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Drought-Resistant Landscaping Among Recent Campus Improvements

LandscapingAs California continues to grapple with one of the worst droughts on record, Whittier College is taking proactive steps to reduce water waste on campus by replacing grass areas with drought-resistant vegetation. The changes, outlined in a landscaping master plan approved by an administrative committee last year, are gradually being rolled out at various locations across the campus.

Artist Talk: Diana Behl

Reception and lecture welcoming artist Diana Behl's Maybe Bermuda

Exhibition Dates: January 19 – March 6, 2015



North Korea, Sony, and Cyber Attacks

North KoreaAlumnus Brandon Valeriano ’99, a regular contributor to Slate, shared his views on the involvement of North Korea in the cyber attacks suffered by Sony. 

According to Valeriano, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, North Korea had the motive, the means, and the ability to carry out the attack on Sony.

President Herzberger Meets with Partners, Students, and Alumni in China

Whittier College, China, HerzbergerPresident Sharon Herzberger started the new year by visiting Whittier College's Chinese partner Victoria Educational Organization (VEO) in Hong Kong. President Herzberger toured VEO's Causeway Bay Victoria International Kindergarten along with VEO Chief Principal and Whittier College trustee Dr. Maggie Koong. 

Grand Opening: Institute for Baseball Studies

The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, will celebrate its grand opening on the campus of Whittier College on Friday, January 16, 2015. The festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in Mendenhall Building, Room 310. 

Music of the Wolves: An Evening with Louie Perez & David Hidalgo

Join Louie and David from Los Lobos as they take it back to the root of it all - the songs and the stories behind the songs. Louie Perez will be participating in a Q&A session at 5:00 pm. This Q&A session is free and open to the public.

General Admission: $30.00
Whittier College Faculty & Staff: $20.00

Muriel Anderson & Stanley Jordan

Widely respected as one of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. She is host of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®" (a highlight every year at the NAMM show) and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.

General Admission: $25.00
Whittier College Faculty & Staff: $10.00

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Aloha Concert Series: The Makaha Sons

The Makaha Sons featuring Jerome Koko & Friends
You can count on Uncle Jerry to make the Makaha Sons annual appearance at the Shannon Center a fun filled musical delight.
General Admission: $47
Whittier College Faculty & Staff: $25.00
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Artist Reception: East Los Angeles Streetscapers

​The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts presents a unique exhibit featuring the work of Wayne Healy and David Botello of East Los Angeles Streetscapers. 

Artist Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.