February 2, 2015

Meet-and-greet with Kazi Joshua

Kazi Joshua, Whitman's new associate dean for intercultural affairs and chief diversity officer, is conducting small meet-and-greet sessions to find out what members of the Whitman community think are the most important issues of inclusion, diversity and equity for the college. If your schedule allows, please RSVP to Sonja Aikens (aikenssl@whitman.edu) for one of the sessions below. Each session is limited to 10 people to allow for a more intimate conversation. All the meetings will be held at the Glover Alston Center. Lunch will be provided for noon meetings and light refreshments will be provided for 4 p.m sessions.

  • Feb. 9 (noon to 1 p.m.) 
  • Feb. 23 (4 to 5 p.m.) 
  • March 3 (noon to 1 p.m.) 
  • March 9 (4 to 5 p.m.) 
  • March 30 (4 to 5 p.m.) 
  • April 6 (noon to 1 p.m.)
  • April 13 (4 to 5 p.m.) 
  • April 20 (4 to 5 p.m.)
Kazi Joshua

Photos from the Staff and Faculty Holiday Party

Holiday PartyYou can now view and download photos taken at the 2014 Whitman College Staff and Faculty Holiday Party.

  • To access the photo gallery, follow this link.
  • Click on a photo to see a larger version of it, and click "download" on the right hand side to save a copy.
  • If prompted for a password, enter: holiday
  • Select the size you would like to download and the image will be saved to your computer.

Whitman in the News

AZ Central - "Paradise Valley star Cedric Jacobs-Jones commits to Whitman College for basketball"

Arizonan high school basketball star Cedric Jacobs-Jones commits to join Whitman College.

Watch KNDU tonight at 5 and 6 p.m. for a story on Whitman Teaches the Movement.


Campus Events

Adopt-a-Grandparent Orientation

Open to all Whitman students and staff members who are interested in joining the Adopt-a-Grandparent program this spring. 

Feb. 2 at noon and at 4 p.m. Olin 157

Walla Walla Symphony Pre-Concert Lecture

A free "inside the music" pre-concert talk. 

Feb. 3 at 6.30 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom B

Backcountry Film Festival

Join Whitman's Outdoor Program for the 2015 Backcountry Film Festival. Doors open at 6.45 p.m., and tickets are $5 each for community members and free for Whitman ID holders. A raffle will take place with proceeds donated to the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Watch the trailer here.

Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Maxey Hall, Maxey Auditorium

Life Skills - Lars Guitars

Learn to make a guitar from scratch! Sign up here.

Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Resource Room

Walla Walla Symphony: Oh Those Gershwin Boys!

An evening of music by George and Ira Gershwin, featuring vocalists Rocky Blumhagen and Susannah Mars. Show devised and directed by Jack Moore. Arrangements and orchestrations by Charlie Creasy.

Feb. 3 at 7.30 p.m. Cordiner Hall

Spring Studio Series: g a p s

Whitman Department of Theatre and Dance presents the first of three Spring Studio events. Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak perform g a p s , the wonder and terror of the unknown. It inhabits a world adjacent to the familiar, slipping between ways of seeing and being seen. Lachman and Poliak are based in Oakland, California.

Feb. 4 at 7.30 p.m. Dance Studio (16 Boyer Ave.)

Adopt-a-Grandparent Film Screening: Alive Inside

The Adopt-a-Grandparent Program, in partnership with the Whitman Events Board and BMAC AmeriCorps, will screen Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, an inspiring, heartwarming documentary about the healing power of music for the elderly. The film is a 2014 documentary film directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett. It premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. The film discusses how music therapy can help and ease the suffering of people with Alzheimer's disease. The event is open to the public. Watch the trailer here.

Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theatre

Wing Ridge Backcountry Ski Trip

An unforgettable weekend in the Wallowas: backcountry ski all day and spend the night in huts. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop.

Feb. 6 to 8

Fridays at Four Faculty Recital

Whitman faculty member J.J. Gregg performs on sitar. This recital is free of charge and open to the public.

Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theatre

Kane Smego: Slam Poet

Whitman Events Board (WEB) brings slam poet Kane Smego to the Reid Coffeehouse.

Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Coffeehouse

Day Snowshoe

Spend the day snowshoeing at Horseshoe Prairie. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop.

Feb. 7

Beginning Cross-Country Skiing

Spend the day cross-country skiing at Horseshoe Prairie. No experience necessary. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop.

Feb. 8

Staff Coffee with the President

Feb. 9 at 8.30 a.m., Olin 130


Athletic Events - Home Games

Women's Basketball vs. Whitworth University

Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Whitworth University

Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.

Baseball vs. Corban University (Oregon)

Feb. 8 at noon and 3 p.m.


Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, visual editor/photographer

Parting Shot - Feb. 2, 2015

Two students wrangle some rather tall plants bought at the biology department plant sale last week.


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