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  • Writing Program | Whittier College
    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 Writing Program On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments The use of reason and critical inquiry to enable students to see the interrelatedness of knowledge and the connections among academic disciplines is central to the mission of Whittier College The Writing Program is reflective of this goal The Writing Program curriculum is writing intensive designed to teach students how to communicate effectively at each successive level of their major discipline as well as to general audiences outside their chosen fields In our writing courses students are trained to read and listen critically and to construct supportable written arguments integrating knowledge from within and without their chosen disciplines through recursive collaborative process

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  • Diversity | Whittier College
    Alumni About Homepage Mission Vision Whittier College is a residential four year liberal arts institution that prepares students to excel in a complex global society Learn more Facts Figures Whittier offers a choice of 30 majors in 23 disciplines or the option of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 Diversity Diversity On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Whittier College has a long tradition of supporting diversity of every kind on this campus Our founders believed that the divine light lies within each person and that all individuals should be treated with dignity and respect This belief translated into an open policy of admitting students from all backgrounds As a result over our 125 years of existence Whittier has been on the forefront among liberal arts colleges in creating a campus that reflects the ethnic diversity of our nation Currently about 50 percent of students at Whittier and a quarter of our faculty are people of color Today while no longer formally associated with the Quaker Society of Friends students of all denominations make up our welcoming multicultural community and the College s roots in Quaker values are still very

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  • Traditions | Whittier College
    the option of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 Traditions Traditions On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Some Whittier traditions date back to the College s founding a century ago while others have emerged in recent times These traditions reflect both solemn rituals and the lighter side of college life but each serve to connect students with a living history important aspects of academic and social community and the College s distinguished past The most significant Whittier College traditions are those that mark both the initiation of new students into the College and four years later their successful completion of a course of study The President s Convocation held in Harris Amphitheatre on the first evening of Orientation celebrates the introduction of students into the College community This impressive ceremony begins with students processing through a corridor of faculty in full academic regalia and concludes with the igniting of candles to symbolize sharing the Light of Learning Commencement held in Memorial Stadium marks the conclusion of our students academic journey at Whittier but by no means the end to their association with the College Beginning with a moment of

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  • The Rock | Whittier College
    proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 The Rock The Rock On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments In June of 1912 one of the campus most noteworthy and enduring landmarks arrived It was the brainchild of three senior men Frank Crites Nofle Renneker and Milton White In 1962 Crites recalled that members of the Class of 1912 wanted to leave a most lasting gift so it was decided that a rock as large as could possibly be transported would be a fixture for many years in the future Thursday of graduation week Crites and recent graduate Austin Marshburn 10 who provided the horses and wagon started for Sierra Madre at about 3 a m Renneker and White rode over later on their bicycles an eighteen mile trip one way In a canyon at the foot of Mount Wilson trail the foursome picked out a one or two ton granite boulder on the hillside and dug trenches beneath it for the wagon wheels After stopping at noon to eat lunches they d brought they eased the rock down the hill and onto the wagon with strains grunts and the sweating required to accomplish our desired end At long last the rock was atop the wagon the horses hitched to their positions and we were ready for the first try of moving the load to our campus But the first effort of man and horses failed to set the wheels of the wagon in motion After more digging and many more grunts and groans by men and horses the wagon was eased out and on solid ground and all ready for the start home Unfortunately it was already 7 p m They hadn t expected to be there all day had not brought dinner and quickly discovered Crites said there was not even an eating establishment in Sierra Madre So after Renneker and White headed home by bike Crites and Marshburn started ponderously down the lonely dusty road with the huge rock in the wagon We were both very hungry Crites recalled But both had farmboy skills so when they saw a dairy herd in the dusk along a deserted road they stopped milked the cows into their lunch pails and drink their fill They finally arrived at the campus with their prized rock about 2 a m The other members of the daytime party were aroused from sleep and after more hours of strains and grunts the rock was deposited on the ground of the campus near the walk leading

