December 6, 2010

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Volume 5, issue 16
December 6, 2010
The Fountain

Holiday Party


Staff and faculty news briefs

What’s a staff or faculty news brief? It’s a mention of the outstanding and meaningful work being done by the people of Whitman, work that reflects the excellence of the college. For example: authoring articles and books, conference presentations, serving on the board of a professional association or community organization, receiving honors and awards, community service and fundraising efforts and more. Don’t be shy about submitting your news to The Fountain! Just send an e-mail to and we’ll follow up with you.

Welcome to the Whitman Family!

Mcneil baby

Jennifer McNeil, records and documents technologist in the Office of the Registrar, and her husband, Kevin, and son Brendin welcomed a baby girl into the family on Nov. 8. Raelyn Grace McNeil, 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 20 inches long, was born with a full head of brown “frosted” hair. Jennifer says, “We are both doing well and getting as much sleep as we can. That for me is a little harder with having to entertain Brendin, but he has been a great helper and big brother.”

Coming Events
All free unless otherwise noted

Now open
Art: “Seeing Landscapes Whole,” a collection of photography from the 2010 Semester in the West participants, displayed in the Stevens Gallery, Reid Campus Center.

Thursday, 12/9
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Whitman students. 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre.

Friday and Saturday, 12/10-12/11
Dance: Whitman Dance Theater presents “Lucid Moving,” a dance performance. 8 p.m., Cordiner Hall.

Harper Joy Theatre: “The Sea” by Edward Bond is set in an Edwardian coastal village, Willy Carson meets Rose, the girl to whom his drowned friend was engaged, and falls in love with her. Their romance is caught between the forces of order, in the form of a group of dotty society ladies, and chaos, personified by a mad draper anticipating an invasion of space aliens. For information, ticket prices and reservations call x5180 or click here.

Monday, 1/17
MLK: In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the campus is hosting a series of events including community service projects and a candlelight march. For details click here.

Tuesday, 1/18
Art: The Sheehan Gallery presents “New and Returning Whitman Studio Art and Faculty Exhibition.” Artist and curator talks to be announced. Click here for a complete schedule of the 2010-2011 Sheehan Gallery Exhibitions.

Wednesday, 1/19
Lecture: Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents “Roots: Genealogy, Genetics and African American History.” 7 p.m., Cordiner Hall.

Click here for a listing of all events.

Athletic Events – Home Games

Women’s Basketball (Sherwood Center)
Tuesday, Dec. 7 – 6 p.m. vs. Walla Walla University
Saturday, Dec. 11 – 4 p.m. vs. Menlo College (Annual Kim Evanger Raney Memorial Classic)
Sunday, Dec. 12 – 2 p.m. vs. College of Idaho (Annual Kim Evanger Raney Memorial Classic)

Men’s Basketball (Sherwood Center)
Tuesday, Dec. 7 – 8 p.m. vs. Walla Walla University
Friday, Dec. 10 – 7 p.m. vs. Menlo College

Parting Shot
By Greg Lehman, photographer/communications officer

Warm Full size.

Cold What a difference 31 days make.   Full size.

Whitman College
In This Issue
Holiday Party
Staff and Faculty News Briefs
New Baby
Coming Events
Athletic Events
Parting Shot

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