News & Events

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Award-Winning Authors Headling 2008 Whittier College Writers Festival

"I started finding my voice as a thinker and as a writer [at Whittier]. [Then] I got on the road of finding out who I was, and who I wanted to be," said New York Times bestselling author and Whittier College alumnus Charles Bock '91, featured author... More

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Whittier College Delivers "Portal to the World"

"In some ways, Whittier College is a typical small liberal arts college:  it has around 1,400 students, small class sizes, a focus on teaching, and a mostly residential campus; but Whittier is one of the most diverse private institutions in the... More

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Speaking to the Whittier Daily News, economics professor Geetha Rajaram says the recent $700 million federal bailout package has raised interest in economics at Whittier College. As a result, she recently hosted a discussion table during lunchtime... More

Monday, September 29, 2008
Martin Ortiz class of 48 recieves life-time achievement award!

The Ortiz Programs, named after Martin Ortiz (Whittier Class of 1948), seek to expand knowledge and awareness of Latino culture, language, and history though a variety of events and activities. The Ortiz Programs provide academic and career... More

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Martin Ortiz Programs Honored by Excelencia

Whittier College's Martin Ortiz Programs were recently recognized with an honorable mention for the 2008 Examples of Excelencia Award. As part of the award, the Ortiz Program's profile will be included in the 2008 edition of Excelencia in Education'... More

Monday, September 22, 2008
Edfred Shannon received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Whittier College in 1992, passed away Sunday night

Businessman and philanthropists Edfred L. Shannon, who received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Whittier College in 1992, passed away Sunday night. Mr. Shannon and his wife Ruth have been long-time supporters of the College and well-known city... More

Monday, September 22, 2008
College Dedicates Time Capsule and Plaque in Campus Center

Leaders from Whittier College and the City of Whittier dedicated a historic plaque inscribed with a poem that John Greenleaf Whittier sent to the town and College that bear his name. The plaque, now installed in the Campus Center, was originally a... More

Monday, September 8, 2008

The "Know Your Heritage: Hispanic College Quiz Show" series, showcasing a Whittier College Team, will air nationwide during Hispanic Heritage Month. In Los Angeles, the series will air on KABC/Channel 7 on Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, and 18 at 3:35 a.m.... More

Monday, September 8, 2008

In a virtual roundtable discussion with University Business Magazine, Vice President of Advancement Elizabeth Power Robison spoke about trends and technological advancements within her field.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Look for theater Professor Gil Gonzalez in between football games this season. Professor Gonzalez stars in a light-hearted national commercial for ESPN promoting Monday Night Football.  

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