AMP/Atwater Lecture Series: Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith, whose career inspired the TV show “Scandal,” will present the 2017 Atwater Lecture at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall on March 29. She is to discuss her work in crisis management and community leadership.
The event, which will include a question and answer session, begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6. It is free for students with a William & Mary ID, but tickets are required to ensure they are able to get seats. Tickets for the general public are $10 and free for faculty and staff with ID.
Smith, founder and president of the strategic and crisis communications firm Smith & Company, has spent the past 25 years working with clients to address some of recent history’s most sensational happenings. According to Smith’s bio, those events have included the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the 1991 Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, the congressional inquiry of Enron, the General Petraeus CIA scandal and the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization response to the SARS epidemic.
Her clients have included Monica Lewinsky, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., actor Wesley Snipes, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, celebrity chef Paula Deen and the family of Chandra Levy.
Smith has been featured in numerous national publications and on major television networks. She also authored the book, Good Self, Bad Self. She also serves as co-executive producer for “Scandal.”
Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Boston University and a law degree from American University Washington College of Law.
The event is sponsored by Alma Mater Productions and the W&M Student Assembly with generous support from the Janet and Peter Atwater Lecture Endowment. Tickets go on sale March 15 through the PBK Box Office.

Charter Day Comedian: Damon Wayans Jr.

Actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. will perform at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Feb. 11 as part of the university’s Charter Day weekend festivities. Comedian Thomas Dale will open the show.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets, which will be available through the Phi Beta Kappa Hall box office beginning Jan. 24 at 1pm, are $5 for William & Mary students, faculty and staff with ID. A limited number of tickets will also be available to the general public for $15. *LIMIT ONE TICKET PER W&M ID*

The show is sponsored by Alma Mater Productions with support from the W&M Student Assembly.

Wayans is known for work on television shows like Fox’s “New Girl” and ABC’s “Happy Endings” as well as movies such as “How to be Single,” “The Other Guys” and “Dance Flick.” He also worked on the Showtime sketch comedy series “The Underground,” both appearing on the show and writing for it. When he was just 20 years old, he was hired as a writer for ABC’s “My Wife and Kids,” making him the youngest staff writer on any television show at the time.

Dale is rising talent in stand-up comedy who has appeared Adam Devine’s House Party, Fox’s New Girl. He was also a regular on Chelsea Lately and can be seen on HBO’s Funny as Hell and the streaming comedy service Seeso. His late night debut was on Craig Ferguson.  In 2012, he was a New Face in Montreal’s JFL comedy festival and returned to JFL in 2016 to perform on The Nasty Show. Thomas’ debut album “Love, Me” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

The university’s Charter Day ceremony, which celebrates the university’s royal charter, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kaplan Arena. William & Mary Alumnus Michael Clemons ’89, a football All-American who produced one of the most storied careers in Canadian Football League history, will speak at that event.

AMP // Murder Mystery

There’s been a murder… And YOU are a suspect… Join AMP for a night of intrigue as we uncover clues to solve this 80’s themed murder mystery. Grab a friend, grab your detective gear, and grab dinner with us as we kick off October. Will there be free Chick-Fil-A? Well that’s just another mystery…

Click this link to sign up! Be sure to hurry, there are a limited number of spots and we need your help to solve the case:

AMP // Oodles of Home Broodles

We over at the AMP Homebrew Committee take national holidays very seriously (look back at prior events as evidence). Therefore, when we found out October 6th was National Noodle Day, we knew we had no choice but to pair some of our great W&M music performers of the evening with the delicacy in one perfect event: Oodles of Home Broodles. Here’s our banging set list for the evening:

8pm: Austin and Nathanael
8:30pm: Sean Demieri and Finn Mayhew
9pm: the On1ons (Liam Corcoran and Cherrie Yu)
9:30pm: Manna Tadelle
10pm: Pilot Speaking (Connor and Elizabeth Barto, Jeff Brauch, Devon DeYoung and Megan Kitts)

AMP // October Trivia

It’s the event everyone, their mother, and their dog all TACO ’bout: ~~October Trivia~~ The Leafe Trivia doesn’t have free tacos and cool prizes, but AMP Late Nite Trivia gotchu. Our categories (order subject to change) are:

1. MLB
2. Explorers + discoveries
3. Bones (the tv show + the stuff inside us)
4. Social Media
5. Urban Legends
6. Name the City
7. Guinness
8. Astronomy