Whitman Memorial Building

Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change.

Please note that many events are scheduled outdoors. In case of rain alternate locations will be announced. Even so, the temperature can be unpredictable so please plan to dress appropriately.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
 Class of 1988 tour of the Walla Walla State Penitentiary. Participation will be by advance registration only. To register each participant must fill out the form here by September 6.



 

Friday, September 27, 2013

8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Alumni Office is open for reunion attendees to pick up their registration packets. Your weekend starts here!

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations; a variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Schedule available at the Alumni House.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Admission Office, 515 Boyer Avenue, is open for visitors.  If you are bringing a prospective student with you, please contact the Admission Office for an appointment at (509) 527-5176.

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, is open.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Walla Walla area wineries are open to visitors.

12 noon-4 p.m.
 Classes of 1997, 1998 and 1999 meet up at Three Rivers Winery tasting room, 5641 Old Hwy. 12. Start the weekend with great Walla Walla wine tasting. You might run into old friends! Tasting fee waived for reunion attendees. From W. Hwy 12 just past Wine Valley Golf Course turn right onto Spalding Road and go straight at the stop sign. Just say "I'm a Whittie!" to get the tasting fee waived.

2-4 p.m.
Frisbee Golf. Nothing brings back memories like slinging a disc around campus. Bring your own disc and meet outside the front doors of Jewett Hall. Maps available at the Alumni House or print the map here. Children welcome!

3-4 p.m.
Language Learning Center open house.
Olin Hall, room 316. Join center staff, campus Native Speakers, and FLL faculty to learn about Whitman's commitment to supporting those interested in foreign languages and cultures, as well as our international students. Snacks and beverages will be available.

3-4 p.m.
Whitman Pioneer open house.
Reid Campus Center, room 239. Past editors, journalists, and any interested alumni are welcome to visit with current Pioneer staffers to discuss the campus newspaper as well as journalism in general.

3-4 p.m.
Members of First Generation/Working Class
(FGWC) students will be hosting a reception to connect current students and alumni who were first in their family to go to college or came from a working class background. Come enjoy desserts and appetizers in the Reid Campus Center, room GO2, between the Bookstore and elevator. Kindly RSVP to Jessica Palacios '16 at palacijj@whitman.edu.

4-5 p.m.
Networking reception held in the Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse outside the Bookstore sponsored by the Student Engagement Center.  Current students will be in attendance seeking guidance from alumni on career fields, employers, and job opportunities. Come share your wisdom with students about seeking a job during tough economic times.

4-6 p.m.
Whitman Pioneer information table. Reid Campus Center foyer. Get your yearly subscription to the Pio!

4:30 p.m.
Ride with the Whitman Cycling Club. Alumni and their families are invited for an all-inclusive, no-drop ride that will last between an hour and hour and a half. Meet outside the Reid Campus Center. Questions? Email ogdenhl@whitman.edu.

5 p.m.
Fridays at 5 with Hillel-Shalom. Come celebrate the beginning of Shabbat in the Spirituality Room, Prentiss Hall, Room 10, in the basement. If you have questions or are planning to participate please email Sharon Kaufman-Osborn at kaufman@whitman.edu.

5 p.m.
 Class of 2003 beer garden and meet-up. Fouts Center for Visual Arts sidelawn. Due to Washington State law children may not attend this event.

6-8 p.m.
 Class of 1988 Reception with the President. Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace. President Bridges and his wife, Dr. Kari Tupper, will host the class for drinks and hors d' oeuvres. Children welcome!

7-11 p.m.
Child care.
There will be separate options for children 6 weeks to 6 years and 7 to 14 years of age by advance registration only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Details will be available at time of pre-registration.

8-11 p.m.
 Mixer for the Classes of 1997, 1998 & 1999 at Marcus Whitman Hotel. 6 W. Rose St. Explorer Ballrooms. No-host bar available.

8-10 p.m.
 Class of 2003 BBQ dinner at the Green Lantern.  1606 Isaacs Avenue.  Good food, old haunt, great friends. Due to Washington State law children may not attend this event.



 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

8 a.m.-12 noon
The Alumni Office is open for reunion attendees to pick up their registration packets.

8 a.m.
Coffee! Start your morning right with a great beverage from the Reid Campus Center espresso cart. This is a good time to meet up with friends to plan your day. No-host.

8 a.m.
Whitman Triathlon to benefit the Whitman Swim Team. Test yourself against students, faculty, staff and community members while supporting one of Whitman's strongest athletic programs. Registration form here. (Downloads a Word document) Pre-race check-in begins at 7:00 am. Questions? Contact Chris Bendix, assistant swim coach, at bendixcd@whitman.edu.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walla Walla's Farmers' Market located at Main and Fourth Streets welcomes visitors. Walla Walla produce, bakery treats, flowers, and craft items are for sale.

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore
, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, is open.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Admission Office, 515 Boyer Avenue, is open for visitors.  If you are bringing a prospective student with you, please contact the Admission Office for an appointment at (509) 527-5176.

