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SSRA instructors plan for safe spring semester return

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
November 25, 2020

Some Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) courses are scheduled to be taught in-person next semester. However, what ‘in-person’ might look like varies greatly from class to class and professor...

SSRA courses take on new forms and topics

October 8, 2020

This semester of SSRA courses has adopted a number of structural changes. This temporary makeover has presented an opportunity to integrate the topics of intergroup dialogue, sports and social justice. This...

Fitness classes move online

Illustration by Nathaly Perez
April 26, 2020

While most academic classes have been able to transition their content online, student fitness classes have had a harder time adjusting. Rebecca Thorpe, a yoga instructor at Whitman, is finding one...

Whitman welcomes the snow with SSRA courses next semester

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia
December 5, 2019

For six weeks each spring semester, a Whitman Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) course holds their classes in Dayton, Washington, at Ski Bluewood. The beginning, intermediate and advanced...

Whitman SSRAs offer outlet for coaches and students alike

Alex Honeyman climbing at his Beginning Rock Climbing SSRA class
October 13, 2015

Finding yourself with some extra time in your schedule? Why not try out one of Whitman’s Sport Studies, Recreation, and Athletics classes? In the spring semester, Whitman will be offering 28 SSRA courses...

Self-Defense Class a Success

Self-Defense Class a Success
October 10, 2013

"Self defense training is an investment in your greatest asset: YOU!" said self defense expert and owner of Calhoon's Martial Arts and Fitness Center Ryan Calhoon. Every Tuesday for the entire month...

Students take fitness elsewhere

September 13, 2012

It would be hard to find a student on campus who would disagree that the two-story, 30,000 square-foot Baker Ferguson Fitness center is accessible. With eight treadmills and ­­12 ellipticals, there...

SSRA helps unite Whitties with the outdoors

April 7, 2011

Whitman is renowned for its academic achievement, but one of the things that attracts many students to come to Walla Walla is our prominent outdoorsy nature. For some students, the opportunity to take...

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