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Monday, November 8, 2010
Shannon Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Whittier College and the Friends of the Shannon Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts with a formal dinner and special performances by alumni, students, and Grammy Award Nominee Amy Hanaiali'i.... More

Monday, November 8, 2010
Respected american environmentalist Bill Mckibben Speaks at Whittier College.

Author, educator, and leading environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Whittier College as part of the 2010 New Student Convocation. He also received an honorary degree from the College: a doctorate of humane letters. His lecture, Science and Society... More

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Bittersweet farewell to Shannon Center's Theatre Manager David Palmer

As the Shannon Center celebrates its 20th anniversary, the College and Shannon Center patrons will bid a sad farewell to theatre manager David Palmer. Over the last 19 years, Palmer has devoted himself to developing the Shannon Center into one of... More

Monday, November 1, 2010
Whittier Breaks Ground on multi-million dollar renovation of the Graham Athletic Center.

Whittier College has announced a multi-million dollar renovation of the Graham Athletics Center that will enlarge the current pool to regulation size and create a spectacular new entrance to the existing building. "The new renovation will have a... More

Friday, October 29, 2010

The late Victor and Ila Mae Brock, longtime Whittier residents, left the entirety of their estate to Whittier College to establish the Ila and Victor Brock Scholarship Fund to benefit deserving students at the College. After Ila's passing earlier... More

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Alumnus Geoff Shepard Talks about his role in the Nixon administration.

Author Geoff Shepard worked for five years in the Richard Nixon White House and is a remaining living individual who played a key role in Nixon's Watergate defense. He and most of the surviving members of Nixon's staff — including Donald Rumsfeld,... More

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Joyce Kaufman takes on new post as inaugural center director.

Professor of Political Science Joyce Kaufman has been named at the inaugural director of the new Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC). The CEC is an expansion of Whittier College's proud history of partnering with communities —those... More

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Author, educator, and leading environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak at Whittier College as part of the 2010 New Student Convocation. His lecture, Science and Society: Making Sense of the Most Important Number in the World, will take place Friday... More

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Inside Latin Jazz series continues with legendary American percussionist Jack Costanzo. Also known as "Mr. Bongo," Costanzo is credited with introducing the bongos to American Jazz music in the1950s. Moderated by Grammy Award-winning flautist... More

Friday, October 22, 2010
Professor Roger Noll speaks on the economics and politics of stadium subsidies in pro sports.

Stanford economics professor emeritus Roger Noll spoke about the economics and politics of stadium subsidies in professional sports as part of the 2010 Kim Thomas Interdisciplinary Lecture. Noll's research focuses on the economics of sports and... More

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