July 12 2010

Volume 4, issue 46
July 12, 2010
The Fountain

Cardboard donations still needed for recycling program

cereal boxes

The “Paper Phoenix Project,” Whitman’s recycling/reuse effort to produce notebooks and scratchpads from the college’s old letterhead and envelopes, is in need of more cereal boxes and other cardboard packaging to create the covers.

Jed Schwendiman and Sean Gehrke, co-chairs of the Conservation and Recycling Committee, are asking faculty and staff to drop off cereal boxes and cardboard backing from letter-sized paper pads to the Boyer House as soon as possible.


Cereal boxes make for colorful covers for the notebooks. But there also will be a second style of recycled notebook available for purchase in the bookstore: an “official line” with a stamp of the new Whitman logo on a plain cardboard cover. The inventive project is funded by Whitman’s Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund.

The Paper Phoenix Project is also seeking creative ideas for the re-use of old business cards. If you have recommendations, please e-mail Jed at schwenjw@whitman.edu.

Dalia Corkrum

Staff and Faculty Accomplishments

Dalia Corkrum, director of Penrose Library, has been elected as an Americas Regional Council (ARC) Delegate to the esteemed Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Global Council. Her three-year appointment was announced on June 29 as part of OCLC’s first annual meeting since implementing its new governance structure, which is now organized into three regional bodies reporting to a Global Council. For more details, click here.

poster A documentary film directed by Robert Sickels, associate professor of rhetoric and film studies currently on sabbatical in Hong Kong as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, is airing for a second run on PBS stations in July and August. The comical seven-minute film, titled “Walla Walla Wiffle – Where Men are Boys,” profiles 48 men from across the country who gather in Walla Walla each year to participate in the round-robin Walla Walla Wiffle Ball Tournament. The film can be seen locally on KCTS and KYVE stations on July 14 at 11:18 p.m., July 18 at 7:45 p.m., and Aug, 15 and 29 at 11:45 p.m. Click here to view the film’s trailer.

Welcome to the Whitman family Baby Anna The Whitman family welcomes Anna Katherine Paust, daughter of Nathaniel Paust, visiting assistant professor of astronomy, and wife Kirsten. Anna was born June 15, 2010, at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 inches long. The family, including sister Sarah, is reported to be “happy and healthy.”

Parting Shot
By Greg Lehman, photographer/communications officer

Photo tip of the week – Initially struck by the bold shadow of the trunk coming towards me, a simple image of a Whitman tree becomes something more than just a snapshot with careful positioning of the sun bursting through the branches. Often little things make a big difference in photographs.   Full size.

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Cardboard Needed
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New Baby
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