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  • Public Invited to Poetry Reading and Lecture with Award-Winning Dramatist Nilo Cruz | Whittier College
    Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Public Invited to Poetry Reading and Lecture with Award Winning Dramatist Nilo Cruz Public Invited to Poetry Reading and Lecture with Award Winning Dramatist Nilo Cruz Wednesday April 11 2012 Cuban American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz will be returning to Whittier College on Thurs April 19 to take part in a poetry reading and special lecture titled Theatre Accompanied by Light This free event begins at 7 00 p m in Memorial Chapel at 13406 Philadelphia St Whittier CA Whittier College Cruz won the Pulitzer for his play Anna in the Tropics in 2003 becoming the first Latino playwright to receive the award A year later the play premiered on Broadway with actor Jimmy Smits in the lead role The play was subsequently nominated for a Tony Award in 2004 and has since been performed in theatres across the country including The Pasadena Playhouse South Coast Repertory The Alliance and Florida Stage Cruz s other plays include A Park in Our House Two Sisters and a Piano Night Train to Bolina and Dancing on Her Knees Cruz has won several awards and fellowships including two NEA TCG National Theatre Residency grants a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award and a Rockefeller Foundation grant A frequent guest at Whittier College s Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Cruz was bestowed with an honorary doctorate of humane letters L H D in 2010 Two of Cruz s plays Lorca in a Green Dress and Beauty of the Father have been staged by students from Whittier College s theatre department This public lecture and poetry reading are in conjunction with an ongoing project with the Center

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/nilo-cruz-poetry-reading (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College to Commemorate Five-Year Anniversary of Virginia Tech Massacre in Nationwide Movement | Whittier College
    May Know a series of plays by Erik Ehn in the Campus Center Courtyard on Monday April 16 at 12 30 p m to commemorate the five year anniversary of the tragedy that struck the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University What A Stranger May Know honors each of the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre focusing on their lives as individuals rather than the violence of the shootings This performance will be taking place at more than a dozen campuses across the United States including Brown University City College of New York Brandeis University and University of San Francisco According to Ehn The material is drawn from the public record what is the space of civic mourning The language attempts to provide our empathy our compassionate reasoning a particular job given the giant obstacles to knowing The performance functions as a kind of zen garden in language an experience that audience members navigate for themselves moving through a field of readings slowing to meditate on the lives of the lost leaning into commemoration as best we can across the great distances in our human family The Virgina Tech Massacre is the largest school shooting in U S history and the largest shooting in terms of victims by a single gunman in U S history The tragedy began on the morning of April 16 2007 when mentally disturbed student Seung Hui Cho took the lives of 32 people including faculty and students and ended his rampage by taking his own life This tragedy has caused major changes in the way school campuses approach school violence Many college campuses for example have implemented campus alert systems that notify students via text message or email in case of an emergency The shootings have also sparked intense discussions about gun

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/five-year-anniversary-virginia-tech (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College to Stage Classic Comedy: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith | Whittier College
    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 College to Stage Classic Comedy She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith Whittier College to Stage Classic Comedy She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith Wednesday April 11 2012 She Stoops to Conquer written by Oliver Goldsmith will come to the Whittier College stage April 18 21 2012 at 8 p m and April 22 2012 at 2 p m in the Robinson Theater of the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission is 15 and 9 for Students and Seniors For additional information directions or to purchase tickets call 562 907 4203 or visit www shannoncenter org She Stoops to Conquer or Mistakes of a Night is a lighthearted and charming comedy of errors written in the early 18th century by Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith who sought to mock the simple moralities of other sentimental comedies of that time Goldsmith s farce proves to be highly entertaining with clever and witty exchanges between his characters She Stoops to Conquer gives an insight into the life of the Hardcastle family Mr Hardcastle plans to marry his forthright daughter Kate to bashful Marlow the son of his friend Sir Charles Marlow Mrs Hardcastle wants her rebellious son Tony Lumpkin to marry her ward Constance Neville who is in love with Marlow s friend Hastings Humorous mishaps occur when Tony dupes Marlow and Hastings into believing that Mr Hardcastle s home is an inn In one long night the characters lives are turned upside down and they must figure out the truth in order to resolve their great misunderstandings and make things right with one another This production

