April 12, 2017
Whitworth University’s highest award, the George F. Whitworth Medal, will be bestowed upon James P. Cowles, and, posthumously, Wanda Toliver Cowles, during a private ceremony during the board of trustees meeting on campus next week. This award is only given periodically to candidates who have exhibited extraordinary service to society and to the university over an extended period.
April 3, 2017
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 47th annual lu’au, on Saturday, April 29. Dinner will be served buffet style in the Hixson Union Building (HUB) from 4:30-7 p.m., followed by entertainment at 7 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse. Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from the HUB to the Fieldhouse.
March 23, 2017
The award-winning Whitworth forensics team will host the national debate champions of Ireland in a free, public exhibition. In this contest with our Irish visitors, Whitworth's forensics team will argue for the resolution “Liberty is the highest value.” The event will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theater. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.
March 16, 2017
Writer of bestseller “A. Lincoln: A Biography” and new book “A Life of Ulysses S. Grant”
Whitworth University will welcome back esteemed American historian, author and former Whitworth chaplain Ronald C. White, Ph.D., to its campus from April 17 to May 21. He will present several free public lectures based on his bestselling and award-winning biographies on Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, speaking in the Spokane community on Apr. 18, 20, 30 and May 8, and in the Puget Sound area April 25-26. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.
Journalist and Best-Selling Author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side” to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Sept. 19
March 14, 2017
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Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at noon-1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.
March 9, 2017
Families, schools and communities are celebrating in the Pacific Northwest. Whitworth and Gonzaga universities will welcome a total of 16 new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2021. The eight scholars entering Whitworth and eight entering Gonzaga are among 100 Pacific Northwest and Midwest students to receive full-tuition, full-need college scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.
February 28, 2017
The Peace Corps announced today that Whitworth University ranked No. 4 among small schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. There are 12 Whitworth alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
Beck A. Taylor Elected President of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
February 24, 2017
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D., has been elected president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities by its board of directors. AAPICU is a nationwide, collegial group for presidents of independent institutions committed to preserving the private sector of higher education.
February 23, 2017
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Go, Dog. Go!, on Mar. 10, 11 and 12 at the Bing Crosby Theatre in downtown Spokane. Performances will be at 6 p.m. on March 10, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on March 11, and 2 p.m. on March 12. General admission, $15; students (12-18) and seniors (62-plus), $12; ages 2-11, $10; and Whitworth students, $12. For tickets, please visit http://ticketswest.com/godoggo, or call 800-325-SEAT.
February 10, 2017
Gordon Jackson, who retired in 2015 after 32 years as a communications professor at Whitworth University, recently published a new book, Be Thou My Vision: Light, Sight, and the Christian Faith (published by Crosslink). In it, Jackson explores the concepts of light and sight, and the many Bible references that refer to these two phenomena. Be Thou My Vision is his twelfth book.
President Beck A. Taylor elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Directors
February 8, 2017
Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) this month in Washington, D.C. NAICU board members set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of association priorities and initiatives; and oversee the organization’s financial administration.
Whitworth University to feature African American History Month presentation, “Beyond ‘The Color of Fear,’” Feb. 28
February 6, 2017
Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, principal cast members of The Color of Fear, a breakthrough documentary film on race relations in the United States, will draw upon their decades of experience in multicultural education and activism for an African American History Month presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4721.
February 3, 2017
Whitworth University welcomes Stephen T. Davis, Ph.D., '62, a nationally respected Christian philosopher and the Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, to campus for a lecture, “Nobody Has the Right to Tell Me What to Believe or Do: The Illusion of Human Autonomy.” Davis will explore the meaning of personal autonomy in the context of philosophy and religion, and the struggle many Christians have between real autonomy and excessive autonomy. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.
January 26, 2017
Whitworth University art faculty members will present their biennial spring exhibit from Feb. 7-Mar. 24, in the campus’s Lied Center for the Visual Arts. Faculty members taking part are Gordon Wilson, Rob Fifield, Brad Oiler, Katie Creyts and Lance Sinnema. Each artist will have multiple pieces on display, and art media will include paintings, photography, mixed media, and glasswork. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.