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Event Details

Reunions
Schedule of Events


Please note: This schedule is subject to change; tours, lectures and class event details will be added. Watch this website for updates. Questions? Call 800-835-9448 ext. 1 or 509-527-5167.


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Check-in Hours:

The Alumni Office, located at 219 Marcus St., will be open the following hours; stop by to pick up your registration packet:

Thursday, April 25: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 27: 8 a.m.-12 noon

Thursday, April 25, 2013

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations; a variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available at the registration desk in the Alumni Office.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Admission Office 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 or toll free at 877-462-9448. Campus tours are scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave., at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; an informational session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

8:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
The Espresso Cart in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. The espresso cart features both hot and cold beverages. Go Green! The sale of bottled water has been banned on the Whitman campus; bring your reusable water bottle and fill it at the water station located at the Espresso bar.

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Wear your reunion name tag and receive 20% off all trade books (does not include textbooks).

9 a.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cafe '66 in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open.

11 a.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

12 noon-5 p.m.
Senior Thesis Exhibit featuring thesis projects of graduating studio art majors. The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting to printmaking and more. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall.

1:30 p.m.
An informational session is scheduled for prospective students and their parents at the Admission Office located at Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

2-5 p.m.
Start the weekend with wine tasting at L'Ecole No. 41 owned by Marty and Megan Ferguson Clubb '79. You might run into old friends! Tasting fee waived for reunion attendees. L'Ecole is located at 41 Lowden School Road in Lowden approx.12 miles west of Walla Walla on Highway 12.

2:30 p.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

5-9 p.m.
Cafe '66 in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open.

7-10:30 p.m.

Classes of 1977, 1978 and 1979 Dinner at Baker Faculty Center (side lawn), 364 Boyer Avenue. The meal will feature Walla Walla Sweet Onion sausages made by the late Kelly Walsh's ('77) family company and locally produced wines and beer. Cash bar. The event will take place in a tent; bring a jacket. Attire: Casual.

7-8:30 p.m.
Class of 1973 Dessert and Wine Reception hosted by President George Bridges and Dr. Kari Tupper at Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace. The dessert and wine reception will be out-of-doors, weather permitting; bring a light jacket. In the event of inclement weather, the reception may be moved to the Young Ballroom in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.; please check with the Alumni Office the day of the event if you have questions. Directions: Go east on Isaacs Avenue past the fraternities and take a left at Clinton (stoplight). Sherwood House is located one block behind Green Park Elementary School on the corner of Clinton and Alvarado Terrace. Attire: Business casual.

Friday, April 26, 2013

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations; a variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available at the registration desk in the Alumni Office.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Admission Office 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 or toll free at 877-462-9448. Campus tours are scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave., at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; an informational session is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.

8:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
The Espresso Cart in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. The espresso cart features both hot and cold beverages. Go Green! The sale of bottled water has been banned on the Whitman campus; bring your reusable water bottle and fill it at the water station located at the Espresso bar.

9 a.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from the Admission Office located at Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

9 a.m.-12 noon
Bratton Tennis Center located at 115 Boyer Ave. is open for alumni and guest use.

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Wear your reunion name tag and received 20% off all trade books (textbooks not included).

10-11 a.m.
Harper Joy Theatre Open House. Join theater majors for a tour of the newly renovated facility. HJT underwent a $7.4 million renovation and expansion, re-opening in September 2011. Come see the new offices, performance space and costume shop! Meet in the HJT lobby.

10-11 a.m.
Faculty-led discussion about "The Warmth Of Other Suns" by Isabelle Wilkerson. Each year, all first-year students participate in Whitman’s Summer Read Program by reading and discussing a thought-provoking book before the beginning of fall semester. The program provides incoming students with a shared intellectual experience as they adjust socially and academically to Whitman. Following a faculty panel with a multi-disciplinary focus, students divide into small groups to discuss the book and issues raised by the panel. Reunion attendees are encouraged to read "The Warmth of Other Suns" before arriving on campus and take part in this faculty-led discussion. Even if you don't read the book, join us! Faculty participants include Helen Kim, associate professor of sociology, and Doug Scarborough, assistant professor in music. Olin Hall, Room 130.

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Whitman Cafe in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open.

