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  • Whittier College Receives Grant From HHS | Whittier College
    in the pre school level The study Exploring Child Care Cultural Congruency Predictors and Pathways to Social and Emotional Outcomes in Kindergarten will be led by education and child development professor Kay Sanders I proudly support this grant and know that the bright minds at Whittier College will contribute greatly to the cultural and emotional understanding of our children said Congresswoman Linda Sánchez D 39 a longtime champion of student support When we nurture a child s culture and emotional needs we invest in extraordinary learning opportunities Dr Sanders research will analyze information from the 1997 Family Child Experiences Survey Head Start study to look at how cultural practices at home and in child care coincide to benefit children from low income families In particular the study will look at whether issues associated with cultural diversity and cultural responsiveness influence children s outcomes particularly children s readiness for school In the past the impact and influence of cultural aspects has not been a focus of inquiry at the child care level In the child care research field presently there is quite a bit of talk about the quality of child care and how quality relates to children s well being Many of the ways in which quality is measured in child care fails to find strong evidence for a connection between high quality care and children s outcomes said Dr Sanders Our research will contribute to this important issue by examining how for example relationships are built between a teacher and a child in child care or how the diversity of routines in children s child care experiences connects with children s successful functioning in an elementary school environment By doing this work we will be able to focus the lens on the importance of context in children s preliminary

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  • 2009 Whittier College Writers Festival | Whittier College
    born authorBharati Mukherjee and screenwriter and playwright Richard Alfieri whose play a Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is one of the most produced plays of the last fifty years The four day festival runs from September 28 October 1 in AJ Villalobos Hall 7214 Painter Avenue Whittier CA The event is free and open to the public For more information contact Angela Freeland 562 907 4253 afreeland whittier edu September 28 5 p m Writing for TV an Informal Workshop 7 30 p m The Animation Process from Script to Screen Adam Pava 99 is an animation writer and producer currently working on Glenn Martin DDS a primetime comedy for Nick At Nite He has written animation for adults Adult Swim s Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law MTV s Clone High and children Cartoon Network s Foster s Home For Imaginary Friends and Johnny Bravo Dreamworks Monsters Vs AliensTV pilot as well as punch up work for film Sony s Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs He also wrote the Cartoon Network movie Reanimated and created its TV series spin off Out of Jimmy s Head September 29 5 p m Craft Talk 7 30 p m Creative Presentation Noted poet Robert Pinsky is a three term United States Poet Laureate and author of numerous books of poetry most recently Gulf Music andThe Figured Wheel New and Collected Poems 1966 1996 He is the editor of Americans Favorite Poems An Invitation to Poetry and Essential Pleasures A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud Pinsky is also the author of three books about poetry and a best selling translation of The Inferno of Dante He is the founder of the Favorite Poem Project poetry editor for Slate has regularly appeared on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and writes the weekly Poet s Choice column for the Washington Post He was elected in 1999 to the American Academy of Arts and Letters is the winner of the PEN Voelcker Award the William Carlos Williams Prize and the 2008 Theodore M Roethke Memorial Poetry Award among other honors He teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University and is one of the few members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on The Simpsons September 30 5 00 p m The Stated and the Implied 7 30 p m Becoming an American Writer Successive Moultings Bharati Mukherjee is the author of seven novels most recently Desirable Daughters and The Tree Bride two collections of short stories Darkness and The Middleman Other Stories and numerous essays on immigration and American culture She has also co authored with Clark Blaise two books of non fiction Days and Nights in Calcutta and The Sorrow and the Terror The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy She is the first naturalized U S citizen to have won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Fiction She has been a professor of English at the University of California Berkeley

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  • Whittier College President Honored by Los Angeles Sparks | Whittier College
    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 President Honored by Los Angeles Sparks Whittier College President Honored by Los Angeles Sparks Thursday August 20 2009 The Los Angeles Sparks women s basketball team honored Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger during its annual Inspiring Women Night on Wednesday as the Sparks took on the Washington Mystics in the Staples Center Four inspirational women that have made an indelible mark in their field and community from four different industries were selected to receive the awards The first ever Lisa Leslie Inspiring Women Awards were presented at halftime on the court to the following phenomenal women Sharon Herzberger President of Whittier College Education Recipient Nikki Caldwell UCLA Women s Head Basketball Coach Sports Recipient Karen Earl Executive Director of the Jenesse Center Non Profit Recipient Faye McClure Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Farmers Insurance Business Recipient Lisa Leslie has inspired generations of athletes as a three time WNBA MVP two time WNBA Champion four time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the WNBA All Decade Team Her slam dunk the first in WNBA history was voted the Greatest Moment in the league s first decade The awards were presented by Sparks s co owners Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson who as successful businesswomen are trailblazers in their own right Goodman and Christofferson represent a limited number of women who own professional sports teams Sharon D Herzberger became Whittier College s 14th president on July 1 2005 Since then she has led successful initiatives to identify affirm and articulate the values and aspirations of Whittier College focus on student success both within and beyond the campus environs improve and

