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October 2014
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Whitman News
Attention 2014 Graduates!
2014 Reunion a Success!
Whitties Helping Whitties
WhitMail Project
Why We Love Whitman

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Whitman Online
Alumni Starter Kit
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Columns at Baker Faculty Center

Book Club

The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty
October’s selection
The Husband's Secret
by Liane Moriarty

"A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout
November’s selection
A House in the Sky
by Amanda Lindhout


Whitman Welcome Events

Whitman Welcome Events • Various Cities
Welcome events will be held in cities across the U.S. this fall to reconnect and WELCOME alumni who are new to their communities. This is a great way for Whitties living in these communities to reconnect and meet members of the Class of 2014 and other alumni who are new to their communities. See the calendar of events for a list of cities hosting events.

Geology ROCKS! • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
October 20, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Regency Ballrooms C and D, 3rd level
Read more and RSVP Online

Associate Professor of Philosophy Rebecca HanrahanThe Problem with Zombies • San Diego, CA
With Associate Professor of Philosophy Rebecca Hanrahan
October 28, 2014 • 7-9:00 p.m. • Home of Cynda Maxon and Ken Richter, parents of Addison Richter ’17
Read more and RSVP Online

Color Run • Baltimore, MD
November 15, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. • Meet other Whitties in front of the Baltimore Area Visitors Center, 401 Light Street
Read more and RSVP Online

More Alumni Events

Whitman News

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks
Superstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to an audience of more than a thousand people at Cordiner Hall on September 11, 2014.
Read More

Whitman College graduate and indie-folk musician Hilary Scott ’98Whitman alumna poised to release new album
Indie-folk musician Hilary Scott ’98 has certainly kept busy this year. Poised to release her new album Freight Train Love, she is also the winner of the Rural Roots Music Commission of the National Traditional Country Music Association’s American/Folk Album of the Year for her work “Flowers on Mars.”
Read More

Whitman College up four spots in “U.S. News” 2015 rankings
According to “U.S. News and World Report’s” 2015 college rankings, Whitman College is the 37th best liberal arts college in the country.
Read More

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Attention 2014 Graduates!

2014 Whitman College Commencement - Alumni Starter Kit panel

Did you know the Alumni Office is here to help you stay connected to Whitman and to your classmates? The Alumni Office staff organizes events across the country to give Whitties the opportunity to reconnect. They also provide the online alumni directory, Whitman Online, to help you find your fellow Whitties. To subscribe visit (you will need your Whitman ID and an email address and we’ll even send you a gift for registering!)

Did you know we have also prepared a website especially for your class? Visit and come learn about all the ways to stay engaged with Whitman after graduation!

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2014 Reunion a Success!

2014 Whitman College Reunion_convocation

Thanks to all our alumni who came back to campus, making the 2014 Reunion Weekend so successful! If you didn’t get the chance to attend, be sure to keep an eye on the Whitman College Facebook page ( for snapshots of the event.

All-Class Party Photo Booth Photos

Also, check out the sliding photos at the Alumni Home page on the Whitman site ( - an ever-changing selection of photos of Whitman past and present. You can see new photos there, as well as the links to the reunion photo galleries, up soon!


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

More information to come.

Icon for the 50th Year Class ReunionClass of 1965 Fiftieth Reunion
May 21-24, 2015
Save the dates!
View the schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans to attend.

To view information about upcoming 2015 reunions go to

Spring Break Whitties Helping Whitties

Whitties Helping Whitties icon
Whitman students are curious about what you do and where you work. Here is your chance to share with them!

NEW this Spring Break!!
Whitties Helping Whitties Job Shadowing
Monday, March 16th thru Friday, March 27th, 2015

Host a student for a half-day, the full day, or a whole week!
If you’re interested in participating, we are starting the list now, so please complete the form found here.
More info to come as we see who’s interested.

Organized by the Student Engagement Center

WhitMail Project

WhitMail Project - postcards

You can make a difference in the life of a senior in just a few minutes with WhitMail!
From now until May 8, 2015, the Alumni Office will be collecting postcards from alumni across the world with words of encouragement for a graduating senior. As the Class of 2015 enters their last round of finals in the spring, we will send each senior a postcard from alumni. It’s a simple but powerful way to connect with the next generation of alumni and make a difference for a stressed out senior. Learn how you can participate.


Mt. Baldy, Sun Valley, IdahoSki with the President in Sun Valley
Save the dates!
February 19–22, 2015
Watch the Whitman web site for updates—details to come.

Elizabethan Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare
Whitman in Ashland
Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015

Save the dates!
August 7–9, 2015
Watch the Whitman web site for updates—details to come.

Why We Love Whitman
Photo by Matt Banderas ’04, Whitman communications officer/photographer

Cheering on the masses at the 2014 Whitman College Reunion

David Niklas ’74 and Mary Dimock Niklas ’75 enjoy the Alumni Reunion Weekend’s Parade of Classes.
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