Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fulbright journalism fellow David Wolman to present Great Decisions lecture April 12 on role of social media in the Arab Spring



Amid continuing political and social turbulence in the Arab world, former Fulbright journalism fellow and author David Wolman will discuss the role of social media during the Arab Spring protests in the fourth lecture of the university's 55th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series. The series features five speakers who focus on current political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. The public is invited to attend the lectures free of charge. Wolman's lecture, "Digital Dissent: the Origins of Revolution in Egypt and the Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring," will take place on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. For more information, please call (509) 777-4937.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Whitworth junior receives new scholarship designed for computer science majors

Whitworth's mathematics and computer science department has finalized an annual scholarship for computer science majors through a collaboration with Logos Bible Software. Last month, Whitworth junior Michael Weidemann became the first recipient of the Logos Bible Software Annual Scholarship, worth $2,000.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nuclear energy expert to speak at annual Science & Society Series April 9 at Whitworth

One year after the tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown at the country's Fukushima nuclear plant, which prompted a discussion in the U.S. about the use of nuclear power, noted physicist Rich Wolfson will present the 2012 Science & Society Lecture, "Nuclear Energy: An Environmentalist's Perspective," on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4243.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Whitworth one of 40 sites nationwide to host traveling exhibition in honor of King James Bible's 400th anniversary

Exhibit to run April 11-May 13

This spring, Whitworth University will be one of 40 sites nationwide, and only two in Washington state, selected to host "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition that celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. The exhibit will open at Whitworth's Harriet Cheney Cowles Library April 11 and run through May 13. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4751.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Experts in women's & gender studies to discuss future of field April 3 at Whitworth

Linda Beail, Beth Martin Birky and Kristina LaCelle Peterson to participate in public panel discussion

WHAT: A public panel discussion, "The Future of Women's and Gender Studies at Christian Universities," with Linda Beail, from Point Loma Nazarene University, Beth Martin Birky, from Goshen College, and Kristina LaCelle Peterson, from Houghton College, moderated by Whitworth political science professor Julia Stronks.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Business class gives students hands-on experience with IRS fraud

You won't often find accounting students serving search warrants, interviewing witnesses, and digging through trash for business documents.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Whitworth Hawaiian Club presents 42nd annual Lu'au April 14

Tickets on sale beginning April 2 at the Hixson Union Building Information Desk

The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu'uwai o Hawai'i (The Heart of Hawai'i), will share food and culture with the Whitworth and Spokane communities during the club's 42nd annual Lu'au on Saturday, April 14. This year's theme is "Do the Hula." Roughly 40 Whitworth students will dance in several Hawaiian and Polynesian dances. The menu will include kalua pig, lomi salmon with diced tomatoes and onion, macaroni salad, pineapple, rice, and haupia, a coconut dessert.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Whitworth Wind Symphony to perform at university's new Costa Rica Center in first international tour

Ensemble to perform homecoming concert in Spokane April 1

In its first international concert tour, the Whitworth University Wind Symphony will travel to Costa Rica and perform at the university's new Costa Rica Center as part of the center's grand opening celebration. The ensemble also will perform and provide workshops at various other venues across the country during their spring tour March 17-22.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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

For the fourth time in six years, Whitworth University has been placed on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Whitworth Jan Term class explores post-apartheid South Africa

Last January, 23 Whitworth students spent four weeks in South Africa in a course focusing on understanding the multi-ethnic people there as they continue to build a post-apartheid society. The class, "Contemporary South Africa," examines the historical, social, political, and religious contexts of South Africa.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Whitworth professor Lindy Scott to present March 29 Great Decisions lecture on Latin American Christians and U.S. Policy

Scott serves as director of Whitworth's Costa Rica Center


As the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war approaches, Whitworth Professor of Modern Languages Lindy Scott will deliver the third lecture in the university's 55th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series. The series features five speakers who focus on current political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. The public is invited to attend the lectures free of charge. Scott's lecture, "Latin American Christians and U.S. Foreign Policy: The War in Iraq as a Case Study," will take place on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. For more information, please call (509) 777-4937.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Whitworth Lindaman Chair Julia Stronks to present March 28 lecture, "If a Calvinist had Coffee with a Feminist"


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On the heels of theologian John Calvin's 500th birthday and renewed interest in his teachings, Whitworth Political Science Professor Julia Stronks will present her first Lindaman Chair lecture, "If a Calvinist had Coffee with a Feminist," on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4937.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Whitworth team wins first place at National Ethics Bowl

Win marks third time in four years Whitworth has placed in nation's top five

For the first time in Whitworth University history, a team of Whitworth students took home the championship trophy at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and held March 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the third time in four years Whitworth has placed in the top five in the national ethics bowl.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Award-winning children's author Tony Abbott to lead 28th annual Whitworth Writing Rally March 17

As many as 500 students from the Inland Northwest are expected to participate

WHAT: The 28th annual Whitworth Writing Rally is a family literacy initiative for students in pre-school through 6th grade. The event features presentations by a well-known children's author followed by opportunities for participants to work with area teachers or Whitworth education students to create their own original illustrated books. The rally is a nonprofit event that brings a variety of civic and corporate sponsors to campus and draws children from across the region, many of whom attend throughout their elementary-school years. This year, student participants are expected from 15 local public school districts and 11 private schools, in addition to a number of homeschooled students.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Whitworth psychology professor named university's first dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Noelle Wiersma to assume role July 1

Following a comprehensive national search, Whitworth University announces the appointment of Noelle Wiersma, current professor and chair of the psychology department, to the new position of dean of the Whitworth College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1.