‘The people we were meant to be’

‘The people we were meant to be’

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies Prison Education Project held its first commencement May 16 at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, Mo. The ceremony followed a May 15 commencement, the project’s third, at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center for men in Pacific.
Peace Park planting May 18

Peace Park planting May 18

The Sam Fox School, the Green City Coalition and Peace Park Partners are seeking volunteers to help plant native perennials from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Peace Park in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood.
Thurtene returns to campus — and its roots — April 19-21

Thurtene returns to campus — and its roots — April 19-21

Thurtene Carnival organizers are infusing new life into Washington University’s oldest tradition. This year’s fair, which takes place Friday through Sunday, April 19-21, near Francis Olympic Field, will feature a reimagined stage, new attractions and a fresh take on fair favorites. Highlights include custom-made funnel cakes with chocolate sauce, a thrift shop hosted by Strike Magazine and a medieval castle where campus bands and a cappella acts will perform.
Elmesky receives William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award

Elmesky receives William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award

Rowhea Elmesky, an associate professor of education in Arts & Sciences, received the William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award, which recognizes WashU researchers and community partners who are working together to address our region’s challenges. For the past decade, Elmesky has partnered with students and educators at University City High School to build a school culture where everyone feels valued.
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