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Helping Babies in Poverty Overcome the Achievement Gap •
Seattle, WA
Faculty Presentation: Professor of Psychology Melissa Clearfield will present some work from her lab showing that babies as young as 6 months of age show deficits in basic cognitive skills like attention and object exploration.
April 4, 2015 • 3:00 p.m. • Crowne Plaza * Seattle, Yellowstone Room
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Young Alumni Event: Seven Ways From Sunday and other Documentaries: A Conversation • Seattle, WA
April 15, 2015 • 6:00 p.m. • Central Cinema
Join us for a film screening with Robert Sickels, professor of film and media studies and alumnus Josh Karp ’05.
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East of Yellowstone: Geology of Clarks Fork Valley and the Nearby Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains • Spokane, WA
April 18, 2015 • 2:30 p.m. • South Hill Library
Phillips Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies Robert J. Carson will guide listeners through one of the most fascinating natural theaters in the world, interpreting the geologic story of the terrain east of the Yellowstone National Park.
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Mission to Mars
Ethan Dederick ’14 has come one small step closer to being the first human on Mars: two years after applying to be an astronaut with nonprofit Mars One, the organization has named Dederick one of 100 finalists for a spot on its first manned mission.
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Whitman alumnus starts successful family brewery
Jaime Dietenhofer ’99 has grown Figueroa Mountain Brewery on hard work and quality products
Jaime Dietenhofer ’99
has grown Figueroa Mountain Brewery on hard work and quality products. Founded with his father Jim, Figueroa has opened six taprooms along the coast of California.
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Mumford & Sons’ “Gentlemen Of The Road” music festival coming to Whitman this August
Grammy Award-winning British folk rock band Mumford & Sons has selected Walla Walla as one of their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festivals. The City of Walla Walla and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, in cooperation with Whitman College and DeSales Catholic High School, will host the community celebration.
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SAVE THE DATE! Receptions For President Bridges

Join us this spring for a series of special receptions honoring Whitman's 13th President, George S. Bridges, and recognizing the accomplishments of the Now Is the Time Campaign:

Tuesday, May 5 – Portland, Oregon, at the Sentinel Hotel
Wednesday, May 6 – Kirkland, Washington, at the Woodmark Hotel
Monday, May 11 – Palo Alto, California, at the Sheraton Hotel
Wednesday, May 13 – Washington, D.C., at Hotel Monaco
Thursday, May 14 – New York City, New York, at The Harvard Club

Summer College 2015

Summer College 2015

June 25-28
See the schedule of lectures, optional afternoon activities and dinners.
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Mark Your Calendar for GiveBIG
on May 5, 2015

Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG - Day of Champions 05.05.15Join Whitman College and the Seattle Foundation for a once a year
S T R E T C H by donating during GiveBIG day on May 5, 2015. All gifts to Whitman via GiveBIG 2015 will benefit today’s students and will count toward our alumni participation rankings.

Additional details to follow in May.

Golf Tournament

Whitman Men’s Basketball hosts their annual “Threes and Tees” Golf Tournament and Banquet, April 23 at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle. Email Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Airy for more information.

Why We Love Whitman!

Photo by Matt Banderas ’04, Whitman visual editor/photographer

A duckling hunts for his next meal on College Creek.

A duckling hunts for his next meal on College Creek.

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100 Year Celebration
April 24-26, 2015

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Class of 1965 50th Reunion
May 21-24, 2015

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2015 Reunion Weekend
September 24-27

Classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 2005
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Alumni Travel

Join us for the 36th annual weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
August 7-9, 2015.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015

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