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Whitworth Theatre Department presents fall production The Drowsy Chaperone

September 25, 2014

The fall Whitworth Theatre production for 2014 is The Drowsy Chaperone. Performances will take place Oct. 10, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. Admission is $10, and $8 for students and senior citizens (age 62-plus). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at For more information, please call (509) 777-3707.

Whitworth professor Julia Stronks to deliver final lecture as Lindaman Chair Oct. 2

September 24, 2014

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Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks will present her fourth and final Lindaman Chair lecture, “Christians, Public Policy and Sexual Identity: Why Loving the Sinner Doesn’t Do It for Me Anymore,” in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Whitworth to host New York film producer Markie Hancock for Sept. 25 presentation

September 19, 2014

Whitworth University will welcome veteran New York film producer Markie Hancock on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Whitworth welcomes Emmy Award nominee Randall Balmer Sept. 29

September 18, 2014

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An American author, Episcopal priest, Dartmouth University professor and historian of American religion, Randall Balmer is a man of many roles and with many insights to share. Balmer will present “His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, the Religious Right, and the 1980 Presidential Election” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Author and communication expert Brenda Allen to present at Whitworth Sept. 30

September 16, 2014
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University of Colorado’s Professor of Communications and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Brenda Allen presents “Communicating Difference Matters” on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Whitworth professor to present annual Constitution Day Lecture, Sept. 17

September 12, 2014

Where do free speech and creative theft intersect? Explore this question and more with Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Erica Salkin as she presents “Copyright in the Digital Age” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This Constitution Day Lecture is free and open to the public.

Whitworth community joins Spokane nonprofits for 107th Community Building Day

September 10, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, approximately 1,000 Whitworth students, faculty and staff, including Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor and his wife, Julie, will lend a hand to organizations across Spokane in efforts to help strengthen the community. Community Building Day is foundational in fostering a lifelong ethic of social and civic responsibility in Whitworth students; it also provides valuable services to nonprofit agencies across Spokane.

Whitworth climbs to No. 3 spot in “U.S. News” rankings of best values in the West

September 8, 2014

Whitworth remains in top 10 of annual rankings of best regional universities for 15th year in a row

Whitworth University achieved the No. 3 spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 15th consecutive year, Whitworth also maintained its position as one of the top 10 best regional universities in the West.

Whitworth University creates historical exhibit, book, honoring people and artifacts

In honor of Whitworth’s 125th anniversary, the university is hosting a large historical display that tells the story of its enduring legacy. Additionally, the university has published a 280-page hardcover book containing 125 stories about people and 125 stories about iconic things from Whitworth’s past. The exhibit and book, each titled Torchbearers, create a powerful story of Whitworth’s enduring 125-year mission of offering students a mind-and-heart education.

Whitworth University hosts exhibit by photographer Chris Jordan to kick off year of signature events

September 5, 2014

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Beginning Sept. 11, the Whitworth University Art Department and the Bryan Oliver Gallery will present the work of Seattle-based photographer Chris Jordan. The exhibit, which is part of Jordan’s “Running the Numbers” series, looks at contemporary American culture through the lens of statistics. The project examines unique and sometimes bizarre measurements of our society with large, highly detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.