April 28, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Whitman communications video to film next week

Next week, The Kindling Company, a Los Angeles-based video production firm, will be here on campus to capture footage for a new communications video. You can see one example of The Kindling Company's work here on Vimeo or here on YouTube.

Filming will take place on and around campus between May 6 and 9. Director Santino Stoner and Producer Corey Petrick will be interviewing students, faculty and staff, filming footage of the beautiful Whitman campus and producing three versions of a compelling video - a long-form version of around eight minutes, a three-minute version and a short 30-60-second film. The videos will be used to reach prospective students, their parents, alumni and prospective partners and supporters on a national scale and will be shown at outreach events, shared on our website and social media channels and more.

The film is intended to be a true reflection of life on campus, so there will be no scripts or invented scenarios. That means we cannot do this without you.

How faculty and staff can be involved:

Option 1: Talk to us on camera about the Whitman classroom or the Whitman experience.
Central to the real Whitman experience is the work that students do with our faculty members, both inside and outside the classroom, and their interaction with staff. Santino and Corey want to talk with Whitman faculty and staff to get their take on why they love Whitman. No need to prepare a script. Santino and Corey will make you feel comfortable and forget about the camera altogether as you answer questions about Whitman and your time and impact here. These interviews will be used as voiceover testimonials throughout the video.

Option 2: Invite us to come to your class or an on-campus or off-campus activity.
We want you to tell us and show us how Whitman is a special place in a special location, whether that is during lab time, in a small class discussion or in the special activities you have planned for your students during the week of May 5.

If you open your classroom or activity to us, we can show:

  • How committed you are to Whitman students, inside and outside the classroom;
  • How unique the Whitman student experience is;
  • How engaged Whitties are in the classroom;
  • How intellectually challenging Whitman classes are;
  • How Whitman undergraduates work at a postgraduate level;
  • How you interact and collaborate with your students on research projects.

If you have an interest in participating, please reply ASAP to Matt Banderas at banderm2@whitman.edu or 509-527-5969. We are finalizing the film schedule now!

Pop-up gallery location confirmed for May 2

Local organization Walla Pop-Up will host a new pop-up art gallery starting on May 2 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on 2nd Street and Alder Street. During the reception, visitors will have a chance to meet the local artists involved.

The gallery will be open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until it closes on May 25. Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Charly Bloomquist will give an artist talk on Saturday, May 24, and both Director of Sheehan Gallery Daniel Forbes, Assistant Professor of Art Justin Lincoln and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Joe Page will be participants in the show.

Spread the word about GiveBIG Day on May 6

Remember to spread the word about Whitman College's participation in this year's GiveBIG Day on May 6.

Stretch your gift to Whitman College by donating during GiveBIG Day, when every gift is matched by with funds from a stretch pool contributed by The Seattle Foundation. Gifts made through GiveBIG Day on May 6 benefit the college's Annual Fund as unrestricted contributions. Alumni and parent donors who give through GiveBIG will be credited for having made a gift counting toward class or parent participation. Unrestricted gifts to Whitman College help support dedicated faculty, scholarships, Penrose Library, and programs such as health and counseling services in the Welty Center.

On May 6, 2014, make your gift via the GiveBIG online giving form. To qualify for a match, your GiveBIG gift must be made via this online form and paid for with a credit card.

The more dollars given to Whitman through this program, the greater the stretch amount. The full amount of gifts, PLUS the stretch amount, goes directly to Whitman College. All gifts up to $5,000 per donor per organization will quality for the stretch amount and will be fully tax-deductible.

Crosswalk construction on Isaacs Ave. April 29-30

Isaacs Avenue will be limited to one lane of traffic in one direction from Valencia Street to Stanton Street on Tuesday, Apr. 29 and Wednesday, Apr. 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while new crosswalk flashers like those pictured to the right are installed in the roadway by Whitman College. Flaggers will be present, but motorists should expect some delays. Work to be performed is weather dependent.

Campus Events

The Ultimate Simcha with Klezmer Band Shawn's Kugel

April 28, 2014 - Reid Ballroom

Hillel Shalom and WEB present: The Ultimate Simcha! with Klezmer Band Shawn's Kugel.

David Nord Award presentations

April 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. - Kimball Auditorium

Please join GLBTQ and the David Nord Award Committee for the 2014 David Nord Award Presentations on Monday, April 28 at 5pm in Kimball Auditorium.

Plant Genetics and the Future of Food

April 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Maxey Auditorium

Whitman College presents the 2013-2014 Arthur G. Rempel Lecture by Pamela Ronald, Ph.D.

"Why Worry About Inequality?": A Lecture by Economist Robert Reich

April 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

"Why Worry About Inequality?": A Lecture by Economist Robert Reich, sponsored by The Genevieve Patterson Perry Endowment for the Study of Economics and the Department of Economics.

Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Ivan Doig

May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Maxey Auditorium

Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Ivan Doig, a three-time National bestseller, recipient of six Pacific Northwest booksellers awards, and the recipient of a lifetime "Distinguished Achievement" award by the Western Literature Association.

SpringStage Dance Concert

May 2, 2014 - Harper Joy Theatre

New choreography by: Renée Archibald, Peter de Grasse, guest artists Larry Arrington and Jesse Hewit, and student choreographers Anna Cichocki, Rosemary Hanson, Lauren Hauck, Genevieve Jones, and Mariana Vasquez-Crede.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

Parting Shot

Heave-ho! Stuart Chapin, assistant director of outdoor programs, leads a guiding class.