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  • Whittier College Students Win Fulbright Awards | Whittier College
    Helen Truglia 11 Both Elliott and Truglia completed Keck Fellowships at Whittier and all three conducted intense study abroad research that prepared them for the Fulbright contest We are proud to have three Fulbright scholars this year who will be participating in vital international study and research This award recognizes the outstanding work of our students and their faculty mentors Moreover five of our students were finalists for Fulbright awards quite an accomplishment said President Sharon Herzberger Benedetti s proposed Fulbright research derives in part from her undergraduate project completed during her fall 2009 semester in Sri Lanka As such Benedetti has an established base of contacts and academic mentors which she will be working with in the fall Moreover she has continued her connected to Sri Lanka since returning from her study abroad experience I served as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in the Model United Nations of the Far West In this role I briefed Model U N delegates on national current affairs explained Benedetti I have also found a Sri Lankan community in Los Angeles where I practice my Sinhala and gain knowledge about the country from the perspective of Sri Lankans now living in the U S Elliott and Truglia were selected for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship award which involves spending at least 20 hours a week helping teach English at their assigned foreign school Both of them will head off to their respective assignment in spring 2012 Truglia will be in Malta while Elliott will be in Brazil Each of them will also conduct side projects Truglia previously studied in England and is looking forward to her new experience in the small Mediterranean country In tandem with her teaching duties she plans to work on two projects related to children s literature and

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/fulbright_awards_2011 (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Theater Department Presents Scapin by Moliere | 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 Whittier College Theater Department Presents Scapin by Moliere Whittier College Theater Department Presents Scapin by Moliere Wednesday April 6 2011 Scapin a comedy by Jean Baptiste Moliére adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O Donnel will come to the Whittier College stage on April 13 16 at 8 p m and April 17 at 2 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for Performing Arts Studio Theatre 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General admission 15 faculty staff 5 and students seniors 9 For additional information directions or to purchase tickets please call 562 907 4203 or visit online www shannoncenter org This adaptation of Molière s 325 year old farce Les Fourberies de Scapinfollows with some interesting alterations the play s original structure It keeps the play in period setting while adding a late twentieth century spin to the language and action and borrowing some final lines from Molière sLa Contesse D escarbagnas The story itself is a crafty and whimsical tale about the deceitful Scapin a pompous and intelligent trickster who uses his talents to manipulate various situations However he is not all bad Scapin ultimately creates crazy scenarios using his witty ways to help a pair of young lovers achieve happiness This production features

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Whittier_College_Theatre_Department_Presents_Scapin (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Night at the Grammy Museum | Whittier College
    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 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 Night at the Grammy Museum Whittier College Night at the Grammy Museum Tuesday April 19 2011 A unique partnership with the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles served to showcase Whittier College talent during a special evening program Songs of Our Time featured vocal and instrumental selections written within the last few decades as well as original work by students and alumni Performers included the cast of the recent campus production of Rent Voce vocal

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  • Whittier College Professor Joseph Price to Sing Anthem at Minor League Baseball Stadiums Across the United States | Whittier College
    in April and will continue through September along the way he has been blogging about the experience Related News Stories Chronicle of Higher Education Chicago Tribune ESPN Bus Leagues Baseball Go Erie The University of Chicago News WAMC Northeast Public Radio WDBJ Channel 7 Roanoke Virginia The Roanoke Times WAAY ABC News Huntsville Alabama Our Sports Central Los Angeles Times MLB com Religion in American History Blog Florida Hatters Glen Burnie Patch His first stop was in Viera Florida for the Brevard County Manatees on Opening Day for Minor League Baseball and the final date will be on Labor Day weekend in San Bernardino California Previous to this he will be in Nevada for his hundredths performance singing for the Reno Aces on August 29 Price who has written extensively about the intersection of sports and religion has been a baseball fan since childhood One of my earliest memories of reading is of the newspaper report about Don Larsen s perfect game in the World Series in 1956 he recalls In a way I sensed a connection between the perfection of his performance and my family s religious standard that aspired to perfection If baseball could have a perfect game I thought then surely it must be good At that point I got hooked on baseball Already Price holds the distinction of being invited to sing the national anthem for more than 30 Major League games in stadiums throughout the country including Wrigley Field Comiskey Park Candlestick Park Coors Field Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium among others Price and his wife Bonnie will make the five month trip in their RV on which they expect to log about 15 000 miles Throughout their travel he and Bonnie will blog about their experiences Accounts and pictures of their anthem venture will

