The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives • Walla Walla, WA
February 24, 2018 • Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom BRSVP by February 22
Michelle Janning, professor of sociology, is the author of book, "The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives" and will share insights about her recently published book with alumni, parents and friends. Please join us.
Building a Diverse Whitman Community • San Francisco, CA
February 28, 2018 • UBER HeadquartersRSVP by February 23
Please join Kazi Joshua, vice president for diversity and inclusion, as he speaks about the work of the Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee, our recent campus climate study, and how diversity planning will coincide with the broader college strategic planning.
Waiting for the Next Big One • Portland, OR
March 3, 2018 • Historic Kenton FirehouseRSVP by March 1
Improving Wildfire Risk Management in the Pacific Northwest. Assistant Professor of Sociology Alissa Cordner will discuss some of the risk management challenges faced by firefighters on the ground, their supervisors in the office, and high-level policy-makers in land management agencies.
Brunch with Professor Michelle Janning • Austin, TX
March 4, 2018 • TRACE (inside the W Hotel)RSVP by February 23
Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to have brunch with Dr. Michelle Janning, professor of sociology. Come out to hear about her research, the sociology department, and Whitman College in general. Brunch will be fully hosted by Whitman College but space is limited. RSVP today!
Memories of Microeconomics: Markets and Market Failure • New York, NY
March 11, 2018 • NYU Kimmel Center, room KC 803RSVP by March 7
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to a talk by Dr. Jan Crouter, associate professor of economics, about what economists mean and don't mean by the odd phrase, "market failure", and the appeal of markets to most economists.
Whitties in the Cities • Philadelphia, PA
March 16 2018 • Home of Marisa McClellan '01RSVP by March 12
Join Whitman alumni, parents, and friends on Friday, March 16, for a social gathering celebrating Whitties in Philadelphia. Come meet new people, catch up, and network, whether you're new to the Delaware Valley or your family has lived here since Billy Penn. Marisa McClellan '01, Ted Duncombe '77, and Marian Uhlman will be your hosts for the evening.
Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights
February 8, 2018 • Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights
Tech icon Jonathan Sposato '89 urges inclusive workplace
January 22, 2018 • Serial entrepreneur and startup investor Jonathan Sposato '89 advocates for more collaboration between men and women in the workplace his new book, Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products & Profits, published by Wiley late last year.
Ashifi Gogo '05 to give 2018 Commencement address
January 17, 2018 • Acclaimed social entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05, CEO of Sproxil, a global consumer protection company praised by former President Bill Clinton, will return to campus this spring as the 2018 Whitman College Commencement speaker.
Trustee Jonathan Sposato '89 talks about his new book about diversity in the tech industry
December 20, 2017 • Sposato's book "Better Together" encourages men to foster gender equality in the workplace
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Ashifi Gogo '05 to give 2018 Commencement address
Acclaimed social entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05, CEO of Sproxil, a global consumer protection company praised by former President Bill Clinton, will return to campus this spring as the 2018 Whitman College Commencement speaker. "Whitman has had a transformative impact on my life," he said. "Whitman's outstanding alumni have proven the versatility a liberal arts education delivers. I am honored to return to campus to visit and learn from tomorrow's leaders."
Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement - Othal Lakey '57
Othal Lakey ’57, retired bishop of the Sixth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia; nationally known lecturer and author; and a regular on The American Religious Town Hall syndicated television show, tells a heart-warming story of how he came to be a student at Whitman.; nationally known lecturer and author; and a regular on The American Religious Town Hall syndicated television show, tells a heart-warming story of how he came to be a student at Whitman.
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