Springtime has come to the North Carolina Piedmont, and it’s just beautiful. It’s been an interesting stretch of weeks here on campus… compared to March 2008, at least. We’ve been reminded again of the countless ways that Davidson makes us all proud; the only difference is that CBS hasn’t been as much of a help to us this year in the marketing area.
So, in that absence of national prime-time exposure, give me a hand here. Write to me and let Davidson know the reasons that you love it, or are proud of it, or a reason or way that it changed your life. I can’t say for sure at this moment how we might use the ideas that you send, but I promise to help them see the light of day somehow or other! Hit me with your best stuff.
April Madness – Catch It!
Davidsonians’ brainpower will be on display in the coming days, as two Quiz Bowl teams make the trek to Dallas this weekend for the national competition. On Monday, a young alumnus will figure prominently into the primetime slot vacated by the basketball team. Good luck, all!
Davidson Junior Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship
Congratulations to Darrell Scott ’10, who recently learned of this remarkable honor. Darrell will work toward fulfilling himself as one of America’s young “change agents.” Among the qualities recognized by the Truman Scholarship Foundation are leadership and service. Sound familiar?
Your Gifts to Davidson Students Really Do Change Lives
And if you need confirmation: a recent call to students around campus yielded nearly 200 of them to come out for a few hours and take part in a large-scale “thank-a-thon.” Take a moment to read some quotes from their letters. And consider what you can do to help Davidson students!
Davidson Professor Appointed to Top Civilian Defense Post
In an exciting development, professor of political science Russ Crandall will be taking a leave of absence from his Davidson classroom to serve America as Principal Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs in the Department of Defense. In that post he’ll be one of the highest ranking civilians in the department. Congratulations, Russ!
Patterson Court Leads the Way in Service
Davidson’s fraternities and eating houses are on the leading edge of service projects that have a great affect on the Davidson family, and communities close to home and nationally. Learn more about some of this year’s initiatives.
Alumni Summer College 2009
Led by Professor of History Jonathan Berkey, Alumni Summer College will again offer a topical and timely focus for three days of study and discussion. Converging Cultures: Exploring the Crossroads of Religion and History in the Middle East will be an experience you won’t want to miss. Put June 3-7 on your calendar today, and keep your eyes open for more information coming soon. Interested? Email me and I’ll be sure you receive the brochure when it’s available.
Alumni Travel Opportunities in 2009
Davidson’s alumni travel program is gearing up for another great year in 2009 – and we want you to come along! This year’s trips will be to:
· WWII: Normandy to the German Frontier (July 1-9, 2009, hosted by Peter Wagner ’92, Director of Alumni Relations)
· Israel (December 5-14, 2009, hosted by Jonathan Berkey, Professor of History)
· Presidential trip to Argentina (January 11-23, 2010, hosted by Susan and Tom Ross ’72, President of the College)
For more information about these great trips, please contact Eleanor Cross ’01 in the Alumni Office today! NOW is the time to register!
The Careers Office – AND DAVIDSON STUDENTS – Need Your Help
Can you help with finding jobs for Davidson graduates and young alumni? In their password protected system, the Careers Office electronically posts opportunities ranging from entry-level up to five years experience. If you know of opportunities within your company and would like to collect resumes or can give Career Services the contact person with your company, please contact Brenda Harvey. Visit the Career Service employer page for other ways your employer can be recruiting Davidson students and young graduates.
Calling All High School Scholars!
July Experience will conduct its 34th summer residential program for rising juniors and seniors in high school from July 5-25, 2009. If you are aware of academically motivated young people who are ready for a taste of college, encourage them to consider July Experience. Courses are taught by Davidson faculty and students will enjoy a broad range of recreational and co-curricular experiences. You can get more information here or by calling Pat McCue at 704-894-2508.
Check out the Latest Photos from Campus
Keep up with Davidson’s daily life with Davidson News Illustrated. The latest installment is from March 27; you can also see the archived versions.
Make Davidson Your Homepage!
What are you waiting for? Keep up to date with all the latest news and information from your dear alma mater. Make http://www.davidson.edu your homepage today!
Have information that your friends and classmates will want to know? Send a class note for publication in the Davidson Journal and the online class notes page.
Has your contact information changed recently? Please send us your address updates, now and in the future.
We’ll email you with Davidson news each month, unless there is something too exciting to wait. If you do NOT want to receive these emails, or if your email address changes, please contact Ginny Rucinski in the Alumni Office.
I invite your comments about this eNews or Davidson in general. We’d also love to hear your news for inclusion in the class notes of the Davidson Journal. Simply reply to this email and I’ll get back to you. I look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes,
Peter Wagner ’92
Director of Alumni Relations