August 13, 2012

Volume 6, Issue 51 August 13, 2012
The Fountain

Remembering Dave Holden – recap of memorial service

Dave Holden Memorial service
Against the backdrop of the Borleske Field baseball diamond, Earl Holden, Dave's brother, shares personal and family reflections.

Dave Holden Memorial service

In case you missed the crushing news last week, Sports Information Director Dave Holden passed away Aug. 3, 2012. Click HERE to read Whitman’s tribute and a recap of the memorial service. Also, Union-Bulletin sports editor Jim Buchan wrote a column honoring Dave.

The coaches have decided to honor Holden with a patch that teams will wear on uniforms or put on gear. The design also will be posted on the athletics website and used in printed athletics materials, such as game programs and team rosters.


Save the date for Annual Opening Week Staff Breakfast

End of Summer Breakfast

All staff are invited to the annual Opening Week Staff Breakfast to kick off the new school year. It will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. on the Memorial Building South Lawn (Young Ballroom in case of rain).


Reminder: Staff and faculty ice cream social this Friday

Ice Cream Social

All staff and faculty are invited to an end of the summer ice cream social this Friday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. on the Baker Faculty Center Side Lawn. Come prepared to make your own ice cream sundae!


Staff invited to teach a “Life Skills” session

The Student Activities Office is again looking for staff members willing to participate in the Life Skills Series. Interested staff members may sign up to share a talent, hobby or important life skill with a group of about eight to 15 students at a time of their choice. The series is an opportunity for students to get to know staff while learning valuable skills not taught in the classroom. Popular courses last year included car maintenance, cooking, mending, cross stitch, meditation and bike repair. In surveys conducted last year, students also requested courses in plumbing, carpentry, business, balancing checkbooks, budgeting, letter writing, canning, crafts, etiquette, baking and outdoor skills.

With questions or to sign up, contact Katherine Curles ’07, student activities and orientation program adviser, at curleske@whitman.edu or x4436


Welcome to the Whitman Family, Tate!

parting shot

Brooke Vick, assistant professor of psychology, and her husband, Matt Shaw, announce the birth of their second son. Tate Anthony Vick Shaw was born Monday, July 23, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches. He joins big brother Brady in the family.


Parting Shot
By Greg Lehman, photographer/communications officer

parting shot

Memories of Dave Holden – in his sports information office, pieces from Dave’s extensive baseball and sports memorabilia collection reflected his passion and served as conversation pieces for those who shared it. Full size.


Whitman College
In This Issue
Dave Holden Memorial Service
Staff Breakfast
Ice Cream Social
Life Skills Series
New Baby
Parting Shot

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