October 21, 2013
Prolific author and world traveler Daniel Taylor will present “Telling Stories to your Inner Atheist: Faith and Skepticism in a Postmodern World” at Whitworth on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
October 17, 2013
In an economic environment that makes a college education even more essential than in the past, yet also more difficult to afford, Whitworth University was included for the seventh straight year on Kiplinger's annual ranking of the 100 best values among private universities in the United States. The university joins some of the most elite schools in the country in the magazine's 2013-14 rankings. Whitworth is one of the smallest universities to appear on the list, yet it is the second-highest-ranked school in the Pacific Northwest and ranks ahead of all but a handful of other private universities on the West Coast.
“Settling in Malawi truly felt as if we were coming home to the place which we were made for,” Tyler says. “As we have worked more and more, that sense of purpose only deepens.”
October 14, 2013
After two decades of collecting quotations both comical and profound, Gordon Jackson, a professor of communication studies at Whitworth, has published his seventh anthology of quotations, You’ve Made Your Bed, Now Go Bounce On It: 800 Quotations about Children, Their Parents and Others Who Care for Them.
Whitworth Lindaman Chair to deliver lecture on “Civil Rights for the Gay Community and Religious Freedom"
October 11, 2013
Whitworth Political Science Professor Julia Stronks will present her third Lindaman Chair lecture, “Civil Rights for the Gay Community and Religious Freedom: Avoiding a Constitutional Clash," on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Whitworth University. Stronks is a prolific author and thinker who has published numerous articles and books in her disciplines, including the forthcoming So You Want to Be a Christian Lawyer? She will give her lecture at 7 p.m. in Whitworth’s Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3834.
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October 8, 2013
Thom Caraway, a senior lecturer in the Whitworth English Department, has been named Spokane’s first poet laureate. An award-winning poet and longtime resident of Spokane, Caraway will join the Spokane Arts Commission in promoting and supporting Spokane’s vibrant literary community and expressing the spirit of the city outside of Eastern Washington.
“I look forward to learning from other board members who represent diverse vocations and offer excellent leadership and vision,” says Raska. “Using the gifts and experiences God has given me, I am excited to be a part of conversations that will help shape and guide PTS into a new phase of life, ministry, education and community.”
October 3, 2013
The Whitworth History Department will present “China in Transition,” a four-part film and lecture series starting Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Each film viewing is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julie Shanholtzer at (509) 777-4963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.