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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Luis Valdez at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Award-winning playwright Luis Valdez and actress Alma Martinez ’84 returned to the Whittier College stage to share their stories with the Poet community. Valdez, who President Barack Obama recently awarded a National Medal of the Arts, and... More

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Whittier College professors Seamus Lagan and David Paddy perform in "It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play"

It’s said—by adorable children in classic American film—that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. And just as assuredly, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play returns to the Whittier College stage to delight audiences with its... More

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Luis Valdez receives the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama.

Luis Valdez, one of the most important and influential American playwrights, and actress Alma Martinez '84 will grace the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on November 16 at 4:30 p.m. President Barack Obama recently awarded Valdez... More

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Three Poets pose for a photo booth picture at Homecoming Festival 2016.

Nearly 1,000 Poets celebrated their Whittier College pride, shared memories, and made new ones at Whittier Weekend 2016. During the homecoming festivities this past Friday through Sunday, alumni, students, family, friends, faculty, and staff ... More

Friday, October 14, 2016
Poster from 'The Good Person of Sichuan'

How can people remain good in a corrupt and desperate world? That's the question posed by The Good Person of Sichuan, the upcoming Whittier College student play at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, running from Oct. 20-23. ... More

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger addresses the audience at the grand opening of the newly renovated Science & Learning Center.

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty,... More

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cheryl Boone Isaacs '71 was re-elected Tuesday to her fourth and final term as president of the Oscar-granting Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The academy's rules dictate that presidents cannot serve more than four... More

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 Honors Convocation

More than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month. The event acknowledged graduate and... More

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Whittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students. The all-day conference included simultaneous poster... More

Friday, March 11, 2016
Josefina Lopez

Playwright and founding and artistic director of Casa0101, Josefina Lopez will share her insights on leadership as one of today’s preeminent Chicana writers as part of the third event of the Whittier College's Lecture Series Master Class on... More

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