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The American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities Elects President Beck A. Taylor to Board of Directors

February 23, 2016
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D., has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities. The AAPICU is a nationwide, collegial group for presidents of independent institutions committed to preserving the private sector of higher education.

Whitworth Theatre presents spring production, “Enchanted April”

February 18, 2016
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Enchanted April, on March 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and on March 6 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. General admission: $10; students and seniors: $8; Whitworth students free with valid student I.D. For tickets, please call (509) 777-3707, visit, or purchase at the box office (cash or check only) beginning one hour prior to the performance.

Rhosetta Rhodes appointed Whitworth’s vice president of student life and dean of students

February 17, 2016
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor announced that Rhosetta Rhodes, ’99, has been named the university’s vice president of student life and dean of students. Rhodes has served in that role in an interim capacity since August 2015.

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival features discussion with Matthew Rindge on Feb. 22

February 9, 2016
Please join Whitworth University for the eighth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival, Feb. 20-22. This year’s 7 p.m. showings will feature alumni filmmakers, an international film, and an evening about faith and film led by Matthew Rindge, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University and author of two books and dozens of articles and chapters on the Bible, religion, and popular culture.

Whitworth introduces new full-tuition scholarship for high-need students

February 4, 2016
Whitworth University is introducing a new scholarship that covers 100 percent of tuition for students enrolling in 2016-17 who qualify for the state of Washington’s College Bound Scholarship and meet other requirements.

Co-Founder of America Online and Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC Steve Case to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum May 3

February 1, 2016

Steve Case will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s spring President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30-9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Cost for this event is $40 per person or $400 for a corporate table (10 seats per table). Breakfast is included, along with a copy of Case’s newest book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future (to be published April 5). RSVP by registering online at