11 a.m.
Faculty Presentation: White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf by Aaron Bowbrow-Strain, Associate Professor of Politics. How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become “white trash”? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain will talk about his book and show us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to look like. Olin Hall, Room 130.

11 a.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

12 noon
Lunch on your own. Meals can be purchased in Cafe '66 in Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., or at area restaurants.

12 noon-1 p.m.
Scholarship luncheon (by invitation only); presentation for founders and sponsors of named scholarships. Baker Faculty Center, 364 Boyer Ave. Questions? Contact Lauren Mayer, at 509-527-5850.

12 noon-5 p.m.
Senior Thesis Exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors. The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting to printmaking and more. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall.

1 p.m.
The Fouts Center for Visual Arts, located behind the Reid Campus Center at 150 S. Park Street, will be open for tours led by senior studio art majors and faculty members. The 38,000-square-foot Fouts Center for Visual Arts facility provides space for the college’s burgeoning visual arts program, including painting, sculpting, drawing, digital arts, welding, instruction and exhibits. The tour will depart from the foyer.

1:30 p.m.
An informational session is scheduled for prospective students and their parents at the Admission Office located at Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

1:30-3 p.m.
Archives Open House. Stop by the Archives to view materials on display from early college history as well as from the 1970s. Do you have materials to donate? The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region. We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities, and memoirs. If you have such items in your possession, we would be happy to speak with you about making a permanent home for them in the college archives. Please contact the college archivist, Melissa Salrin, at 509-526-4731. The Archives are located on the ground level of Penrose Library.

2-3 p.m.
"Whitties Helping Whitties." Your experience in the workforce can offer current students valuable insights as they make the transition from student to professional. Please come ready to share important lessons you have learned along the way with future alumni. This is an informal session–find the group with the occupation title that most closely fits your work experience and join in on the conversation. Please bring your business cards, if appropriate. This program is co-sponsored by the Student Engagement Center (Whitman College Career Center) and the Whitman College Alumni Association. Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse, ground level. Interested in learning about Whitman's Career Consultant Network? Click here. Curious about what Whitman students are doing for summer internships? Click here.

2:30 p.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

3-5 p.m.
"Two Brothers," a film by Rick Stevenson '77. At the turn of the century, award-winning filmmaker Rick Stevenson, decided to track the lives of 100 children for the next 5000 days. "Two Brothers" follows two of those children (Sam and Luke Nelson) in a surprisingly candid journey through time involving their adolescent struggles with brotherhood, depression, peer pressure, forgiveness and growth in their Mormon faith. As a Protestant Christian, Stevenson got a front seat view of this oft misunderstood religion. The result is a compelling eye-opening account of growing up in America today. Rick will also share his personal insights into the making of this film. Olin Hall, Room 130.

4 p.m.
Fridays at Four Recital Series presents: "Broadway Matinee" with Jeremy Mims, Melissa Loehnig, Nathan Shiu, Diane Gray-Chamberlain, Anne Gross, McKenna Milici and Craig Allen. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.

4:15 p.m.
Ride with the Whitman Cycling Club. Alumni and their families are invited for an all-inclusive, no-drop ride. Meet outside the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Questions? Email blustme@whitman.edu. Need to rent a bike? Contact Allegro Cyclery.

5 p.m.
Hillel-Shalom invites alumni to their celebration of Shabbat in the Spirituality Room in the basement of Prentiss Hall. RSVP to Sharon Kaufman-Osborn.

5-11 p.m.
Cafe '66 in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open.

6 p.m.
Classes of 1977, 1978 and 1979 Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Party at Foundry Vineyards, 1111 Abadie Street; the winery is owned by Mark Anderson '78. The event will take place in the tasting room and sculpture garden (weather permitting); bring a light jacket. No-host wine; non-alcoholic beverages provided. Directions: Go west on Rose Street (Rose runs parallel with Main Street and is one block north of Main) to 13th and turn right. Proceed one block; the winery sits on the corner of 13th and Abadie. Attire: Dress comfortably, look fabulous and be prepared to have fun.

6 p.m.
Class of 1973 Dinner at Baker Faculty Center. The dinner will take place in a tent on the side lawn of Baker Faculty Center, 364 Boyer Ave.; bring a jacket. Cash bar (wine and beer); non-alcoholic beverages provided. Attire: Casual.

