February 24, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

"Inside Higher Ed" features Whitman partnership with Koru

The Student Engagement Center at Whitman recently joined forces with Seattle startup Koru, a company offering college graduates an opportunity to learn valuable skills that will help them stand out in the workplace. "Inside Higher Ed" mentioned the partnership in a story about the strategies taken by liberal arts colleges to help students better prepare for their future careers.

Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt was quoted in the story:

"We've really recognized that the college can do a whole lot more to open up wide professional realms as options for students that we just haven't been able to do in the past. Koru is, I think, just part of the college's response to hearing from students."

NW5C Visual Culture Colloquium to take submissions

Submissions for the first annual NW5C Visual Culture Colloquium are due on Mar. 1. Please send a title and 300-word abstract to Anna Cox at acox@willamette.edu.

The event will be held at Willamette University on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, 2014. Students, staff and scholars from all five campuses (Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College and Willamette University) are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary exchange about issues of visual representation and visual communication. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Art History Matt Reynolds at reynolmm@whitman.edu or download the call for proposals here.

President Bridges hosts staff coffee on Wednesday

Staff coffee with the presidentPresident Bridges invites all Whitman staff members to attend a staff coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in Chism. At the event, Bridges will discuss the February governing boards meetings and answer staff questions. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.

Faculty news brief - Feb. 24

Associate Professor of History Elyse Semerdjian recently organized a community fundraiser to support humanitarian relief in Syria. Attendees gathered in St. Patrick's Catholic Church to eat authentic Syrian cuisine prepared by a local caterer and to listen to live music from local bands and musicians. All proceeds from the event were matched 4 to 1 by UNICEF for a grand total of $28,613 going toward feeding starving war victims.

Several Whitman staff and faculty members were involved in the preparation for this event. Semerdjian would like to thank Paul Garret Professor of Political Science Shampa Biswas, Professor of Anthropology Chas McKhann, Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Pribilsky, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Suzanne Morrissey for helping out in the kitchen and Instructional Technologist Bryan Lubbers and Administrative Assistant for Development Becci Moore for helping with the silent auction.

Campus Events

William-Allen Boeing Endowed Lecture

February 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Kimball Auditorium

Kevin Schemm to give the Economic Department's William-Allen Boeing Endowed Lecture on Feb. 24

Pont du Gard: Roman Aqueduct Engineering

February 27, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Olin 157

The Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) is one of the oldest and most remarkable Roman hydraulic works. Dr. Hunt describes the engineering feats of this amazing archeological treasure.

Athletic Events - Home Games

Baseball v. Puget Sound

March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Baseball vs. Puget Sound

March 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs. George Fox

March 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs. Lewis & Clark

March 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Baseball vs. Puget Sound

March 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

Colorful ribbon hanging in the Young Ballroom frames a group of students as they hug after a successful day of events for the second annual Power & Privilege Symposium. The ribbon was designed for students to hang letters to themselves that will be delivered through the campus mail in a month.