Western ... e-Round the World
Volume VIII, No. 2
December 2008

And the Beat Goes On

Celebrating the past, building for the future ... a year-long celebration will commemorate the WCAA's 35th anniversary! All classes, come back for both reunion weekends: June 19-21, 2009, and June 13-15, 2010! Former faculty and founding board members will be honored in 2009; class reps in 2010. And, an inaugural concert will be given on the newly restored organ in Kumler!


Western Program Update

Interim director, Professor Mary Jean Corbett, has been busy getting the new Western Program ready to go. For the latest, check out the new website, complete with a video. The MU student newspaper has even more info.


Term Limits? Not for Western Alums!

Westerners of all classes just keep on achieving and creating! Donna Shalala '62 and Tom Jennings '86 pile up awards, while Ann Goldstone Marcus '43 and Anne E. DeChant '87 write on. Read more about their latest accomplishments, making news or practicing their art.


Echoes and Visions

Traditional carols rang through the halls of Peabody and a futuristic machine prototype was demonstrated in the gallery. Elsewhere on the campus, an idea born 18 years ago in the basement of Peabody has reached new heights.


Living History

True, much Western College memorabilia is safely ensconced on shelves and under glass. But many programs bring Western's past to life -- such as an address by distinguished alumna Janet Stephens Smith-Dickerson '65 and a discussion by a panel of male alums from the '70s -- sponsored in part by the Western College Memorial Archives.


Party Time

Whether trusty office staff members are serving tea to the president's wife or passing holiday cookies and cider to scholarship students, Patterson Place shows off beautifully as the headquarters and home of the WCAA.


Some Things Old, Some Things New

And lots of things blue ... Western blue, that is. You can always find a favorite oldie and check out brand-new merchandise in the Gift Shop.


The Spirit of Western, Burning Bright

Please keep that spirit alive by making your 2008 gift to the Annual Fund on our secure website. For those age 70 and above, giving through an IRA has been extended. For more information, contact WCAA Director, Judy Waldron.


Upcoming Events, 2009

January 3:         NY/NJ/CT Open House at the home of Janey Drexler Sharpe '80

February 10:      Janet Smith-Dickerson, keynote speaker, MU Black History Celebration

March 21:          Columbus Club Meeting, Columbus Country Club

March 24:          Panel Presentation "Being a male student at Western College," Miami campus

April 29-30:       Senior Project Presentations, Peabody Hall

June 19-21:       Reunion '09, kicking off WCAA 35th-year celebration, Western campus, ALL Westerners welcome.

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

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