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  • Paper in the Major | Whittier College
    Students Get to Know Us Apply for Admission Financial Aid Costs Admitted Students Contact Us Campus Life Campus Life Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section Writing Program Mobile Freshman Writing Seminar Paper in the Major Resources Contact Us You are here Home Writing Program Paper in the Major Paper in the Major On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments The Paper in the Major is the capstone writing experience in the Whittier College curriculum Researched and written in the senior year occasionally in the junior year this paper demonstrates students command of their major s perspectives methods and body of knowledge as well as their ability to communicate these skillfully in writing The Paper in the Major can serve as

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  • Resources | Whittier College
    Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater Admission Aid First Year Students International Students Transfer Students Graduate Students Get to Know Us Apply for Admission Financial Aid Costs Admitted Students Contact Us Campus Life Campus Life Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section Writing Program Mobile Freshman Writing Seminar Paper in the Major Resources Contact Us You are here Home Writing Program Resources Resources On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments Moodle for current students Center for Advising and Academic Success CAAS Whittier s Center for Academic and Advising Success offers peer tutoring in writing and each Freshman Writing Seminar is assigned its own in class peer tutor Students interested in teaching careers are encouraged to take INTD 35 Peer Learning Associate

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  • CHARGE TO THE CLASS OF 2013 | Whittier College
    Song Alma Mater You are here Home About CHARGE TO THE CLASS OF 2013 CHARGE TO THE CLASS OF 2013 On 19 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Sharon Herzberger 110th Commencement Address May 17 2013 Congratulations Poets The novelist Tim O Brien himself an honorary Poet writes about the power of memory which in his words serves to join the past to the future Today is a grand day for memories Graduates your relatives are up in those stands looking down on you remembering the child you were and wondering how in seemingly no time at all you have become the adult you are They remember you as an infant and as a toddler crawling onto their lap They remember your first day of school your first high school dance and when you applied to college They are asking themselves where did time go You are probably asking the same question about your time at Whittier remembering your first days as a Poet days when you could not envision sitting here today and the experiences you would have along the way Those of us on this stage have memories too We remember your presentations and poster sessions We have marveled at your art and music We remember selecting you for fellowships and hearing news of your honors We watched you teach others lead clubs create gardens score goals and serve your community And I personally remember each and every one of you who walked with me at 7 30 in the morning and each and every one of you who didn t Remember you have just received one of the best educations a person can receive You have earned your degree You have learned much of consequence broadened the way you think and now are prepared for a lifetime

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  • Charge to the Class of 2011 | Whittier College
    s Office Campus Leadership President Biography President s Pen Past Presidents Senior Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About Charge to the Class of 2011 Charge to the Class of 2011 On 18 Sep 2013 By admin 0 Comments President Sharon Herzberger 108th Commencement Address May 13 2011 Congratulations Poets I don t like to start a speech by telling you that I told you so but do you remember when I advised on your very first day on our campus that your time here would go swiftly by Now you know what I was talking about In those first days as a Poet you probably could not even imagine the events of today You were nervous trying to find yourself in a new environment wondering about your place here and eager for classes to start so that your Whittier College experience truly would begin Well look at you now Over the last weeks your faculty and I have observed with pride your enormous talents on display We listened to your senior presentations marveled at your artwork read your posters and heard you articulately describe the work performed for your masters research class We handed you awards at various convocations and banquets and the honors just kept coming Earlier this week six of you sitting before us were inducted as charter members of Whittier s new mathematics honor society Three of you are headed off to other continents on prestigious Fulbright Fellowships How many Mellon Mays Fellows sit before us today destined to be the professors of tomorrow And how many Kennedy Center awardees will grace the stage and run our theatres We have so many NCAA All Academic athletes in our midst And one Presidential Scholar Athlete wasn t satisfied with her 3 8 grade average last week so she earned a 4 0 a few days ago We watched you resurrect Whittier s nationally award winning forensics team strengthen our community through S I F E and Fifth Dimension and build vibrant rugby cheer and equestrian clubs We ve seen you sing at the Grammy Museum and perform at Friday musicales You created an organic garden and a school flag and you traveled to San Francisco to run Model UN and to serve the poor In your midst you have budding entrepreneurs and philanthropists and you should be proud that together you raised more money to give back to this College than has any senior class in Whittier s history We so admired your statesmanship at the helm of clubs and organizations And we shared with joy news of your job offers and of your acceptances into some of the best graduate and professional schools in this land and in other lands as well And this is just

