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Inauguration events Oct24

Inauguration events

Don’t forget to register for Inauguration festivities • The WPI community is gearing up for a weekend of fun, ceremony and history, with the inauguration of Laurie A. Leshin as 16th president of WPI on Nov. 8. The inaugural festivities for President Leshin begin on Friday, Nov. 7, with...

Commemoration keys Oct23

Commemoration keys

WPI Brass Ensemble to Perform at Rededication of Worcester Organ • It is the centerpiece in the Great Hall at Mechanics Hall and this year marks its 150th anniversary. Built in 1864 by the E. & G.G. Hook brothers of Boston, it was first known as the “Worcester Organ,” because the...

Gala Military Ball Oct22

Gala Military Ball

WPI Musicians to Jazz Things Up at Veterans Inc. Gala Military Ball • When they take the stage for this engagement, it will not just be another gig. For these young musicians it means more than just playing tunes while people drink and socialize. It is another event in the group’s...

Geek is glam Oct21

Geek is glam

Laurie Leshin’s message for girls: You can do anything • “I have a question for you—can girls do anything?” President Laurie Leshin asked the nearly 500 fourth- through eighth-graders who filled the basketball courts of the Sports and Recreation Center. “Yes!” they chorused...

Two Left Oct21

Two Left

Fathers and son • He is the bluesman on campus. His name is Brian Degon. During the day he is director of business systems at WPI’s Academic and Corporate Development division. At night, he dons his Ray-Bans and porkpie and transforms himself into a blues brother ready to bend some...

Graduate research Oct20

Graduate research

2014-15 Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Gets a Head Start • WPI’s popular annual series of events celebrating graduate research on campus will kick off earlier than usual this year, as Part 1 of the 2014-15 Graduate Research Innovation Exchange competition will take place on Dec. 10,...

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...