Monday, September 30, 2013

Whitworth to host world-renown pianist’s recital and master class


Acclaimed pianist Mark Valenti will hold a master class and perform a concert at Whitworth University this week. The master class will take place Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall, and Valenti’s piano recital will be held Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Both events are free to attend and open to the public.

Whitworth to open Marriage and Family Therapy Wellness Center


An opening ceremony will take place for Whitworth’s new Marriage and Family Therapy Wellness Center on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Members of the Whitworth and Spokane communities are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Nabeel Jabbour to speak on “The Muslims’ Worldview” Oct. 3 at Whitworth


Nabeel Jabbour, Ph.D., a professor of Islamic studies, will present a lecture, “The Muslims’ Worldview,” at Whitworth University on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall. For further information, please contact Raja S. Tanas at 509.777.4516 or rtanas@whitworth.edu.

In his lecture, Jabbour will discuss the various types of Muslims, the skeleton of Islamic history, and influential leaders of Islamic fundamentalism.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Whitworth Theatre to stage “The Wakefield Mysteries”


The fall Whitworth Theatre production will feature “The Wakefield Mysteries.” Performances will take place Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. Admission is $8, and $6 for students and senior citizens (age 62+). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.whitworth.edu/theatretickets. For more information, please call (509) 777-3707.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Whitworth theology professor publishes two-volume work on Christian revival


After seven years of research, textual analysis and writing, Whitworth Professor of Theology Keith Beebe’s two-volume book, The McCulloch Examinations of the Cambuslang Revival (1742): Conversion Narratives from the Scottish Evangelical Awakening - A Critical Edition, has been published jointly by the Scottish History Society and Boydell & Brewer Publishers.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Whitworth students lead new lecture series


Sam Director, '15
For 57 years, Whitworth has hosted the Great Decisions Lecture Series, and the Student Symposium Lecture Series will follow the Great Decisions format with one major difference: Students will be conducting the lectures.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Whitworth enters into new partnerships with Presbyterian church


Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest Larry Veith
and President Taylor
Last week, Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor strengthened Whitworth’s relationship with the Presbyterian church by entering into formal partnerships with the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the North Puget Sound Presbytery, and the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest. All three entities are a part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Whitworth faculty highlight, advocate value of Costa Rica Center


Whitworth’s Costa Rica Center presents a rare and unique opportunity for liberal arts students studying in the Pacific Northwest. This fall, Professor of History Rafaela Acevedo-Field and her husband Kenneth Field, an adjunct professor, will be teaching at “Whitworth South” to help students immerse themselves in Latin American culture.

Whitworth featured by Colleges of Distinction as a leader in education excellence


For the fifth time in six years, Whitworth University has been named a top school in the country on CollegesofDistinction.com, an online guide that takes a fresh look at colleges and universities by appealing to students’ unique and varied interests. Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Activist Rafia Zakaria to present lecture at Whitworth on September 23


>> Listen to Podcast
Lawyer, writer and women’s rights advocate Rafia Zakaria will present a lecture, “Drones and Terrorism: The Ultimate Miscalculation,” on Monday, September 23, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. For more information, please call (509) 777-4937.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Whitworth alum and civil rights attorney to give Constitution Day lecture on the Supreme Court


>> Listen to Podcast
The Whitworth University 2013 Constitution Day Lecture will feature Breean Beggs, ’85, who will present a lecture, “Guns, Marriage and Corporations: How the Supreme Court Is Approaching Today’s Critical Constitutional Issues.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Leading trust scholar to lecture at Whitworth on Sept. 12


Professor Roger C. Mayer will present his lecture “Will They Trust You?” Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. For more information, call 509.777.4585.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Whitworth holds 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 14th year in a row

Whitworth University held the No. 4 spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 14th consecutive year, Whitworth also maintained its position as one of the top 10 best regional universities in the West.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Whitworth’s food service general manager receives prestigious Spirit of Service award


Jim O’Brien, Sodexo’s general manager at Whitworth University, is one of nine people in North America to earn a Gold Award in the Service Spirit category of the annual Spirit of Sodexo Awards Program. Spirit of Sodexo is a corporate awards program that honors a small group of individuals and teams within the company that demonstrate outstanding performance in support of Sodexo’s mission, values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.