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WACsee World Affairs Center.

Wall, The—on the south side of Chapin Quad, between Whitney and Blaisdell.

Wanda Hollensteiner'54 Gallery—full and formal name of the gallery located in the Wright Museum of Art. See Hollensteiner Gallery for details.

WBCR—student radio station, 90.3 FM, housed in Pearsons Hall. See appendix.

Web—capitalized in this informal reference; see World Wide Web.

Web addresses—italicize them and list them inside parentheses only to avoid confusion with surrounding punctuation. Ex: Beloit's website is up and running. Visit Beloit on the Web (

Web page—two words (same for home page).

webmaster—one word and lower case; never webmistress.

website—as of 2010, one word and lower case, according to the Associated Press. List a pertinent Web address and set it apart in prose by using italics.

Weeks Lounge—large faculty lounge in Pearsons Hall; always list with name of building. See appendix.

Weissberg Program in Human Rights—In 2012, three existing programs (the Weissberg Chair in International Studies, the Weissberg Program in International Human Rights, and the Weissberg International Student Scholarship Program) were united under one umbrella name: the Weissberg Program in Human Rights. In addition to bringing a renowned leader in human rights to Beloit to teach a course annually, the program includes scholarships for students committed to human rights and international understanding, support for student's off-campus projects related to human rights, faculty and curriculum development, and post graduate fellowships. The chair holder is called the Weissberg Distinguished Professor in Human Rights, or simply the Weissberg Professor. The original programs were established in 1999 by Beloit parent Marvin Weissberg and expanded in 2008 to include the human rights component.

Wilson Theatre—always tell the reader it is in Mayer Hall. See appendix.

Winds of Change—sculpture by O. Verne Shaffer'50 located in front of the Wright Museum of Art. It was erected in 1975 as a memorial to a Beloit student who loved the arts. See appendix.

Jane Quisenberry Wirtz'35 Presenter in Theatre Arts—a recurring program in the theatre department named for the late Jane Quisenberry Wirtz'35, a longtime trustee of the college.

Wisconsin, state of—the word "state" is not capitalized in prose.

Women's/Womyn's Center—for off-campus audiences, use the proper English spelling when referring to Beloit's special-interest house. The academic program changed its name in 2002 to Women's and Gender Studies and changed again in 2013 to Critical Identity Studies. See appendix.

Wood Family Fishing Bridge—spanning the Rock River just south of the College, the renovated railroad bridge was a gift to the city of Beloit from Steven P.J. Wood, who was a Beloit College trustee from 1965 to 1973. It was designed by world-renowned sculptor Siah Armajani. See appendix.

Wood Room—always tell the reader it is in Mayer Hall. See appendix.

H. H. Woodard Distinguished Endowed Lecture Series in Geology and Environmental Issues—brings respected scientists to campus to present lectures on issues related to the natural world. The series honors Henry H. Woodard, Jr., professor emeritus of geology, who taught at Beloit from 1953-1992.

wordmark: The Beloit College wordmark must appear on all forms of external communications representing or promoting the college.

work force
—two words.

work load—two words.

work place—two words.

work-study—note hyphen.


World Affairs Center (WAC)—its formal name, Pettibone World Affairs Center, should be used in official presentations and in fundraising materials. It includes the south lounge (Bunge Room), north lounge (Baldwin Room), Hall of Flags, language lab, classrooms, and offices. See appendix.

World Outlook Program—no longer used. See International Education.

World Wide Web—three separate words and no hyphen in this proper noun (note that in regular usage, worldwide is one word). Casual reference = the Web.

Wright Museum of Art—avoid Wright Art Hall, even though it technically is the name of the building. Most people refer to the whole building as the Wright Museum of Art (never Wright Art Museum), which includes offices, classrooms, art studios, and these galleries: the courtyard, Wanda Hollensteiner'54 Gallery, Neese Gallery, north gallery, south gallery. (Note that in prose, generic names are not capitalized.) Call it "the museum" on second reference. See appendix.

Writing Center—located at 635 College Street. See appendix.

writing program—see programs.

writing requirement—students are required to take at least three courses designated as either LW or WL (Learning to Write or Writing to Learn), beginning with the 2003-05 college catalog.