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  • Latest News | Whittier College
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-opens-state-art-music-studio (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Hosts Southern California Conferences For Undergraduate Research | Whittier College
    November 25 2013 Whittier College welcomed more than 1 100 scholars from colleges and universities from throughout the region for the 2013 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research SCCUR Change the World Participate Innovate Illuminate this past Saturday Vice President for Academic Affairs Charlotte Borst welcomed SCCUR guests during the keynote session We want to welcome you to a college that really values undergraduate research it is part of our DNA it has been for many years said Borst What I am proud to see is all of our faculty embracing this as well Clearly this is part of what we value at Whittier the ability to do research outside of the classroom to follow your passion and change the world The keynote address China Its Environment and History was delivered by Whittier College History Professor Robert Marks SCCUR provides a forum for the presentation of the best research scholarship and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines including the arts humanities social sciences natural sciences and applied sciences More than 30 Whittier College students from a wide variety of disciplines participated in the conference Student research topics ranged from Commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg to Feminism in the News to Ramanujan like Restricted Integer Partitions Sums Physics major and lacrosse player Nathan Kleponis 14 combined his two passions for his research project Physics in Lacrosse which took much of his summer and many hours this fall to complete I was definitely nervous about presenting said Kleponis I didn t know what to expect I was scared that someone a lot smart than me was going to come by and call me out but that didn t happen Everybody seemed to really enjoy my poster presentation I was able to answer

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-hosts-southern-california-conferences-undergraduate-research (2016-01-26)
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  • Mellon Foundation Grants Whittier $750,000 to Advance Digital Liberal Arts Curriculum | Whittier College
    scholarship and transforming faculty student research throughout the liberal arts Whittier College is launching its Digital Liberal Arts project DigLAPoet A 750 000 grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation will fund this initiative over the next four years The overall goal of the Mellon project is for Whittier College faculty to integrate the use of digital technologies into 40 courses This will be accomplished during the four year grant period To support this effort the grant will aid in the creation of a Digital Liberal Arts Collaboratory that will be housed in the College library This center is designed to provide faculty students and staff with a cutting edge technology space in which to engage in the collaborative and imaginative work of digital scholarship Equally significantly the Mellon Foundation will fund the hiring of a new Digital Scholar who will be based in the Center and a Post Doc Digital Technology Fellow to be based jointly in an academic department and the Center These two positions will serve to promote the innovative and evolving use of technology to advance the liberal arts curriculum at the College The grant will also provide funding for pilot digital scholarship projects a technology leadership speaker series software and related technology purchases student technology liaison positions as well as faculty stipends and travel This grant represents the culmination of over a year long preparation process that involved almost half our faculty in one way or another a truly collaborative effort said Dean of Faculty Charlotte Borst co director of the program This new initiative definitively embodies our thinking about the future Prior to receiving the grant Whittier faculty and staff engaged in an intensive research process to generate a design that builds on Whittier s commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research by broadening the use effectiveness and impact of digital technologies The new initiative has four principal objectives increase the number of faculty who integrate digital technologies into their pedagogy enhance the ability of faculty innovators and first adopters to extend their work further and make new innovations continue to develop an interactive collaborative faculty and library community supporting the development of new initiatives and utilize the network of existing relationships with other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share positive results and learn from each other Project co director and Associate Professor of English Andrea Rehn is a campus leader in digital pedagogies In the last several years working with Instructional Media Designer and project coordinator Sonia Chaidez she has carried out numerous digital projects with her students Rehn s first foray into digital pedagogy was a digital storytelling assignment in an upper division literature course She had students create an introduction to Dickens s Great Expectations first through mapping the spatial and social mobility of the characters and then by creating two minute videos linked to the characters and the places on the map by engaging in this exercise students gained a deeper understanding of the relationships among place character and social

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/mellon-foundation-grants-whittier-750000-advance-digital-liberal-arts-curriculum (2016-01-26)
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  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot | Whittier College
    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 News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News The Last Days of Judas Iscariot The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Wednesday October 23 2013 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will be coming to the Whittier College Stage November 20 23 at 8 00 p m and November 24 at 2 p m in the Studio Theater of the Ruth B Shannon Center of the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission 15 Students Seniors 9 For additional information directions or to purchase tickets call 562 907 4203 or visit www shannoncenter org The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgi is a comedic drama Set in a courtroom in Purgatory the infamous case of the most hated sinner in history Judas Iscariot is brought up for the jury to exam and decide if he is guilty of betraying Jesus Christ for a mere 30 pieces of silver If he is found guilty Judas will spend all eternity in the depths of hell The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a thought provoking play that challenges its audience to reflect upon their own beliefs betrayals and personal forgiveness This production is directed by Jennifer S Holmes

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/thelastdaysofjudasiscariot (2016-01-26)
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  • 42nd Annual Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture | 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 42nd Annual Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture 42nd Annual Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture Tuesday October 22 2013 Brightly dressed traditional Ecuadorian dancers Andean melodies Mexican regional songs and salsa dancing were all part of the 42nd Annual Tardeada a celebration of Latino culture and traditions During the afternoon s festivities Whittier s Latino alumni group Alianza de Los Amigos inducted long time alumni volunteer Eliseo Alex Tenorio 64 to the group s Hall of Fame Tenorio who is retired from a career in human resource management has been an active volunteer with the College as well as with regional organizations including the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce Friends of Pio Pico Bi lingual Foundation of the Arts LACMA Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and Japanese American Museum Tenorio joins more than 30 fellow Latino alumni who have been recognized for their respective achievements and service as mentors and role models for Whittier students To be honored for something you love doing it s a blessing said Tenorio after receiving his award Martin Ortiz was an inspiration to me because he told me I m a smart guy I want to be that same inspiration to other students Ecuadorian food dance and customs were the central theme of this year s Tardeada Andean band Viento Libre and Grupo Cultural Latino Americano shared traditional music and dances of Ecuador with the audience Student and alumni performances featured Lightmary Flores 17 Raquel Gutierrez Lambert 10 Brownie Sibrian 10 and

