February 29, 2012
John Kaplan documented his journey with cancer through visual journal
One in three Americans gets cancer during their lifetimes, which means that nearly every family in the country is affected by it. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan, diagnosed at age 48 with a potentially deadly form of lymphoma, turned the lens on himself and chronicled his experience during treatment through photos and video. Eventually, he used the material to direct an inspiring and upbeat film to help fellow cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. Kaplan will present his documentary, "Not as I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer's Journey through Lymphoma," on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.
February 23, 2012
Grant enables Whitworth and North Central High School students to conduct collaborative research
Whitworth has received a $15,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation to study celiac disease, which affects one in every 133 Americans, as part of a collaboration with students on the biomedical track at North Central High School.
Fulbright Hays-winning Whitworth professor Megan Hershey to present March 8 lecture on democracy in Africa
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February 22, 2012
Ben Hamming also conducted a NASA Washington Space Grant project
Out of nearly 100 applicants nationwide last summer, Whitworth senior Ben Hamming was one of 35 undergraduate students accepted into Princeton's National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences. Through the program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hamming spent one week of intensive, six-hour days of plasma physics training on Princeton's campus last June before traveling to San Diego, where he completed a nine-week fellowship at General Atomics.
February 9, 2012
This March, Whitworth Theatre will present its spring production, Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." Performances will be March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. in Cowles Memorial Auditorium on Whitworth's campus. General admission is $8; students, children and senior citizens 62 and over will pay $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door, in advance by calling the theatre box office at (509) 777-3707, or online at www.whitworth.edu/theatretickets.
Renowned political commentator George F. Will to speak at Whitworth President's Leadership Forum Oct. 16
February 8, 2012
U.S. Bank to serve as title sponsor for the event
Three weeks before Americans vote in the 2012 presidential election, Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist George F. Will will share his insights into the election and the country's political landscape at Whitworth University's annual President's Leadership Forum, sponsored by U.S. Bank, on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please RSVP by calling Nancy Rau at (509) 777-4250 or online at www.whitworth.edu/leadershipforum.
February 3, 2012
On the same day that student-athletes across the country made headlines by signing letters of intent to secure college athletic scholarships, 63 students in five cities across the Northwest quietly gathered with their families to sign commitments for full scholarships of their own, including 17 students bound for Whitworth University and Gonzaga University, in Spokane. Selected through a rigorous three-month competition from among nearly 1,000 applicants, these diverse student leaders were chosen, not for their athletic prowess, but for their distinctive leadership, academic potential, and commitment to making a difference in their communities.