. Who is he?
   3.  The officers of the WCAA Board of Trustees make up the Executive Committee. Who are they?

Upcoming Events
October 19            Club meeting in San Francisco
October 24            Meily-Hughes meeting in Middletown
November 13-16   30th Anniversary of the Western Program on campus
December 6          Club meeting in Indianapolis
December 9          Club meeting in Dayton
June 18-20            Reunion 2004 on the Western College campus


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