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Whitman Day Virtual Town Hall: Please Join Us on April 23 at Noon EDT

Whitman Day Virtual Town Hall: Please Join Us on April 23 at Noon EDT

Did you miss the 2020 Whitman Day Town Hall? Check out the recording here!


Though Whitman Day 2020 will look different than planned, it can still offer an opportunity for community and celebration of our school’s 100-year milestone. We hope you will take time on April 23 to reflect on your unique experience and the role you played in Whitman’s first century. And, during this time when technology has enabled our continued connection, we ask that you please join us for a Whitman Day Virtual Town Hall with Dean Anderson.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, NOON EDT

Town Hall Access Link

Please see below for guidance on using this Webex meeting link to access the Town Hall via a downloadable app on your computer or smart phone. 

Meeting number: 477 957 022

Password: WhitTown

 Join by phone:+1-415-655-0001 (US Toll Access code: 477 957 022) 

We welcome you to call in to listen to the Town Hall, but please note that you will only be able to ask questions during the event by using the access link above to participate via the Webex app on your computer or smart phone and typing your question into the chat area.

Important Note: We ask that you please mute the microphone on your computer or phone during the Town Hall. You will see the microphone symbol on your screen when using the Webex access link via the downloaded app. If you are joining via Webex on your computer or smart phone using the downloaded app, you will be able to type your question in the “chat” feature. Questions shared in the chat feature will be answered by the dean as time allows. 

Can’t Join or Have Questions: The Town Hall will be recorded and shared on here by April 29. Should you have questions, please contact Alison Kessler, director of alumni engagement, at ahkessle@syr.edu.

Accessing the Town Hall with Your Computer:

  1. When you paste the Webex Meetings link (above) into your browser, it will prompt you to download the app if it is not already installed on your computer. If you have trouble joining with the app, click “Join” from your browser.
  2. Enter your name and email address and click “Next.”
  3. Enter the meeting ID and password provided above and click “Next.”
  4. You will have a preview of your video and how it will look to others before you join. 
  5. Use your computer for audio. This will allow you to use a headset or your computer’s speakers.
  6. Click “Join Meeting.”
  7. Please mute your microphone.
  8. Note: If you would like to ask a question during the Town Hall Q&A session using the downloaded desktop app, please type your question in the “chat” area and it will be answered by the dean as time allows.

Accessing the Town Hall with the iPhone App:

  1. Copy and paste the meeting link into your phone’s internet browser. 
  2. You will be given the option to download the Cisco Webex Meetings app, join the meeting via the app if you already have it installed, or call in (note if you call in, you will not be able to ask questions). The app will give you a better user experience as you will be able to see the dean.
  3. When the app is installed and the meeting link is launched in your browser, select “Join Meeting.”
  4. You will have a preview of your video and how it will look to others before you join.
  5. Enter the 9-digit meeting number and password above.
  6. Use Internet for Audio. This will allow you to use earbuds or your speakerphone.
  7. Please mute your microphone.
  8. Note: If you would like to ask a question during the Town Hall Q&A session, please type your question in the “chat” area and it will be answered by the dean as time allows.

Accessing the Town Hall with the Android App:

  1. Copy and paste the meeting link into your phone’s internet browser. 
  2. If you don’t have the Webex app installed on your phone, you will be asked to download it. 
  3. Follow the prompts to join the meeting by accepting terms and allowing access to your phone, audio and contacts.
  4. Enter the 9-digit access code followed by the # sign.
  5. It will ask you to enter your attendee number or press # to continue. Please press # and you should then be connected to the event.
  6. Please mute your microphone.
  7. Note: If you would like to ask a question during the Town Hall Q&A session, please type your question in the “chat” area and it will be answered by the dean as time allows.
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4 comments on “Whitman Day Virtual Town Hall: Please Join Us on April 23 at Noon EDT

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  1. Good day. It looks as though I am the first to comment, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you at the Whitman School excellent health and good fortune.

    We move into 2020 with impaired vision. The virus that has caused disruptions in every aspect of our existence and has us rethinking how we reengage in our society. Remaining involved in business and business development in the manufacturing sector for my entire career, the challenges that the “new normal” will present should be a point of some great interest to the younger generation of business professionals. I look forward to the exchange.

    I congratulate the School on this historic achievement and look to see the Whitman School continue to develop and groom the next generations of young women and men as global business leaders.

    1. Thank you so much, Dave. The “new normal” is heavy on our minds here at Whitman. Our students have shown adaptability and perseverance, and that will serve them well. If you might like to share your professional perspectives and insights you’ve gained throughout your career with our students, please reach out to me at ahkessle@syr.edu. We have a newly launched online alumni-student engagement and mentorship community. Connecting with and learning from alumni is invaluable for our students as they navigate their own path. Take care and be well!

    1. Thank you, Greg! So glad you could join us! If you would like to discuss ways you can engage with Whitman students, please let me know. Alumni sharing their time and experienced perspective is one of our school’s most valuable assets. Wishing you and your loved ones good health!
      -Alison Kessler, Director of Alumni Engagement
      ahkessle@syr.edu