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/42nd-annual-tardeada-celebrates-latino-culture (2016-01-26)
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  • 2013 Whittier College New Student Convocation | Whittier College
    Lacks a nonfiction account of the immortal cell line known as HeLa that came from the cervical cancer cells of an African American woman who died in 1951 This lecture is organized by the Center for Science Health and Policy CSHP and funded through support from the W M Keck Foundation In addition during her one day visit to campus Reverby will visit various classes and meet with students to discuss her research Leading up to the Convocation speech Whittier faculty are participating in a colloquia Health Science Politics Celebrating the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks sponsored by the Hartley Faculty Master House What I hope that students will get from Dr Reverby s speech and the faculty lectures is the understanding that science in some way shape or form affects everyone said David Bourgaize Fletcher Jones Professor of Molecular Genetics and director of CSHP Science is not just a collection of facts but a complex human endeavor Faculty Lecture Series Schedule Susan Reverby Bio Susan M Reverby is a Historian of American health care women race and public health with a focus is on equality and ethics As an historian of American health care her major research has been on women s health women as health workers professionals and the ethics of public health and research In 1982 Reverby became Wellesley s first faculty hire in women s studies Reverby is the author of Examining Tuskegee The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy which in 2009 won three major academic awards During her research on syphilis she found unpublished papers about a public health service study 1946 48 in Guatemala that involved infecting men and women in a prison army barracks and a mental hospital with sexually transmitted diseases but then also offering to cure most of them The

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/convocation (2016-01-26)
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  • Aloha Concert Series Breazes into the Shannon Center | Whittier College
    Sons Hi ikua Kupaoa and the Brothers Cazimero bring the peaceful sounds of Hawai i to Whittier Performances will be held at 3 p m and 8 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts located at 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 Tickets are 45 plus tax and may be purchased online or at the box office For more information please contact the box office at 562 907 4203 2013 Concert Dates September 28 2013 The Lim Family Generations Come relax with the Lim Family Generations Featuring Mary Ann and Nani on the Ukelele Sonny on guitar and Lorna on the upright bass this family of four has been pleasing audiences around the world with their harmonic vibes for the past 35 years Originally from North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai i the Lim Family has produced 7 recordings two of which have won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Traditional Hawaiian Music and Group of the Year and in 2012 they received the Hawai i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Hawaiian Music December 7 2013 Teresa Bright Raised in an artistic family Teresa began singing at the age of 5 Her father the late musician Daniel Bright and her mother Carol a hula dancer influenced Teresa s compositions which reflect her love for Hawaiian heritage combined with a passion for art Bright s albums Self Portrait and Painted Tradition reflect her zeal for art as she depicts her music within a frame Bright s distinct jazzy voice has been awarded the Top Female vocalist of the year by the Hawai i Academy of Recording Arts and her most recent album Tropic Rhapsody was voted Best Jazz Album in 2009 at the Nä Hökü Hanohano awards 2014 Concert Dates January 18 2014 The Makaha Sons Come warm up in January as the Makaha Sons take the stage This dynamic duo features Louis Moon Kauakahi on 6 string guitar and Jerome Koko on the 12 string guitar The brother s have been making audiences laugh across the world for over 30 years with their perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music March 22 2014 Hi ikua Kupaoa The name Hi ikua literally translates to carry on ones shoulders In a culture that honors the legacies of the past this Hawaiian trio of talented musicians pays homage to their roots while creating a unique and progressive sound that leaves its mark in contemporary Hawaiian music The birth of Kupaoa began at a wedding Sine then the two members Kellen and Līhau have sky rocketed in fame and now play annually at San Francisco s prestigious Palace of Fine Arts Their debut album Pili O Ke Ao was released in 2008 and nominated for four Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards In 2009 the members of the Hawai i Academy of Recording Artists honored the duo with a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Most Promising Artist of the Year and also awarded Kellen and Iokepa Badis the prestigious

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/aloha-concert-series-breazes-shannon-center (2016-01-26)
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  • Cisneros Foundation Awards Grant to Whittier College | Whittier College
    college or university Many of the students in the program will be the first in their family to pursue higher education The Cisneros understand the value of a college education and the benefits it can bring to an individual as well as to his or her family and community said President Sharon Herzberger We are very pleased to be partnering with the Cisneros Foundation on this new mentorship program that will benefit so many families in the area Our students many who are themselves the first in their family to attend college will be perfect mentors and role models for the young people of El Rancho High School The Cisneros Mentor Program will begin in the fall with approximately 30 juniors from El Rancho who will be partnered with a Whittier student who will serve as a mentor until the high school student s graduation The program will be run by the College s Center for Engagement with Communities CEC El Rancho s program is based on a successful mentorship program currently run by the CEC with Whittier and La Serna high schools In both existing programs more than 90 of participating high school students have been accepted to a 4 year college or university The Cisneros Mentor Program is part of the Foundation s commitment to Generation 1st Degree a collaboration between the Cisneros Foundation the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the El Rancho Unified School District to achieve the goal of having at least one member of every household in Pico Rivera earn a college degree The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation works to cultivate a community that supports Hispanic student education It supports efforts that help enlighten others to the many benefits of a college education The founders believe these benefits extend

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/cisneros-foundation-awards-grant-whittier-college (2016-01-26)
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