Register for Family Weekend!
Whitman College’s Family Weekend will be held on campus the weekend of October 23-25. Let us know you’ll be on campus by registering online!
Kathleen M. Murray installed as Whitman’s 14th president
On September 18, Whitman College installed its 14th president, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray, in a ceremony held in Cordiner Hall and attended by faculty and staff members, students, alumni and community members.
Whitman College ranked as best liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest
“We are proud to be continually recognized as one of our country’s top liberal arts colleges,” said Whitman College President Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. She credits the college’s high retention and graduation rates-which heavily influence a college’s overall ranking-to Whitman faculty and staff members. “Our small class sizes allow for high levels of faculty-student interaction that is both rigorous and supportive.”
First-generation students get a head start
This past July, the college flew 32 incoming first-generation/working-class students to campus for an orientation program to get students familiar with the campus, faculty and staff members and the resources available to them.
Presidential Receptions Introducing
Dr. Kathleen M. Murray
Join Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for a series of receptions introducing our 14th President, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. Hear from Dr. Murray about initial plans to build on the success of the Now Is the Time Campaign and create a shared vision for the College’s future. Wine and refreshments will be served.
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October 8, 2015 - Seattle, WA
October 13, 2015 - Honolulu, HI
October 18, 2015 - San Francisco, CA
Faculty Lecture • Spokane, WA
October 7, 2015 • 7 p.m.
Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim will discuss her research and her upcoming book, “JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America’s Newest Jews”
DoubleTree City Center Spokane, Grand Ballroom Salon I
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Faculty Lecture • Portland, OR
October 10, 2015 • 1 p.m.
Professor of Psychology Melissa Clearfield will discuss “Helping Babies in Poverty Overcome the Achievement Gap.”
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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2015-2016 Academic Calendar
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Student Engagement Center newsletter
Read the latest issue of the Student Engagement Center newsletter, which includes information about upcoming Whitties Helping Whitties events, graduate school fairs and more!
Why We Love Whitman!
Photo by Matt Banderas ’04, Whitman visual editor/photographer
President Kathleen Murray offers Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Northam ’91 a musical hand during the Presidential Installation ceremony.
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Student Engagement Center (SEC)
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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.