Students Share Memories of Dr. Andy Helms

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From before I even had a class with Professor Helms freshman year, I heard all about the eccentric professor who ran all over his classroom and canceled class for two weeks when his dog went missing. I knew right then that this guy I had never met was going to be my favorite economics professor […]

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Professor Kathy Wagner Retires

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By Elijah McGuire-Berk Web Editor After 34 years of teaching at Washington College, Assistant Professor of English Dr. Kathy Wagner is planning to retire. A member of the Class of 1979, she served as an assistant to the provost for two years before becoming a professor. Dr. Wagner is credited with helping to create the […]

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Librarian Brings Travel Experiences to Classroom

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By Patrick Derrickson Elm Staff Writer Trekking through the virgin forests of Panama, Professor Michele Santamaria marveled at the scene and the sense of discovery that filled her and went on to fill her life. Born and raised in Latin America, Professor Santamaria started life in Ecuador, moved to Bolivia when she was three years […]

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Professor Profile: Susan Vowels Helps Students Achieve Graduation Goals

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By Eric Dubrow Elm Staff Writer Associate Professor of Business Management Susan Vowels used her extensive and practical knowledge of the business world to inspire her students to conduct unique research and become the next generation of socially responsible entrepreneurs. Prior to joining the Washington College community, Vowels had experience in the private sector. After […]

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Professor Profile: Volansky Enlightens Classes

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By Sarah Masker Elm Staff Writer Michele Volansky, associate professor of drama, is not the type to succumb to peer pressure, yet somehow she was sucked into the family profession and began teaching full time at Washington College in the fall of 2004. “I come from a very long line of teachers,” she said. “My […]

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Lincoln’s Legacy Continues in Striner’s New Book

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By Eric Dubrow Elm Staff Writer Professor of History Richard Striner, although primarily an expert in the 19th and 20th century American History, is also an expert in many other fields. In his newest book, Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power, he blends political, presidential, economic, ideological, and cultural history to provide […]

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Professor Profile: Meehan Challenges Writing Conventions

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By Alice Horner Editor-in-Chief For Dr. Sean Meehan, writing is much more than just putting words on the page. As an assistant professor of English and the director of writing, Meehan strives for an interdisciplinary approach to writing and teaching. Meehan takes a step outside the conventional view of an academic essay by incorporating more inventive methods. “There’s a literary tradition of essay writing that’s […]

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Professors Retire After Many Years of Dedication

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Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Alisha George reports on the impact of five retiring faculty and staff: Professor of German Joachim Scholz, Director of the Writing Center Gerry Fisher, Chair of the Education Department Rachel Scholz, Professor of Music Amzie Parcell, and Lecturer in Music Elizabeth Parcell.

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The Tolkien Professor Draws Huge Online Audience

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By Chantel Delulio Layout Editor When Washington College English professor Dr. Corey Olsen first launched his website, TolkienProfessor.com, in July of 2007, he did so not knowing that it would evolve into a worldwide podcasting phenomenon. The online lecture series, which offers scholarly discussions of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, has since garnered listeners from […]

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