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Pie for Pi Lovers

Today’s Countdown Treat Comes “Compliments of the Baker” • With just nine days left in the Countdown to President Leshin’s inauguration, another Worcester institution is helping WPI celebrate with good taste… Table Talk Pies, which has been baking “America’s Favorite Pie”...

Pops Concert Oct30

Pops Concert

Concert Band, Stage Band and Medwin String Quartet to perform in two concerts Nov. 1 • It’s the Pops, as in “popular” concerts, and there are two of them on the same day, Saturday, Nov. 1. The first happens on campus when the WPI Concert Band and WPI Stage Band take to the stage at...

Countdown

Counting Down to President Leshin’s Inauguration and Launching #imaginemore — It all Starts Today with a Wicked Cool T-Shirt • In 10 days, WPI will inaugurate Laurie Leshin as our 16th president. The Inauguration also kicks off the university’s 150th anniversary celebration. To...

Great Guys Oct28

Great Guys

Zack Gendreau and Matthew Barry recognized by YWCA Daybreak for work on domestic violence • There are a lot of good people in the WPI community. Even great ones. And two who have devoted much of their time and efforts toward ending, and educating about sexual assault and domestic violence...

STEM Summit Oct27

STEM Summit

WPI well represented at annual STEM Summit • There’s no doubt that STEM is one of the hottest topics in education right now. But one of the biggest hurdles to overcome in further integrating it into curriculum, according to WPI adjunct professor of mechanical engineering Martha Cyr,...

Case competition Oct27

Case competition

WPI team wins Travelers Actuarial Case Competition • To excel at actuarial mathematics—assessing the financial impact of risk—you need top math skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills. A team of six WPI undergraduates proved they have what it takes by taking top honors...

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...