May 5, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Portraits of the Past: Penrose Library launches a digital exhibit

Whitman's first graduates, 1886

Penrose Library recently launched a digital archive of photographs illustrating the history of Whitman College. This archival exploration of 125 years of history, titled "Portraits of the Past," is the result of months of collaborative work. The project was conceived by former Systems and Applications Librarian Dan Martensen and carried out by Ben Roberson '14, Instructional and Research Librarian Ben Murphy and Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Melissa Salrin. Additional support for the creation of the exhibit was given by Director of Penrose Library Dalia Corkrum and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Visit the exhibit here.

May 6 is GiveBIG Day

GiveBIG Day is coming up tomorrow, May 6.

Stretch your gift to Whitman College by donating tomorrow, when every gift is matched 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. Unrestricted gifts to Whitman College help support dedicated faculty, scholarships, Penrose Library, and programs such as health and counseling services in the Welty Center.

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.

Campus Events

2013-2014 Adam Dublin Award for the Study of Global Multiculturalism

May 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - Kimball Theatre

Decommercialize and Personalize: Couchsurfing and Alternative Tourism for the Adventurous (and Frugal) College Traveller. A presentation by Nathan Sany.

Troy, Trenches and Trauma: Classics and Modern British War Literature

May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Olin 130

The G. Thomas Edwards Lecture by Elizabeth Vandiver.

Whitman joins Seattle Foundation for once-a-year stretch

May 6, 2014 - Online

Alumni, parents, students and friends are invited to stretch their gifts to Whitman College by donating during GiveBIG day on May 6, 2014.

What is "Artisanal" about Artisanal Mining? Reflections from Madagascar's Sapphire and Gold Trades

May 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theatre

A Lecture by Andrew Walsh, Department of Anthropology, Western University, London, Ontario.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

May 8, 2014 to May 24, 2014 - Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre

Please join us for the last show of the season. Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, May 8-11, 22-24 on the Alexander Stage.

Illness as Biography: Cancer's Past and Cancer's Future

May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer physician and researcher, will speak about cancer and cancer treatment.

Covering: The Hidden Attack On Our Civil Rights

May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Maxey Auditorium

Our society claims to embrace racial, gender and physical differences. Yet it still routinely denies equal treatment when these groups refuse to downplay - or "cover" - their differences. A lecture by Kenji Yoshino.

Visiting Writers Reading Series: Whitman Reading

May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Kimball Theatre

Whitman College Visiting Writers Reading Series presents: Whitman Reading. Come enjoy refreshments and hear students share their work.

Hero: National Culture and International Spectacle - The Evolution of Zhang Yimou's Film Art

May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Olin 157

A lecture by Sheldon Lu, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Davis.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

Parting Shot - May 5, 2014

Economics major Gabriel Lewis '14 enjoys last week's sunshine at the corner of Ankeny, sharing a story in song next to Squire Broel's "Three Stories" sculpture.