• Assistant Professor Xiaobo Yuan Bridges Anthropology and Religion at Whitman
    Campus News

    June 16, 2020 Xiaobo Yuan first worked as an anthropologist as an undergraduate student while studying at Johns Hopkins University. Yuan received a research grant to do field work in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She was investigating how faith-based organizations, specifically Christian organizations, intervened in the aftermath of the hurricane.

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  • Undergraduate Conference Showcases Student Research Online
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    June 12, 2020 Typically the Undergraduate Conference is a day of in-person presentations and poster sessions, where classes are canceled and the Whitman community interacts with student research. But when the college moved to online learning this spring in response to COVID-19, Keith Raether knew the conference format needed to change, too.

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  • Neuroscientist Nancy Day '05 Brings Research on Language Development in Birds to Psychology Department
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    June 11, 2020 Inside Maxey Hall’s newly constructed Avian Communication Lab, Assistant Professor Nancy Day ’05 is fitting songbirds with tiny headphones.

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  • Faculty Kathryn Frank Brings Passion for Inclusivity and Representation to Study of Comics
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    June 11, 2020 Comics aren’t just something Kathryn Frank enjoys reading in her free time. The newest faculty member in Whitman College’s Department of Film and Media Studies is a comics and new media forms specialist.

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  • Art Seniors Draw Inspiration from COVID-19 for Thesis Projects
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    June 1, 2020 Whitman College art major Peter Leyden didn't have a studio to return to after spring break so he found a new space, and optimistic outlook to these unexpected changes, while he worked to complete his senior thesis.

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  • Virtual Internships Help Students Stay Connected to Walla Walla
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    May 19, 2020 Sociology major Maraena Allen-Lewis ’20 and psychology major Sara Federman ’20 are both continuing to work for the benefit of the Walla Walla community, even from a distance. Federman is serving as the director’s intern for the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, thanks to funding from the Whitman Internship Grant. Lewis has a yearlong Community Fellowship with United Way of the Blue Mountains.

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  • Whitman Education, Medical Field and Heritage Influence Alumna’s YA Novel
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    April 27, 2020 Aleksandra Ross ’14 believes that she wouldn’t have written the same book if it weren’t for her Whitman education. Ross’ first young adult novel will be released April 28, 2020. Titled “Don’t Call the Wolf,” the book is fantasy at a faster pace, Ross said, and is heavily influenced by Polish and Slavic folklore.

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  • Debate Team Duo Takes First in National Competition
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    April 25, 2020 Whitman College debate team partners Ava Liponis ’23 and Susanna Williams ’20 had a lot on their minds as they prepared for the novice finals of the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s national championship tour in March, and it wasn’t just how they were going to craft, propose and defend their arguments. Whitman’s team of debaters competing at nationals had just received the news that the college would move all class instruction online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Co-Taught Indigenous Politics Course Brings Tribal Perspective to Pandemic
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    April 13, 2020 Before Whitman College announced the move to online teaching in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sams and Thayne had already made the decision to shift the course to an online format out of concern for the safety of students and the CTUIR community.

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  • Supportive Environment Leads to Success for Alpine Skiers
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    March 30, 2020 The Alpine Ski Team is one of seven club sports at Whitman College. The team isn’t only lifelong skiers like Hoffman and Carron, many of the athletes started racing in college. The night before a race, the team will sit down and talk about their goals for the race day ahead.

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  • Walla Walla Offers Plentiful Opportunities Over Summer Months
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    March 25, 2020 This spring's summer job fair is going virtual. A smaller, in-person fair was held in early March, but throughout the spring, employers and organizations looking for volunteers, interns or paid employees will set up virtual info sessions through the SEC. The events will be held on Handshake, Whitman’s online platform for jobs an internships. The virtual info sessions make it easy for students finishing the semester remotely to still connect with opportunities.

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  • Philosophy Professor and Psychiatrist Team Up for Book Exploring New Patient-Illness Model
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    February 24, 2020 As an associate professor of philosophy, Tom Davis, doesn’t often find himself diving into the world of medicine. However, recently he has experienced it twofold: as a cancer survivor and as co-author of the new book “Story by Story: Who I Am, What I Suffer.”

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  • Orientation Program Helps First-Year Students Understand New Home in Pasxapa
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    February 24, 2020 What does it mean to know a place? It’s a question that Whitman College grapples with introducing to incoming new students each year during orientation. The orientation planners work to provide programming that gives an introduction to the Walla Walla Valley and Whitman College that acknowledges and informs incoming students of the human history of the area.

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  • Author Johanna Stoberock Brings Writer Lessons into the Classroom
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    February 5, 2020 Johanna Stoberock has always been a writer. Her storytelling started young: “I guess growing up I always wrote. It was something that I really loved doing. I was a huge reader and kept a journal for years and years” said Stoberock, a senior adjunct assistant professor of Composition and General Studies at Whitman College.

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  • Sheehan Gallery Opens 2020 with Trio of Nature Photography Shows
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    January 10, 2020 The new decade is being ushered in at Sheehan Gallery with a trio of nature photography shows, which open at Whitman College’s art gallery on Jan. 31. The larger gallery space will feature “Fire Stories,” an exhibit displaying the photography of John Marshall and the Osborne Panorama Project

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  • International Student Carl Ye ’21 Explores New Cultures at Whitman and Abroad
    Campus News

    December 18, 2019 Carl Ye ’21, a junior from Qingdao, China, will spend spring semester studying abroad in Hungary through the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

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  • Internship Provides Marine Biology Opportunities in Desert Climate
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 A college located 260 miles east of the Pacific Ocean may not be thought as the best environment to pursue studies in marine biology. But biology major Makana Stone ’20 found that despite Walla Walla, Washington’s high desert climate, she was able to find the opportunities she needed to pursue her love of marine science at Whitman College.

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  • Scientific Illustration Course Pushes Students to Examine the World in New Ways
    Campus News

    October 30, 2019 On a clear October day, students sit scattered across Ankeny Field, cross-legged with sketching notebooks balanced in their laps, using pencils, pens and colored pencils to capture the countless trees surrounding the grassy center of campus. It's a scene typical of any college campus art class. Except these students aren't just artists - they're budding scientists.

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  • Maria Lux's Research-Driven Art Explores Emerging Field of Animal Studies
    Campus News

    October 22, 2019 Maria Lux teaches courses in beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing in the Art Department at Whitman College. This spring, Lux will be teaching “Animals and Art,” a course that explores relevant issues regarding animals from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes historical and contemporary depictions of animals in art.

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  • Andrea Chin '15 Hones Research Skills at OHSU Laboratory
    Campus News

    October 14, 2019 Andrea Chin ‘15 hasn’t been one to stray from her goals and the path that leads her to them. While at Whitman, Chin was a biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology (BBMB) major. She had her sight set on Whitman from the moment she was accepted to the college’s Visit Scholarship Program, which provides a free trip to campus for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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