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Starting the Semester Off Strong!

Spring semester is here! Join us for a fun and informative workshop on how you can hit the ground running. Learn how to set new goals, organize, study, and become a successful student. 

Annual MLK Jr. Celebration

On behalf of the Black Student Union, you are all invited to the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19th from 6pm – 8pm in Club 88. The theme for the event is: “The Modern March: Celebrating How Far We Have Come & Recognizing How Far We Have Yet To Go”

Study Abroad Fair -Office of International Programs

Come join us at the spring Study Abroad Fair! 

  • Introduce yourself to the Office of International Programs staff. 

  • Learn about program options 1:1 with representatives from our partner programs. 

  • Meet our study abroad alumni to hear about how their exciting adventures abroad have enriched their Whittier experience! 

Reminder:  The deadline to apply for fall 2015 study abroad is February 13, 2015. 

We hope to see you there!

iPlace Open House! - Office of International Programs

Welcome to the new International Place, or iPlace for short!

This new space will serve as a central advising center, student lounge, meeting place, and study abroad library for the Whittier College community!

Meet & hangout with OIP staff, Peer Advisors, and Poet Global Ambassadors!

Refreshments will be served, so share in grand opening of this new campus resource.

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.