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Penrose Library excited to light books on fire to keep the bathrooms hellishly warm during this winter season

Penrose Library excited to light books on fire to keep the bathrooms hellishly warm during this winter season

Anthony Reale, Farm Animal

November 16, 2018

In a board meeting on Monday, the staff of Penrose Library — after hearing that the entire endowment had been spent on Cleveland Commons — realized that they would not have any money to keep the bathrooms nice and toasty over the Thanksgiving break. After a panicked silence, head librarian Book S....

Sneezing in the Quiet Room: 5 Tips to Recover the Respect of Your Peers

Winston Weigand

March 30, 2017

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quiet room of Whitman College’s Penrose Library, then you certainly understand the severity of generating a sound louder than five decibels. For clarity, five decibels is quieter than the flustered breathing of a first-year girl who is perusing the Facebook page...

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor

September 8, 2016

Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Annie Roge

October 16, 2014

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...

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Melina Hughes

April 24, 2014

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers: Predictable plot lines and cliché endings. Deal-makers: Thick spines, tiny type, plot twists, publis...

Best Destinations in Walla Walla: An Insider’s Guide to Living Sweet

Best Destinations in Walla Walla: An Insider’s Guide to Living Sweet

Tara McCulloch

April 10, 2014

Gosh, isn't it terrible when you wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy, but you can't hit the city? Fortunately, you have something even better right at your fingertips: the unconventionally hip, endlessly happening town of Walla Walla. Once again, USA Today has named Walla Walla one of the best destinations in America, and we cou...

Archive work––Erika Horwege profile

Kaili Masamoto

October 25, 2012

While working inside Penrose Library may not sound like most people's ideal way to spend summer vacation, senior Erika Horwege jumped at the opportunity. When Barbara Maxwell sent out an email asking for someone to help in the archives, Horwege readily applied since working in the archives incorporated...

Artifacts fly under campus radar

Hannah Bartman

October 25, 2012

Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see. Between the Penrose Library archives, the Maxey Museum holdings and many others, Whitman has much to offer in exhibits. That they go...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson

September 13, 2012

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the...

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks

March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to add to your collection? Don Snow, senior lecturer of environmental humanities and general studies ...

Library shuts doors during crunch

Library shuts doors during crunch

Becquer Medak-Seguin

October 16, 2008

Students expressed anger, confusion and even profanity on Thursday, Oct. 9, as Penrose Library, typically open 24 hours a day with the exception of major school breaks, erroneously closed 10 p.m. Many students studying for midterms or writing papers due Friday, the day before the annual fall four-day w...

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