Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Youth for Christ’s Sri Lanka teaching director to present Oct. 2 Whitworth lecture


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Ajith Fernando, the teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, will present a lecture, “What is our Passion? Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture,” on Oct. 2 at Whitworth University. Before accepting his current role, Fernando served as Youth for Christ’s national director for 35 years. His lecture will take place at Whitworth’s Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4345.

Monday, September 24, 2012

African Enterprise founder to give Oct. 1 lecture at Whitworth on the church’s role in South Africa


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Michael Cassidy, author and founder of African Enterprise ministry, will share his insights on the South African church at Whitworth University during his lecture, "The Role of the Church in Healing a Nation: Lessons from South Africa." The lecture will take place Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, call (509) 777-4739.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Whitworth alumna, award-winning teacher to give Sept. 25 lecture on education excellence


Whitworth alumna Jessica Shawley, ’03, will present a lecture, “Going Above and Beyond with Excellence: Answering the Call to Educate” on Sept. 25 at Whitworth University. Shawley was named the 2012 National Teacher of the Year for Middle School Physical Education by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). The lecture will take place at Whitworth's Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3229.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ten Whitworth athletic training graduates pass national board exam

The national Board of Certification exam for athletic training graduates – with an average first time passing rate between 60 and 80 percent – is daunting. But last April, all 10 Whitworth athletic training alumni who sat for the national Board of Certification exam passed on their first attempt, and are now certified athletic trainers eligible for state licensure and employment.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Whitworth invites public to attend Sept. 21 groundbreaking for recreation center



On Sept. 21, the Whitworth University Board of Trustees will officially break ground for the Whitworth Campus Recreation Center, which will be open to Whitworth students, faculty and staff in fall 2013. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place behind Whitworth’s Westminster Hall from 12:30-12:45.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Whitworth alumna to give Sept. 21 reading of spiritual memoir


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On Sept. 21, Whitworth alumna Andrea Palpant Dilley, ’00, will give a reading of her new memoir, Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt (Zondervan, 2012). The reading will take place at Whitworth's Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3253.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Whitworth claims No. 4 spot in “U.S. News” rankings of best values in the West

Whitworth listed in top 10 of annual rankings of best regional universities for 13th year in a row

Whitworth University captured the No. 4 spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 13th consecutive year, Whitworth also maintained its position as one of the top 10 best regional universities in the West.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hundreds of Whitworth students, staff and faculty to team with Spokane nonprofits for Sept. 18 Community Building Day

More than 40 Spokane County nonprofits to benefit from Whitworth volunteers

On Sept. 18, approximately 1,200 Whitworth students, faculty and staff, including Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor and his wife, Julie, will lend a hand to nonprofit organizations across Spokane in efforts to improve the community.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Whitworth professors debate First Amendment issues at annual Constitution Day lecture Sept. 17



The Whitworth University 2012 Constitution Day Lecture will feature a debate by Whitworth communication studies professors Jim McPherson, Mike Ingram and Erica Salkin. The three will discuss contemporary politics during their debate, titled, “First Amendment Gone Wild: What We Dislike but Tolerate,” on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Renowned political commentator George F. Will to speak at Whitworth President's Leadership Forum Oct. 16

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. RSVP by calling Nancy Rau at (509) 777-4250 or online at www.whitworth.edu/leadershipforum