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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...

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Ben Caldwell

April 24, 2014

The Story Time Project gives Whitman students a chance to pass on their love for books by reading to children who might not otherwise have much literature in their lives. Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center. It was started by Adjunct Instructor of S...

‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind

Anna Zheng

April 24, 2014

In the spring of 2010, Whitman alumna Emily Lorente '11 started an outreach program called College Coaches, which focused on one-on-one mentorship for students at Walla Walla High School. When the program was founded, Lorente worked for Walla Walla High and paired high school students with Whitman...

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Daniel Kim

April 17, 2014

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international interns [are] really pioneers in some way. They are really launching a high-level experim...

Pre-professional Majors, Liberal Arts Model in Conflict

Pre-professional Majors, Liberal Arts Model in Conflict

Drew Edmonds

April 17, 2014

This article was co-authored by Ben Caldwell. The liberal arts model of education is a hallmark of Whitman's identity, but recently the value of a multidisciplinary, less career-oriented liberal arts education has come into question. In recent years, faculty and students have discussed the pros and cons of ent...

SEC Partners with Koru

Sam Grainger-Shuba

March 6, 2014

Whitman's Student Engagement Center announced their partnership with Seattle-based company Koru on Feb. 20, adding to the array of post-Whitman resources the SEC offers to Whitman students and young alumni. Koru is a new company that partners with colleges to act as a connector between college students...

Whitman Online Makes Networking With Alumni Easier for Students

Andy Monserud

February 6, 2014

The search for life after Whitman just got a bit easier for current students.  The Student Engagement Center, in collaboration with the Alumni and Development Offices and Advancement Services, kicked off the semester with an update to Whitman Online, Whitman's alumni directory.  In response to popular...

Interfaith Coalition on Poverty Hosts Hunger, Homeless Awareness Event

Interfaith Coalition on Poverty Hosts Hunger, Homeless Awareness Event

Serena Runyan

November 21, 2013

The County of Walla Walla Homeless Resources reported a count of 400 homeless individuals in Walla Walla in 2013. Fifty-two percent of these individuals are under the age of 25. Almost a quarter of them are under the age of 13. This week is National Hunger and Homeless Week, and as families prepare ...

Tutoring Program Links Whitman, Walla Walla Students

Tutoring Program Links Whitman, Walla Walla Students

Lorah Steichen

November 7, 2013

Whitman students need jobs; the Walla Walla School District needs support. The America Reads America Counts (ARAC) program forms a partnership between the college and the school district that simultaneously fulfills the needs of both institutions. ARAC employs 30 Whitman students to work toward enhan...

Interns Learn to Budget in Small and Large Cities

Interns Learn to Budget in Small and Large Cities

Talia Rudee

September 12, 2013

This summer, senior Jane Carmody worked 40 hours per week as an unpaid intern at the U.S. House of Representatives. She was one of 109 student recipients of the Whitman Internship Grant (WIG), but because Washington, D.C. is one of the most expensive cities in the country, Carmody relied on budgeting a...

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Sarah Cornett

April 4, 2013

After strong advocacy from ASWC, students next year will be able to travel internationally unaccompanied with college funding. At a Senate meeting on Sunday, March 31, ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian made the announcement of the policy change, attributing the results primarily to the efforts of ASWC. "It's been on ASWC's radar...

Crucible Lunch Meetings Help Students Look Forward

Crucible Lunch Meetings Help Students Look Forward

Keenan Hilton

March 7, 2013

Forward-thinking Whitman students gathered in Reid G02 on Feb. 27 to discuss the transition to the "real world" with alumnus Chris Garratt ‘00.   About 10 students gathered to watch videos, ask questions of Garratt and discuss their own preparations for post-Whitman life. The Crucible...

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