January 26, 2015

Calling All Alumni Who Work at Whitman

If you are one of the more than 80 alumni who work at Whitman College, you possess a unique perspective on both the college and your working for Whitman. We would like you to share it with our students.

The Alumni Association and the Student Engagement Center invite you to attend a career networking reception for alumni who work at Whitman and current students on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 4.30 p.m. in the Reid Campus Center's Young Ballroom.


Faculty News Brief

Assistant Professor of English Chris Leise recently had an essay published in Philological Quarterly. "The Eye-ball and the Butterfly: Beauty and the Individual Soul in Emerson and Hawthorne" considers the two writers' diverging approaches conceptions of individual identity, with a particular focus on Emerson's New English Protestant influences.


Whitman in the News

The Easterner - "Teaching the Movement urges change in civil rights education"

Associate Dean of Students Noah Leavitt and Whitman Teaches the Movement are featured in The Easterner.

The Seattle Times - "The oldest-vine wines in Washington come from Snipes Mountain"

Todd Newhouse '95 is oversees some of the region's oldest grapevines.


Campus Events

2015 MLK Keynote: Justice Mary Yu - Race, Law and Justice in America

Race, Law and Justice in America, a conversation with Hon. Mary Yu and President George Bridges, will be the 2015 MLK keynote address. A frequent speaker for legal education seminars, Yu is also active in a variety of community and professional activities. She performed the first same-sex marriage in the State of Washington and is the first member of the LGBT and Asian communities to serve on the Supreme Court. Her list of recent awards includes "Judge of the Year" from the Washington State Association for Justice; "Public Official of the Year" from the municipal League Foundation; and the 2012 "Difference Makers Award" from the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. 

Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

Life Skills - Lars Guitars

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

Jan. 27 and 29 at 7 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Resource Room

AIA Lecture Series: Professor Sarah Davies

Burning Questions: The Debate over Child Sacrifice at the Tophet of Carthage is a lecture by Sarah Davies, assistant professor of history at Whitman. Her focus is on Roman and North African history and archaeology.

Jan. 29 at 7.30 p.m. Olin 157

Lecture: Visiting Artist/Educator Greg Pond

A lecture by visiting artist/educator Greg Pond, who brought The Hand & The Machine series to Whitman. Brought to campus by the Studio Art Department through a grant from the McMillen Foundation.

Jan. 29 at 7.30 p.m. Fouts Center for Visual Arts 201

Moonlight Snowshoe

Snowshoe by the light of the full moon at Horseshoe Prairie. No experience necessary. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop.

Jan. 30 

Mt. Hood Alpine Ski Trip

Spend the night at Mazama Lodge on Friday, ski Mt. Hood Timberline Resort on Saturday, return late Saturday night. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop.

Jan. 30

Screening: Nas: Time is Illmatic

Time is Illmatic is a music documentary chronicling the making of rap artist Nas' seminal album Illmatic. The film takes a deep look at New York City, the golden age of hip hop and the unique early life of this eclectic musician.

Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

Casino Night

Casino Night is an exciting night of "gambling," prizes and food! Come play your friends at blackjack, poker, craps and other casino games to win more chips​. At the end of the night, trade in your chips for raffle tickets and enter to win some fabulous prizes.

Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

Intercultural Center Snow Adventure

Spend the day learning to cross-country ski and snowshoe with the Intercultural Center and Outdoor Program. Snowman construction included. Cocoa and snacks abound. Sign up with Kyle Martz in the Intercultural Center.

Feb. 1



Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, visual editor/photographer

Parting Shot - Jan. 26, 2015

Rachel Palfini '15, an Asian studies major from Irvine, California, leads a second-grade Whitman Teaches the Movement class at Sharpstein Elementary School. One of their tasks: to make picket signs.


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Compiled by: Bryce Heuett