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  Civil Rights, Domestic Spying and Student Faculty Research at Whitman
  February 17, 2013 1:30 PM PT
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Plestcheeff Auditorium
Seattle, WA 98101

Founder's Day Lecture

Whitman College Founder, Cushing Eells, was born on February 16, 1810 and died on February 16, 1893.  The Whitman College Alumni Association is reviving a tradition of celebrating our founder with an annual lecture in honor of our history from a noted Whitman professor reflecting on teaching and the faculty-student experience.  Please join us!

Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies Robert "Bob" Withycombe will reflect on his research on civil rights; from the Birmingham protests in the early 1960s to Mississippi and the secret spy network developed by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, and finally to the Greensboro Massacre in the late 1970s.  His research in the South relied heavily on collaborations with students.  Join us as we hear the compelling story of interviewing those involved with the Civil Rights Movement and the Sovereignty Commission, which will provide a close up look into student faculty research at Whitman.

Join us after the presentation for birthday cupcakes in the Simons Board Room.

RSVP by February 11
using the form below or by emailing or by calling 1.800.835.9448 ext. 1.

Seating is limited for this lecture.

Robert "Bob" Withycombe joined the Whitman College faculty in 1980 and was promoted to professor of speech in 1994. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he directed the forensics program from 1980 to 1992. Under his leadership, Whitman students won more than 425 individual and team awards in speech and debate. In 2009, he was named Washington State’s Professor of the Year.

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