The Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the largest student programing body on Campus. It receives the largest sum of ASWC funds and promotes a diverse selection of events: that serve to educate, inspire and entertain the student body and enrich their overall college experiences. WEB sponsored events range from; concerts, to well known public speakers and lecturers, to films screening, to fun relaxation games. WEB makes most student-desired programing a possibility through its sponsorship and co-sponsorship of events with the student body.

The Nominations Committee recommends for anyone with the following qualifications to apply.


  1. Must have prior experience and knowledge of the functioning of WEB
  2. Must have ample leadership experience in Programing events.
  3. Must be organized and self-driven
  4. Must be committed to the position for the duration of the 2014-2015 academic year (please don’t apply if you are a junior who intends to go abroad in the Spring)

Duties of the Whitman Event Board Chair:

  1. Chair the Whitman Events Board;
  2. Appoint new Whitman Events Board Officers in conjunction with the Student Activities Office;
  3. Coordinate campus programs and activities;
  4. Solicit student input to influence programming decisions;
  5. Maintaining internal governing documents.

TO APPLY: Send in your resume and Cover Letter. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is 2/6/2014 by 5:00pm. 

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Rania Mussa at aswc_nominations@whitman.edu

Join the Nominations Committee– Deadline Extended!

There is one open position on ASWC’s Nominations Committee which is coming up on its busy spring schedule. The committee is responsible for appointing and hiring several crucial student leaders on campus. The committee hires campus media and programming heads. The media heads that will be hired are the editors of the Pioneer, Blue Moon, Quaterlife and Wailatpu.  For the programing body you will be selecting the WEB director and Sounds and Lights director. You will also be appointing member to the college committees and governing boards whose roles are to improve campus life and represent the student body’s interests. Members of the Nomination Committee will help advertise for open positions, review applications, and conduct interviews. If selected for the position you will be committing to one weekly meeting and attendance at interviews, most of which take place in the spring semester.

 Applications are due Friday, February 7th and can be found here.

Email Rania Mussa at aswc_nominations@whitman.edu if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Senate Minutes: January 26th

Minutes from the first Senate of the year are now up! Check them out here, or for a summary of what happened read the press release.

Senate Round Up Jan. 26

At its first senate meeting of the spring 2014 semester, ASWC recognized Japanese Cooking Club (JCC), approved several finance requests, and discussed amending the bylaws concerning the Whitman student referendum process.

ASWC tabled the JCC’s original request for recognition at the last senate meeting due to concern regarding the club’s constitutional requirement for membership fees.  JCC removed the clause prior to this senate meeting.  ASWC recognition will allow the club to pay for ingredients and better promote its weekly Sunday cooking events. JCC president Marcus Helm said, “It’s great to now have the funding and means to express and share Japanese culture with the school.”

The senior senator delegation presented its plans to propose an amendment to Whitman’s student referendum process.  Currently, a referendum requires 150 student signatures to be voted upon by the student population.  The senior senators hope to raise the signature threshold because it currently represents only 10% of the student body.

ASWC approved Outdoor Program students’ request for $3550 for 10 students to attend AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) avalanche training courses in February.  AIARE certification allows students to lead backcountry skiing trips.

A $1191 request for the Bluewood ski bus also passed.  The ski bus, which has been provided in years past, will run every Saturday until spring break.

Finally, ASWC also approved the allocation of $1920 for 10 members of the Blue Moon staff to attend this year’s Associated Writers and Writing Organization Conference in Seattle.