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URSCA 2015

Baccalaureate Ceremony

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation that students attended at the beginning of their collegiate experience, graduates will participate in the Light of Learning Ceremony.  More details

Diversity Council and Interfaith Programs Senior Recognition

Please join us to acknowledge students’ academic success and promotion of diversity at Whittier College through involvement and leadership within Diversity Council (formerly Minority Caucus). 

Diversity Council Organizations:

Latino Graduates Celebration

The Latino Graduates Celebration is a bilingual ceremony sponsored by the Ortiz Programs, the Latino student associations on campus, and ASWC Senate to celebrate the academic success and achievement of Whittier students. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. 

Whittier College Writers Festival

An exciting slate of writers and performing artists will be part of the 2015 Whittier College Writers Festival. The festival runs from April 14 through April 16. The Writers Festival is sponsored in part by the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, the Center for Collaborations with the Arts, the Department of English Language and Literature, and with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Whittier Writers Festival Lineup Announced

An exciting slate of writers and performing artists will be part of the 2015 Whittier College Writers Festival. The festival runs from April 14 through April 16. The Writers Festival is sponsored in part by the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, the Center for Collaborations with the Arts, and the Department of English Language and Literature.

Tuesday, April 14

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Whittier Faculty Readings
Location: Wardman Library
Participants: Tony Barnstone, Jennifer Holmes, Tess Taylor, Kate Durbin, Scott Creley​

Lecture: Erin Aubry Kaplan "Community: From Beloved to Beleaguered"

Author Erin Aubry Kaplan speaks on "Community: From Beloved to Beleaguered"

Erin explores the ideas and practices of multiculturalism and diversity and how those notions have moved us rather far away from racial justice. Why is diversity so attractive and racial justice so ... not? She will make this talk personal but will also bring in contemporary touchstones such as Ferguson, etc., that illustrate how the mass media is selling us the message that diversity equals justice (surprise - it doesn't!). 

Starting Off the Year Right with JanTerm

Whittier College, JanTerm, Hawaii, 2015Whittier College's JanTerm classes give students the opportunity to get ahead, catch up, or enroll in a faculty-led study abroad course. This past January, students explored topics such as social media and theatre, nanotechnology and society, business and environmental science in Hawai'i, and baseball and religion to name a few.

The Super Bowl: Sports, Politics, and Myth

Super BowlProfessor of Religion Joe Price was included in an article posted by The Week about the cultural phenomenon that the Super Bowl has become since it was first played in 1967.

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