November 30, 2015

Whitman Bookstore Open House

Whitman College Bookstore Open House

Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

Arts & Crafts Fair

Campus Events

Film Screening: Reel Rock 10

The 10th annual Reel Rock is 90 minutes of the best climbing films made this year, featuring some of the greatest accomplishments in rock climbing history. Free for Whitman students, $5 for other students, alumni and children; $10 for community members.

Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Olin Hall, Olin 130

World AIDS Day Symposium

In honor of World AIDS Day 2015, Whitman College GLBTQ and Blue Mountain Heart to Heart will host a symposium to discuss the current state of HIV/AIDS in Washington state. Topics of discussion will include: Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement of the End AIDS initiative to reduce new HIV infections by 50 percent by 2020; the effects and benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP); and other related areas of concern. The panelists at the symposium will be comprised of local community members, including Director of Public Health Harvey Crowder and several other guest speakers.

Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Reid G02

Rempel Lecture: Dr. Neil Shubin - Your Inner Fish: A Journey through the 3.5-Million-Year History of the Human Body 

This year's Rempel Lecture is presented by Dr. Neil Shubin, a bestselling author, host of the PBS series Your Inner Fish and Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago.

Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Maxey Hall, Maxey Auditorium

Outdoor Program Gear Sale

Find great bargains with Whitman's Outdoor Program annual gear sale.

Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

Voice Recital: Delaney Hanon '17 and Joel Ponce '16 

Whitman College's Department of Music presents a voice recital featuring Delaney Hanon (soprano) and Joel Ponce (baritone).

Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

Whitman Bookstore Open House

Great prices and great performances make up this year's Bookstore open house! Get 20 percent off all merchandise (excluding text books). From noon to 1 p.m., Celtic violin with Anna Burgess '17; at 4 p.m., light refreshments; from 4 to 5 p.m., an author event with professors Bob Carson and Katrina Roberts; from 6 to 7 p.m., a cappella groups Schwa, T-tones and Sirens.

Dec. 3. Reid Campus Center, Bookstore

Film screening: Paper Tigers 

Love and respect can change the world. Join us for a free showing of Paper Tigers, the moving story of what happened when Walla Walla's own Lincoln High School radically changed its approach to student support and discipline. This feature-length documentary follows a year in the life of students and staff at Lincoln, exploring how Lincoln and The Health Center have become promising models for breaking generational cycles of poverty, violence and health disparities in America.

Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Cordiner Hall

Sophomore Piano Recital: Gabe Merrill-Steskal '18

Whitman College's Department of Music presents Gabe Merrill-Steskal '18 in a sophomore piano recital, also featuring the Adastra Piano Trio with Gabe Merrill-Steskal, piano; Anna Burgess '17, violin; and Soobin Dokko '17, cello. Free and open to the public.

Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

Joukowsky Lecture: J. Theodore Peña - Stories of Stuff from Pompeii 

J. Theodore Peña is a professor in the Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves as acting chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at UC Berkeley and is an academic trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America. His areas of interest include the archaeology of Roman and pre-Roman Italy, the Roman economy, ceramic analysis and material culture studies. He directs two research projects in Italy: the Palatine East Pottery Project and the Pompeii Artifact Life History Project.

Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Olin Hall, Olin 157

Fridays at Four: Violin-Piano Duo Recital with Lauren Basney and David Hyun-su Kim

Whitman College's Department of Music presents Fridays at Four, with Lauren Basney, violin and Assistant Professor of Music David Kim, piano. Free and open to the public.

Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theatre

Palouse Falls Adventure 

Sign up at the Outdoor Program Rental Shop. Cost: $35.

Dec. 5

Cello Recital: Soobin Dokko '17

Whitman College's Department of Music presents Soobin Dokko '17, cello, with guest artist Rachel Kim '16, cello. Featuring David Kim and Cheney Doane '15, piano.

Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

31st Annual Feast of Carols

Whitman College's Department of Music and the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin present the 31st Annual Feast of Carols. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank.

Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Cordiner Hall

Arts and Crafts Fair 

Come join us for our annual arts and crafts fair. Students, staff, faculty and families will be selling their homemade goods. To sell, email

Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

Balkan Ensemble Fall Concert

Featuring Assistant Professor of Music Ian MacMillen - director and tambura, electric bass, darbuka; Jacqueline Rees-Mikula '16 - viola; Robert Boyer '18 - violin; Jeffrey Maher '18 - trombone, vocals, darbuka, tupan; Isabel Christy '17 - clarinet, darbuka, tupan; Andrew Schwartz '18 - clarinet, darbuka; Emma Philbrook '19 - mandolin, tambura; Calvin Brigham '17 - accordion, tupan, darbuka.

Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, visual editor/photographer

Parting Shot - November 30, 2015

While the students were away, Walla Walla settled in to winter. Dusted with snow, ice and frost, the Blue Mountains live up to their name.

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