July 9, 2012

Volume 6, Issue 46 July 9, 2012
The Fountain

Tune in Friday to KUJ morning show

Noah Leavitt, assistant dean for student engagement, will be interviewed live on KUJ radio on Friday, July 13. The key topic of discussion is the $235,000 grant awarded to Whitman last month to create the Sherwood Trust Internship Endowment. Host Jim Bock also will talk with Leavitt about other aspects of student engagement. The one-hour show airs at 7:30 a.m. on 1420 AM.

Faculty news briefs

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Jeff Northam ’88, head men’s tennis coach, has been named NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). It is the second time in 10 years that Northam has been selected. Despite losing three top-notch seniors to graduation a year ago, Northam led his 2011-12 roster to one of Whitman's most successful seasons in more than two decades. Read more here.

The Fountain Matt Reynolds, assistant professor of art history and visual culture studies, has written an article that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Public: Art, Culture, Ideas. The essay is titled “A Massive Multi-Faceted Screening Room: LA Freewaves Curates Hollywood Boulevard” and analyzes the intersections between art, media and the ongoing Hollywood Redevelopment Project. The work was completed with support from a Perry Research Grant and the assistance of art history major Liz Hockett ’11.

Welcome to the Whitman Family!

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Leann Adams, director of student activities, and her husband, Josh, announce the birth of their first child, daughter Kara Rae Adams, who arrived Monday, July 2 weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 21 inches long, with a full head of brown hair. “We are thrilled to have her home; we’re all doing well and enjoying our new adventure,” the new mom says.

Parting Shot
By Greg Lehman, photographer/communications officer

parting shot

A smaller version of young people made Ankeny Field their playground when the YMCA summer program came to campus at the end of June. Full size.

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KUJ Morning Show
Faculty News Briefs
Welcome to the Whitman Family
Parting Shot

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