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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.

2nd Annual Study Abroad Reunion - Celebrating 55 Years of International Education

The OIP will recognize the special contribution from Whittier faculty, staff, administration, the board, and of course, our students, creating meaningful, transformative, and accessible international education opportunities.

We will also provide study abroad returnees with useful information about how to take their experiences abroad to the next level, academically, professionally, and socially.

Situación: Desaparecido

General Admission: $10
Whittier College Students: $5

Grupo de Teatro Sinergia and Teatro Frida Kahlo proudly present Situación: Desaparecido​
Written and directed by Rubén Amavizca-Murúa, creator of Esclavas, Frida Kahlo, and The Women of Juarez
Presented in Spanish with English supertitles

Professor Geirola Comments on the Relevance of E-Books

Gustavo GeirolaWhittier College Professor Gustavo Geirola attended last month the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the biggest of its kind in the Spanish language. Some of Geirola's books and academic journals were presented at the Fair and he was also interviewed by Mexican television regarding the impact of e-books.

Improving Local Police Relations: A KPCC Panel Discussion

Police relations, KPCC panel, Robert Cristo

Police officer-involved shootings and the state of race relation in the country have been big topics in the news lately. This important national issue was recently discussed in a local forum hosted by KPCC, Southern California Public Radio and moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle. Whittier College political science major Robert Cristo '14 was part of the panel discussion.

2015 Feinberg Lecture: Mosab Hassan Yousef

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. A photo ID will be requested at check-in.

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the author of the autobiography, Son of Hamas, and the subject of a documentary entitled The Green Prince (Mr. Yousef’s code name) which won the Audience Award for World Cinema at its 2014 Sundance Film Festival premiere.