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Whittier Scholars Program Appoints New Leadership

Professor of English Andrea RehnProfessor of English Andrea Rehn has been appointed associate dean and director of the Whittier Scholars Program (WSP). Charles Eastman, senior lecturer and director of the writing program, will be interim associate director. Both posts begin in fall 2017.

Rehn is currently associate director of WSP and founding director of DigLibArts.

Institute for Baseball Studies Receives New Art Pieces

Institue for Baseball Studies receives new art pieceThe Institute for Baseball Studies recently received several art pieces related to the Carmelita Chorizeros, one of East L.A.’s former semi-professional baseball teams. One of the art pieces donated is an iconic sign that hung adjacent to the 710 Freeway in Los Angeles. 

Jan Term Takes on Horror

Kate DurbinThis Jan Term, students have the opportunity to explore the frightening worlds of zombies, serial killers, witches, and those possessed by the dead. The course, Try Not to Scream: Horror and the Human Condition, taught by English professor Kate Durbin, focuses on topics that are not commonly explored in the classroom, allowing students to create their own conclusions to why the genre fascinates audiences.

Ray McCray ‘69 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Ray McCray Receives Lifetime Achievement AwardRay McCray received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS). This is only the second time in the 54-year history of the association that a Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded.

"Zoot Suit" Panel

The Los Angeles Integrated Arts Program will sponsore a Zoot Suit panel, featuring:

  • Sonia Gonzalez, visiting assistant professor of Spanish and Latino studies
  • Rafeal Chabran, professor of Spanish
  • Gil Gonzalez, associate professor of acting and directing

Zoot Suit played to packed houses in L.A. for nearly a year before becoming Broadway’s first Chicano play and a major motion picture.