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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Preofessor Seamus Lagan and Professor David Paddy

​From "lights up!" to curtain call, Professor Gil Gonzalez thrives on working in every aspect of the theatre. During his nine-year tenure at Whittier, he has directed about a dozen student plays, all the while continuing to take advantage of the... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Whittier Tells Funnies (WTF)

Club 88 is roaring with laughter. The audience is watching Amleigh Hoffine ’16 practically drag herself onstage. “I have c-c-cold!” She yells. As her husband played by Ben Thompson ’14, turns to her. Meanwhile, Sam Woehl ’15 mimics ice skating... More

Thursday, September 11, 2014
US News and World Report

Once again, Whittier College has been named one of the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Monthly, among others, in the annual college rankings roundtable.   Of note, the U.S. News' 2015 Best Colleges... More

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Whittier College has named 229 undergraduate students to the Spring 2014 Dean's List. Undergraduate students are awarded Dean's List honors if he or she earns a 3.70 grade point average (GPA) while completing a full-time course load (12 units) in... More

Friday, May 16, 2014
Fr. Greg Boyle

Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College's Memorial Stadium, the nearly 450 members of the class of 2014 listened attentively as humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory J. Boyle entreated them to not only “promote” justice with... More

Monday, April 21, 2014
2014 Honors Conovcation Attendees

More than 100 Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2014 Honors Convocation. Click here to see a full list of student honorees and here to... More

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hairspray the Musical will be coming to the Whittier College stage March 5-8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre of the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. General Admission $15;... More

Friday, February 28, 2014
Alma Martinez '84

Actress and theatre professor Alma Martinez ’84 was inducted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) last fall. She joined 21 other Latino celebrities—including Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lopez, and Danny Trejo—invited to join... More

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2nd Annual Holiday Benefit for Enceladus Theatre Company The wildly popular, classic, holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, has been adapted into a quick-paced and entertaining live performance radio play and will be staged as a benefit reading for... More

Monday, November 4, 2013

For aspiring Whittier College actors, it might take some convincing, but in the end, most will reach the conclusion that professor Gil Gonzalez led them to, Shakespeare is still king. “Students always feel they’d rather do a contemporary play—... More

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