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March 2015
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In This Issue:
Introducing Whitman Connect!
Farewell Receptions
Summer College 2015
Whitman News
Alumni Recognition Awards
Alumni Board Nominations
Why We Love Whitman

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Seven Ways From Sunday and other Documentaries • San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. • Hobart Building, Variety Preview Room Theater
Presentation: Robert Sickels, professor of film and media studies.
Read more and RSVP online

How to Mend a Massacre: Race, Class, Tragedy and Healing in Greensboro, NC,1979 • Washington, DC and New York City
Presentation: Robert ‘Bob’ Withycombe, professor of rhetoric and film studies
March 12, 2015 • 6:30 p.m. • Washington, D.C. • DuPont Circle Hotel, Georgetown Room, 2nd floor
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March 15, 2015 • 2:30 p.m. • New York City, NY • Playwright Tavern
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Whitman Reception with President George Bridges • Yakima, WA
March 12, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. • at the home of John ’70 and Maureen Adkison
Come hear an update about the College and learn how the Now Is the Time Campaign is impacting the academic mission of Whitman College.
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Professor Michelle JanningMeet-Up with Professor Michelle Janning • Chicago, IL
March 19, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. • Uncommon Ground on Clark
Join us for an evening of casual conversation and connection.
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More Alumni Events

Farewell 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 (formerly The Governor)
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

More details will be available soon! Watch for more information in the next issue of Whittie News.

Summer College 2015

Summer College 2015

June 25-28
See the schedule of lectures, optional afternoon activities and dinners.
Register online.

Want to see a sample of what we did last year at Summer College 2014? Take a look.

Whitman News

A Civil Rights Education — Expanded
Whitman Teaches the Movement enters its fourth year of bringing broader education on the civil rights movement to classrooms in and around Walla Walla.
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Constellations of Whitties
Whitman students and Assistant Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust attend the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.
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Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visits Whitman
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu recently visited Whitman’s campus as a keynote speaker in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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Alumni Recognition Awards 2015

The Alumni Relations office is seeking nominations for alumni recognition awards, to be presented during Reunion Weekend, September 24-27. Know of a Whittie doing great things? Let us know via our nomination form! Nominations are due by the end of business on Friday, March 6th.


Crest of Phi Delta ThetaPHI DELTA THETA 100 Year Celebration
Save the dates!
April 24-26, 2015

Registration opening soon!
View the new schedule.

Icon for the 50th Year Class ReunionClass of 1965 Fiftieth Reunion
May 21-24, 2015
View the events schedule, accommodations information, RSVP and see who plans to attend.
Submit your Class of 1965 Survey by March 15th.

2015 Reunion Weekend, September 24-27
Class of 1950
Class of 1955
Class of 1960
Classes of 1969, 1970, 1971
Class of 1975
Class of 1990
Classes of 1994, 1995, 1996
Class of 2005

View the events schedule, accommodations information, RSVP and see who plans to attend.

More Reunions

Alumni Board Call for Nominations

All alumni are invited to submit a petition for consideration for board membership. The petition should outline the individual’s interest in serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Board seeks qualified individuals with preferences for candidates who will contribute to the success of young alumni initiatives in Seattle and Portland. Submissions are due no later than March 31st.
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Why We Love Whitman
Photo by Matt Banderas ’04, Whitman visual editor/photographer

Two students wrangle some rather tall plants bought at the biology department plant sale.

Two students wrangle some rather tall plants bought at the biology department plant sale.

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