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  • Playing To Win: Understanding The Demands Of Campus Athletics | Whittier College
    philosophers and presidents have for millennia promoted the ideals of sound mind sound body and have encouraged the teamwork and camaraderie evident in athletics On a more practical level athletics also serves as an important source of revenue especially on a small college campus I am not talking about ticket sales but enrollment management When I arrived at Whittier three years ago our athletic programs were in the doldrums We began to rebuild and are having astounding success thus far My first fall I arrived at athletic contests only to see that I was the only person there with games cancelled because we did not have sufficient players yet to start the season You can imagine my reaction to learning that coaches stalked the cafeteria finding students who had played a little during high school or might be tempted to try out a new sport We had perhaps 100 recruited athletes for 21 teams out of an incoming class of 350 This fall with Rob Coleman on the job only two years we have 240 recruited athletes in an incoming class of 420 And we are not at our ideal roster sizes yet Imagine the support always under resourced admissions staffs have when each coach is a collaborator in identifying and cultivating great students to enroll Working collaboratively with admissions also can help a college s retention rates Our coaches understand our admission standards and the other qualities we seek in scholar athletes and they know that each student we recruit must want to be a student at Whittier not just play on a team Perhaps this is why our athletes now have higher retention rates than non athletes with football leading the pack last year You must know that a great athletic program helps with advancing the College in other ways Alumni care about athletics they want to see wins and hear good news about the character and quality of the scholar athletes we enroll With the onset of our drive to improve athletics we are bringing back many many disaffected alumni and gifts small and large are flowing again With generous support from alumni we have not only increased our budgets for certain teams but we have renovated our tennis courts and our stadium a boon to all students not just those who use these facilities for interscholastic competition The ripple effects across the campus have been exciting to experience Winning or at least putting on a good show builds spirit Whittier College is named after the great Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier Although we are proud of this origin it has meant that we are also called the Poets and we are always on the lists of the top ten worst mascot names in America And when your teams are losing more than winning to be saddled with this moniker is a sorry thing indeed But now we say Poets with great pride and we walk around with Fear the Poet T shirts sweatshirts and

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  • Welcome To Whittier College | Whittier College
    Whittier College Welcome To Whittier College On 18 Sep 2013 By admin 0 Comments Sharon Herzberger President s Convocation Address August 31 2008 Newest Poets I m looking out at you and imagining that a few of you know exactly where you are headed in life some of you know the general direction but most of you don t have a clue Well don t worry Regardless of your destination Whittier will get you on the right path Each year at graduation I give advice to our new Whittier College alumni Last year was no different I stood before a remarkable class of active engaged learners They conducted outstanding research wrote influential papers and created inspiring art They sang at ceremonies like this one led athletic teams to victory and spent time helping others through service And they had big plans Some were heading off to the best graduate and professional schools in the country Some were headed directly into exciting careers having readied themselves by interning on Wall Street or at the United Nations or at Broadoaks our renowned laboratory school And listen to this one parents some helped by their professor advisors already had established lucrative businesses which financed their college educations These young graduates were on excellent paths But even they could not know exactly where those paths ultimately would lead Henry David Thoreau told us We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success Well tonight we sit together in the dark and you are about to take a big leap You signed the matriculation book this morning and soon will receive the Light of Learning officially making you a Whittier College Poet In joining the Poet family you will be challenged to broaden your way of thinking try on new ideas and roles and prepare for a lifetime of surprise change and multiple paths to opportunity And Whittier College will make this possible In 1887 our Quaker founders established a college dedicated to community and committed to service They urged all to let our lives speak At this College you will learn about and celebrate those who let their lives speak and we will help you recognize the power of action in your own life Our founders believed in the value of silence a silence that encourages listening to one s inner voice the voice that calls for good and that reminds us to listen to the voices of others They wanted and we today want every student to learn to listen deeply Our founders established a college devoted to profound respect for people of all backgrounds a respect symbolized by the international flags behind me And today such is our diversity in race religion socioeconomic circumstances ethnicity nationality and political ideology that there is no typical Whittier student Through your classes through talking with each other and through mingling with visitors such as the author Barbara Ehrenreich who will be on campus next week