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Professor_Joe_Price_to_sing_Anthem_at_Minor_League_Baseball_teams (2016-01-26)
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  • Bach Festival | Whittier College
    and noted Bach authority Raymond Erickson 63 is the festival s artistic director He will be joined on stage by well respected flutists Katherine Borst Jones professor at Ohio State University and Danilo Lozano Whittier professor and Grammy award winning performer For additional information and directions contact the music department at 562 907 4237 or rlitchfield whittier edu Friday March 18 12 p m Bach Musical Memorial Chapel FREE The annual Bach Musicale features Whittier College students performing music by Bach and his contemporaries Admission is free Sunday March 20 2 00 5 30 p m Lecture and Masterclass Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 10 2 30 3 30 p m Lecture and Demonstration Raymond Erickson 63 Bach Scholar 4 00 5 30 p m Baroque Interpretation Masterclass Katherine Borst Jones flutist Tuesday March 22 7 30 p m Chamber Music Concert Memorial Chapel FREE The festival will close with a Bach Chamber Music Concert featuring Whittier College music department faculty and friends performing works by Bach and his contemporaries Performers include harpsichord player Raymond Erickson flutists Danilo Lozano and Katherine Borst Jones as well as Leslie Ho violin Stephen Billington trumpet  and Neil Stipp organ This program will feature two very popular concertos Brandenburg Concerto 5 and Brandenburg Concerto 4 in versions rarely heard both representing premieres at the College s Bach Festival series These will frame the brilliant Cantata 51 Jauchzet Gott with soloists Melissa McIntosh Landis soprano and Stephen Billington trumpeterâ both artists in residence at the College backed by a string orchestra Raymond Erickson 63 editor of The Worlds of Johann Sebastian Bach Amadeus Press 2009 is one of the most experienced teachers of historical performance practice in the nation having taught it since 1975 Recently retired from Queens College and the

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  • Public Television Producers Bill Moyers And Judith Davidson Moyers Will Deliver Keynote at Whittier College's 108th Commencement Ceremony | Whittier College
    event at which approximately 340 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to receive their degrees Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers will also each receive an honorary degree from the Whittier College faculty a doctorate of humane letters L H D During his 25 years in broadcasting Bill Moyers has pursued a broad spectrum of journalism and has been called a unique voice still seeking new frontiers in television daring to assume that viewing audiences are willing to think and learn In particular Moyers has had an extensive involvement with public television producing documentaries and news journal programs such asBill Moyers Journal and Now with Bill Moyers In 1986 Moyers formed Public Affairs Television Inc with his wife and partner Judith This independent production company has produced almost 300 hours of programming including such series as Moyers on Addiction Close to Home Genesis A Living Conversation Healing and the Mind Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth What Can We Do About Violence andThe Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith In addition to his work on public television he was a senior news analyst for the CBS Evening News and chief correspondent for the acclaimed documentary series CBS Reports In 2006 Moyers received the Lifetime Emmy Award and was awarded over 30 Emmys during the course of his career Moyers has also received the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award and virtually every other major television journalism prize including the Alfred I DuPont Columbia University Gold Baton Award a lifetime Peabody Award and a George Polk Career Award for contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting Before entering broadcasting Moyers served as deputy director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy Administration and was special assistant to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1963 1967 including two

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  • Whittier College Lends A Helping Hand To Local Community | Whittier College
    Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Whittier College Lends A Helping Hand To Local Community Whittier College Lends A Helping Hand To Local Community Wednesday February 23 2011 From helping organize a food pantry to painting walls at a homeless shelter to beautifying a local park Whittier College Poets will come out in mass to help their community on Saturday February 26 for the 17th Annual Helping Hands Day The event begins at 8 a m at the College Campus Center where volunteers will be dispatched to one of a dozen service locations in the nearby community In addition to students staff and faculty Whittier alumni will also participate in the yearly event both locally and nationally Graduates living outside of Los Angeles are organizing their own service activities through the Worldwide Poets Day of Service that was linked to Helping Hands 2011 to encourage Whittier alumni family and friends internationally and nationally to give back to their communities on one coordinated day together as one unified Poet community It s great to see so many alumni around the country and abroad wanting to serve their communities on behalf of Whittier College Right now we have alumni in nine states in the U S committed to serving hours at approximately 17 organizations ranging from shelters and soup kitchens to animal welfare and housing projects This work is an extension of the College s mission and it is gratifying to see it in action throughout all the decades said Caroline Galvin assistant director of alumni relations The College encourages students from all disciplines and class years to participate in this event as a way to both instill a foundation of giving back to the community and enhance student understanding

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  • Whittier College Presents Rent-The Musical | Whittier College
    Whittier College s theatre department presents Jonathan Larson s Rent the musical on March 4 5 and 11 12 at 8 p m and March 6 and 13 at 2 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission 15 students and seniors 10 and Whittier student faculty 5 For additional information directions or to purchase tickets please call 562 907 4203 or visit online www shannoncenter org Rent is a musical drama about a group of young struggling artists and musicians trying to make it big in New York s lower east side and make rent each month They are all uncertain about their futures The issue of HIV AIDS casts a dark shadow on the production but things are kept light with the themes of love and hope The show centers on Mark Cohen Roger Davis Mimi Màrquez Tom Collins Angel Dumott Schunard Maureen Johnson Joanne Jefferson Benjamin Coffin III and the struggles that they face individually and as a whole Throughout the musical their stories unfold and entangle within one anothers as they make life defining decisions and as some of them are forced to realize that life is not permanent Rent was one of the longest running shows Broadway and won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award Directed and choreographed by theatre professor Jennifer S Holmes musical direction by professor Stephen Cook this is an all student production The theater department at Whittier puts out several faculty directed productions every year to allow for students to contribute to the theatrical and creative processes RENT Cast Ensemble and Crew Max Gallo Mark Cohen Cameron Greene Roger Davis Wiliama Sanchez Tom Collins Elyse Sharp Joanne Jefferson Brian Blank Benjamin Coffin III Mark Juaton

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