This Week in Feature:

Connecting with Kids


Students help local youth by volunteering in schools and child-care programs around Walla Walla.

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Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time by

The Story Time Project gives Whitman students a chance to pass on their love for books by reading to children who might not otherwise have much literature in their lives. Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center. It was started by Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies Rebecca Thorpe and several ... (more)


‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind by

In the spring of 2010, Whitman alumna Emily Lorente '11 started an outreach program called College Coaches, which focused on one-on-one mentorship for students at Walla Walla High School. When the program was founded, Lorente worked for Walla Walla High and paired high school students with Whitman students for one-on-one mentorship. The individualized aspect of the program allowed high school students to get personal academic help and guidance. But when the program moved to Whitman’s Student Engagement Center in 2011, the program shifted to a classroom model. Now, students volunteer as aides for a class called Guided Studies, which provides ninth and tenth graders with academic support. ... (more)



Feature History

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Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

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Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center (SEC). It was started by staff member Rebecca Thorpe and several others about 10 years ago, and was officially recognized and funded by ASWC ...


‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind

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In the spring of 2010, Whitman graduate Emily Lorente started ...


Students Create Individually Planned Majors

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Over the past five years, approximately 0.5 percent of graduating ...

Faculty Reflect on Past College Presidents

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When looking at the legacies of past presidents, it’s clear ...


Whitman and Goodwill: A Love Story

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The thrift shop down the road from campus, Goodwill, sells ...


Humor Through the Archives

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Just as The Pioneer has undergone many a transformation since ...


Retiring Dean Leaves Legacy In SA Program

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Associate Dean of Students for Academic Support Services Clare Carson ...