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January’s meeting
Join us for The Seattle Monthly Book Club on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 7 p.m. The group will make reading selections for the year so you won't want to miss out!

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Faculty Lecture: Where the Great River Bends: A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula • Eugene, OR and The Gorge, OR
With Grace Farnsworth Phillips Professor of Geology & Environmental Studies Bob Carson. Professor Carson tells the story of a remarkable place where geography has defined history: Wallula Gap, that narrowing of the mighty Columbia River halfway between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

January 15, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. • Eugene, OR • University of Oregon Campus, 200 Cascade Hall, Geology Department Conference Room
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January 18, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. • The Gorge • The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Fireside Room
Read more and RSVP online

Faculty Coffee and Museum Tour • London, England
January 17, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. • Hoop & Toy, Thurloe Place
Join Dr. Kate Jackson, assistant professor of biology, for coffee and conversation while she is in the region for research.
Read more and RSVP Online

Faculty Lecture: Love Letters Lost? Gender and the Preservation of Digital and Paper Communication from Romantic Relationship • Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will discuss Gender and the Preservation of Digital and Paper Communication from Romantic Relationships

February 7, 2015 • 2:30 p.m. • Seattle, WA • Seattle Art Museum, Simons Board Room
Read more and RSVP online

February 14, 2015 • 2:30 p.m. • Portland, OR • McMenamins Kennedy School, The Jordan Room
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More Alumni Events

Whitman News

Student entrepreneurs compete for the best pitch
In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Walla Walla community came together to create a competition for aspiring entrepreneurs called Pitch It!
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My Esteemed Colleagues
Whitman’s debate team returned to the Washington State Penitentiary for the second annual debate between inmates and Whitties.
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Whitman alumna finds Whitties everywhere. Especially at OMSI.
Vicki Crawford Coats ’79 didn’t think that the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry was somewhere she’d find quite so many Whitties. But after 30 years there, she’s worked with more than she could have imagined!
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Summer College 2015

The Whitman College Alumni Association presents Summer College 2015

A multi-day College experience exploring the natural world from a Liberal Arts perspective. Save the dates, details will be available soon.

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


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

Icon for the 50th Year Class ReunionClass of 1965 Fiftieth Reunion
May 21-24, 2015
Watch your mailbox and e-mail inbox for the Reunion Booklet mailing and the Class of 1965 Survey.
View the schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans to attend.

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 schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans to attend.


Mt. Baldy, Sun Valley, IdahoSki with the President in Sun Valley
February 19–22, 2015
Join President Bridges and Kari Tupper for the last “Ski with the President” outing.
Come for the weekend or come for the day.
Read more and register online.

rafting on the Yampa River in ColoradoWhite Water Rafting Trip on the Yampa and Green Rivers with Bob Carson and Don Snow
June 5-9, 2015
Join Professor of Geology Bob Carson and Don Snow, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities & General Studies for a white water rafting trip on the Yampa and Green Rivers. The Yampa is “one of the Rocky Mountain’s last undammed rivers.”
Read more and register online.

Elizabethan Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalOregon Shakespeare Festival 2015
August 7–9, 2015
Join Theresa DiPasquale, Professor of English Language & Literature, and Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a great weekend of play going and discussions.

Antony and Cleopatra, Guys and Dolls, Much Ado About Nothing and more.
Save the dates! Details will be available soon.

wall painting in CubaCuba with David Glenn, Professor of Music-Jazz
January 8-16, 2016
Whitman alumni, parents and friends are invited to experience the sights and sounds of Cuba. This cultural tour will include meetings with Cuban artists, musicians and visiting the Bay of Pigs Museum.
Save the dates! Details will be available soon.

New Facebook Pages!
Whitman Alumni in Boston and the Bay Area

Find a Whitman College Alumni Facebook Group near you!
Whitman College Alumni in Boston
Whitman College Alumni in the Bay Area
Whitman College Alumni in Los Angeles
Whitman College Alumni in New York City
Whitman College Alumni in Washington, DC

Interested in starting a page for your area? Email

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

Raindrops on a window pane enhance the season of lights.

Raindrops on a window pane enhance the season of lights.
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