Arriving at Whitman: How to be an incoming first year student

Move In Day is filled with excitement, anxiety, and logistical nightmares. For all you incoming students, here are some pro tips about moving in: Do… Wear comfortable shoes Label your boxes Unpack the most important things first, then decorate Bring water. Walla Walla can be over one hundred degrees in August Bring someone to help […]

Campus Office Profiles: The Student Engagement Center

What Is It? The Student Engagement Center is a fantastic resource on Whitman’s campus for students to get engaged in and out of the Walla Walla community via alumni connections, internship opportunities, and the SEC’s brand new social media site, “Handshake”.   Mission Statement: “We connect Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that […]

Campus Office Profiles: The Intercultural Center

Welcome to Whitman’s Intercultural Center! Meet the Staff: Kazi Joshua- Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion “Kazi teaches in the Encounters program. He is originally from Malawi, southeast Africa. He studied Political Philosophy (at Trinity College of Vermont ) and holds graduate degrees in Theology and Philosophy. He has served at other institutions as a […]

Why I Love My Major

I am an obnoxiously proud Rhetoric major. Though most ask me “what is rhetoric?”, I am not fazed by their confusion. To answer simply, I study how language is used as a tool. To answer with all the nuance I have come to love, rhetoric is symbolic action. Language shapes how we interact in our […]

The Most Interesting Class at Whitman College

Choosing my favorite ice cream, song, or color does not come easy, but it can be done. Picking the most interesting class I’ve taken at Whitman is a whole different story. Do I begin narrowing down my choices by subject matter? Chemistry: Organic, Economics: Financial Accounting, Language: Chinese 405, Physics: nope, Math: Calculus II, Rhetoric: Gender and […]