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Whitworth biology major earns scholarship from epilepsy program

December 20, 2010
Whitworth biology major Ashlin Phelps, '14, has received a $5,000 scholarship from the 2010 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program. Phelps was one of 40 recipients selected from a pool of nearly 800 applicants nationwide.

"I feel extremely blessed to have been awarded such a scholarship," says Phelps, from Visalia, Calif. "It has not only given me the wonderful opportunity to attend Whitworth and further my education, but has also provided the motivation to go out into the world after college and make a difference in the world of epilepsy."

The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program scholarship is awarded each year to inspiring people whose lives have been affected by epilepsy, and who seek personal growth through higher learning.

Phelps, who has two sisters whose lives have been affected by seizure disorders, says that being part of such a family is her inspiration to excel in school so that she eventually will be able to help people living with epilepsy.

"Ashlin has been through some difficult and trying times in her life, yet has used her situation to better the lives of others," says Heather Overton, who served on the scholarship's selection committee.

Though still unsure about what the future holds for her, Phelps says her passion is to work with children who have epilepsy.

"My heart goes out to all the individuals and families affected by seizure disorders," she says. "If I can use my life to make a difference in someone else's that would be the best reward I could ever ask for."

UCB, Brussels, Belgium (, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8,000 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.1 billion in 2009.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or

Whitworth professor of East Asian history creates semester-long study program in China

As more U.S. employers than ever are looking to hire people with experience studying in China, Whitworth has created a semester-long study program at Beijing's Minzu University of China. Set to begin in fall semester 2011, the program, Whitworth in China, is the brainchild of Anthony E. Clark, assistant professor of East Asian history at Whitworth. The program will take place every three years.

Whitworth featured by Colleges of Distinction as a leader in education excellence

December 2, 2010
Whitworth University is featured as a top school in the country for 2010-11 on, an online guide that takes a fresh look at colleges and universities appealing to students' unique and varied interests. Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality.

Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society recognizes Whitworth alum

November 22, 2010
The Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society has recognized Whitworth alum David Howell, '08, as its Athletic Trainer Student of the Month. Howell is a second-year graduate student in the graduate athletic training program at the University of Oregon. The OATS issued the following statement about Howell:

Whitworth University names McQuilkin, Hines to key external relations positions

November 19, 2010
Scott McQuilkin
President Beck A. Taylor announced today the appointment of Scott McQuilkin as vice president for institutional advancement and Nancy Hines as director of university communications.

Whitworth team takes second place in Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl

November 17, 2010
A team of Whitworth University students took second place at the ninth annual Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl, hosted Nov. 13 by the Microsoft Corporation., in Redmond, Wash.

Whitworth lands on Kiplinger's list of best values in private universities

November 16, 2010
Whitworth is one of the highest-ranked schools in the Pacific Northwest

Whitworth University yet again has captured a spot on Kiplinger's annual rankings of the 100 best values among private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States. The university joins some of the most elite schools in the country on the magazine's 2010-11 rankings. Whitworth is one of the smallest universities to appear on the list, yet it is the second-highest-ranked school in the Pacific Northwest and ranks ahead of all but a handful of other private universities on the West Coast.

Whitworth choirs to present 2010 Christmas Festival Concert, "Heaven and Nature Sing"

November 15, 2010
The 2010 Whitworth University Christmas Festival Concert, "Heaven and Nature Sing," will take place in Bellevue, Seattle and Spokane, featuring the Whitworth Choir, the Whitworth Women's Choir, and the Whitworth Men's Chorus. More than 120 students will serve as singers, instrumentalists, and narrators. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

Whitworth business alum publishes new book on mastering thought

November 8, 2010
Last September, 1976 Whitworth alum Mark Waller released his seventh book, Mastering Thought (Before it Masters You) (2010, WingSpan Press), which he says challenges basic beliefs about thought and emotional reactions.

Whitworth Cultural Awareness Week to promote understanding of diverse perspectives

Whitworth is sponsoring Cultural Awareness Week Nov. 15-20, featuring Whitworth clubs and community groups representing traditions, beliefs and lifestyles of different cultures. The event will promote learning and understanding of various cultures at Whitworth, in the surrounding community and throughout the world.

Whitworth featured as "Best Value" school in U.S. News & World Report's "Ultimate College Guide 2011"

November 5, 2010
Whitworth once again has been recognized as a best value in higher education. The university is featured in the "Great Deals at Great Schools" list in the Ultimate College Guide 2011, published by U.S. News & World Report. The guide features data on more than 1,400 colleges and universities in the U.S.

Fourth annual Whitworth Symposium Nov. 18 to feature director of World Relief's Spokane office

November 3, 2010
International Education Week also to include student poster presentations, dance performance by Mukogawa Women's University students

In anticipation of International Education Week Nov. 15-19, the Whitworth School of Education and history department, in conjunction with Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, will sponsor a symposium, "Education for the Global Heart and Mind," featuring an address by Mark Kadel, director of World Relief's Spokane office, and a keynote speech by Dr. Larry Burnley, Whitworth's assistant vice president for intercultural relations. Kadel and Burnley will speak on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall. The symposium also will feature student poster presentations and a dance performance by students from Mukogawa Women's University. A question-and-answer session will conclude the evening's events. Admission to the symposium is free; the event is open to the public.

