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The Annual Smethurst Tree Watering Ceremony

August 18th, 2009

Due to the rainy weather, this year's annual Smethurst tree watering was held indoors in the beautiful Classics lounge in Watson Hall. The Smethurst tree watering is an annual departmental gathering to recognize Eric and Viola Smethurst and the contributions to the department and to the study of Classics by Dr. Eric Smethurst, who taught at Queen's from 1947 to 1980, serving as head of the Department starting in 1961. As always, we wish to thank Sue Kilpatrick and Jenny Hope Simpson for their planning of and delicious contributions to this lovely event.

professors planting trees