Western ... e-Round the World
Volume VI, No. 2
December 2006
Let It Snow
Oxford is ready for winter! Students buckle down for finals and anticipate the holiday break. And the WCAA Gift Shop, stocked full of old and new items, is (always) open for business, even from afar!
Update on WCP
After several months of study, the Miami Faculty Senate recommended that the Western Program become a department in the College of Arts and Sciences and remain on the Western Campus. See full report here. Absent a challenge by Faculty Assembly, these policies will be forwarded to the president and the board of trustees for consideration. The next scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is February 9. In the meantime, seniors are working furiously on their senior projects; if you wish to help in any way, feel free to contact them.
Western students, faculty and friends gathered in the Lodge for a belated Thanksgiving dinner and much fun was had by all!  Last week, the WCAA had a gathering at Patterson Place for our scholarship students celebrating the end of first semester.  More at On the Campus ...
Update on WCAA
The trustees also celebrated, at their fall meeting. This time, it was the arrival of Miami's new president, David Hodge, who was invited to speak at lunch on Friday. On Saturday, the vice president and provost, Jeffrey Herbst, spoke to the WCAA international scholarship students. More at With the WCAA ...
Western Around the World at Reunion
We will celebrate Western's international focus this summer at Reunion, June 15-17. In addition to honoring the wonderful 5-year anniversary classes from 1932 through 2002, we are inviting ALL alums who came to Western from other countries to return for a GRAND INTERNATIONAL REUNION!  To learn more, as well as to answer the roll call, go to Reunion 2007 ...
Who's Who
An eminent authority on Turkish and Islamic art, as well as a prolific writer and editor, Esin Aka Atil '58 recently donated her personal collection to Koc University in Istanbul. We provide a glimpse of a particularly beautiful book she authored. Alice Wondrak Biel '92 has just published her first book. Also a writer and editor -- but in a different world -- Alice works for the National Parks Service. Her book is all about Yellowstone's bears and the people they've fascinated through the years. More at On the Record ...
Maliha Zulfacar '70 has this year become her native country's ambassador to Germany. Her appointment is anything but routine: She is the first woman ever to be appointed ambassador from her country -- Afghanistan. Jewelle Johnson '94 is a rising star in her profession and has the awards to prove it; Jewelle's an attorney with a national law firm in Atlanta. More at Off the Wire ...
Deja Vu
Who wouldn't like to read a WWII Round-Up editorial, look at a movie ad for what was playing at the Miami-Western in the '50s, or recall the results of a 1960s GA election? Now you can read old Round-Ups online. More at From the Archives ...
Your Alumnae Association Needs You
The WCAA is alive and well, helping students because of your gifts to the Annual Fund. In addition to always-welcome unrestricted gifts, 2006 Annual Fund special needs are for the International Student Scholarship and the Rothermel Science Center. Show your Western spirit by going to our secure web site and making a gift to the WCAA. Credit cards will be accepted until noon on Sunday, December 31.
Upcoming events
February 19-23:  Conference/Performances Celebrating Native American Theater, on campus, co-sponsored by the WCAA
March 3:  Club meeting, DC/MD/VA, location/time TBA
March 25:  Concert/Lecture Celebration of Edgar Stillman Kelley's birth, on campus, co-sponsored by WCMA
March 31:  Club meeting, Columbus, OH, location/time TBA
April  24-26:  Senior Project Presentations, Leonard Theatre
June 15-17:  Western Around the World, ALL-WESTERN Reunion on campus

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

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