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Poets Connect with the Community and Present their Projects

CEC College ad Community ExpoWhittier College's Center for Engagement with Communities recently hosted its 11th annual College and Community Expo where more than 100 students presented in a poster session their  community outreach projects. 

Spring Choir Celebration

The Spring Choir Celebration will be featuring exceptional performances from the Broadoaks Children’s Choir, the Whittier College Choir and the Voce & Poetivity. 

Whittier College Adopts Test-Optional Admission Policy

Whittier studentsWhittier College has adopted a test-optional admission policy beginning with the class of 2021, an approach that will allow prospective students to apply to the College and choose whether his/her SAT/ACT scores should be considered in the process. The test-optional policy is a growing national trend that allows college admissions officials to take a more holistic approach in the evaluation of applicants.

Professor Wallis Elected to WASC Senior College and University Commission

Andrew Wallis, WASC CommissionerThe WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) recently announced the election of Whittier College Professor of French Andrew Wallis as one of its new Commissioners. WCSUC is a regional accrediting agency serving a public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific, as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S.

Alumna Receives Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair

Alumna Carol TenopirAlumna Carol Tenopir '74, a regarded scholar in library and information sciences has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Tenopir currently serves as Chancellor's Professor and the CCI Board of Visitors Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville's School of Information Sciences.

URSCA 2016

The conference is designed to highlight the quality undergraduate research produced on the Whittier campus and will provide students an opportunity to present original work completed during Summer 2015 and the 2015-16 academic year. For many students, participation in the URSCA presentation day represents the culmination of their senior project work and satisfies a capstone experience requirement Whittier calls Communication IV in Whittier's liberal education program.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Marybeth Gasman

The director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Marybeth Gasman will engage with the Whittier College community in a discussion about diversity and higher education on April 25 at 3 p.m. The talk titled Engaging a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions will take place at Whittier College’s Memorial Chapel, located at 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601. All faculty, students, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

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