Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whitworth philosophy professor publishes article on knowledge of children

Whitworth University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Joshue Orozco has written a thought-provoking article, "I Can Trust You Now…But Not Later: An Explanation of Testimonial Knowledge in Children," in the June issue of Acta Analytica, a leading international philosophy journal.

Friday, August 27, 2010

English professor invited to give plenary lecture at England's Manchester University

On Aug. 5, Whitworth Professor of English Pamela Corpron Parker, '81, presented a lecture, "Woman of Letters: Elizabeth Gaskell's autograph collection and Victorian celebrity," at The John Rylands Library at Manchester University, England, as part of the school's Elizabeth Gaskell Bicentenary Celebration.

Whitworth music professor performs with Orchestra Seattle at summer concert

Whitworth Associate Professor of Music Brent Edstrom performed an original composition this summer with Orchestra Seattle, the latest performance in a long career of playing his music with world-renowned musicians.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whitworth to celebrate opening of new Intercultural Student Center



Who: Whitworth International and Intercultural Student Affairs, the International Education Center and Off-Campus Studies

What: Grand opening of the Intercultural Student Center

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Hendrick Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (509) 777-4572.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kinesiology alum pursues soccer career abroad

2010 alumnus John Prugh has recently returned from Liège, Belgium, where he spent more than three months playing professional soccer for the Royal Racing Football Club, Montegnée.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Whitworth president announces new leadership appointments, organizational changes


Michael Le Roy

With the first students beginning to return to campus, Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor announced today the appointment of two administrators to new leadership roles and the creation of a University Council that, together, he says, will provide Whitworth with the "focus, energy, and competencies to ensure great progress."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Whitworth climbs in "U.S. News" rankings of best regional universities, best values in West

University listed in top 10 of annual rankings for 11th year in a row

Whitworth University climbed one position in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional universities and best values in the West, making the top 10 of the top universities list for the 11th year in a row.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Whitworth moves U-District center to Riverfront Office Park

New location to accommodate university's growth downtown

Whitworth University has moved its downtown center to a larger space nearby to meet rising demand for its programs and to pave the way for future growth. The new site is located in a leased space on the first floor of the Riverfront Office Park Building, at 534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Classes will begin at the new location on Aug. 16.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Whitworth history professor to host 13-part TV series on Chinese Catholic martyrs

Anthony E. Clark, assistant professor of East Asian history at Whitworth, will host the TV series "The Saints of China: Martyrs of the Middle Kingdom," which will air in spring 2011. Featured on the Eternal Word Television Network, the world's largest religious media network, the documentary is expected to reach millions of viewers.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whitworth named one of the best universities in the West by Princeton Review

University also featured in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide

Whitworth University has been designated one of the best colleges and universities in the West in a recent college guide published by Princeton Review. In addition, Whitworth has been recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity's 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive guidebook uniquely designed to help low-income, first-generation college-bound students make their college dreams a reality.

Senior Will Bratton represents Whitworth and NWATA at national leadership conference

Whitworth's William Bratton, '11, and WSU's Joshua Emery were selected from among 450 applicants to represent District 10 of the Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association at the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation's (CSMF) 2010 leadership conference, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is sponsored by Cramer Products, a leading supporter of athletic training programs. CSMF, in collaboration with Cramer, awards 20 full seminar scholarships to athletic training students from across the United States.

Whitworth University head athletic trainer receives national recognition

The Honors and Awards Committee of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) recently announced that Melinda Larson, '92, was selected to receive the association's national service award. NATA is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today. Larson's recognition is the result of her contributions to the athletic training profession and to the association. Although this is a national honor, local, state and district service are its focus.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Whitworth physics students publish article on Mars missions in leading science journal


Kellen Oetgen

2010 alumnus Kellen Oetgen, senior Evan Staley, and junior Marc Rollins have published an article, "Effects of Variations in Plasma Propulsion System Performance on Mars Cargo Missions," in the March/April issue of Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.