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Whitworth University receives $400,000 grant to build internship program for Office of Church Engagement

May 30, 2014

Whitworth has been awarded $400,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to build a robust internship program within the university’s new Office of Church Engagement. The office will use the grant to hire 15 students to work full time over the summer at partner church organizations. Five additional stipends will be issued to interns working internationally.

Whitworth University produces record number of Fulbright Scholars

May 21, 2014

Six out of 16 Whitworth-student applicants were selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2014-15, a record number for the university, which has a long-standing tradition of producing Fulbright Scholars each year.

Whitworth welcomes six Gates Millennium Scholars

May 20, 2014

After graduating from Lewis and Clark High School this spring, Tika Khadka and four other Pacific Northwest high school seniors will join the Whitworth Class of 2018 as Gates Millennium Scholars.

Whitworth School of Business emphasizes experiential learning

May 13, 2014

Students win business plan competition, network with professionals, build university endowment

Within the last year, the Whitworth School of Business has dramatically increased the amount of experiential learning its students receive. Experience-based business curricula give students the chance to gain exposure to the business world and to develop a professional skill set. Core strengths added to the program include mock interviews with local business leaders, a heavier emphasis on internships, and increased participation in student-run clubs such as the Whitworth Student Investment Group, and in the Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition.

Whitworth gains chief information officer, office of institutional effectiveness

May 9, 2014

Ken Brown
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor announced Wednesday that the university’s current director of information systems, Ken Brown, has been appointed as the university’s chief information officer and will lead the newly formed office of institutional effectiveness. Brown will begin serving in his new role on July 1 and will report to Vice President for Finance and Administration Gerry Gemmill.

Whitworth senior and local entrepreneur launch company after Business Plan Competition victory


Devon Lind, ’14, and Michael Fisk are two creative guys with one common vision: “We just want to do remarkable things,” says Fisk, who first met Lind at True Hope Church, in Spokane. Their most recent collaboration, Photoboxx, took first place in the open category at the 2014 Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition hosted at Whitworth in April.

Whitworth student to work in Guatemala as an advocate for indigenous rights

May 8, 2014

Ingrid Sub Cuc, ’14
After graduating in May, Whitworth biology major Ingrid Sub Cuc, ’14, will return to her native country of Guatemala and work as an intern for Cultural Survival, in Quetzaltenango.

Whitworth music alum explores music in the film industry through NYU program

May 5, 2014

Nick Kmet, ’13
Whitworth alumnus Nick Kmet, ’13, is currently enrolled in New York University’s Scoring for Film and Multimedia graduate program. “The program is really fantastic,” Kmet says. “I meet people from all different parts of the country and the globe.”

Mayor to give keynote speech at May 18 Whitworth commencement ceremony

May 2, 2014

Spokane Mayor David A. Condon will address graduates at Whitworth University’s 124th undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor will be the speaker at the graduate commencement ceremony May 17.

Whitworth alumna recognized by White House for military service and entrepreneurship

May 1, 2014

Photo credit Jonathan Pece Photography.
The White House honored Graciela TiscareƱo-Sato, a 1999 graduate of Whitworth’s M.B.A. program in international management, as a “Woman Veteran Leader Champion of Change” in a public ceremony on March 25. TiscareƱo-Sato was recognized for her military service and for her business, Gracefully Global Group, LLC. She was one of 10 women military veterans selected out of 400 nominees.