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  • Acoustic Voices at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for Performing Arts | Whittier College
    being accepted 60 general and 50 seniors and students Single performances will go on sale July 22 20 general admission 15 seniors and students 2009 Jim Kweskin Geoff Mulduar Saturday November 21 at 8 00 p m The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was the first of the jug bands formed during the 60s folk revival and it gained the most widespread popularity Before disbanding in 1968 the Jug Band shared billing in the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco with Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors and performed on national network television shows Though categorized as folk their music covered the wide spectrum of American music from blues to Tin Pan Alley to the Great American Songbook Jim Kweskin Geoff Mulduar and the rest of the Jug Band influenced so many other musicians that their legacy far outweighs what their five years together would seem to indicate Through the ensuing years Kweskin and Mulduar have continued their musical journey and a night with them is like a smorgasbord of musical delights Though still labeled folk both have delved far deeper into the musical lexicon Tingstad Rumbel Sunday December 13 at 4 00 p m Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed recorded and toured together for over 24 years with 19 albums to their credit Traveling to as many as 50 concert venues a year they are friends who enjoy each other s company and truly love making music Tingstad and Rumbel began their collaboration in1985 Their debut album The Gift quickly became a holiday classic The next 20 years saw countless positive reviews in publications such as The New York Times The Washington Post and Billboard as well as number one debuts on radio charts In 1998 American Acoustic was honored as Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year A Carnegie Hall appearance in 2000 followed And in 2003 the duo received a Grammy Award for Acoustic Garden 2010 Muriel Anderson Tierra Negra Sunday January 24 at 4 00 p m Muriel Anderson s music encompasses many genres on both guitar and harp guitar She was the first woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship and was also awarded a bronze level for classical in the 2009 Acoustic Guitar Magazine s Players Choice poll Her audiences are delighted with a range of music from international folk classical jazz pop and bluegrass She has been composing since the age of six and has published works for guitar and orchestra voice and solo guitar Tierra Negra Germany s most successful guitar duo belongs to the protagonists of Flamenco Nuevo worldwide Since their discovery in 1997 in Montreal Canada and the record contract that followed the duo Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert have produced a total of six CDs Their compositions are featured on countless international guitar compilations Numerous concert tours brought them all over Europe Canada and the US Without losing the thread to the Rumba Flamenco tradition of the Camargue and Spain Tierra Negra creates

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  • The 16th Annual Aloha Series of Hawai'ian Music Kicks Off | Whittier College
    29 George Kuo Bobby Ingano Aaron Mahi Martin Pahinui We are proud to present George Kuo 6 and 12 string slack key guitar Martin Pahinui 6 string slack key guitar Bobby Ingano Steel guitar and Aaron Mahi bass guitar who bring us the traditional folk art of Hawaiian slack key guitar and vocal melodies They are known for their deep soulful delivery projected in a language and feeling that anyone can understand and appreciate Their performance features the breathtaking intimacy of solo slack key guitar followed by a rousing trio jam session trading spontaneous instrument solos and unique vocal harmonies recreating the atmosphere of a Hawaiian backyard party Each of them are highly accomplished and recognized Hawaiian musicians that have been performing together many years for the pure enjoyment of perpetuating traditional music and reciprocating and embellishing each other s talents to where these feelings become instilled in all audiences September 26 Jerry Santos Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana singer songwriter Jerry Santos has been a familiar presence on the Hawaii music scene for almost four decades From his first solo professional gig at the age of 18 Jerry has gone on to establish himself as a singer and song writer After a few years of playing the clubs in Honolulu and a brief stint in California he returned home to team up with Robert Beaumont in1974 to form the group Olomana He helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms Over the years he has had the opportunity as a soloist or with Olomana to perform his music all over Hawai i the continental USA Canada Japan and other Pacific Island Nations He has performed his music with The Honolulu symphony The Honolulu City Ballet and The Hawaii Youth Symphony November 7 Cyril Pahinui with Peter Moon Jr The son of musical legend Gabby Pahinui Cyril Pahinui is in his own right one of Hawai i s most gifted guitarists and singers Cyril Pahinui has twice played at Carnegie Hall contributed to two Grammy Award winning albums received several Hoku Hanohano Awards and recorded on more than 25 Hawaiian musical releases As a slack key guitarist Pahinui s technical virtuosity rhythmic adaptations and instrumental harmonics impart the soul of Hawaiian music and his beautiful emotive and well recognized voice renders an intimate picture of his Pacific island home Up and comer Peter Moon Jr son of legendary Peter Moon will accompany Pahinui on the ukulele December 6 Ho okenawith special guest Maila Gibson Ho okena has been performing together since 1986 and is one of Hawai i s most enduring music groups Their most recent recording Cool Elevation was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award in the Hawai ian music category The group is known for blending intricate arrangements instrumentation and new compositions Maila Gibson is a dynamic emotive performer with confident yet down to earth presence that captures all audiences April 10 HAPA HAPA has

