Fall Events

Panel: To Strive and Succeed,
Stories from WWU Student Athletes

Thursday, October 9th
4:00pm – 5:30pm Academic Instruction West 204
(Doors open at 3:30pm)

Join a dedicated and diverse group of student athletes as they discuss their experiences in the classroom and on the water as they work with their crewmates on performing at their individual and collective best. How have these student athletes applied the grit and resiliency they have developed through rowing to the classroom and their personal lives and how can you apply those principles to your day-to-day experiences?

Author Visit: Daniel James Brown

Wednesday, October 22nd
4:00pm, Viking Union Multi-purpose Room
(Doors open at 3:30pm)

In his presentations, Daniel James Brown shares the remarkable story of The Boys in the Boat. Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—it is the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

Drawing on the boys journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown shares this remarkable story.

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