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Style and Class Oct16

Style and Class

Style and Class… And a Video, too  What do the last day of A-Term and the Inauguration of Laurie Leshin have in common? Class. To send our students off in style, and to cheer on the staff and faculty who continue to focus on their outstanding work, we’re hosting a T-shirt giveaway in the...

Andrew Strout Oct15

Andrew Strout

Time to shout about Andrew Strout • At rehearsal, he’s all business. His head is buried in the music. On this night he’s working on the Mass in Blue, a jazz mass by Will Todd. It’s a complicated piece, rhythmically variant, and harmonically dense. Tonight, the pages are flying. You can...

Coaches promoted Oct14

Coaches promoted

Full-Time Status Benefits Coaches and Students • With the recent promotion of two head coaches to full-time status, WPI’s roster of full-time coaches now includes almost all sports (the only exception is cross-country, which is under the umbrella of track and field), says Charles...

Hoy’s challenge Oct13

Hoy’s challeng...

Professor Frank Hoy issues challenge to raise donations from School of Business • Frank Hoy, Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, came to WPI’s School of Business five years ago, and hasn’t looked back. What he is doing, though, is looking ahead—personally...

Gompei revealed Oct10

Gompei revealed

Gompei Kuwada’s autobiography to be unveiled this afternoon • He is commonly known as the school’s mascot, but Gompei was a real person, an extraordinary human being. Gompei Kuwada was a member of the WPI Class of 1893. A book about the legend is now official—the unveiling of...

Steve Hebert honored Oct09

Steve Hebert honored

Steve Hebert ’66 to be honored with Lifetime Commitment Award • On Saturday, Oct. 11, during Homecoming, the WPI Alumni Association will present Stephen J. Hebert ’66 with its Goat’s Head Award for Lifetime Commitment to WPI. This award, created in 2010 and presented only...

Jazz Homecoming Oct09

Jazz Homecoming

Stage Band to Perform at Homecoming Weekend   • From the unveiling of Gompei’s Autobiography to the Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, this year’s Homecoming Weekend Schedule offers a parade of sensational activities. The 2014 edition of this annual celebration marks the 20th...

Charging Goat Oct08

Charging Goat

Charging Goat Will Have Homecoming Unveiling • Goats might not be known for their fierce personalities, but a new sculpture on campus is going to make anyone think twice about provoking these commonly domesticated creatures. Everyone is invited to the unveiling of WPI’s new Charging...

Game on! Oct07

Game on!

Game Development Master’s Students • WPI has seen applications swell in its Interactive Media & Game Development master’s program, doubling the number of applicants. The program is in its fourth year. And the mix of students at WPI to begin the two-year undertaking this year, says...

Mass in Blue Oct06

Mass in Blue

Composer Will Todd to conduct master class, rehearsal for Mass in Blue • Talk about hands-on learning, check this out: Will Todd, the celebrated British composer of such critically acclaimed work as The Call of Wisdom, appears on campus for a master class in preparation for the Central New...

Energy Symposium Oct06

Energy Symposium

Energy Day at WPI • Forces of energy will converge on campus Wednesday, Oct. 8, when the country’s top energy regulator and area experts gather to discuss “Building the Talent Pipeline for the Energy Industry” at the 2014 Energy Symposium. A presentation on “Sustainable Energy from...

Sustainable cars Oct04

Sustainable cars

Green Team’s 3rd Annual Car Show Draws a Crowd • For the third year in a row, the WPI Student Green Team gave the community a chance to get an up-close look at a variety of sustainable vehicles at their Green Car Show last Thursday. The team took over one corner of the Quad from 10 a.m. to...

Missa Gaia Oct03

Missa Gaia

WPI singers to perform in Missa Gaia, Paul Winter’s Earth Mass • As a senior at Vassar College in 1981, John Delorey traveled to New York City and visited the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for the first time. While there, he heard the Paul Winter Consort rehearsing a series of pieces...

Great Minds Oct02

Great Minds

“Being the Change, Making A Difference,” theme of Great Minds Multiplied • Today at 4 p.m. in Higgins House, the Great Minds Multiplied series will present a panel on “Being the Change, Making A Difference.” A reception follows at 5 p.m. In this follow-up to last spring’s...

Green Team Car Show Oct01

Green Team Car Show

Green Team Annual Car Show on the Quad • Here at WPI, we’re all about sustainability. One demonstration of that enthusiasm is an increasingly popular fall event, the Green Team Annual Car Show. This year’s show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Quad. It...

Worcester Journal Oct01

Worcester Journal

Professor James Dempsey  launches Worcester Journal, a showcase for young writers • One is a rumination on forgiveness, prompted by the writer’s encounter with an incarnation of the boy who once bullied him. Another is a poignant remembrance of a 7-year-old girl burdened by the loss...

Moss Hart Award to Vox Sep30

Moss Hart Award to V...

VOX Musical Theatre Wins a Moss Hart Award • The New England Theatre Conference (NETC) recently announced the winners of this year’s annual Moss Hart Memorial Awards. The 2014 recipient in the category of “college/university theatre division” is WPI’s VOX Musical Theatre for last...

Detecting a virus Sep29

Detecting a virus

Students developing a quick, reliable test for goat virus • Three-hundred years ago, the British government created the Longitude Prize, challenging the public to come up with way to locate ships at sea by using longitude. A watchmaker and carpenter answered that call by developing the...