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  • Facts and Figures | Whittier College
    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 Facts Figures Find an Expert Emergency Information You are here Home For the Media Facts and Figures Facts and Figures On 11 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Student to Faculty Ratio 13 to 1 Average Class Size 19 Student Body 1 700 students from more than 28 U S states and 14 countries 65 of students are from California while 5 of students are international About 50 students of color Campus spread out over 75 acres Recognition Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC Ranked by U S News and World Report as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in California Named one of The Princeton Review s Best 376 Colleges Included in the 2013 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges which features 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U S Canada and Great Britain Profiled in the Templeton Guide Colleges that Encourage Character Development Awarded recognition in the President s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Outcomes 89 if Whittier graduates complete their degrees within 4 years 83 of our applicants to medial school are accepted Law school acceptance is even higher The proportion of Whittier alumni who go on to advanced degrees places us in the top 11 of U S colleges Whittier has produced a US President 4 Rhodes Scholars 3 Pickering Fellows and a numerous of Fulbright Scholars Academics Over 100 professors instructing in over 30 fields of study 100 of our classes are taught by professors Whittier Scholars Program Students may construct a personalized major that fits academic and

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  • Find an Expert | Whittier College
    and Choreographers Society Back to Top David Hewitt Economics Professor David Hewitt s professional career includes an entrepreneurial venture with three partners He helped bring a start up from scratch to a respected industry competitor with multiple million dollar product lines He later held a position at a mid size company where he was responsible for the launch ongoing strategy and management of products both large and small and he spent time as a financial regulator responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of management and the sound business practices of a variety of financial institutions Back to Top Ann M Kakaliouras Anthropology Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Whittier College Ann M Kakaliouras teaches courses in biological anthropology archaeology Native American studies gender studies and theory in anthropology Although she is trained as a human osteologist bioarchaeologist and biodistance researcher with specializations in the American Southeast and Midwest since obtaining her doctorate Kakaliouras has also been engaged in retooling her expertise toward the historical and ethnographic study of the phenomenon of repatriation and the history of relationships between Native American people and physical biological anthropologists Kakaliouras received a Andrew W Mellon Foundation Mid Career Fellowship entitled Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century and will spend the 2015 2016 academic year at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Back to Top Mark Kozek Mathematics Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mark Kozek s interests lie in the intersection of mathematics and sports as well as literature and cinema In addition his academic interests include Number Theory Coverings of the integers Goldbach s conjecture for monic polynomial Composites that remain composite after changing a digit Powers associated with Sierpiñski numbers Riesel numbers and de Polignac s conjecture Fibonacci Sierpiñski numbers and Fibonacci Riesel numbers Erdös minimum modulus problem and the mathematics of sudoku shidoku Kozek s analysis of former University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly s play calling system placard code has been featured on ESPN com and USA Today During the 2010 FIFA World Cup he was a special correspondent and contributor to SBNation com s 2010 World Cup Perspectives and contributes to Footbrothers com blog and podcasts about the US Men s National soccer team He attended Germany South Africa and Brazil s FIFA World Cups Back to Top Danilo Lozano Music Danilo Lozano is a two time Grammy Award winning flautist music professor and Richard and Billie Diehl Distinguished Chair A founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Lozano is best known for his work with Latin jazz and charanga music He has performed with some of the greatest artists in the genre including Celia Cruz Poncho Sanchez Latin Side All Stars Israel Lopez Cachao and was a featured artist on the soundtrack for Andy Garcia s film The Lost City Lozano continues to perform regularly in both Los Angeles and across the country Last summer he was a featured artist for the Pasadena Orchestra s Clásica las raíces de la música concert series and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in

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  • Emergency Updates | Whittier College
    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 Emergency Updates Emergency Updates On 12 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments 5 15 13 There are no emergencies at this time Please bookmark this webpage so that you may receive updates and information in the event of a campus or local emergency In the event of a crisis requiring immediate action by campus personnel please contact the Office of Campus Safety by calling 562 907 4911 or 562 907 4211 Parents and families of enrolled students seeking information during a declared campus emergency should call the Whittier College Emergency Hotline 562 907 4200 or visit this webpage for updates Media should contact the Office of Communications

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