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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman Wire

General Campus Resources

Whitman Health Center

Whitman’s health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy, and HIV and STD testing, among others.

Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semester are:

  • Monday 7:30-9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: 6:00-8:00 PM (With a doctor who specializes in women’s health)
  • Wednesday 7:30-9:30 PM
  • Thursday 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30-9:30 AM (With a doctor who specializes in women’s health)


The Counseling Center

Attached to the Health Center is the Counseling Center, which offers personal and psychological counseling by professionally trained counselors. Individual counseling sessions are free and can be made in advance by appointment. Students in need of emergency counseling can attend drop-in hours for 20-minute sessions.

Drop-in hours for Spring 2013 are:

  • Monday 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Wednesday 1 – 3 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM – 11 AM

The Counseling Center also offers light therapy for students who may feel vitamin-d deficient. Students can drop by the center anytime during general hours to utilize the center’s Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lamps.

General Counseling Center hours are from 8 AM – 5 PM.


The Academic Resource Center  (ARC)

The ARC  is a resource center for students to receive academic assistance. The ARC offers assistance in improving study skills such as time-management and goal defining. Other services include tutoring in the sciences, test preparation, accommodations for persons with disabilities and note taking assistance.

The ARC is also home to the Student Academic Advisor (SA) program where experienced Whitman students support freshman in their transition from high school to college academics. Freshman sections have one live-in SA for the first semester.


Intercultural Center

The Intercultural Center provides academic and social support for multicultural and international students. The Center also helps bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus by sponsoring various speakers and events; housing a collection of books and videos related to diversity and multicultural issues; and providing information about internship and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, translation services for more than thirty languages can be accessed through the Center’s Language Bank


Office of Fellowships and Grants

The Office of Fellowships and Grants assists Whitman students in their search for national fellowships, scholarships and grants. By drawing upon students’ interests and goals, the Office of Fellowships and Grants help students target particular fellowships, scholarships and grants that may encourage students to contribute to their community.


Language Learning Center

The Language Learning Center creates an environment that encourages and fosters the growth of language learning. Students can use the center informally to meet with conversation groups or watch or read international news. The center offers a range of services that include link to language sources at Whitman and abroad, games and books in foreign languages, voice recorders, and macs with native language operation systems.

The Language Learning Center is also home to the Native Speaker program, where staff act as a language assistant to the Foreign Languages and Literatures or Spanish faculty. Native speakers are hired in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French and German and live in the language houses of the Interest House Community.


Student Engagement Center (SEC)

The SEC offers advise and information on volunteer, career, and internship opportunities. Among other services, the staff assists students via career counseling, resume and interview-skills building, connecting students with Whitman alumni, and graduate school advising.

The SEC is also provides funding for internships through the Summer Whitman Internship Grant and for students looking to implement new projects within the fields of medicine or politics, through the Ben Rabinowitz Student Project Endowment.


Whitman Bike Share

Through the efforts of members in Campus Climate Challenge, Penrose Library Staff, the Outdoor Program, and Whitman’s Physical Plant and Security staff, over seven bikes are now available for short-term loan. Bikes, helmets and lights can be checked out at the Penrose Library circulation desk and can be held for 24-hour loan periods. Bikes are bright yellow and are parked in front of the library when not checked out.


The Multi-Media Lab (MDL)

The MDL  offers assistance to students in video, audio, graphic design and web-based projects. Projects that students often utilize the lab for include resume design, poster printing, and video editing.

Software available in the lab include Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, Amadeus, Soundtrack Pro, Acrobat Professional and Dreamweaver, among others. The MDL is outfitted with nine 27″ iMacs, a 42 inch color plotter printer, color laster printer, and a video duplication and conversion station.

Students can make an appointment for assistance ahead of time at [email protected]


Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS)

WCTS provides front-line tech. support to students in Whitman’s computer labs and facilitiate services and resources available within the labs. Staff are located in all computer labs on campus and act as a resource that supplements WCTS’s Online Documentation

Staff doesn’t officially work any personal computer, but do provide advise and can forward students to freelance technicians.

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