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Tech icon Jonathan Sposato ’89 urges inclusive workplace
Serial entrepreneur and startup investor Jonathan Sposato ’89 advocates for more collaboration between men and women in the workplace his new book, Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products & Profits.
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Princeton Review touts Whitman as college that pays you back
The Princeton Review has again recognized Whitman as one of the country’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education, affordability and good career prospects.
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Ashifi Gogo '05 CEO of Sproxil and President Clinton Ashifi Gogo ’05 to give 2018 Commencement address
Social entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo ’05, CEO of Sproxil, a global consumer protection company, will return to campus this spring as the 2018 Whitman College Commencement speaker.
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Whitman student interviewed about Men Making Meals
Katy Woodal ’18 coordinates the Men Making Meals program which pairs college students with elderly men in need of cooking lessons.
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Events

Whitman College President, Kathleen MurrayPresidential Reception • Honolulu, HI
February 11, 2018, 4-6 p.m.
Outrigger Canoe Club, Ocean Room
President Kathleen Murray will share updates from campus, including the latest on the strategic plan, progress on the Living at Whitman Initiative, and invite conversation with alumni, parents and friends about the future of Whitman College.
Read more and RSVP by February 7





The Stuff of Family Life: How our Homes Reflect our Lives by Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning"The Stuff of Family Life: How our Homes Reflect our Lives" • Walla Walla, WA
February 24, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom B
Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will talk about her new book and what the things we keep say about us. Book signing to following in the Whitman College Bookstore.
Read more and RSVP by February 22

Building a Diverse Whitman Community • San Francisco, CA
February 28, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
UBER Headquarters
Please join Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, as he speaks about the work of the Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee, our recent campus climate study, and how diversity planning will coincide with the broader college strategic planning.
Read more and RSVP by February 24

More Alumni and Parent Events


Whitman Express Bus

Service over Spring Break
Whether there is service to either SeaTac or to Portland at Spring Break will be determined by ridership. If there are not enough PAID reservations by 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018 the Spring Break buses will be canceled.

For questions, please call the Reid Campus Center at 509-527-5208.


2017-2018 Academic Calendar

February 19 Presidents’ Day; no classes
February 22 Power and Privilege Symposium; no classes
March 10 Residence halls close at 9:00 a.m.
March 12-23 Spring break; no classes
March 25 Residence halls open at noon
April 10 Whitman Undergraduate Conference; no classes
May 10-15 Final examination period
May 17 Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
May 20 Commencement

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Host a Whitman Job Shadow during Spring Break 2018!

Each year, the Student Engagement Center encourages Whitman students to develop one or two shadowing opportunities throughout the course of their academic year - an opportunity to see a day-in-the-life with a Whitman graduate working in a role, organization or professional field of the student’s interest.

This year, we invite you to join Whitman’s Spring Break Job Shadow Program by offering to host a current student for a full-day or half-day between the dates of: March 12th through 23rd, 2018.

By simply completing this form, you will share your information and availability to host with our office. We will work to pair you with a student interested in learning about your work and provide information to prepare both you and them for an excellent shadowing experience next March. Questions? Please contact Kim Rolfe, Director for Business Engagement at rolfekb@whitman.edu.


Why We Love Whitman!

Whitman College student, Suzanna Officer '19

Suzanna Officer ’19, utilized one of her majors, mathematics, and her chemistry minor as a summer intern at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in Seattle.
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Student Engagement Center (SEC)

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Career information can be found on the SEC web site.

Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are produced by the Registrar’s Office and contain important academic and registration deadlines. Calendars for the next few years have been provided as a convenience but please be aware that dates are tentative and could change.
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