9:30 a.m.
 Coffee with the President. Hunter Conservatory. President George Bridges will chat with alumni over coffee, bagels and muffins. He will also speak briefly in the Kimball Theatre about "Life at Whitman." Afterwards join student guides for a tour of the campus that will include new and remodeled buildings. Tour meets outside the Hunter Conservatory at 11 a.m.

10 a.m.
Alumni-Student Baseball Game; former baseball players are invited to join current team members for a game. DeSales High School baseball field located at 919 E. Sumach Street.Questions? Contact Contact Sean Kinney, Whitman’s interim baseball coach, at kinneysb@whitman.edu.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Walla Walla area wineries are open to visitors.

11 a.m.
Student-Alumni Lacrosse Game. Ankeny Field. All are welcome.

11 a.m.-12 noon
Campus tour. Join student tour guides from the Office of Admission for a walk through campus highlighting buildings both new and old. Tour meets outside the Hunter Conservatory.

11 a.m.-12 noon
Academic Department Gatherings. Various departments will host alumni to reconnect with favorite professors and meet new faculty.

    Anthropology Department with the Gender Studies program, Maxey Hall, rm 308.

    Environmental Studies, Olive Market and Cafe, 21 E. Main St. No-host.

    Astronomy Department, Science Building, rm. 369.

    Art Department, first floor of the Fouts Center for Visual Arts.

    Physics Department, Science Building, outside rm. 246.

    Chemistry department, Science Building, rm. 240/242.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Multicultural & GLBTQ brunch. Come meet, reconnect, and mingle with multicultural and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Share your experiences of being a multicultural or GLBTQ student at Whitman. Learn from current students about the campus environment and resources. Glover Alston Center, 26 Boyer Ave.

11:30 a.m.-1p.m.
 Picnic lunch with live student performances in the campus Amphitheater.  Purchase a boxed lunch (at time of pre-registration) or bring your own. Families welcome! Bring your picnic blanket!  In case of rain lunch and performances will be moved to Young Ballroom in the Reid Campus Center. 

12 noon
Whitman Soccer. Whitman Athletic Fields located next to DeSales High School at the end of Penrose Street, about three blocks north of Isaacs Avenue and the Whitman campus.

    Women's team vs. Pacific, noon.
    Men's team vs. Pacifc, 2:30 p.m.

1-2 p.m.
 Class Reunion Photographs. Create a lasting memory of the weekend on the steps of the Memorial Building facing Penrose Library. Note: In case of rain, photos will be moved to the George Ball Court (main gymnasium) in Sherwood Center.
1:00-1:10 Class of 1988
1:10-1:20 Class of 2003
1:20-1:30 Class of 1997
1:30-1:40 Class of 1998
1:40-1:50 Class of 1999

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Champagne toast for the Classes of 1988 and 2003 Reunion Fund efforts. Cordiner Hall foyer. Celebrate the loyal dedication of your class to promoting Whitman College and ensuring it remains accessible to future students.

2 p.m.
The Whitman Mission is open to the public. Looking for something to do as a family? Consider touring one of Walla Walla's many historical landmarks. Family admission is $5.00. Also check out Fort Walla Walla Museum as another family-friendly activity.

2:30-4 p.m.
The Impact of Poverty on Infants. with Melissa Clearfield, associate professor of psychology. Today, over 20% of children in the US live in poverty, and these children perform significantly worse in school from kindergarten through high school. But when do these deficits begin? Dr. Clearfield will explain some of her research on the impact of poverty on exploration, problem solving and stress in 6 to 12-month-old infants. Maxey Hall, room 204.

2:30-4 p.m.
If Arminda Could See Us Now: Penrose Library Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Who was Arminda Fix? What happened to the card catalogs? Is there still a need for physical books now that e-books have taken the publishing industry by storm? Find out the answers to these and other questions as Dalia Corkrum, Penrose College Library Director, discusses the history and future of Penrose Library. Allen Reading Room, Penrose Library.

2:30-4 p.m.
Campus Sustainability Presentation. Whitman's sustainability coordinator will provide an overview of campus sustainability efforts, including information on student environmental groups and the activities of the Sustainability Advisory Committee. Brattain Auditorium, Hall of Science. Reception to follow just outside the auditorium.

3 p.m.
Ride with the Whitman Cycling Club. Alumni and their families are invited for an all-inclusive, no-drop ride that will last between an hour and hour and a half. Meet outside the Reid Campus Center. Questions? Email ogdenhl@whitman.edu.

3:30-5 p.m.
Climbing Wall sponsored by the Whitman College Outdoor Program. You can access the climbing wall through the bouldering area at the Sherwood Center parallel to Boyer Ave. Shoes and harnesses will be provided but feel free to bring your own equipment. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under 6 may not climb. Cost per participant is $7 and will be collected on site.

4-5 p.m.
Academic Department Gatherings. Various departments will host alumni to reconnect with favorite professors and meet new faculty.

    Psychology Department, Mill Creek Brew Pub, 11 S. Palouse St. No-host.

