News

  • Children graduate from Strong Beginnings program

     Rising kindergarteners graduate from Strong Beginnings, the West Point preschool program, June 8. The Strong Beginnings program helps children develop socially, physically, cognitively and also had some classroom study such as reading and math. Photos by Kathy Eastwood/PV


Sports

  • Army breaks ground on Anderson Athletic Center

     Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan announced June 8 that construction is set to begin on the Anderson Athletic Center, which will be the new state-of-the-art home for the Black Knights’ Sprint Football, Softball and Volleyball teams. A lead gift was made possible by Lee (USMA Class of 1961) and Penny Anderson. The groundbreaking took place June 8 with (from left to right) Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., West Point Association of Graduates Vice President of Development Kristin Sorenson, Sprint Football Head Coach Lt. Col. Mark West, Volleyball Head Coach Alma Kovaci-Lee, Anderson and Corrigan taking the initial digs in the dirt. Photo by Bryan Ilyankoff/PAO VI

    Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan has announced June 8 that construction is set to begin on the Anderson Athletic Center, which will be the new state-of-the-art home for the Black Knights’ Sprint Football, Softball and Volleyball teams.
    “We have an incredible opportunity to offer top-level support for many of our cadet-athletes thanks to the Anderson Athletic Center,” Corrigan said. “Lee and Penny Anderson have been transformational for the academy and the athletic department. Not only have the Andersons been instrumental in developing our men’s and women’s rugby programs, but have endowed head coaching positions and contributed their time and mentorship. The building timeline would not have been met without the significant support of Bill Sandbrook, John and Ellen Drew, and Bill and Diane Spurgeon and the Class of 1981.”
    Located between Shea Stadium and the Softball Complex, the Anderson Athletic Center was originally built in the mid-19th century as a boathouse, but the renovation of the building will now create a multi-purpose athletic facility to enhance the cadet-athlete experience across multiple sports. Read More



Leisure

Extra!

  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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