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  • Whittier Weekend 2015 a Smashing Success | Whittier College
    Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Whittier Weekend 2015 a Smashing Success Whittier Weekend 2015 a Smashing Success On 27 Oct 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Tuesday October 27 2015 More than 1 000 Poets including alumni families students and friends of the College participated in the 2015 Whittier Weekend festivities between October 23 and 25 The three day celebration opened with the Golden Anniversary brunch in honor of the class of 1965 followed by President Sharon Herzberger s State of the College address In her speech President Herzberger noted many of the College s achievements including the 2 6M Title V Grant awarded by the Department of Education for science technology engineering and mathematics STEM education A cohort of standout Poets was recognized for their significant impact on the College and beyond at the Poet Awards and Dinner held at Wardman House on Friday night These select members of Whittier s more than 18 000 alumni body were recognized in four categories Alumna us Achievement Outstanding Young Alumnus a Community Impact and Service to the College In addition the College awarded the status of Honorary Alumna us to two members of the Poet community Read more about the awardees Parents had the opportunity to have Coffee with the Deans where they met and engaged in dialog with Dean of Student Life Joel Perez and Dean of Academic Affairs Darrin Good In addition parents joined their students and attended a class as part of the activities especially tailored for them Alumni had a wide variety of events to choose

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  • Alumnus Miguel Santana '91 Addresses Los Angeles' Social Issues | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Alumnus Miguel Santana 91 Addresses Los Angeles Social Issues Alumnus Miguel Santana 91 Addresses Los Angeles Social Issues On 16 Oct 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Friday October 16 2015 Alumnus Miguel Santana 91 has surpassed the expectations of his job and in doing so he has created his own spotlight As Los Angeles City Administrative Officer CAO Santana has successfully managed the once shaky city budget and has also inserted himself into the discussion of other key city issues Santana is responsible for Los Angeles yearly 8 billion plus budget and also leads negotiations with labor unions Santana s contributions also include work for the assessment of the city s bid for the 2024 Olympics negotiations for trash collection union contracts and the city audit of DWP trusts One of Santana s recent and significant policy reforms addresses the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles Santana issued a 10 page report calling for an immediate 3 7 million Skid Row cleanup that would help implement restroom facilities In addition he also issued a report revealing the need to invest in coordination between departments rather than law enforcement measures A first generation student and a Bell Garden s native Santana was inspired to be get involved with government and his community while attending Whittier College where he joined student government the board of governors and the Hispanic student association now known as Amigos Unidos During that time Santana also helped run the Whittier

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/10-16-15-0 (2016-01-26)
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  • Musician Poncho Sanchez Delights Music Fans During Inside Latin Jazz Installment | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Musician Poncho Sanchez Delights Music Fans During Inside Latin Jazz Installment Musician Poncho Sanchez Delights Music Fans During Inside Latin Jazz Installment On 17 Sep 2015 By ebecerra 0 Comments Thursday September 17 2015 The 2015 2016 season of Whittier College s popular Inside Latin Jazz series kicked off on a high note with an insightful conversation featuring world renowned musician Poncho Sanchez Introducing his guest to a near full house Professor of Music Danilo Lozano expressed gratitude and astonishment at how much the intimate series has grown over the years noting that in its early days the entire audience fit on stage alongside him and the guest musician For nearly two hours Lozano and Sanchez traded stories on the Latino music scene their passion for the art form and the realities of life as a musician Sanchez shared a candid story that exemplified the duality of his life as musician in the early days of his career After an appearance on the Merv Griffin Show and a successful tour in Southeast Asia Sanchez found himself without a job when he returned to Southern California Working odd jobs to feed his young family and with a second child on the way Sanchez made the difficult decision to return to his job at a foundry a position he quit in order to go on tour His colleagues gave him a hero s welcome when he arrived at the foundry but when he announced that he was there to ask for his

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/09-17-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • College Enhances Residence Halls and Common Areas for All Students | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News College Enhances Residence Halls and Common Areas for All Students College Enhances Residence Halls and Common Areas for All Students On 9 Sep 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Wednesday September 9 2015 As a new school year is underway Whittier College students will notice several improvements to the residence halls and common living areas These upgrades are part of a strategic seven year plan of improvements under the direction of the College s Office of Residential Life Guided by requests and recommendations from a 2013 student survey and a needs assessment the strategic plan was put in place provide an optimal residential and campus living experience for all students As opposed to focusing on one building at a time the College opted to make improvements in all the buildings simultaneously said Andre Coleman associate dean of students These improvements will enhance the experience of students living at the College as well as the time commuter students spend on campus Both residential and commuter students will be able to stream movies from any location on campus through the Res Life Movie Streaming service enjoy new outdoor furniture and BBQ areas in Ball Turner and Harris Halls and be able to do their part to combat the drought by using new water filtration fountains and water saving shower heads Among upgrades to

