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Whitties take on world one service organization at a time

Whitties take on world one service organization at a time

Kelsey Kennedy

May 16, 2011

The class of 2011 will disperse to locations across the country and the globe after the graduation ceremonies conclude on May 22, but  a passion for public service remains a common thread in many seniors' post-Whitman plans. Whitman College is known nationally as an institution that promotes altruism,...

Athletes recommit to fitness with summer training

Libby Arnosti

May 16, 2011

For nine months of the year, groups of sweaty varsity athletes can be spotted frequenting the weight room, pool and gym as they build strength for their athletic seasons. But as the school year ends, these teammates will scatter into internships and jobs everywhere from Seattle to South Africa, and each...

Shift from initial pre-med track to music major worth it for senior

Shift from initial pre-med track to music major worth it for senior

William Witwer

May 16, 2011

Senior Rachel Wishkoski always thought she would become a doctor. Though a heavily devoted musician throughout high school, she considered music as more of a personal activity rather than a professional one. When she came to Whitman as a first-year, she seriously believed that she would be pre-med. Now,...

Documentary work on armpits inspires young filmmakers

Documentary work on armpits inspires young filmmakers

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

May 16, 2011

Having made armpit hair the main topic for a documentary, seniors Rebecca MacFife and Anastasia Andreas are now planning to pursue film after Whitman. Both students completed introductory and advanced filmmaking classes during their time on campus, studying various techniques and approaches to the...

Outgoing professors explore personal projects and changing college dynamics

Taneeka Hansen

May 16, 2011

Whitman students will notice eight missing faces in the faculty when they come back in the fall. Two professors will leave Whitman to pursue projects and teach elsewhere. Six more faculty members will be going on salary continuation plan (SCP), which means they will retain their status as Whitman faculty...

Life after Whitman

Cara Lowry

May 16, 2011

This week the Pio looks at the myriad of opportunities that await Whitties after graduation.

Students gain marketable skillsets from activities both obvious, unexpected

Students gain marketable skillsets from activities both obvious, unexpected

Hanna Kahl

May 16, 2011

All that time spent on Facebook isn't actually a waste. According to Susan Buchanan, director of the Student Engagement Center, many companies are looking for students who have proficient knowledge of how to use online social networks. "For-profit and non-profit employers all around the country are...

Phi Beta Kappa offers employment, networking opportunities

Cara Lowry

May 16, 2011

Each spring, roughly 10 percent of Whitman's graduating class and up to two percent of the junior class are elected to an honor society as old as America herself –– Phi Beta Kappa. This semester, 37 Whitties join the likes of Henry Kissinger, Mark Twain, Glen Close, Helen Keller and Peyton Manning,...

Several administrators, staff members leaving

Karah Kemmerly

May 16, 2011

Several faces will change among Whitman's administrators and staff next year. Jed Schwendiman, currently associate to the president, will be moving to the new position of development officer next year. In this new position, he will be meeting with parents and alumni and helping to raise funds for...

Whitman web site to get facelift

Josh Goodman

May 16, 2011

The first incarnation of whitman.edu was student-designed and had a duck flying across the homepage. Over 15 years later, the college is once again trying to spruce up the web site, with plans to launch a new version of the web site in November. This is the latest in a series of image changes for...

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Pamela London

May 16, 2011

Glasses were raised as athletic achievement was celebrated Tuesday night at the 2011 Whitman College Athletic Awards Banquet. Players, coaches and staff from Whitman's 14 varsity teams gathered together to celebrate what is regarded as the most successful year in Whitman athletics. Achievements were...

Q&A with student commencement speaker

Q&A with student commencement speaker

Diana Dulek

May 16, 2011

This year's student commencement speaker is Esther Weathers, a psychology major from Guam. An office assistant for the Physical Plant, an intern at the Intercultural Center and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Weathers has made the most of her time here at Whitman College. In her speech, tentatively titled...

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