Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tacoma welcomes home fifth cadre of Act Six graduates from Whitworth University

Tacoma's urban communities have reason to celebrate as eight more of the city's emerging urban leaders graduate from Whitworth University as part of the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two Whitworth Act Six scholars selected for prestigious medical internships


Gifti Abbo
Two Whitworth Act Six Scholars were recently confirmed in the highly-competitive Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). As part of the program, Gifti Abbo will conduct an internship at the University of Louisville, and Helya Peyman will conduct her internship at the University of Washington.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Whitworth recognized among top schools in the U.S. for its commitment to community service

Whitworth University has again been placed on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Two Whitworth seniors take first and second place in national essay competition


Heather Wallace
Two Whitworth students have taken first and second place in the Presbyterian Outlook annual essay competition. Senior Heather Wallace won the $1,000 first prize, and senior Sarah Glady won the $200 second prize.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Whitworth steps up to host Feed the Hunger's final stop

Students packaged more than 10,000 meals for the hungry

On April 2, Whitworth students met in the Duvall Hall lounge to package more than 10,000 meals in two hours as part of Feed the Hunger, a citywide, multi-staged event sponsored by Spokane-based Generation Alive.

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra to perform tour in Hawaii May 18-22

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra will present "European Splendor" in several venues in Honolulu May 18-22 during its second bi-annual concert tour. In conjunction with one of the concerts, Whitworth President Beck Taylor will host a reception as part of the Taylor Tour 2011.

Two Whitworth students receive 2011 Samuel Robinson Award

Whitworth student wins top prize for second straight year


Amy Erickson
Whitworth junior Amy Erickson and senior Rachel Kelly have won the 2011 Samuel Robinson Award. Erickson won the top prize in the award competition, marking the second consecutive year a Whitworth student has taken the top spot. The students received up to $5,000 based on their recitation of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and a 2,000-word essay.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Four Whitworth seniors win prestigious Fulbright scholarships

Record number of scholarships awarded to Whitworth students this year

A record number of Whitworth seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grants for the 2011-12 academic year. Corey Dugan will be teaching in Spain, Angie Hartley will teach in Argentina, James Mitsuyasu will teach in Germany and Katie Williams will teach in Colombia.