March 3, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Whitman faculty member welcomes a new addition to the family

Assistant Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey and her partner Everett Maroon are delighted to announce the arrival of their son, Lucas Michael Maroon-Beechey, who was born early in the morning of Feb. 26. Big brother Emile, excited to hold his little brother, wonders why we cannot touch his eyes.

Faculty news brief - March 3

Flow Chart: Torrent

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Joseph Page recently opened a private exhibition at the METHOD Gallery in Seattle. The gallery opening will be held on Thursday, Mar. 6 from 5-9 P.M. Above is the piece "Flow Chart: Torrent" (porcelain, vinyl, polystyrene, MDF, wire and paint). More of Page's art can be found at his website,

Whitman in the news

NPR - What Does Climate Change Mean for Ice Climbing?

Director of Outdoor Programs Brien Sheedy, Professor of Geology Kevin Pogue and student participants in the Outdoor Program discussed ice climbing and climate change with NPR. Read the full story.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education - In the Northwest, Whitman College Answers Call to Improve Knowledge of Civil Rights Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a program in which college students teach the Civil Rights Movement to local elementary and high school students, was featured in "Diverse," along with an interview with Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt. Read the full story.

Campus Events

Parental Involvement and Academic Outcomes: What Works...and What Doesn't

March 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Maxey Auditorium

Dr. Keith Robinson will present a talk based on his book (with co-author Angel Harris) The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement With Children's Education.

Creating an Immigrant Memoir in Words and Images

March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center

In this lecture, Lila Quintero Weaver will describe her personal experiences and detail the process of creating a graphic novel from original sketches to the final book layout.

The Future of Conservation in the Anthropocene

March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Kimball Theater

Humans have influenced every centimeter of the Earth. So what's a conservationist to do? Author Emma Marris will talk about how to organize our conservation efforts.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

March 5, 2014 to March 9, 2014 - Alexander Stage - Harper Joy Theatre

The Harper Joy Theatre takes us into a shadowy world where a complex young prince is torn between the demands of duty, love, and revenge.

Classic Liberalism and Conservation:An idea whose time has finally come?

March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Olin 130

America's founders understood that politicians gain power by transferring wealth from the weak and unorganized to the powerful and well-organized.

Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew

March 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Cordiner Hall

Six dance crews battle for the top spot in the 3rd annual Theta fundraiser for CASA

Glacial Balance

March 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Olin 130

Seattle filmmaker Ethan Steinman will be on hand for a Q&A when Whitman shows his film "Glacial Balance"

Spring Studio Series: Peter de Grasse's "storyball"

March 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Dance Studio, 16 Boyer Ave.

Whitman College's Department of Theatre and Dance presents their Spring Studio Series, beginning with Peter de Grasse's "storyball" on Mar. 12.

Athletic Events - Home Games

Men's Tennis v. Pacific University

March 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis v. Trinity

March 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

NCAA Game 1: Whitworth Vs. George Fox

March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

NCAA Game 2: Whitman Vs. Chapman

March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis v. CMS

March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis v. UC Santa Cruz

March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/communications officer

Last week, Shengjun Wang '17 gave us a closer look at standing section dinners and more. To see Whitman through the eyes of a different student each week, follow @OurWhitman on Instagram. This week, Margo Heffron '17 from Seattle is sharing her Whitman experience with us!