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 […]

Your Guide to Walla Walla: Top Things to do in Town (Student Edition)

  To some, Walla Walla is considered a small town, and especially for students that come to Whitman from big cities like, LA, New York, or Houston, Walla Walla may cause some culture shock. But do not fear, because although Walla Walla may seem small, you will come to enjoy this vibrant town! Here is […]

Summer at Whitman

After being at Whitman for three years, I could easily tell you what the average school year looks like on campus. At the beginning of the year, late summer days cause Ankeny Field to be a huge social hub of activity. First years eagerly eat their Bon Appetit dinner out on the green grass by […]