Good morning! Cast your vote for next school year’s community reading, sign up to read your favorite poem, and register to attend this year’s Jones Lecture by Siva Vaidhyanathan. Have a great day!


Vote for community reading

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the Easton community are invited to engage in a common reading in preparation for the 2020-21 academic year. As we celebrate 50 years of co-education at the College, the community reading has been opened up to a vote!  Choose up to three books you’d like to see as this year’s reading.

Favorite poem reading

Readers (and listeners) are sought for this 15th annual event, sponsored by the Arts Society for National Poetry Month. Indicate your interest in reading by Monday. The event will happen 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

New events

Jones Visiting Lecture

The 2020 Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture will be delivered by Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, on Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. Vaidhyanathan is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, The Googlization of Everything–and Why We Should Worry, and other books. He writes frequently for The Guardian, the New York Times, and other periodicals, and has appeared on CNN, BBC, ABC, and The Daily Show. This event will follow an interactive format in which the speaker will take questions from a group of student and faculty panelists as well as questions from viewers. Learn more and register.

Faculty voices on COVID-19

Join professors Gladstone Hutchison, Michael Kelly, and Mallory SoRelle at 7 p.m. Friday as they discuss their views on the pandemic. The event is sponsored by the International Students Association as part of E-Xtravaganza Week.

Virtual Events

Digging into Gardening

Learn tips and tricks on how to garden at home in rural and urban settings at 12:15 p.m. today.

Body combat

This high-energy martial arts-inspired workout at 4:30 p.m. today is totally non-contact. No experience needed. Learn moves from karate, taekwondo, boxing, muay thai, capoeira, and kung fu.

Buddhist meditation

All you need is a chair or sitting cushion. The next class is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today; participate when you can.


Newcomers are welcome for this game at 7 p.m. today sponsored by the International Students Association as part of its E-Xtravaganza Week.


A memorable pandemic?

Prof. Jennifer Talarico talked with Vice about how memories that seem unforgettable at the time tend to blur and change.

Prof. Don Miller earns literary prize

Vicksburg was named the best nonfiction book on the Civil War.

COVID-19 resources

Stay safe and be well.