October 19, 2015

2015 Faculty Technology Showcase

Faculty Technology Showcase

The 2015 Faculty Technology Showcase will take place on Monday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Reid Campus Center's Young Ballroom.

Many Whitman faculty members and instructional staff utilize and experiment with technology to enhance and augment their teaching, learning and scholarship. Presented by AITAG, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and WCTS, the showcase will include exhibits and demonstrations of compelling uses of technology by more than 20 faculty and staff members. The event will include wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Presenters include:

Tom Armstrong • Janet Davis • Daniel Forbes • Rebecca Frost • Krista Gulbransen • Kristen Handley • Machelle Hartman • Kynde Kiefel • Justin Lincoln • Lydia McDermott • Amy Molitor • Nicole Pietrantoni • Matt Reynolds • Dalia Rokhsana • Albert Schueller • Lynn Sharp • Grant Shimer • Deb Simon • Michael Simon • Lisa Uddin • Elizabeth Vandiver • Devon Wootten 

Faculty news briefs

Assistant Professor of Sociology Alissa Cordner has published two articles in the past month. "Defining and Defending Risk: Conceptual Risks Formulas in Chemical Alternatives Assessment" was published in Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and describes how environmental policy stakeholders rhetorically define and technically operationalize the risks of industrial chemicals. JESS is the official journal of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. The second paper, "Strategic Science Translation and Environmental Controversies," appeared in Science, Technology & Human Values. The article develops a new concept to explain how stakeholders interpret and communicate scientific evidence to advance their goals and interests. STHV is the official journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Assistant Professor of English Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel has published an essay, "Empire Builder," in The Kenyon Review Online, a publication of Kenyon College. Her essay, "Oil (an erasure of Genesis)," was recently published in Bard College's literary journal Conjunctions, and her essay "Liberace and the Ash Tree," has been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize.

Residence Hall Trick-or-Treating

Whitman's residence halls are hosting trick-or-treating again this year for families with kids who want to stop by on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Prentiss Hall, Douglas Hall, Anderson Hall and the Interest House Community will be open from 5 to 6 p.m. Lyman House and Jewett Hall will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. Students in these halls and houses who want to participate will have signs on their doors so that families can know where to knock for candy.

Arts & Crafts Fair

Do you enjoy arts, crafts or baking? Have a talent that you want to share (and sell)?

The campus Arts & Crafts Fair takes place this year on Dec. 7. For more information, contact Assistant Director of Student Activities Katharine Curles.

Campus Directory

Later this week, a PDF draft of the 2015-16 campus directory will be available online for final review and edits. Watch for an email about this project in the next day or two. Future issues of The Fountain will contain price and ordering information for the print version of the campus directory.

Campus Events

For a full list of campus events, go to calendar.whitman.edu.

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, visual editor/photographer

Parting Shot - October 19, 2015

Kids and adults alike enjoy the Night Glow at this past weekend's Walla Walla Balloon Stampede in Howard Tietan Park.

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Compiled by: Bryce Heuett