Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Whitworth alum raises awareness about North Korea human rights crisis

Klausen now works with refugees in Southeast Asia for Liberty in North Korea nonprofit

Caleb Klausen, '10, didn't know as a child growing up in a remote part of South Korea that one day he would be working to improve the lives of those fleeing the totalitarian regime ruling the country next door.

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

Whitworth University has again been designated one of the best colleges and universities in the West in a recent college guide published by The Princeton Review. The education services company ranked Whitworth among 121 institutions it recommends in the "Best in the West" section of its website, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region," which posted this month on http://www.princetonreview.com/.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Whitworth mourns loss of longtime economics professor

Harry M. Dixon, a former long-serving business and economics professor at Whitworth University, died peacefully at the age of 92 in his home in Simi Valley, Calif., on Aug. 18.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Governor appoints Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson to higher education task force

Committee to examine state's governance of higher education

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson to a new higher education steering committee formed by the Washington Legislature to review the structure of higher ed governance for the state. The committee's recommendations to the Legislature are expected to mark an important step toward improving the effectiveness of the state's higher education system.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Whitworth education alumna wins P.E. teacher of the year award for Northwest region

Whitworth alumna Jessica Shawley, '03, has been named both the Idaho and Northwest District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Shawley, who teaches at Moscow Junior High School, was nominated by her peers and honored with the state award in October 2010, and selected for the Northwest District award (encompassing Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana) in April. She now will compete for the National Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced at the annual convention for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), to be held in Boston in 2012.

Whitworth ranks among top six private schools in Pacific Northwest on Forbes' 2011 list of Best Colleges

Whitworth listed as one of Forbes' top 40 schools in the West

Whitworth University has landed once again on Forbes' annual rankings of the top undergraduate institutions in the United States. Whitworth joins some of the most prestigious schools in the country on the magazine's latest rankings, and it is listed as one of the top six private schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Whitworth president announces Rhosetta Rhodes as new chief of staff

Rhodes currently serves as university's director of service-learning and community engagement

Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor announced today the appointment of Whitworth Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement Rhosetta Rhodes, '99, to the position of chief of staff in the Office of the President. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.