February 10, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Staff news brief

A byline by Chief Communications Officer Michelle Ma was featured in yesterday's edition of the "Walla Walla Union-Bulletin."

In the piece, Ma introduces herself, gives her personal perspective on how diversity strengthens the Whitman community and talks about Whitman Teaches the Movement, which recently kicked off its third year.

Read the full article on the "Union-Bulletin" website (an online subscription may be required).

"E-waste" - What Is It? What Do You Do With It?

You've probably heard the term "e-waste" a hundred times. But what does it mean, exactly?

E-waste (or electronic waste) is often defined as consumer electronics that no longer work or are just outdated and unwanted. It includes computers, other office equipment, TVs, mobile phones, entertainment devices and more.

But these devices are only "e-waste" if you throw them in the trash. Electronics are full of valuable materials like copper, aluminum, glass and even plastics that can and should be reused!

Washington has a free statewide program called E-Cycle Washington that provides convenient collection sites for computers (including tablets), monitors, e-readers, portable DVD players and TVs. You can find free E-Cycle drop-off locations anywhere in the state by going to EcycleWashington.org. In Walla Walla, the following businesses are E-Cycle drop-off sites:

  1. Walla Walla Recycling, 827 N. 12th St.
  2. CEP Recycle Walla Walla, 1090 W. Rose St.
  3. Goodwill Store, 217 E. Alder St.

Some other common electronics like cellphones and printers are not currently included in the E-Cycle program, but a few larger retailers of electronics have their own recycling programs that take these and other electronics for free. Check with local retailers to see if you can recycle your cellphones, printers and other items with them.

E-cycling not only recycles the materials with value in our electronics, but it also assures that harmful components like lead, cadmium, arsenic and brominated flame retardants are managed responsibly and kept out of the environment - and our food chain. The Department of Ecology oversees the E-Cycle Washington program to ensure the proper management of the hazardous components and to maximize the recycling of all materials.

To date, over 212 million pounds of electronics have been recycled through E-Cycle Washington and nearly 14 million pounds of lead alone have been kept out of the landfill. So don't "e-waste" your electronics, E-Cycle them!

If you have any questions about E-Cycle Washington, contact Miles.Kuntz@ecy.wa.gov at the Department of Ecology.

Campus Events

Rhetoric Studies Visiting Educator Colloquium: Dr. Bryan McCann

February 11, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. - Kimball Theatre

Join Dr. Bryan McCann for a discussion on "The Mark of Criminality: A Counter-Cultural History of the War on Crime"

Walla Walla Symphony - Night at the Movies

February 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

Hosted by music reviewer Edmund Stone of NPR's "The Score," The Walla Walla Symphony will present a "Night at the Movies" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Cordiner Hall.

One Act Play Contest

February 12, 2014 to February 16, 2014 - Harper Joy Theatre - Freimann Studio Theatre

One Act Play Contest: Students submit original scripts. A chosen three compete for cash prizes. You are the judge.

The Invention of Paganism

February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Olin 157

James J. O'Donnell, University Professor and former Provost of Georgetown University, will deliver the Judd D. Kimball Lecture in Classics. The title of his lecture is "The Invention of Paganism."

Athletic Events - Home Games

Women's Basketball vs. George Fox University

February 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. George Fox University

February 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Linfield College

February 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Linfield College

February 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. La Verne

February 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Parting Shot

By Chris Bishop, publications design manager

Spotted from behind a steering wheel, a herd of elk takes to the road.