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What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
February 2
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla
December 8
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
September 29
Filed under NEWS

Alumna Cathryn Posey ‘05 returned to campus this past week to give the Andjelkovic Lecture on her journey working in the technological industry as a black woman. During her talk, she focused on her thoughts about current inclusion and diversity efforts within the tech industry as well as her journe...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett
April 7
Filed under NEWS

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) provides Whitman students with a wide variety of career development and community service opportunities, but it has not always been that way.

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SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Mikaela Slade
March 25
Filed under NEWS

Colleen Willoughby '55 invited three panelists to the Women in Leadership on Oct. 22. Willoughby and the SEC are receptive to changes after protesters decried a lack of diversity on the panel at the event.

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The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

Audrey Kelly
March 5
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil...

Internship grant program continues trend of expansion

Andy Monserud
December 4
Filed under NEWS

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) recently opened up applications for its summer internship grants. The grants, at 2,500 dollars each, are a core part of the SEC's rapidly expanding internship program. The program more than quadrupled in size, from 30 grants to 130, between 2011 and 2014. Whitman...

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Annie Roge
October 16
Filed under NEWS

This fall Penrose Library announced the grand opening of The Learning Commons at Penrose –– a collaboration between the library, Academic Resource Center (ARC), Centers for Writing (COWS) and the Student Engagement Center (SEC) that is focused on bringing more academic help to students when and where...

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Ben Caldwell
April 24
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

The Story Time Project gives Whitman students a chance to pass on their love for books by reading to children who might not otherwise have much literature in their lives. Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center. It was started by Adjunct Instructor of S...

‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind

Anna Zheng
April 24
Filed under FEATURE

In the spring of 2010, Whitman alumna Emily Lorente '11 started an outreach program called College Coaches, which focused on one-on-one mentorship for students at Walla Walla High School. When the program was founded, Lorente worked for Walla Walla High and paired high school students with Whitman...

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Daniel Kim
April 17
Filed under NEWS

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international interns [are] really pioneers in some way. They are really launching a high-level experim...

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