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“Around the Table” publication cultivates community through religion and spirituality

Leo Polk, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

The average religious student might be surprised when they arrive on Whitman's campus. There is no interfaith chapel at which these students can worship, only a Spirituality Room that is tucked into the...

Despite the perception that Whitman does not have an active faith community, there are many students and community members who wish to create a space for faith at Whitman. Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Akira Takemoto was one of the speakers at the first Interfath Summit this past Saturday.

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter November 5, 2019

This past weekend, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life organized Whitman's first ever Interfaith Summit, an event that gave students from all backgrounds an opportunity to speak on their experiences...

Whitman's Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley with his band Rogue Lobster. Libby Miller, Adjunct Professor of General Studies, is also in the band.

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer February 8, 2019

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town Whitman students are familiar with the passion professors have for their studies inside the classroom, but some may be surprised to hear about...

The “No Place for Hate” art project, which is now on display in Penrose Library, gave students and community members a platform to speak out against hate and a rm Whitman as a loving and inclusive place.

Whitman is “No Place for Hate”

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor March 29, 2018

Beautifully decorated six-by-six squares bearing a range of drawings, artistically-penned messages and positive quotes welcome visitors to Penrose Library. Situated on the bookshelves between the circulation...

Photo by Samarah Uribe

Unraveling Whitman’s Myth About Spirituality

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter October 8, 2017
"Tapestry of Journeys," an interactive exhibit in the Stevens Gallery, allowed students to engage with their spirituality.
Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor January 17, 2017

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr....

Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Vigil Held In Honor of Those Killed by Terrorism

Georgia Lyon December 3, 2015
A vigil on Nov. 16 was held to honor those killed in Beirut and Paris in the week prior.
Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important...

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Hannah Bartman October 23, 2013

"Why do we come here?" said Father Pedro Bautista-Peraza at the Sunday, Oct. 20 morning Mass in St. Patrick's Church on West Poplar Street in Walla Walla. "Why?" This question of action is at the root...

Visiting Religious Leaders Open Conversation About Faith, Policies in Presidential Race

Sarah Cornett October 25, 2012

In recent weeks the presidential race has become increasingly heated, with candidates' professional and personal lives coming under close public scrutiny. Last Friday, Oct. 19, two prominent members of...

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Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community

Shelly Le January 12, 2012

This article was co-authored by Karah Kemmerly Dr. George H. Ball, whose influence at Whitman College spanned over five decades, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012 at the age of 96, but his words and actions...

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