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/she-stoops-to-conquer (2016-01-26)
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  • Top Environmental Scientists James Galloway '66 to Receive Poet Award for Alumni Achievement —Galloway Will Meet with Students, Faculty, and Alumni in and out of the Classroom | Whittier College
    Alumni Achievement Galloway Will Meet with Students Faculty and Alumni in and out of the Classroom Friday February 24 2012 Award winning biogeochemist educator and author James N Galloway 66 will be a visiting scholar at Whittier College on March 7 and 8 Galloway will receive the Poet Award for Alumni Achievement during a special ceremony on Wednesday March 7 at 6 30 p m in Wardman House 13952 Summit Drive Whittier CA In addition Galloway will meet with students and alumni visit a number of science classes and will speak at the Environmental Science Colloquium on Wednesday March 7 at 4 30 p m in Deihl 118 Other Scheduled Activities Lunch With Students Thursday March 8 Noon 1 30 p m Hartley House Fireside Chat with Alumni Friends Thursday March 8 6 30 p m 9 00 p m Dezember Alumni House Galloway has been called both a pioneer and an exceptional leader on global biogeochemical issues focusing on documenting and understanding the massive changes that are occurring in the global nitrogen cycle both through his own research as well as fostering a major international effort Most recently Galloway and his colleagues at the University of Virginia University of Maryland and the Netherlands have created a web based calculator that measures an individual s impact on the nitrogen cycle according to factors such as diet and transportation choices The calculator launched in February 2011 is a project of the International Nitrogen Initiative INI a global network of scientists who share research and data on the nitrogen dilemma Galloway was the founding chair of INI In 2008 Galloway was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement In 2011 he was selected as the Distinguished Guest Lecturer to the Environmental Chemistry

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/james-galloway (2016-01-26)
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  • Athletics Celebrate Academic Achievement for Fall Semester | Whittier College
    having maintained a GPA of 3 5 or higher during the fall semester We are extremely proud of the extraordinary and continued academic performance of our student athletes said director of athletics Robert Coleman In particular I applaud the individuals who continue to excel in the classroom and on the playing field In total there were nine teams that had an overall team G P A of a 3 0 or higher The women s tennis team led the pack with a 3 3 overall team GPA After them the women s cross country team achieved a collective GPA of 3 23 high enough to earn recognition among cross country s academic elite They became one of 167 institutions who earned Division III All Academic status as announced by the United States Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Not far behind was women s volleyball which achieved a team GPA of 3 1 In addition swimming and diving track and field cross country lacrosse and soccer each maintained a team GPA of 3 0 On the men s side golf and soccer each earned a 3 0 overall team GPA The students will be officially recognized at the Annual President s Club Luncheon that will take place on Thursday March 22 This year s guest speaker will include Tim Westphal 95 senior vice president of operations at Bay Alarm Company located in Northern California During his time at Whittier Westphal played midfield position on the men s lacrosse team under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach Doug Locker Westphal helped the Poets win back to back WCLL Championships in 1992 and 1993 He served as captain in 1994 and 1995 leading the Poets to win the 1995 WCLL South Division Championship After completing a B A in business

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/athletics_celebrate_academic_achievement (2016-01-26)
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  • Inside Latin Jazz Continues with Grammy Nominated Mongorama | Whittier College
    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 Inside Latin Jazz Continues with Grammy Nominated Mongorama Inside Latin Jazz Continues with Grammy Nominated Mongorama Monday February 13 2012 The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews and performances with leading Latin Jazz artists moderated by Grammy winning flute soloist and music professor at Whittier College Danilo Lozano The next event will feature Mongorama a new 9 piece latin jazz ensemble that feature some of the top Latin Jazz artists in Southern California The program promises to be something every lover of latin jazz music will not want to miss Presented by Whittier College Music Department and Emerson Bran Management this performance will take place Tuesday February 21 at 8p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 67060 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 For more information call the Shannon Center box office 562 907 4203 Mongorama which was formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo host of Jazz on the Latin Side was nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album This ensemble explores the early Mongo Santamaria charanga jazz material of the 50 s and early 60 s Conga legend Mongo Santamaria saxophonist Chombo Silva and flautist Rolando Lozano performed an exciting latin jazz sound driven by cuban charanga rhythms and old school straight ahead jazz Mongorama celebrates this music preserving the old school element yet refreshing it with a modern perspective which makes it that much more