7:30-9:30 p.m.
87th Annual Choral Contest, Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St. Come cheer on your favorites!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

8-9 a.m.
Coffee for alumni parents of current students. Come have coffee and talk about campus life then and now with Nancy Tavelli, Associate Dean of Students--Campus Life, and Brian Dohe, Director of Annual Giving and former Associate Director of Residence Life. Coffee provided. Prentiss Hall (red room). RSVP to parents@whitman.edu.

9 a.m.-12 noon
Bratton Tennis Center located at 115 Boyer Ave. is open for alumni and guest use.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Admission Office 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 or toll free at 877-462-9448. A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave., at 11 a.m.; an informational session will take place at 12 noon.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Wear your reunion name tag and receive 20% off all trade books (does not include textbooks).

9-10:30 a.m.
"The Watergate Scandal." It has been forty years since the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign. What do the newly declassified papers at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library reveal? What has been the impact of Watergate on American politics and society? Professor David F. Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, will examine the Watergate scandal, new evidence, and the meaning of America’s greatest political scandal. Coffee service provided. Olin Hall, Room 130.

9 a.m.
Thirty-fifth Annual Renaissance Faire 5K & 10K Fun Run sponsored by the Student Health Advisory Council. Day-of-race registration is from 8-8:30 a.m., corner of Boyer Ave. and Merriam St. Pre-race instructions begin at 8:50 a.m.; race begins at 9 a.m. The registration fee benefits a local charity; free for children under the age of 12.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 21st Annual Sweet Onion Crank Wall Climbing Festival and Bouldering Competition takes place at the Sherwood Center climbing wall. Come watch Whitman's strongest climbers compete with over 100 others from colleges across the northwest as they climb their way to victory. Enter Sherwood Center by the bouldering rock on the east side of the building facing Memorial Building.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Renaissance Faire: A festival of food, music, artisans, costumes, theatrical performances and traditions. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Whitman College. Lawn of Memorial Building, rain or shine!

10:30 a.m.
Coffee with the President; come hear a college update from its top administrator, George Bridges. Olin Hall, Room 130.

11 a.m.
A campus tour is scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Alumni Athlete Luncheon. This event is for alumni athletes and like-minded individuals interested in learning more about athletics at Whitman today. Join Dean Snider, director of athletics, in the Hall of Fame foyer in the newly renovated Sherwood Center for lunch followed by a tour of the facilities. Members of the W Club, Whitman's alumni athletic booster club, will be available to answer your questions; the program will also include video highlights of this year's sports season.

12 noon
An informational session is scheduled for prospective students and their parents at the Admission Office located at Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.

12 noon-4 p.m.
Senior Thesis Exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors. The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting to printmaking and more. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall.

12 noon-2 p.m.
The Espresso Cart in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. The espresso cart features both hot and cold beverages. Go Green! The sale of bottled water has been banned on the Whitman campus; bring your reusable water bottle and fill it at the water station located at the Espresso bar.

12 noon
Baseball Game: Whitman vs. Whitworth University at Borleske Stadium.

12 noon-2 p.m.
Cafe '66 in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open.

1-2 p.m.

Reunion Photographs. Create a lasting memory of the weekend on the steps of Memorial Building, facing Penrose Library. Spouses and guests welcome. In the event of inclement weather, the photos will be moved to Sherwood Center main gymnasium. When you arrive for your class photo, look for your class banner and be sure to pick up a number and sign in before your photo is scheduled. Photos will be available for free download after the reunion.
1:00 p.m. Class of 1973
1:10 p.m. Class of 1977
1:20 p.m. Class of 1978
1:30 p.m. Class of 1979

1 p.m.
Ride with the Whitman Cycling Club. Alumni and their families are invited for an all-inclusive, no-drop ride. Meet outside the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Questions? Email blustme@whitman.edu. Need to rent a bike? Contact Allegro Cyclery.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Class of 1973 Letter Project presentation. Student letters offer a rich variety of perspective, style, maturity, subject matter, audience, mood and time; they portray life at Whitman as it was experienced by diverse individuals, growing up in times of great change. This session will be comprised of readings from letters submitted to the Whitman Letter Project by alumni in the Class of 1973 as well as others from 1969-1973; letters written by them and to them during their years at Whitman will delight and humor and remind us how times indeed were new and different in terms of campus life and American culture. This session is organized by Margie Boule '73. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.

