June 28, 2010

 
Volume 4, issue 44
June 28, 2010
The Fountain

Whitman night with “The Sweets” is Tuesday, July 13

Mark your calendar and watch campus e-mail for a special invitation to Whitman College night at Borleske Stadium, as the Walla Walla Sweets take on the Kelowna (British Columbia) Falcons. More information to come … stay tuned!


Faculty Accomplishments

A work by Michelle Acuff, assistant professor of art, will be featured in a gallery exhibition called “Seeing Double” at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, Mass., next month. Acuff’s piece, titled “Reparations,” consists of two different, yet strikingly similar, piles of chain, connected to each other by a single link. One half of the chain is a rusty, hand-forged iron chain purchased in an antique store in Mississippi. The other half, identical in size and scale, was hand-made from pinewood. The nationally juried show, which runs July 7 through Aug. 8, will feature pieces in a variety of mediums by more than 85 artists.

In May, Marion Götz, assistant professor of chemistry, earned a 2010 Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The $35,000 award, combined with a $10,000 match from the Whitman Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, will fund research by Götz and several Whitman students to investigate the applications of synthetic molecules as inhibitors of the proteasome. Chemistry majors Stephanie Steiner ’13 and Matt Goldfogel ’11 have already begun working with Götz on the research project. RCSA awarded a total of $2 million in grants to support the contributions of 57 early-career scientists “to the advancement of science and to the professional and scholarly development of faculty, and their students, at liberal arts colleges and primarily undergraduate universities.”


Lunch is served at Prentiss

Bon Appétit is now serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday in Prentiss Dining Hall. These summer hours are in effect through the first week of August, and Faculty Flex may be used and added directly to ID cards at time of purchase (cash or check only).


Welcome to the Whitman family

The Whitman family welcomes Harper James Elliott, son of Jenna Terry, adjunct assistant professor of English, and Robert “Scott” Elliott, assistant professor of English. Harper was born June 17, 2010, at 8 pounds, nine ounces and 21 inches long. Older brother, August Ray “Gus” Elliott, who will turn 5 next month, assures he will “pet baby brother and give him a blankie and bop-bop (his word for pacifier) to help him feel better when he cries.”


Parting Shot
By Greg Lehman, photographer/communications officer

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With the pace of college life slowing down for the summer there’s a bit more time to explore the hidden beauty of the campus – like these sprinkler-spritzed lilies near Lakum Duckum.


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In This Issue
Whitman night with “The Sweets”
Faculty Accomplishments
Lunch at Prentiss
Welcome to the Whitman family
Parting Shot

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