April 14, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Whitman kicks off 6th Annual Duck Hunt


The ducks are back! Join us for Whitman College's Sixth Annual Duck Hunt.

Starting Wednesday, Apr. 16, keep your eyes peeled for hundreds of rubber duckies that will be hidden around campus. All Whitman community members are invited to collect up to five ducks which can be redeemed in the Student Activities Office in Reid 202 for raffle tickets. We will draw for a multitude of great prizes from the bookstore on Friday, Apr. 18 at 3 p.m. And don't worry - you get to keep all the ducks you find!

Sessions on Whitman's 403(b) Retirement Plan

Whitman College is sponsoring several one-hour workshops for staff and faculty who want to know more about the Whitman College 403(b) Retirement Plan. Workshops include practical topics such as a general overview of the plan, how to use online resources, and the best strategies for retirement income. Presenters from TIAA CREF will be leading the workshops and sharing information. Based on survey responses earlier this month, the workshops will be offered at the following times:

Whitman College 403(b) Retirement Plan:

  • Tuesday Apr. 22, 11 a.m. - Reid GO2
  • Wednesday Apr. 23, 8 a.m. - Physical Plant
  • Wednesday Apr. 23, 12 noon (brown bag) - Reid GO2

Managing your Account Online

  • Tuesday Apr. 22, 12 noon - Reid GO2
  • Wednesday Apr. 23 11 a.m. - Reid GO2

Retirement Income Strategies

  • Tuesday Apr. 22, 2 p.m. - Reid GO2

Survey respondents will receive email confirmation of their workshop reservation and should contact human resources at ext. 5172 if they are unable to attend or would like to attend a different session. Those who do not receive email confirmation may sign up for a workshop with human resources on a first come/first served basis. There are a limited number of seats available for each session.

Please feel free to contact human resources if you have questions or would like additional information about any of the workshops. A limited number of private meetings will also be available with TIAA CREF representatives on Apr. 22 and 23.

New Pop-Up Gallery opens in May

Local organization Walla Pop-Up will host a new pop-up art gallery starting on May 2 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.  During the reception, visitors will have a chance to meet the local artists involved.

The gallery will be open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until it closes on May 25. Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Charly Bloomquist will give an artist talk on Saturday, May 24, and both Director of Sheehan Gallery Daniel Forbes and Assistant Professor of Art Justin Lincoln will be participants in the show.

More details about the Pop-Up Gallery will be available in next week's Fountain.

Campus Events

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

April 16, 2014 to April 20, 2014 - Freimann Studio Theatre

Travel to the underworld in this contemporary retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice. A fresh look at a timeless love story.

I am Divine: The true story of the most beautiful woman in the world

April 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Kimball Theatre

From the director of "Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story" and "Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon."

Political Folk Music in 1960s Japan: Translation, Adaptation, and the Quest for Authenticity

April 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Olin 157

A look at the political folk song movement of late 1960s Japan

"When The Ancient and The Modern Collide: Past Sounds in Present Works by Composer Dominick DiOrio"

April 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. - Whitman College Music Building Chism Hall

Whitman College Department of Music Presents: "When The Ancient and The Modern Collide: Past Sounds in Present Works by Composer Dominick DiOrio"

Whitman College Fridays at Four Recital Series: a Faculty Recital with Michael LeFevre, guitar

April 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. - Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theatre

Whitman College Fridays at Four Recital Series Presents a Faculty Recital with Michael LeFevre, guitar

The Chorale and Chamber Singers Spring Concert, conducted by Jeremy Mims

April 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

Whitman College Department of Music Presents The Chorale Spring Concert, conducted by Jeremy Mims

The Spring Chamber Music Concert, coached by Amy Dodds

April 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. - Chism Recital Hall, Music Building

Whitman College Department of Music Presents the Spring Chamber Music Concert, coached by Amy Dodds

Left to Tell: A lecture by best-selling author Immaculée Ilibagiza

April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

A lecture by Rwandan Genocide survivor and best-selling author Immaculée Ilibagiza.

Athletic Events - Home Games

Men's Tennis v. Linfield College

April 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis v. Willamette University

April 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Women's Golf v. Whitman Spring Invite

April 19, 2014 to April 20, 2014

Men's Golf v. Whitman Spring Invite

April 19, 2014 to April 20, 2014

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

Parting Shot - The Fountain

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of The Fountain. Now head outside and enjoy our beautiful Spring!