May 29, 2012
Orwig has served in interim capacity since 2011
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor announced that Greg Orwig, '91, has been named the school's vice president for admissions and financial aid. Orwig has served in that role in an interim capacity for the past year. Previously he served the university as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and as Director of Communications.
May 18, 2012
Whitworth senior Grady Kepler, a sociology major from Lewistown, Mont., has been selected among 5,200 applicants nationwide to receive a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. State Department to study critical languages this summer. Kepler will be studying Arabic in Tunisia through the scholarship program.
Joe Dunlap, '72, will assume new position July 1
May 16, 2012
For the majority of her life, Andrea Palpant Dilley, '00, was surrounded by Christian influences. She spent her childhood in Kenya raised by Quaker missionary parents before moving to Spokane, where she was active in a Presbyterian youth group and later attended Whitworth. Yet when she reached age 23, she says, "I stepped over the threshold of the church and walked away. I had no idea if I would come back." Dilley has since returned to the faith, and decided to chronicle her struggles in a new memoir, Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt (Zondervan, 2012).
May 15, 2012
Recipient is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe
May 2, 2012
James P. and Wanda Cowles, longtime Spokane community leaders and friends of Whitworth, have been announced as the donors who last fall pledged $3 million to fund an endowed chair in gifted education at Whitworth. The gift, which was named in honor of Margo Long, a long-serving associate professor of education who founded Whitworth's Center for Gifted Education & Professional Development, will support Whitworth's commitment to preparing teachers who pursue a vocation in serving gifted and talented students and ensure the future success of the center, which is the only one of its kind in Washington state.