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  • Fall Visitors’ Day charms prospective Whitties
    Campus News

    October 26, 2017 For Jocelyn Clark, a senior at Enumclaw (Washington) High School, the top attraction of this year's Fall Visitors' Day at Whitman was sitting in on a Spanish class—a subject she hopes to study in college. She joined about 50 high school juniors and seniors who previewed potential college life at Whitman through class visits, meetings with admission staff and presentations about internships, off-campus studies and more.

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  • Master puppeteer to pull a few strings at Whitman
    Campus News

    October 25, 2017 Puppeteer Dan Luce has performed around the world—and, as of this coming weekend—at Whitman College. In advance of his appearances, Luce discussed the art of puppetry and his relationship with puppets.

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  • From the Gridiron to the Stage to the Page
    Whitman Magazine

    How to define Dirk Benedict ’67, given all the sides to him? As an actor, he starred on Broadway; made his movie debut in "Georgia, Georgia," written by Maya Angelou; and earned fame and fortune on TV in "Battlestar Galactica" (as Lt. Starbuck) and "The A-Team" (as Templeton “Faceman” Peck). The writer, actor and Whitman theatre major spoke to "Whitman Magazine" about his career and his life after Whitman.

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  • American Foundation for the Blind CEO Kirk Adams ’83 shares success story
    Campus News

    October 23, 2017 From making 50 cold calls per day as a young municipal bond salesman to becoming president and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Kirk Adams ’83 shared his inspirational life trajectory with other Whitties during a campus lecture late last month.

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  • Whitman assistant professor says wildfire effects differ based on income
    The Mercury News

    October 22, 2017 Sociology Prof. Alissa Cordner pens op-ed on Northern California Wildfires

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  • Video: Jillian Briglia '19 on Northwest Film Center internship
    Campus News

    October 19, 2017 Jillian Briglia '19 leveraged her film and media studies major to attain technical skills, experience and networking opportunities as an intern at the Northwest Film Center in Portland.

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  • Alumni discuss how to land jobs at Amazon like they did
    Campus News

    October 18, 2017 Amazon employees Austin Biehl ’16 and Sam Reddy ’17 prove that a liberal arts education opens numerous employment doors after graduation. Biehl, a recruiter for the international consumer and Kindle content team, and Reddy, a treasury analyst in the capital markets team, return to campus to discuss their burgeoning careers at noon on Friday at Reid Campus Center, room G02. A free lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

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  • Life Under Water
    Whitman Magazine

    Oceanographer Nancy Prouty ’93 and evolutionary biologist Katie Wagner ’04 investigate the planet’s deepest aquatic habitats to explore and protect underwater ecosystems.

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  • Acclaimed author and English instructor Ana Maria Spagna gives reading
    Campus News

    October 17, 2017 Spagna, who specializes in creative nonfiction, is the former M.F.A. program director at Antioch University and the author of six books, including Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey.

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  • Whitman geology professor and class featured in Wine Spectator
    Wine Spectator

    October 17, 2017 Professor Kevin Pogue invites editor to speak to terroir class

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  • Home Sweet Stadium
    Whitman Magazine

    Of the record 21 Whitties who played summer collegiate baseball this season, three honed their skills at home with the Walla Walla Sweets.

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  • Whitman’s Commitment to Environmentalism Grows
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman’s Commitment to Environmentalism Grows

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  • Reunion Weekend underscores continuity
    Campus News

    October 16, 2017 This year’s Reunion Weekend was a family affair for some of the attendees at last Thursday’s reception for alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. Jerry Work ’62 and Carrie Gallagher Lyons ’57 are Whittie parents and grandparents—and that’s just for starters.

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  • Declared majors to offer advice at academic majors fair
    Campus News

    October 16, 2017 What goes into the decision to declare a major? Whitman sophomores, juniors and seniors across academic departments praised perspective and problem-solving as two factors that attracted them to their field of study.

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  • Students and faculty celebrate groundbreaking scientific discovery
    Campus News

    October 16, 2017 Forty or so students and professors gathered early this morning to watch a live press conference announcing a cosmic first: the recent detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of two neutron stars. Whitman played a small role in the discovery, thanks to Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Vaughn-Ogin, one of more than 1,000 scientists involved with LIGO gravitational wave detectors and the organizer of the press conference viewing party.

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  • Tour Frenchtown with local historian
    Campus News

    October 13, 2017 Ever wonder what Walla Walla was like in the 19th century? To celebrate International Archaeology Day, local historian Sam Pambrun will lead a tour of Frenchtown Historic Site to connect participants with the region’s storied past.

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  • The Forgotten Emotion
    Whitman Magazine

    Does Professor Thomas Armstrong’s research into the psychology of disgust hold the key to more effective treatments for anxiety disorders?

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  • Visiting scholar on avian influenza and post-9/11 biosecurity
    Campus News

    October 12, 2017 When outbreaks of the H5N1 avian influenza virus struck in Indonesia and other Asian countries, the United States intervened quickly, contributing millions of dollars to bird flu initiatives in the hopes of preventing a global pandemic. Professor of Anthropology Celia Lowe will discuss why the H5N1 virus’s appearance in Southeast Asia was treated as a major medical issue and how U.S. approaches to its treatment relate to post-9/11 anxieties about international biosecurity.

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  • Video: Kaitie Dong '18 interns at Refugee Women's Alliance
    Campus News

    October 12, 2017 Whitman College politics major Kaitie Dong '18 translated her passion for politics into working with underrepresented populations while interning at the Refugee Women's Alliance in Seattle.

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  • Physician and Renaissance man Gar LaSalle to speak on what makes a good doctor
    Campus News

    October 11, 2017 What makes a “good doctor?” It depends on whom you ask, according to physician, filmmaker, novelist and educator Gar LaSalle, who will deliver the 7th annual James McClellan Lecture on Humanity in Clinical Care on Oct. 14.

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