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Presidential Receptions Introducing
Dr. Kathleen M. Murray

14th President of Whitman College, Dr. Kathleen M. MurrayJoin Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for a series of receptions introducing our 14th President, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. Hear from Dr. Murray about initial plans to build on the success of the Now Is the Time Campaign and create a shared vision for the College’s future. Wine and refreshments will be served.

Read more and register online:
October 8, 2015 - Seattle, WA
October 13, 2015 - Honolulu, HI
October 18, 2015 - San Francisco, CA


Faculty Lecture • Spokane, WA
October 7, 2015 • 7 p.m.
Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim will discuss her research and her upcoming book, “JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America’s Newest Jews”
DoubleTree City Center Spokane, Grand Ballroom Salon I
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Faculty Lecture • Portland, OR
October 10, 2015 • 1 p.m.
Professor of Psychology Melissa Clearfield will discuss “Helping Babies in Poverty Overcome the Achievement Gap.”
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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Geology ROCKS • Baltimore, MD
November 2, 2015 • 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to hang out, relax, and visit with Kirsten Nicolaysen, associate professor of geology. You may even hear a discussion or two regarding Geology at Whitman. This is a casual, no-host event with a cash bar for drinks and some light appetizers provided by the Whitman College Alumni Association.
Argosy Café
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More Alumni Events

Welcome Young Alumni!

Welcome to the City Events • Various Cities
Join local alumni, parents and friends to welcome young alumni new to the area and catch up with other area alumni. Feel free to drop in anytime on your way home!

October 2, 2015 • 6-9 p.m. • Philadelphia, PA
October 6, 2015 • 6-9 p.m. • Chicago, IL
October 15, 2015 • 6-10 p.m. • Austin, TX
October 20, 2015 • 6-8 p.m. • Anchorage, AK
October 20, 2015 • 6:30 p.m. • Minneapolis, MN
October 22, 2015 • 6-8 p.m. • Portland, OR
October 27, 2015 • 7-9 p.m. • Walla Walla, WA
November 3, 2015 • 6 p.m. • Denver, CO

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Whitman News

Kathleen M. Murray installed as Whitman’s 14th president
On September 18, Whitman College installed its 14th president, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray, in a ceremony held in Cordiner Hall and attended by faculty and staff members, students, alumni and community members.
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The Class of 2019 moves in
Move-in day for incoming first-year students took place on August 27, with new Whitties, their parents, and staff and faculty members criss-crossing campus to get the new students set up in their dorm rooms.
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First-generation students get a head start
This past July, the college flew 32 incoming first-generation/working-class students to campus for an orientation program to get students familiar with the campus, faculty and staff members and the resources available to them.
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World champion wheelchair tennis player David Wagner takes to the court
World champion wheelchair tennis player David Wagner returned to his hometown on September 16 to lead a youth tennis clinic, open to school-age children.
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Welcome 2015 Graduates!

Scenes from Commencement 2015

Did you know the Alumni Office is here to help you stay connected to Whitman and to your classmates? The Alumni Office staff organizes events across the country to give Whitties the opportunity to reconnect. They also provide the online alumni directory, Whitman Connect, to help you find your fellow Whitties. If you did not register as a student, visit to get started. (You will need your Whitman ID and an email address and we’ll even send you a gift for registering!)

Did you know we have also prepared a website especially for your class? Visit and come learn about all the ways to stay engaged with Whitman after graduation!

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President Kathleen Murray offers Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Northam a musical hand during the Presidential Installation ceremony.

President Kathleen Murray offers Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Northam ’91 a musical hand during the Presidential Installation ceremony.

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Class of 1966 Fiftieth Reunion
May 19-22, 2016

Whitman College 50th Reunion IconView the schedule of events, accommodation information, RSVP and see who else plans to attend.

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Class notes submitted between September 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016, will appear in the February 2016 issue.

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Alumni Travel

Join members of the W Club at the Seattle Mariners Spring Training in Arizona, March 9-12, 2016. SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 31, 2015
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