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April 2014
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Whitman in Ashland
August 1-3, 2014

Stage at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

Book Club

The Round House by Louise Erdrich
April’s selection
The Round House
by Louise Erdrich

The Monuments Men by Robert M Edsel
May’s selection
The Monuments Men
by Robert M Edsel

Summer College

SUMMER COLLEGE 2014 - In vino veritas! June 25-28, 2014

Summer College 2014 – In Vino Veritas - In Wine, Truth – June 25-28, 2014.
Offering intellectually challenging classes, lively discussions and entertaining experiences exploring the topic of wine, Summer College 2014 draws from the recent, but rich, history of the Walla Walla Valley’s evolution from small agricultural center to world-class wine region. Each day will include lectures, an optional wine-tasting session and a variety of afternoon activities from which to choose.
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Austin Spring Happy Hour • Austin, TX
April 10, 2014 • 5:30 p.m. • Salvation Pizza
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Fifty Plus Luncheon with President Bridges • San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2014 • 11:30 a.m. • Hyatt Regency, Marina Room
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Fifty Plus Luncheon with President Bridges • Seattle, WA
April 16, 2014 • 11:30 a.m. • Washington Athletic Club, Johnson Lobby Lounge
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Fifty Plus Luncheon with President Bridges • Portland, OR
April 17, 2014 • 11:30 a.m. • Sentinel (formerly The Governor Hotel), The Vault Room
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Young Alumni Outdoor Program Weekend • Smith Rock, OR (near Bend)
Young Alumni Outdoor Program Weekend Adventure, May 9-11, 2014 at Smith Rock, north of Redmond, OregonMay 9-11, 2014
Alumni from the classes of 2003-2013 are invited to join Brien Sheedy, Outdoor Program director, and Stuart Chapin, assistant director, for a spring Young Alumni weekend of camping, hiking, rock climbing, biking and an optional climbing clinic in beautiful central Oregon.
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Whitman News

The Whitman Mentor Program celebrates its connection to the community
The Whitman Mentor Program hosted their annual Mentee to Campus Day carnival, taking over the Reid Campus center with ring tosses, bowling, a bouncy castle and a cotton candy machine. The carnival is a yearly celebration of the friendship built between Whitman student mentors and local elementary school students who share lunch and recess every week.
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Whitman chooses Sherman Alexie’s “Reservation Blues” for Summer Read Program
Whitman College’s annual Summer Read Program offers new students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the College’s academic culture during orientation. This year’s selection is “Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie, one of America’s most widely recognized and award-winning authors.
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Whitman’s Historic Season Comes To An End
Whitman’s quest for an NCAA Division III women’s basketball championship came up one victory short of coming to fruition. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham completed an undefeated title run with an 80-72 victory over the Missionaries at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Quandt Fieldhouse.
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50th Reunion Icon Fiftieth Reunion • May 22-25, 2014
Class of 1964
View the schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans to attend!. Watch your mailbox for the registration materials coming soon.

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2014 Reunion Weekend • September 17-21, 2014
Class of 1949
Class of 1954
Class of 1959
Class of 1974
Classes of 1983, 1984, 1985
Class of 1989
Class of 2004
Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010
View the schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans attend.

Commencement Ceremonies
May 25, 2014

Activities surrounding the Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies can be found online.

Livewire Online

Livewire, the Whitman College Young Alummni Magazine

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Why We Love Whitman

Whitman Women's Basketball team at the NCAA Division III women's basketball championship

Whitman Women's Basketball team at the NCAA Division III women's basketball championship, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Quandt Fieldhouse.

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