2-3 p.m.
Kris Nyrop '79, recipient of the 2012 Alumnus of Merit Award, will speak on "Applying Anthropology: HIV/AIDS, Criminal Justice Reform, and Racial Disparity." Kris will give a presentation on his work in HIV/AIDS prevention as an outreach worker, program evaluator, and researcher. He will also discuss his more recent work on documenting and explaining racial disparity in drug arrests and designing a pilot program to address that disparity and promote reforms to the criminal justice system. He serves as program director for the Racial Disparity Project at the Defender Association, Seattle’s oldest and largest public defender’s office. Olin Hall, Room 130.

3-4 p.m.
Alumni and Faculty Book Signing in the Whitman College Bookstore located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center. Alumni authors from the reunion classes interested in participating in the book signing should contact Janice King in the Whitman College Bookstore by March 31st. Wear your reunion name tag and receive 20% off all trade books (does not include textbooks).

4-5 p.m.
All Greek Celebration: 2013 marks the 100-year anniversary of national Greek affiliation on the Whitman College campus. All Greek alumni and their guests are invited to a reception to celebrate Greek life. The program will include brief remarks and light refreshments. Cordiner Hall.

6-10 p.m.
Whitman will host a TEDx event--and evening of prepared talks, demonstrations and performances on a wide range of subjects. TEDx is a series of independently organized, community-based events dedicated to furthering TED's mission of "ideas worth spreading." Tickets to the session are limited and will go on sale on April 1st; watch for your April 1st issue of Whittie News for ticket sale information.

6:30 p.m.

Classes of 1977, 1978 and 1979 Reunion Dinner and Dance in the Young Ballroom of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Cash bar (beer and wine); non-alcoholic beverages provided. Music provided by DJ Jon Loney of Loney Tunes. Attire: Dress comfortably, look fabulous and be prepared to have fun.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1973 Social and Dinner at Foundry Vineyards, 1111 Abadie Street; the winery is owned by Mark Anderson '78. The event will take place in the tasting room and sculpture garden (weather permitting); bring a light jacket. Wine will be for sale by the glass or bottle; non-alcoholic beverages provided. Directions: Go west on Rose Street (Rose runs parallel with Main Street and is one block north of Main) to 13th and turn right. Proceed one block; the winery sits on the corner of 13th and Abadie. Attire: Business casual to dressy; wear what is comfortable.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

8-10 a.m.
Good-bye breakfast for alumni and guests in Cafe '66 located in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. The Espresso bar will be open for the purchase of specialty beverages.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Wear your reunion name tag and receive 20% off all trade books (does not include textbooks).

12 noon-2 p.m.
Cafe '66 in the Reid Campus Center is open.

12 noon-4 p.m.
Senior Thesis Exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors. The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting to printmaking and more. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall.

12 noon
Baseball Game: Whitman vs. Whitworth University at Borleske Stadium.

12 noon-11 p.m.
The Espresso Cart in the Reid Campus Center is open. The espresso cart features both hot and cold beverages. Go Green! The sale of bottled water has been banned on the Whitman campus; bring your reusable water bottle and fill it at the water station located at the Espresso bar.

12 noon
Baseball: Whitman vs. Whitworth University at Borleske Stadium.

5-9 p.m.
The Whitman Cafe in the Reid Campus Center is open.

Miscellaneous

Attire
Attire for the weekend is casual except for evening events; see specific event information for details. The weather in Walla Walla can vary greatly in the spring, visit www.weather.com for details.

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.

Donate Materials to the Whitman Archives
The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region. We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities, and memoirs. Please call the archives at (509) 526-4731.

Walla Walla Valley Wineries
Walla Walla area wineries are open to visitors.

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 our 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 April 23.

Golfing
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 mano@charter.netor try Walla Walla's newest golf course, Wine Valley Golf Club located on Highway 12 between Walla Walla and Lowden.

Friends of Bill W. Meetings
The Friends of Bill W. meeting schedule can be found by clicking here.

Bike Rentals
Rental bikes are available at Allegro Cyclery, 200 E. Main Street. Contact the shop by email or phone 509.525.4949 to make your reservations.

Securty 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. http://www.whitman.edu/offices-and-services/environmental-safety-and-health/emergency-management. If you have questions about emergency preparedness contact the college’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety at 509-527-5966.