Friday, August 30, 2013

Whitworth named Washington Monthly’s No. 1 master’s-level university in Pacific Northwest

Whitworth ranks No. 10 among 684 institutions nationwide

For the second consecutive year, Whitworth has been named Washington Monthly’s highest-ranking master’s-level university in the Pacific Northwest. Nationwide, Whitworth ranks No. 10 among 684 colleges and universities in the country. Washington Monthly magazine was founded in 1969 and is based in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Whitworth awarded $162,000 from National Science Foundation for STEM program development


Whitworth University has been awarded a Robert Noyce Capacity Building grant from the National Science Foundation. This two-year, $162,000 grant will be used to develop a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) track in the Master in Teaching and Evening Teacher Certification programs for graduates with STEM degrees who want to teach. The grant will also be used to develop internships for undergraduates who wish to teach science in non-classroom environments at partner organizations such as Mobius, Girl Scouts of the Inland Northwest, and Spokane-area high schools and middle schools.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Whitworth class will lead workshop on social media practices for caregivers dealing with major health issues


Assistant Professor Erica Salkin
“Compassion 2.0” is the title of an upcoming student-led workshop which aims to show attendees how digital and social media tools can be used to help when a friend or family is experiencing a challenging health issue.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hundreds of Whitworth students, staff and faculty to team with Spokane nonprofits for Sept. 17 Community Building Day


Event to include an address by President Beck Taylor at Holmes Elementary and a free workshop for Spokane families

On Tuesday, September 17, approximately 1,000 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 help strengthen the community.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Whitworth once again named one of Princeton Review’s best universities in the West


For the fifth consecutive year, Whitworth University has 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 124 institutions it recommends in the "Best in the West" section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted this month at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Whitworth professor of mathematics and computer science co-authors AP edition of popular calculus textbook


Dr. Lyle Cochran
Lyle Cochran, professor of mathematics and computer science at Whitworth, is hard at work on a high-school AP calculus book, as well as a second edition of his first college calculus book, which was published in January 2010 by Pearson. Both editions are set to come out this fall. Additionally, an interactive e-textbook will be released in conjunction with the print edition. Visit Pearson's website to learn more about the series.