October Newsletter

 The SEC is excited to start their new monthly newsletter program, distributed via iEngage. We will also be hosting the newsletter here on the SEC website for those that would like to see what we're up to! Keep an eye out for future newsletters that feature stories from students and alumni. Let us know what you think!

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October Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

This newsletter marks the beginning of the SEC's monthly newsletter program, where we share upcoming events and feature interesting projects and people coming through our office. Stay tuned for more features and articles in upcoming months!

Community Fellows

Get Out, Give Back with the annual Make a Difference Day held Saturday morning, October 19th. All members of the Whitman community are invited to partner with local organizations in fourteen key projects that address a wide range of concerns, from children's education to home repairs for low-income residents.
Interested? Email communityservice@whitman.edu, or come to the event at 8:15am in Reid Campus Center


Featured October Events:
Keep your eyes peeled for more events through our website, calender, and Facebook page.


Tuesday, October 1st -- Advanced Excel Workshop
4pm - 5pm, Maxey Computer Lab
Register Here

The SEC and Whitman College Technology Services are proud to present the second of a two-part workshop series. Topics covered will include formatting, formulas, and functions. Don't miss this opportunity to build an extremely valuable professional skill, no matter your interests.

Thursday, October 3rd -- Global Entrepreneurship Week Launch Meeting
5:30 - 6:30pm, Reid 2nd Floor

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators. Come join us for this introductory meeting to discuss ideas of entrepreneurship and starting your own business.

Friday, October 4th -- Lunch For Students with 3 Federal Judges
12pm - 1pm
RSVP to Assistant Dean Noah Leavitt (leavitns@whitman.edu)

This interactive session will feature federal judges Jones, Martinez, and Robart (Class of 1969), three of the most successful members of the West Coast legal community. Think about what you would want to learn and bring your questions to the workshop!

Breaking the LineMonday, October 7th -- Breaking the Line with Sam Freedman
7pm - 8:30pm, Maxey Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The SEC will kick off Whitman Teaches the Movement with a unique conversation about college sports, civil rights, and American history. Featuring Professor of History David Schmitz and Director of Athletics Dean Snider. Sam Freedman is a columnist for the New York Times and a tenured professor of journalism at Columbia University.

Wednesday, October 9th -- Graduate School Fair
12:00pm - 3:00pmReid Ballroom

Grad Fair

A multitude of graduate school programs will be on campus to meet you and discuss information that can't be found on a web site. Prior to the Fair representatives will be meeting at 11am to help answer student questions in the following categories: Law, Education and Business.

Wednesday, October 9th -- Story Time Program: Events and Reflection
6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is the first event hosted through the SEC's new intern position: Events and Reflections. In an ongoing effort to expand our approach to volunteerism, each community service program is conducting reflection workshops to increase awareness of social issues and connect students with organizations and causes in the community.

Tuesday, October 22nd -- Women In Leadership Symposium
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel open to all students

The annual Women in Leadership Symposium was founded by Trustee Emerita Colleen Willoughby '55, noted philanthropist and founder of the Washington Women's Foundation. The Symposium aims to bring women leaders to campus to inspire future generations of Whitman graduates as they consider their professional futures.


October Workshop Series


Real Talk with Alumni is a series of workshops featuring recent Whitman graduates. October will bring a winery owner, an artist-entrepreneur and a public health official to discuss their path from Whitman to the Real World. Students are invited to come ask how they pursued their careers and what role their education played in the journey.

For more information, visit the Real Talk with Alumni website at www.whitman.edu/realtalk


October will bring four great workshops of the Beyond Your Backpack series, brought by our new Director for Business Engagement, Kim Rolfe. Topics will include networking, interviews, business writing, and workplace culture.

To RSVP, email us at sec_info@whitman.edu. For more information about upcoming sessions, visit the site.

To learn more and find out about more programs and events in the SEC:
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Student Engagement Center   |   sec_info@whitman.edu   |   509-527-5183   |   Reid 219

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