March 23, 2015

Faculty News Brief

Associate Professor Sarah Hurlburt's article, "Educating Emma: A Genetic Analysis of Reading in Madame Bovary," published in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Volume 40, was the most frequently accessed NCFS Journal article in Project MUSE in 2014.

Campus News

New in the bookstore

The bookstore recently purchased some beautiful custom wood pieces with the Whitman College clock tower logo burned into the wood, including a box made from old Whitman College residence hall bunk beds. They are made by staff member Victoria Johnson, who owns The Rusty Dogwood.

12th Annual Whitman Off-Campus Studies Image Contest

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the images OCS participants bring back from studying abroad speak volumes about their life-changing experiences. Our annual Image Contest challenges students to capture lessons learned overseas on film to encourage them to reflect on their experiences. A huge thank-you goes to our judges, Matt Banderas '04, Visual Editor in Communications and Whitman study abroad alumnus, and OCS Committee members Stacey Giusti, Registrar, and Nicholas "Nico" Parmley, Assistant Professor of Spanish.

The top images are displayed on the Off-Campus Studies website, various Whitman publications and a myriad of locations across campus. Along with an image, students submit a statement about the photo's significance and how it symbolizes what they learned during their off-campus studies.

The image by Maya Volk '15 (displayed above right) was this year's best in show winner. Her statement: "This photo was taken in the compound where our Program Center was located. My program was lucky to be there for a rare, large sacrification ceremony for the family and physical compound. The girl in this photo is a ritual dancer who performed with a group of young girls in the family temple. In the background there are young boys who later performed a masculine dance with spears."

Visit the 2014 OCS Image Contest Flickr album to see all the photos.

Wood pieces in bookstore
New in the campus bookstore
Photo credit: Maya Volk '15

Campus Events

Art Exhibits

While the Sheehan Gallery is closed for spring break, why not check out some of the other art exhibits at Whitman?

  • In the Penrose Library 3rd floor display case, you'll find "Community and Culture: The Diverse Roots of Early Walla Walla," curated by Grant Rommel '15 and Emma Philipps '17.
  • Outside room 108 in Maxey Hall is "Whitman College in the 1950s," curated by Madeline Duppenthaller '16 and Brenna Two Bears '17.
  • In the Maxey West Foyer, "Hand & the Machine (Maxey Edition)," assembled by Maxey Museum student curators.

Learn more about these exhibits on the campus calendar.

You can also see the work of some of our talented staff members in the annual "Art Outside the Box" exhibit, showing in Reid's Stevens Gallery through April 10.

Athletic Events - Home Games

Baseball vs. Whitworth University

Wednesday March 25 at 3:00 and 6:00.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, photographer/visual editor

A duckling hunts for his next meal on College Creek.

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Compiled by: Bryce Heuett