July 8, 2013

Volume 7, Issue 46 April 8, 2012
The Fountain

Whitman featured in round-up of western U.S. liberal arts colleges “worth the trip”

Whitman was recently included in a list of non-east coast colleges that students from the east coast should consider in their college search. The article, titled College Admissions: 10 Western Colleges Worth the Trip this Summer was posted on the site golocalworcester.com, a local news outlet serving the Worcester, Mass. area.

“Here on the East Coast, students and their families often focus on the plethora of fine colleges in the Northeast,” writes admissions expert Cristiana Quinn. “…And while many know about Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA and USC, few realize that there are some top-notch smaller liberal arts colleges out West.”

In addition to Whitman, the article recommends that families going on cross-country college trips visit Occidental, Reed and Colorado College, among others.

Read the full story HERE.


Staff news brief

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Charly Bloomquist, senior adjunct assistant professor of art, will be displaying a selection of his work at Brasserie Four through September. His exhibit, titled “Grounds for Investigation,” examines images of daily life through an artistic lens. There will be a reception this Wednesday, July 10 from 3-5 p.m. at the restaurant, 4 E. Main St. The exhibit also features work by local mixed media artist Squire Broel.

To read the UB article about the exhibit, click HERE.


Staff changes and transitions

Matt and Nico
Matt and his son Nico (16 months) are both avid soccer and Seattle Sounders fans.

Effective July 3 — Matt Banderas ‘04 is the new staff photographer in the communications office. A Whitman alumnus, he has spent the past seven years as a photographer at the UB, photographing “anything and everything” in Walla Walla and doing freelance work when time permits. He is married to Maggi Banderas ‘05, administrative assistant for residence life and housing.


Welcome to the Whitman Family, Westley!

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Travis Congleton, publications designer, and Crystal Webb announce the birth of their son, Westley Jon Congleton. He was born July 6, at 3:07 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Everything is going well and Travis will be available for work again on Thursday.


Parting Shot
By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

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Summer dance lab participants hit their final pose with a smile during a morning spent rehearsing on campus last Wednesday. Full size.


Whitman College
In This Issue
10 Western Colleges
Staff News Brief
Staff Changes and Transitions
New Baby
Parting Shot

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