November 11, 2013

Volume 8 | Issue 12 | November 11, 2013

Outdoor Program receives national recognition

The Whitman Outdoor Program was recently selected as a recipient of the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award, an annual honor issued by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. This award recognizes an outstanding non-profit outdoor program that has provided dynamic and innovative services to its participants, demonstrated professionalism and high standards of conduct and contributed to the outdoor community at large by sharing information and assisting other programs.

Director of Outdoor Programs Brien Sheedy is proud of the work the OP has done.

"This is an amazing tribute and recognition of many years of hard work to make the Whitman College Outdoor Program not only a signature program of the college but one that stands out at the national level,” he said.


Student creates video from summer scholastic enrichment program

Junior David Wilson recently put together a recruitment video for the Whitman Institute for Scholastic Enrichment (WISE), a summer program that allows local 8th and 9th graders to visit campus for a few days. During the three-day program, these students gain resources to help them succeed in high school and college.

This past summer, 21 students participated in the program. These WISE students experienced a hands-on DNA lab with Assistant Professor of Biology Arielle Cooley and attended a Latin American history class with Professor of History Julie Charlip. They also met with admission and financial aid officers to learn more about identifying and overcoming barriers to attend college.

You can watch the video here.


Washington Federal buys Bank of America

Washington Federal recently bought out the local branches of Bank of America. If you received a letter from Washington Federal stating that your Bank of America account will be moved, please be sure to complete a new direct deposit form and submit it to Payroll Coordinator Kellie Emigh in Memorial 110 as soon as possible.

Forms can be found in the payroll office and on this website.

Because Bank of America still owns the accounts through Dec. 6, November paychecks will go through using the old Bank of America account numbers. The December paychecks, however, require the new Washington Federal account information. Please submit revised forms before Dec. 1 so that your December paycheck deposit is not rejected.

If you have any questions, please call Kellie Emigh at x5985.


Whitman Wellness
Contributed by Fitness Facilities Director Michele Hanford, CPT

A very long time ago, in 450 B.C., Greek physician Hippocrates revolutionized medicine and helped to set the stage for what we now call modern or clinical medicine. His vision was progressive at the time, but it was founded on common sense. One famous quote is a great reminder of the body’s need for movement:

“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well-developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”

As mature adults, most of us allow our various aches and pains to make us think that we can’t exercise today. But as many people have heard me say: “I limp into the gym, and I walk out!” Exercise strengthens your spirit and toughens your mind. It makes your bones and muscles strong and clears out the clutter. Building and keeping muscle on your frame increases your metabolism and keeps the extra holiday pounds at bay.

Twenty minutes of personal exercise will make you better every time you do it, so let’s all get up and get going, because exercise has the power to change you in just about every way imaginable.

And as Norman Vincent Peal – another great and wonderful man – once said: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”


Campus Events
All free unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 17
Theatre. Harper Joy Theatre will be showing “The Drunken City” by Adam Bock. The plot follows three brides-to-be who travel to the city for one final night. After a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, their world is turned upside down, as they begin to question the very future they came to celebrate. Call 509-527-5180 or visit the Harper Joy website to purchase tickets. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Whitman students receive free tickets. Freimann Studio Theatre. Show times vary.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Music. The Whitman College Wind Ensemble will present their fall concert, conducted by Gary Gemberling. 7:30 p.m. in Chism.

Thursday, Nov. 14
Reading. Poet, literary critic and Harvard University professor Stephen Burt will read his work at this installment of the Visiting Writers Reading Series. Burt has received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. 7 p.m. in Kimball.

Music. The Whitman College Jazz Ensemble will present their fall concert, conducted by Doug Scarborough. 7:30 in Chism.

Friday, Nov. 15
Music. Michael Simon and Tom Simon will perform original songs for the Fridays at Four Recital Series. 4 p.m. in Kimball.

Music. The Whitman College Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their fall concert, conducted by Jeremy Mims. 7:30 p.m. in Kimball.

Saturday, Nov. 16
Music. Junior Ryan Jacobson will present a violin recital. 3 p.m. in Chism.

Lecture. Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine Danielle Ofri will deliver the Third Annual James McClellan Lecture on Humanity in Clinical Care. Her presentation, titled "The Time-Harried American Physician," will address issues of humanity and the humane in the doctor-patient relationship. The event will be preceded by a book signing in the Hall of Music lobby. 7 p.m. in Chism.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Music. The Whitman College Orchestra will present their fall concert, conducted by Paul Luongo. 3 p.m. in Chism.


Athletic Events – Home Games

Friday, Nov. 15
Swimming vs. Lewis and Clark – 6 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. University of St. Thomas (MN) – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16
Swimming vs. Pacific University – 1 p.m.
Cross Country vs. NCAA Regionals – 9 a.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Pamona-Pitzer – 4 p.m.


Parting Shot
By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

parting shot

From left to right - Alexandra Jordan, Brian Dohe and Donna Gardner welcome guests to Baker Center during an open house event. Full size.

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