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/inside_Latin_jazz_continues_grammy_nomination (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Presents its 75th Annual Johann Sebastian Bach Festival | Whittier College
    a great impact on the world for the last three centuries The 75th annual celebration is dedicated to the memory of festival founder and pianist Margaretha Lohmann who taught music at Whittier College from 1929 until her retirement in 1970 Special guests include pianists Lucinda Carver and Larry Karush as well as Chorale Bel Canto and conductor Stephen Gothold All events will take place in the Whittier College campus 13406 Philadelphia Street Whittier CA 90608 For additional information or to purchase tickets please call the Box Office at 562 907 4203 or visit online www shannoncenter org Bach Musicale Friday March 16 noon Memorial Chapel admission is free The annual Bach Musicale will feature performances by students and faculty Bach Choral Concert Saturday March 17 4 p m Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Chorale Bel Canto soloists and orchestra conducted by Stephen Gothold will present what is considered to be one of the finest choral work ever composed Mass in b minor by Johann Sebastian Bach Admission is 20 general 17 seniors 5 student rush Please use this link for tickets for this concert only http www brownpapertickets com event 221049 Bach and the Piano Lecture and Master Class Lucinda Carver Sunday March 18 3 p m Music Building admission is free Acclaimed pianist harpsichordist and conductor of classical and operatic works Lucinda Carver will present a lecture and master class with a focus on Bach and the piano Bach and the Piano Bach de Rhythm Instilling the Master s music with World Rhythms Larry Karush piano with Randy Gloss percussion Sunday March 18 7 p m Tickets are 10 general 5 students and free to Whittier College students faculty and staff Bach Chamber Concert Central 4 with Timothy Durkovic soloist Monday March 19 8 p m Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Bach Chamber Concert featuring soloist Timothy Durkovic who will perform the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue Performances also include the Central 4 piano quartet D minor Keyboard Concerto Brandenburg Concerto No 5 as well as a world premiere of a piano quartet by Jenni Brandon Admission is 10 general 5 students and free to Whittier College students faculty and staff BIOS Extremely gifted and versatile Lucinda Carver enjoys a prominent career as pianist harpsichordist and conductor As music director and conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra from 1992 2001 Carver garnered critical praise for her stylistic interpretations of music from the Classical era Active in both the symphonic and operatic arenas she has been proclaimed a find a first rate conductor by Bernard Holland of The New York Times and an important emerging conductor by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times Carver s symphonic credits include appearances with the National Symphony Los Angeles Philharmonic Brooklyn Philharmonic Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Pacific Symphony Richmond Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic She has conducted at major music festivals including Wolf Trap Brooklyn Academy of Music s Next Wave Festival and the Orange County Performing

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/75th_annual_Johann_Sebastian_Bach_Festival (2016-01-26)
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  • Dr. Richard Solomon to Speak at Whittier College: Enabling the Dragon: President Nixon and The Week That Changed the World | Whittier College
    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 Dr Richard Solomon to Speak at Whittier College Enabling the Dragon President Nixon and The Week That Changed the World Dr Richard Solomon to Speak at Whittier College Enabling the Dragon President Nixon and The Week That Changed the World Friday January 25 2013 Richard Solomon president of the United States Institute of Peace will be speaking at Whittier College on Friday February 24 at 11 00 a m in AJ Villalobos Hall 7214 Painter Avenue Whittier CA 90608 His lecture Enabling the Dragon President Nixon and the Week That Changed the World is free and open to the public but seating is limited For additional information contact president whittier edu Prior to this assignment Solomon was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs from 1989 to 1992 He negotiated the Cambodia peace treaty the first United Nations Permanent Five peacemaking agreement had a leading role in the dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and South and North Korea helped establish the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation initiative and led U S negotiations with Japan Mongolia and Vietnam on important bilateral matters In 1992 93 Solomon served as U S ambassador to the Philippines Solomon previously served as director of policy planning at the Department of State and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council In this latter position he supported President Richard Nixon Whittier College class of 1934 and Henry Kissinger in the 1972

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Dr_Richard_Solomon_to_speak_at_Whittier_College (2016-01-26)
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