November 25, 2013

Volume 8 | Issue 14 | November 25, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Week competition

The Student Engagement Center would like to congratulate seniors Fernando Medina Corey and John Lee and sophomore Cody Burchfield for their first place finish in the community “Pain in the Glass” competition.

This Global Entrepreneurship Week event gave students from Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University the opportunity to submit business proposals to solve the issue of local glass recycling. The team who submitted the best proposal won a $500 cash prize from the City of Walla Walla and an additional $1000 gift from Silicon Valley Bank via Rob Freelen ’00.

Over 100 community members were in attendance at the Global Entrepreneurship Week closing ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 19, including leadership from the colleges, the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center and the Walla Walla City Council.

Additionally, a panel of Whitman alumni gave a panel discussion about their experiences founding their own start-up organizations. Alex Nugent ’03, Lisa Curtis ’03 and Ashley Trout ’03 presented their work in the fields of neurobiology, sustainable food products and wine-making.

The SEC would love to thank all those who helped to make Global Entrepreneurship Week a success. If you have any feedback about the program, please contact them.

Faculty news brief

Greg Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Theatre Design, will premiere his latest work, comprising nearly 130 costume designs for the National Theatre of Albania production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser.

A team of international artists collaborated on the production to transpose Wagner’s work to the twentieth century and to take some modern liberties with the opera’s original intentions. This production of Tannhäuser will mark the first occasion Wagner has ever been performed in Albania. 

The production has been funded and supported by numerous international agencies, including the Wagner Society, the International Music and Arts Foundation (IMAF), the American and German Embassies to Albania and the Ministry of Culture of Albania. The premiere performance will occur on Saturday, Nov. 23 and will be produced by the Teatri Komebtar e Baletit dhe Opera at the National Opera House in Tirana.


Whitman Wellness
Contributed by Fitness Facilities Director Michele Hanford

BFFC and Sherwood Center Hours for the Thanksgiving Break

Mon. Nov. 25: 7 - 9 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 - 7 p.m.
MTM will be hosting noon core conditioning and evening yoga as usual.

Tues. Nov 26: 7 - 9 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 - 7 p.m.
MTM will be hosting evening spinning as usual.

Wed. Nov. 27: 7 - 9 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 - 7 p.m.
MTM will be hosting noon yoga as usual.

Thurs. Nov. 28: Exercise opportunities on Thanksgiving Day!
Please bring non-perishable food items and gently used winter clothing or bedding as “price of admission” for the following exercise opportunities on Thanksgiving:
Workout at the BFFC only from 7 - 11 a.m. (Sherwood Center is closed.)
MTM will be hosting core conditioning in Sherwood 114 from 10 - 11 a.m.

Fri. Nov. 29:  Closed
Sat. Nov. 30: 9- 11 a.m., 4 - 7 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 1: 1 - 10 p.m.

Campus Events
All free unless otherwise noted

Thursday, Dec. 5
Music. Students will perform scenes from a variety of operas, including “The Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro.” The event will be directed by Music Lecturer Monica Griffin Hunter. 7:30 p.m. in Chism.

Friday, Dec. 6
Music. The Music Department hosts the concerto aria competition. 7:30 p.m. in Chism.

Sunday, Dec. 8
Music. The Music Department at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin will sponsor the twenty-eighth annual Feast of Carols. Chorale groups from a variety of school and local choirs will perform. Please bring a canned food item to donate to the Walla Walla Food Bank.

Athletic Events – Home Games

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Women’s Basketball vs. Walla Walla University
7 p.m.

Parting Shot
By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

parting shot

The face of fall on Penrose Library.
Full size.

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