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Whitman to host NEH-funded institute on the Native American West
Associate Professor of English Christopher Leise and co-director Laurie Arnold, head of Native American studies and assistant professor of history at Gonzaga University in Spokane, secured funding for the institute, titled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau,” from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This is the first institutional NEH grant Whitman has received since 1994.
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Whitman ranked best liberal arts college in Pacific Northwest
In its annual “Best Colleges” rankings release, U.S. News and World Report awarded Whitman College an overall ranking of 41 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges.
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Much more than par for the course
More than 90 students, coaches, community members and Whittie alumni spanning the generations participated in the eighth annual W Club Golf Tournament last weekend to reconnect and raise money for Whitman’s 15 varsity athletic teams.
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Whitman College Family Weekend - Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Registration to attend Family Weekend is not required. (All activities are optional.) However, your registration in advance will allow us to have a name-tag and schedule ready for you and your guests.

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Whitman College President Kathleen MurrayPresidential Receptions
South Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA - October 23, 6:00 p.m., at Court House Square. RSVP by October 16
Olympia, WA - October 24, 6:00 p.m., at Olympia Country & Golf Club. RSVP by October 16

President Kathleen M. Murray will share updates from campus, including the latest on the strategic plan, progress on the Living at Whitman Initiative, the arrival of our new Dean of Students, and invite conversation with alumni, parents and friends about the future of Whitman College.

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Living at Whitman Construction Projects

Wonder how Whitman’s forthcoming 150-bed residence hall and 500-seat dining commons are progressing? Then check out the photo gallery of the ongoing construction process. And be sure to return to the site often for regular updates.
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Student Engagement Center Blog

Follow the SEC blog to read about student experiences with internships, community service activities, and events on campus to help students with life after Whitman.
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Travel with Whitman

“Legendary Danube” River Cruise on AMA Waterways with Professor Kurt Hoffman
July 11-21, 2018

Includes optional 3 nights in Prague, followed by 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. From $3,079 per person.

The legendary Danube River.Join Professor of Physics Kurt Hoffman and celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube as you cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Visit centuries-old towns, and let the culture, art and music of Europe’s grand cities and fairy tale villages surprise and delight you. Along the way, Professor Hoffman will lead explorations of sound and how it moves in different architectural environments — whether in medieval Regensburg, the baroque-style Benedictine Abbey, or one of the great concert halls in Vienna. An experience not to be missed!

Spaces still available!

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2017-2018 Academic Calendar

October 5-6 October break
October 20-22 Family Weekend
November 17 Thanksgiving vacation begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends 8 a.m. Monday, November 27.

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Why We Love Whitman!

Whitman College economics-mathematics double major Matthias Argenyi '18

While interning at the Goldman Sachs office in Seattle, WA, Whitman College economics-mathematics double major Matthias Argenyi ’18, shares his passion for wealth management and how Whitman is preparing him for a bright future.
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Student Engagement Center (SEC)

Learn more about the SEC from their website and blog.

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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