Christine McKinley – a mechanical engineer, musician, and author – will give a presentation on Friday, October 6, at 4 pm in Westover's Louise B. Dillingham Performing Arts Center Theatre. Her presentation, which is open to the public free of charge, is the first of this year's Walker Fund Programs at Westover. The Walker Fund provides funding for special cultural and artistic programs for the Westover community and the general public.
Members of the public who wish to attend McKinley's presentation should enter through the School's main entrance, which is located on the Middlebury Green.
McKinley's visit to Westover, along with the other Walker Fund Program offerings this year, were scheduled as part of Westover's curricular theme – The Power of Women – for the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to McKinley's presentation, the Walker Fund Programs will include a performance by Whim 'N' Rhythm, Yale University's premier women's a cappella group on February 9, and a Slam Poetry reading of original work by student poets from Yale University on March 29. Whim 'N' Rhythm will offer a workshop for members of Westover's a cappella group, the Undertones. The Slam Poetry program will feature a workshop with selected Westover student poets.
The Power of Women theme will be incorporated throughout the year into Westover courses, Schumacher Gallery exhibitions, Westover Chapel presentations, musical concerts and theatre performances, and other school activities and events.