BYOPicnic in Central Park • New York, NY
July 10, 2016 • 1-4:00 p.m. • Central Park's Sheep MeadowRead more and RSVP online
Join Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a BYOPicnic in Central Park's Sheep Meadow. The group will be hosted by Aaron Blank '01 on the west side of the meadow. Look for a Whitman sign staked in the ground. Feel free to bring something to share if you'd like, along with any necessary plates and utensils (reusable is preferred!). A blanket to spread out will come in handy too. Due to park regulations please do not bring alcohol. If it looks like rain the day before a cancellation email will be sent to those that RSVP by July 8.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016 • Ashland, OR
August 12-14, 2016 • Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OregonRead more and register online
For 37 years, Whitman alumni, parents and friends have met in Ashland, Oregon, to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, for a weekend of theater and post-play discussions. Saturday morning features a lecture by Theresa DiPasquale, Cowan Professor of English Language & Literature. Throughout the weekend, she will lead group discussions following the evening productions.
Sigma Chi Alumni Event • Seattle, WA
August 18, 2016 • 5-7:00 p.m. • Hagerty's Sports Bar, Washington Athletic Club, 2nd FloorRead more and RSVP online
Alumni brothers of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Sigma Chi are cordially invited to come together to reconnect with old friends and meet new brothers. Chapter President Nadir Ovcina will be in attendance to update members on the chapter’s current affairs and outlook for the coming school year. It will be a great opportunity to show support for Sigma Chi and to strengthen the ties between alumni and the active chapter.
Presidential Reception • Anchorage, AK
August 18, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. • The Hotel Captain Cook, Quarterdeck Room, Tower I, 10th FloorRead more and RSVP online
Join Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for a special reception with our 14th President. Meet Dr. Murray and hear about the College's strategic planning process that will advance the work of Whitman and create a shared vision for the College's future. Wine and refreshments will be served
2016 graduates net prominent national scholarships
June 24, 2016 • Members of Whitman’s outgoing class have been awarded a diverse array of competitive post-baccalaureate fellowships and grants.
Lea Redmond '03's "whimsical startup" business is featured in Inc.
June 22, 2016 • Leafcutter Designs, which makes more than a dozen products, is "disrupting the dreary promotional-products industry."
Matt Schissler ’07 receives National Science Foundation Fellowship for Myanmar research
June 10, 2016 • They received close to 17,000 applications during the 2016 awards cycle and made 2,000 offers, a selection rate of less than 12 percent.
Christian DeBenedetti '96 opens new brewery in Newberg, Oregon
June 8, 2016 • The brewery, Wolves & People, located adjacent to a hazelnut field at the farm where DeBenedetti grew up, uses water and the yeast from the farm.
Whitman alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships
June 7, 2016 • Five Whitman alumni have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, with another appointed as alternate.
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Monthly Bluegrass Jam at Lyman Hall
Every third Friday, Lyman House comes alive with the sound of music. Specifically, bluegrass music. This monthly bluegrass jam is the product of a partnership between Lyman Resident Director Louise Fix '14 and Kate Hockersmith from The Mythical / Movable Blue Mountain Bluegrass Jam.
Winnifred Collier Ringhoffer '50 Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement
Winn Collier Ringhoffer '50 graduated from Whitman with a degree in music, then earned a master’s degree from Boston University and a Soloist Certificate in Voice. She has spent her life since bringing music into the lives of audiences and students alike, providing service through song at a local, regional and national level.
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016
Join Theresa DiPasquale, Professor of English Language and Literature, and Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a weekend of play going and discussions. Come for the weekend or for a day. August 12-14, 2016