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/09-9-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • Human-Wildlife Conflict: Finding Solutions | Whittier College
    career in conservation efforts When I was a kid growing up in Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka one of my favorite sounds was the tinkling of a bell it meant there was a trained elephant coming down the street My friends and I would sprint down to the sidewalk to see the elephant plodding along with its mahout or master the bell swinging from its neck I never tired of watching I ve always felt an affinity for these huge intelligent beasts In addition to those bells though I grew up hearing darker stories Sri Lanka is relatively small but it s rich with biodiversity Even our elephants are members of a distinct subspecies of Asian elephant the Sri Lankan elephant The country roughly the size of West Virginia is also home to a growing population of more than 20 million people Large wild animals like elephants are rapidly running out of space to live and their encounters with people are often not pleasant I regularly heard news of people killed by wild elephants raiding their farms or houses for food and of elephants in turn killed by people trying to defend their property And while Sri Lankan elephants are unique to my homeland the friction between wildlife and humans isn t Over the years I ve learned that human wildlife conflict exists everywhere I ve written about sea otters competing with fishermen for seafood off the coast of California worked to help rural Kenyan communities trying to defend their livestock from lions and other carnivores and heard cattle ranchers in Montana voice fears about wolves The frequency of conflict is increasing in tandem with rising human populations around the world And there are so many underlying issues feeding into any one conflict It s that complexity that really interests me How do you find solutions to something that s difficult to understand in the first place And how do you ensure that those solutions last This much is clear you have to work with people Human wildlife conflict is a hyphenated term because humans are deeply involved in it and if you focus only on the wildlife you won t get very far If the conflict is happening in a poor community for example most of the time people are too concerned about meeting basic needs to really think about conservation But when you understand their needs and can show them how protecting animals would benefit them there s a much better chance they ll collaborate with you Collaboration isn t enough of course you have to help people find strategies that really work Some of the best ones are really innovative For example during a recent trip to Nepal I visited rural villages where wild elephants often raid rice paddies during harvest season There communities have been using electric fences to deter elephants but these tools alone don t always succeed Elephants are smart and persistent enough to find ways around these barriers like pushing them over

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/09-4-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • Joe Donnelly Named New Quaker Campus/QCTV Faculty Advisor | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Joe Donnelly Named New Quaker Campus QCTV Faculty Advisor Joe Donnelly Named New Quaker Campus QCTV Faculty Advisor On 5 Aug 2015 By ssobers 0 Comments Wednesday August 5 2015 The Leadership Experience Programs LEAP Office English Department and Writing Program are pleased to announce the hire of Joe Donnelly who will join the faculty this fall in the inaugural role of Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media Donnelly is an award winning journalist writer and editor In his multidimensional career Donnelly has worked or written for the Los Angeles Times Washington Post Times of London Surfer s Journal Huck Flaunt Malibu Vegas VegasSeven Mother Jones takepart com among others In his role as

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/08-5-15-4 (2016-01-26)
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  • Michal Loving '02 Named First Female Rabbi at Florida Temple | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Michal Loving 02 Named First Female Rabbi at Florida Temple Michal Loving 02 Named First Female Rabbi at Florida Temple On 23 Jul 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Thursday July 23 2015 Michal Merraro Loving 02 joined Temple Beth Orr of Coral Springs in South Florida as the synagogue s first female rabbi Rabbi Loving was ordained by the Reform Jewish seminary Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion HUC JIR in 2012 She grew up splitting her time between her mothers home in Long Beach California and her father s house in Holon Israel and spent five years living in Cincinnati Ohio according to her website Rabbi

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/07-23-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • M. Rene Islas '00: Education Runs in the Family | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News M Rene Islas 00 Education Runs in the Family M Rene Islas 00 Education Runs in the Family On 23 Jul 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Thursday July 23 2015 Education is the family business for M Rene Islas 00 His grandfather served as a distinguished teacher and principal in various schools in Nogales Arizona his aunts and uncles are teachers and administrators in Arizona public schools and his wife Michele Islas 02 is a teacher with experience in early childhood education and behavioral therapy support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Islas was recently named the executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children NAGC in Washington DC Islas

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/07-23-15-0 (2016-01-26)
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