    Politics Department, Brasserie Four, 4 E. Main St. (3:30-5:30 p.m.)

    Music Department, Music Building foyer.

    Sociology Department, home of Keith Farrington, 709 University St.

    History Department, Mill Creek Brew Pub, 11 S. Palouse St. No-host.

    Biology Department, Science Building atrium.

    Economics Department, home of Jan Crouter, 535 Boyer Ave.

    Art History & Visual Culture Studies , Olin Hall, rm. 157.

4-5 p.m.
Whitman Christian Fellowship gathering. Reid Campus Center, rm. 110.

4-6 p.m.
Whitman Pioneer information table. Reid Campus Center foyer. Get your yearly subscription to the Pio!

5-6 p.m.
Sorority-Fraternity Open Houses; various chapter rooms and houses. This is the only time that alumni may visit student living spaces. Thank you for your cooperation.

Past members of Delta Delta Delta sorority will meet Polly Powers Schmitz '83 at Marcy's Bar, 35 S. Colville Street (at Alder). Drinks are no-host, appetizers provided.

5:30-11 p.m.
Child care.
There will be separate options for children 6 weeks to 6 years and 7 to 14 years of age by advance registration only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Details will be available at time of pre-registration.

6-10 p.m.
 Dinner for the Classes of 1997, 1998 & 1999. Fouts Center for Visual Arts sidelawn. Fun selections that will bring back lots of college daze memories. No-host wine and beer will be available.

6-10 p.m.
 Class of 1988 dinner. Reid Campus Center sidelawn. No-host wine and beer will be available. Unfortunately children will not be permitted at this event.

6:30-10 p.m.
 Class of 2003 dinner. Dunham Cellars Winery, 150 E Boeing Ave. Shuttle bus to and from campus will be available.

7 p.m.
Whitman Athletic Hall of Fame reception. Sherwood Center Hall of Fame Foyer. RSVP to Victoria Johnson. Space is limited!

9-11:30 p.m.
Big Time Rosie at The Geen Lantern, 1606 Isaacs Avenue. Join Trevor Rasmussen '98, Adam Gershon ‘99, John Mackay ‘99, Ty Phillippay ‘98, and Erin Kennelly ‘98 for this campus favorite's return to Walla Walla.



 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

8-10 a.m.
 Good-bye breakfast for alumni and guests in the Cafe '66 located in the Reid Campus Center.

9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, is open.

12 noon
Whitman Soccer. Whitman Athletic Fields located next to DeSales High School at the end of Penrose Street, about three blocks north of Isaacs Avenue and the Whitman campus.

    Women's team vs. Linfield, noon.
    Men's team vs. George Fox, 2:30 p.m.



 

Miscellaneous

Class Photo
Class photos will be available for free download after the reunion.

Go Green!
The sale of bottled water has been discontinued on the Whitman campus.  Please bring your reusable water bottle.

Will you be wine tasting?
The women of Delta Gamma sorority at Whitman College offer designated driving services to and from wineries. You may hire a driver and vehicle for any sized group, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Delta Gamma's national philanthropy organization Service for Sight, as well as their ongoing efforts to install audible crosswalks for the visually impaired in Walla Walla. A donation of $20 per car, per hour is recommended. Email requests and inquiries to anchordrive@gmail.com by September 24.

Use of Baker Ferguson Fitness Center
Alumni are welcome to use the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center during regular hours of operation. The name tag in your reunion packet is your pass to using this facility.

Golf
Call your friends and arrange a foursome to play at one of the area's fine golf courses. Golf at Veterans Memorial Golf Course, 201 E. Rees. For tee times call 509-527-4507. Or try Walla Walla's newest golf course, Wine Valley Golf Club located on Highway 12 between Walla Walla and Lowden, 877-333-9842. Courses are open from 6:30 a.m.-dusk.

Bike Rentals
Whether you'll be riding with the cycling club or on your own, you can rent from Allegro Cyclery, 200 E. Main St.

Friends of Bill W. Meetings
Local meetings of The Friends of Bill W. can be found online.

Security and Emergency Procedures
Welcome back to Whitman College, our intention is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable visit. If you need assistance during your time on campus you may contact Campus Security at 509-527-5777, Environmental Health and Safety at 509-527-5966, or for police, fire or medical emergencies please call 911. You may call 911 from any campus phone or from the “blue light” phones at outdoor locations around campus. To call 911 from the “blue light” phones simply push the large red button and wait for the dispatcher to answer.

During an emergency:
*If you are instructed to evacuate a building, please evacuate promptly.
*If you are instructed to ‘shelter in place’ please stay inside the building and follow the direction of college staff members.
*Information on the current situation will be updated as frequently as possible using the college’s mass notification systems.

Emergencies can occur at any time or place on campus. Whitman College recognizes the importance of planning and preparing for many types of emergencies. Our emergency response is practiced and coordinated with local emergency responders. Please take time to review our Emergency Response Plan at this link.  If you have questions about emergency preparedness contact the college’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety at 509-527-5966.