All free unless otherwise stated
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Screening: The presidential debate will be screened at 5:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Visiting Writers Reading Series: Poet Robert Wrigley will present a reading of his works. 7 p.m., Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory.
Thursday, Oct. 16
History Lecture: Historian and Professor Robert Stacey will present “Writing the History of the Jews of Medieval England: Why It Matters,” the 2008 Skotheim Lecture in History. 7:30 p.m., Olin 130.
Friday, Oct. 17
Lecture: Visiting Lecturer Shadia Drury, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice and professor of philosophy and political thought at the University of Regina in Canada, will present “Chauvinism of the West.” 7:30 p.m., Olin 157.
Friday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 19
Film: Cinema Arts Series presents “Take My Eyes” (Bollain 2004, Spain). 7:30 p.m., Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory.
Monday, Oct. 20
Lecture: “Overcoming the Silence of Generational Poverty” will be presented by Donna Beegle. 7:30 p.m., Maxey Auditorium.
Monday, Oct. 20
Lecture: Visiting educator Gary Genosko will present “Punched Drunk: Alcohol, Surveillance and Technology.” 7:30 p.m., Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory.
Thursday, Oct .23, through Sunday, Oct. 26
Theater: Harper Joy Theatre presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder: A requiem for an America that may never have existed, this stage treasure attempts, in the words of the playwright, “to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.” 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre. Tickets and questions, call the Box Office at 527-5180.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Illustrated Presentation: “The Caves of Mustang: Recent Discoveries Near Nepal’s Border with Tibet” will be presented by Broughton Coburn, project leader of a reconnaissance expedition to Mustang, a formerly forbidden kingdom in Tibet that remains a pristine relic of culture, history and art. Coburn’s expedition found human skeletons, abandoned ancient text folios and much more. He will deliver a thought-provoking and entertaining illustrated presentation in which he will share this year’s findings with the public for the first time. A film of the expedition is being produced for a National Geographic Television special to be aired in March, 2009. 7 p.m., Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Open House: Whitman College presents an open house for the Fouts Center for Visual Arts. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m, 150 S. Park St..
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Wednesday, Nov. 5
O’Donnell Lecture: Tomson Highway, aboriginal playwright, author, and activist from Canada, will present an O’Donnell Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Auditorium. At the age of 30, Highway wrote his first play, the award-winning “The Rez Sisters.” This play, about the lives of aboriginal women on the reservation, catapulted him into fame and set the stage for his next play, “Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing,” about the lives of aboriginal men The Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O’Donnell Visiting Professorship in Global Studies was established in 2002 by the 1943 Whitman alumni to give current and future students the chance to experience the opportunities the O’Donnells enjoyed in their careers. Ashton’s career after Whitman allowed them extensive travel, business dealings with domestic and international clientele, and diplomatic responsibilities with the U.S. Department of State.