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  • Top Ten Highlights of Whittier College | Whittier College
    Our great faculty will help your dreams and your parents dreams come true How can you tell Today make it a point to find seniors and ask them whether they know at least three faculty members well enough to write in depth personal letters of recommendation Ask this question at all of the schools you visit Whittier College faculty will always excel on this test Number 9 again the faculty Each year we ask our seniors to participate with seniors from about 600 other colleges and universities in the National Survey of Student Engagement And each year Whittier earns marks that place us in the top tier of colleges across America on four out of five factors that most predict intellectual and personal growth in college Here you will find accessible faculty and you will find yourself engaged in discussions actively participating in demonstrations and labs and discovering new knowledge in concert with professors who are here because of you and your success Number 8 faculty master houses With three faculty members living in houses on campus and numerous others living nearby you will find a wide array of stimulating opportunities outside class Over the last year students have gone to faculty master houses to mingle with author Ray Bradbury and to have dinner Rick Gilchrist an alumnus who chairs our Board of Trustees and who is president of the Irvine Company They have learned the ins and outs of film making with alumnus and director Arthur Seidelman and have be cued into the funny insider stories of Josh duLac pop music critic for the Washington Post and also a Whittier alum One of my favorite faculty master programs involved a visit by the Asst Secretary of Defense for Counterterrorism When you sit for a couple of hours talking with an insider about war diplomacy and America s role in the world you realize that this is what college is all about Our faculty master program brings that to you many times a week Number 7 our small class size Which means you are never a number and be forewarned you cannot get lost Check with our seniors about that too Number 6 our curriculum Which ensures that regardless of major each graduate is broadly educated and prepared for a lifetime of change and opportunity a curriculum that honors our Quaker Founders ideals by making sure that every student develops respect for community learns to listen well achieves an international outlook and truly learns to see the world from varied cultural perspectives Number 5 our traditions From passing the light of learning during a ceremony on your first day on campus to sometimes sitting in silence to honor our Quaker roots to painting the Rock Our alumni are so attached to that piece of stone that we built a special window overlooking the Rock in the new campus center You will find students camped at the Rock most days and see it painted a new color each morning As we

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  • Leap Into the Dark to Your Success | Whittier College
    And they had big plans for their lives Some were heading off to the best graduate and professional schools in the country Some were headed directly into exciting careers having interned during their Whittier years on Wall Street or at the United Nations or at Broadoaks Whittier s nationally renowned laboratory school And listen to this one parents some already had established successful businesses which they used to finance their college educations these young graduates thought they knew where they were headed as well But even though they were an accomplished and ambitious class they still could benefit from words of advice In fact I told them that we held graduation early in the morning so that parents and other relatives could give them advice all the rest of the day I gave them advice as well I told them to pay attention to the words of the Spanish poet Rosalia de Castro She said I see my path but I don t know where it leads Not knowing where I m going is what inspires me to travel it Sitting before me today know that you too have the makings to be called an accomplished and ambitious class at your graduation some years from today And the advice I gave to graduates is even more valid for you as you begin your journey through this College Some of you probably think you know what you will study what you are good at and perhaps what career you are aiming towards This assuredness will help you stay focused and motivated Others don t have a clue Let me tell you this is just fine All of you are well served by entering this august college with an open mind and a flexibility about selecting the paths before you Henry David Thoreau said it well We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success In signing the matriculation book this morning and in receiving the Light of Learning tonight you now will be a Poet perhaps not in the sense of de Castro or our namesake John Greenleaf Whittier But you are headed for a spectacular educational journey led by a most caring and dedicated faculty a faculty committed to your success In joining the Poet family you will be challenged to broaden your way of thinking try on new ideas and roles and prepare for a lifetime of surprise change and opportunity If you falter along this path or fear the uncertainty ahead think of the protagonist of your summer reading assignment Think of Valentino Achek Deng and of the leaps into uncertainty experienced by that young man Or consider John Greenleaf Whittier himself Coming from a poor family he was a farmer by day and a relentless reader by night Soon he was writing poetry then editing newspapers and magazines then running for a seat in the Massachusetts legislature publishing anti slavery writings and co founding the Liberty Party

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