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  • President Bio | Whittier College
    Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About President Bio President Bio On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Sharon D Herzberger Ph D President Sharon D Herzberger became Whittier College s 14th president in July 2005 Since then she has led successful initiatives to affirm the founding values of Whittier College enhance academic offerings beautify the campus invigorate Poet athletics and other student life programs and deepen and broaden connections to the City of Whittier and the greater Los Angeles area Under President Herzberger s leadership and with strong commitment from Whittier s faculty four Centers of Distinctions have been created since 2009 the Center for Science Health and Policy the Center for Collaborations with the Arts the Center for Engagement with Communities and the Center for Environmental Sustainability All of the Centers expand Whittier s interdisciplinary curriculum and provide opportunities for students to pursue research or creative projects Capital projects President Herzberger has overseen include a dramatic expansion of the Campus Center the refurbishment of historic Hoover Hall upgraded science labs and media ready classrooms and enhanced athletic facilities including the renovation of the Graham Athletics Center and the Lillian Slade Aquatics Center President Herzberger is committed to reducing the impact the College has on the environment The campus has significantly reduced food waste and water usage implemented a recycling program and developed plans to convert to more sustainable landscape In the last several years the College has launched several programs designed to enhance students career exploration The Backpack to Briefcase series bring leaders in business government and not for profit organizations many of whom are Whittier College alumni and parents to campus to network and share their secrets to success The Richard M Nixon Fellowship prepares exceptional students for

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  • President's Pen | Whittier College
    of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 President s Pen President s Pen On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Speeches Welcome Class of 2017 President s Convocation Address Whittier College September 1 2013 Charge to the Class of 2013 110th Commencement Address Whittier College May 17 2013 Welcome Class of 2015 President s Convocation Address Whittier College September 5 2011 Charge to the Class of 2011 108th Commencement Whittier College May 13 2011 Welcome Class of 2014 President s Convocation Whittier College September 5 2010 Welcome Class of 2013 President s Convocation Address Whittier College September 6 2009 Playing to Win Understanding the Demands of Campus Athletics Plenary speech American Council on Education s Summit Advancing as Leaders Atlanta Georgia October 30 2008 Welcome to Whittier College President s Convocation Address Whittier College August 31 2008 Top Ten Highlights of Whittier College Remarks Admitted Students Day Whittier College April 13 2008 Leap Into The Dark of Your Success President s Convocation Address Whittier College September 3 2007 Preparing To Compete In a Flat World Keynote address American Association of University Women s Girls Science Project Rio Hondo College February

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  • Past Presidents | Whittier College
    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 About Homepage Mission Vision Whittier College is a residential four year liberal arts institution that prepares students to excel in a complex global society Learn more Facts Figures Whittier offers a choice of 30 majors in 23 disciplines or the option of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 Past Presidents Past Presidents On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments 1900 1907 Charles E Tebbetts 1907 1915 Thomas Newlin 1915 1918 Absalom Rosenberger 1918 1923 Harry N Wright 1923 1934 Walter F Dexter 1934 1943 William O Mendenhall 1943 1950 William C Jones 1951 1969 Paul S Smith 1970 1975 Frederick M Binder 1975 1979 W Roy Newsom 1979 1989 Eugene S

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  • Senior Administration | Whittier College
    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 About Homepage Mission Vision Whittier College is a residential four year liberal arts institution that prepares students to excel in a complex global society Learn more Facts Figures Whittier offers a choice of 30 majors in 23 disciplines or the option of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President 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 Senior Administration Senior Administration On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Penelope Bryan Dean of Whittier Law School Robert Coleman Executive Director of Athletics James Dunkelman Vice President for Finance and Administration Whittier College Whittier Law School Darrin Good Vice President for Academic Affairs Joel Pérez Vice President and Dean of Students Whittier College Fred R Pfursich Vice President for Enrollment Whittier College

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