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Shelly Le

February 14, 2013

Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy, and HIV and STD testing, among others. Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semeste...

New Service Trips Aim to Educate, Restore

New Service Trips Aim to Educate, Restore

Keenan Hilton

February 14, 2013

This March, Whitman students will be able to go on new spring break service trips to Portland and Northern California. The selection of new trips reflects an upward trend in students looking for co-curricular experiences to complement their formal education. The two new spring trips will give students the opportu...

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

Emily Lin-Jones

February 7, 2013

Students who are still on the hunt for summer internships and on- or off-campus jobs now have a new option available to widen their search. Conceived as a more functional replacement for the Whitman website's on-campus jobs listing and the now-defunct jobs and internships mailing list, iEngage is desig...

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Evan Taylor

November 8, 2012

A rising topic within the world of Whitman academia is the development of a stronger community-based learning culture in classes. Both Associated Students of Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center are interested in expanding students' involvement with the Walla Walla community and beyond through community-based learning projects, which are aimed a...

Students and Alumni Get “Real” About Life After Graduation

Students and Alumni Get “Real” About Life After Graduation

Emily Lin-Jones

October 25, 2012

"I had no idea what I wanted to do when I got out of school," said alumna Kate Morrison '95 to a small group of students gathered in Reid Campus Center 240 on Monday, Oct. 22. For the next hour, she described her journey to her current career as a freelance web and graphic designer and answered questions...

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim

October 4, 2012

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

Community Fellow program tries to break the bubble

Emily Lin-Jones

September 6, 2012

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) will kick off its new Community Fellow program this month, pairing eight upper-level Whitman students with local organizations to engage in community development and related projects for the full academic year. According to Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt, the...

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

Rachel Alexander

May 9, 2012

Before I set off for Whitman, my parents sat down to give me some good old-fashioned advice. After all the usual concerns about studying hard and making good use of my time in college, they turned to my eventual course of study. "Make sure you major in something practical," they said, without much elaboration. I re...

Student Engagement Center offers ample, varied opportunities for all students

April 19, 2012

This column was contributed by Noah Leavitt, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement In his column last week, Alex Brott performed an important service by focusing attention on ways that the College can do more to help students understand opportunities in the professions. And he was exactly right....

ASWC Executive Council Elections 2012

ASWC Executive Council Elections 2012

Molly Johanson

April 5, 2012

ASWC's Executive Council elections take place Monday, April 9. The Pioneer asked President, Vice President, Finance Chair and Nominations Chair candidates to answer questions about their qualifications and what they would do if elected. The election polls will be open from 12:01 a.m until 9 p.m. Pr...

Students win awards for civil rights education

Students win awards for civil rights education

Molly Johanson

April 5, 2012

During spring break, three seniors were given the chance to expand their knowledge of the civil rights movement beyond the Walla Walla school system. Seniors Shannon Morrissey, Libby Watkins and Alyssa Fairbanks, along with Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt traveled to the Office...

Whitman Entrepreneurs seek to improve job prospects

amyhasson

March 11, 2012

Finding a job post-graduation can be more difficult than finding an open table at the library during finals week. With the right connections and an entrepreneurial approach however, Whitman students might be able to create their own jobs and turn their passions into a career. First-year students Amy...

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