Western ... e-Round the World
Volume VI, No. 2
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
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,
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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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
web site and making a gift to the WCAA. Credit cards will be accepted
until noon on Sunday, December 31.
February 19-23: Conference/Performances
American Theater, on campus, co-sponsored by the WCAA
March 3: Club meeting,
DC/MD/VA, location/time TBA
March 25: Concert/Lecture
Edgar Stillman Kelley's
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
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