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Strategic priorities approved
At a meeting on Aug. 16, the Whitman College Board of Trustees approved strategic priorities that will guide the campus's overarching efforts for the next five to seven years.
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Whitman students spend summer doing research with faculty
Each summer, approximately 100 Whitman students and faculty collaborate on research. Faculty come from nearly all departments on campus.
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Whitman unveils new job portal for students and recent graduates
In its latest effort to give current students and recent graduates a competitive advantage in the workplace, Whitman College signed an agreement with Handshake, a leading platform for connecting candidates to employers for internships, jobs, research opportunities and post-graduation positions.
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Save the date!

Whitman College Family Weekend - Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Make Your Home Among Strangers, an award-winning novel by Jennine Capo Cruset. An Evening with Jennine Capó Crucet
Walla Walla, WA
September 7, 2017, 7 p.m.
Whitman Campus, Cordiner Hall
Whitman College is honored to welcome Jennine Capó Crucet to Cordiner Hall for an evening of literary discussion surrounding her award-winning debut novel Make Your Home Amoung Strangers the 2017 Whitman College Summer Read selection.
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Building a Diverse Whitman Community • Boston, MA
September 12, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
The Langham, The Wyeth Room
How do you build community? How do you build a diverse learning environment that is both challenging and supportive?
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.
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Whitman College President Kathleen MurrayPresidential Receptions
Boise, Idaho
September 13, 6:30 p.m., at Telaya Wine Company - RSVP by September 6
President 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.
Save the Date: - Tacoma on October 23, and Olympia on October 24

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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!

Book by September 30, 2017 and save $1,000 per person on cruise fare.

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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!

Lyman Hall RA Amy Zhang '19 hugs friend and returning student Nathaniel Larson '19 while welcoming students to Lyman on Whitman College opening day, August 24, 2017.

Move-In Day
Lyman Hall RA Amy Zhang ’19 hugs friend and returning student Nathaniel Larson ’19 while welcoming students to Lyman on opening day, August 24, 2017.

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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