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Author Bob Goff, President Beck A. Taylor to deliver keynote speeches during Whitworth’s 125th commencement ceremonies

April 30, 2015

Bob Goff, a best-selling author and the founder of Restore International, will address Whitworth’s class of 2015 during the university’s 125th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Arena, located at 720 W. Mallon Ave. Goff will speak to approximately 622 undergraduate students receiving degrees this year.

Whitworth dance and theatre programs perform in Broadway Unbound May 8

April 27, 2015

Whitworth Theatre will present its annual "Broadway Unbound" showcase performance on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Stage II in Cowles Auditorium. Admission for this event is $3. An annual highlight for Whitworth’s theatre department, "Broadway Unbound" draws hundreds of people from Spokane and Whitworth to witness one of the most visually and musically exciting performances of the year.

Whitworth to begin construction on Cowles Music Center this summer

April 21, 2015

Whitworth University’s board of trustees voted to begin construction on the Cowles Music Center, with an anticipated start date of July 1. Construction is currently scheduled to be completed by August 2016, giving the music department time to move into the new space and begin utilizing it for the 2016-17 academic year.

Whitworth Board of Trustees renames East Hall in honor of Walt Oliver

April 16, 2015

Whitworth University’s board of trustees today announced it will rename its newest student residence hall, East Hall, to Oliver Hall, in honor of former board chair and longtime board member Walt Oliver, ’67.

Whitworth music ensembles present concerts during month of April

A variety of Whitworth University’s music ensembles will be performing on campus and in several Spokane locations during the month of April.

Whitworth appoints new occupants to endowed chairs

April 15, 2015

Whitworth University has named two new occupants to existing endowed chairs and has chosen the inaugural holder of a newly created endowed professorship.

First female senior minister of NYC’s Riverside Church to speak at Whitworth April 9

April 8, 2015

The Rev. Amy Butler, senior minister of the historic Riverside Church in New York City, will deliver a lecture, “Wishful Thinking: Diversity, Community and the Future of the Church,” on April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building’s Multipurpose Room. Butler’s Whitworth lecture is sponsored by the university’s political science, women’s and gender studies, and U.S. cultural studies departments. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club presents 45th annual lu’au April 25

April 7, 2015

The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i), will share food and culture with the Whitworth and Spokane communities during the club’s 45th annual lu’au on April 25. The doors will open and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse, and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Porter,16, honored with 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award for civic leadership

Whitworth student Elizabeth Porter, ’16, was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow for 2015, along with 200 other community-engaged college students around the U.S. The honor is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation and is awarded by Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Whitworth Forensics team wins third consecutive NCCA National Tournament

April 2, 2015

The Whitworth University Forensics team, the Arguing Bucs, took first place at the National Christian College Association National Tournament, held March 20-22 at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo. The tournament included 22 schools from 18 states, including Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Colorado Christian University, Dordt College, Liberty University and Wheaton College.