WUPD invites campus to join annual Blue Santa drive

The Washington University in St. Louis Police Department invites the campus community to join its effort to bring holiday joy to two local families through its Blue Santa program. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 20.

Faculty and staff appreciation sale at bookstores

The Campus Bookstore in Mallinckrodt Center and the Medical Campus Bookstore will hold their annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Employees are eligible for 30% off of clothing and gift purchases in store.

Big Ideas competition open

The School of Medicine’s Institute for Informatics and BJC Healthcare’s Healthcare Innovation Lab are again holding the Big Ideas competition. Letters of intent are due Dec. 13.

Playwriting competition seeks student submissions

Undergraduate and graduate students at Washington University can submit entries for the annual A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival. The deadline to turn in scripts — which may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays — is 4 p.m. Jan. 17. Winning playwrights will be announced in March.
The Divided City announces new faculty grants

The Divided City announces new faculty grants

The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ College and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design announce a new round of Divided City faculty collaborative grants.

Apply for interdisciplinary research grants

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides one-year seed grants of up to $50,000 to support interdisciplinary teams collaborating on new and innovative research that has the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. Letters of intent are due Nov. 25, with full proposals due Dec. 17.

Nominations open for Ethic of Service Award

The Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award recognizes members of the university community who exemplify service and engagement with the St. Louis region. Honorees include alumni, employees, retirees, students and volunteers. The nomination deadline is Nov. 15.

Harris Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award, which honors a couple for extraordinary contributions to the culture and welfare of the St. Louis area. Nominations are due by Nov. 30.

Reminder: United Way campaign underway

The university’s United Way campaign is underway. Visit the campaign website to make a donation or learn more about opportunities to volunteer in the local community.

Africa Pitch Competition open to students

WashU graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their ideas for the Africa Pitch Competition. Business ventures and ideas with a clear benefit in Africa are welcome to apply. The deadline is Nov. 15.