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.

An Evening with Spike Lee

Alma Mater Productions and the Student Assembly of William & Mary are proud to welcome award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee as he speaks on campus on April 20, 2016. In his decades long career, Lee and his films have been nominated for countless awards. In 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lee with an honorary Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. In addition to his work as a director, writer, producer, and actor, Lee has been outspoken on issues of race, particularly in relation to the media and in Hollywood.

Join us on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in William & Mary Hall. Tickets are free for students, faculty, and staff with valid W&M identification. Limited general public admission will be available for $10. Get your tickets through the Tribe Ticket Office, available beginning April 4th.

This event is made possible with the generous support from the Janet and Peter Atwater Lecture Endowment.

AMP Presents: Make your own soap

Join AMP’s Science & Sustainability Committee, get soap savvy, and feel so fresh and so clean in this practical Soap Making event! Discover what goes into the standard off-the shelf soap and how you can easily replace artificially fragranced, skin drying soaps by making your own luxurious, natural, skin loving homemade soaps.

When you stop by the DIY soap event you’ll not only leave with your own homemade soap – but also with knowledge of the basic chemistry, safety precautions, kitchen set-up and essential equipment required that go into soap making.

Discover the benefits and healing properties of a number of base botanical ingredients and additional additives like essential oils for therapeutic benefit and aromatic delight, exfoliants, colourants, and many bubbles more.

Get hands on when you make your own naturally fragranced soap and learn to create your own customized recipes! The whole process only takes ~10 minutes per person! So drop by and have fun!


AMP Professor Forum: What Makes People Happy?

Have you ever thought about what makes people happy? AMP will make sure the professors will give you some help to find an answer!!!!

Come to the Professor Talk: What Makes People Happy? featuring Marketing Professor Edmiston, Sociology Professor Linneman, Biochemistry Professor Lashley & Philosophy Professor McKinney. After each professor’s opening statement, YOU will have the chance to ask questions about “happiesness” to the professors yourself!!! If you want to ask anonymously or you simply can’t wait, submit your questions you have for the professors to we will ask for you at the event!!!