Pushcart Prize-winning author Russell Working to present Endowed English Reading at Whitworth Nov. 12

November 2, 2010

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Fiction author Russell Working, a 2000 Whitworth alum, will give Whitworth's Endowed English Reading on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The reading will take place in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call (509) 777-3253.

Whitworth to host Not For Sale Campaign's Stop Paying for Slavery Tour Nov. 16-17

October 28, 2010
Tour to feature Not For Sale president David Batstone, and Spokane native, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt

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Although Americans often think slavery was abolished more than a century ago, millions of people are still trapped in the slave trade. To raise awareness about modern-day slavery and to empower members of the Whitworth and Spokane community with practical ways they can be part of the movement to abolish it, Whitworth is hosting the Not For Sale Campaign's Stop Paying for Slavery Tour Nov. 16-17. The tour will include a free seminar for Spokane's business leaders about the risks of forced labor in the global economy, as well as a keynote presentation by the Not For Sale Campaign's president, David Batstone, and Spokane native Jeremy Affeldt, a pitcher for the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Affeldt recently was nominated for baseball's prestigious Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award for his work with Not For Sale and his Spokane nonprofit, Generation Alive!

According to the U.S. State Department, 27 million people are enslaved worldwide, and human trafficking is now the world's second-largest criminal industry, raking in $32 billion a year. More than 1 million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade every year. While the number of trafficking victims in the U.S. is largely unknown, a study funded by the Department of Justice in 2000 found that a quarter-million American children and youth were estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation.

In 2008, a report prepared for the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Safety found that human trafficking, including sex slavery, farm labor and domestic servitude, poses a significant problem for the Spokane region. The report said that Spokane has a considerable teen prostitution problem and serves as an entry area for child prostitutes who are initiated here and then transported to larger metro areas such as Seattle and San Francisco.

David Batstone, a professor of ethics at the University of San Francisco, co-founded the Not For Sale Campaign in 2007, after traveling the world documenting slavery and sex trafficking and compiling his findings in Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It (HarperOne). He also has authored Saving the Corporate Soul (Jossey-Bass), was a founding member of Business 2.0 magazine and served as executive editor of Sojourners magazine.

Jeremy Affeldt and his wife, Larisa, became involved with Not For Sale after he signed with the Giants in 2008. The left-handed reliever, who recently competed in his second World Series in three years, looks for ways to use his influence to help those in need. He has donated money toward medical clinics that Not For Sale has built for former child slaves in Thailand, and he also donates $100 for every strikeout he logs to Not For Sale's "Free2Play" project.

The following events will be part of Not For Sale's Stop Paying For Slavery Tour stop at Whitworth:

  • Monday, Nov. 8: A documentary, "The Dark Side of Chocolate," which examines Africa's cocoa industry, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16

    11:45 a.m.: Not For Sale representative Brant Christopher will conduct a workshop, "Slavery Map 101," in the Science Auditorium to teach students how to identify and track slavery.

    4 p.m.: Christopher will conduct a workshop, "Supply Chain 101," for students. He will cover supply-chain responsibility, making informed purchasing decisions as a consumer, and Not For Sale's "Free2Work"project. The workshop will take place in Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111.

    9 p.m.: Christopher, an award-winning singer and songwriter, will share music from his latest CD, "Beautiful Imperfection," during a coffeehouse performance in Duvall Hall.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17

    4 p.m.: A free seminar, "Business Without Slavery: Understanding and Addressing the Risks of Forced Labor for Companies," in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Room 111, sponsored by Whitworth's School of Global Commerce & Management and Manpower, Inc., and led by Batstone and Affeldt. The seminar is open to Whitworth business students and business faculty, as well as to Spokane business leaders. Refreshments will be served and baseballs will be available for Affeldt to sign. RSVP by calling (509) 777-4703 or e-mailing

    7 p.m.: Keynote presentation, featuring live music, interactive videos and stories about abolitionists around the globe, presented by Batstone, Affeldt and Christopher. Located in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theater. Free and open to the public.

    9 p.m.: Batstone and Affeldt will be available to talk with students about human trafficking issues during Duvall Hall's Prime Time, located in Duvall's second-floor lounge.

Also during the week of Nov. 15-19, Whitworth's student-run International Justice Mission Club will host several events to mobilize students to join the fight against human trafficking. On Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Hixson Union Building's Multipurpose Room, Azra Grudic, an anti-trafficking specialist for Lutheran Community Services, in Spokane, will talk about trafficking issues specific to this region. On Thursday, Nov. 18, the IJM Club will have information available in the HUB about practical ways students can get involved in ending modern-day slavery. A representative from the Spokane office of World Relief will also be present.

Founded by David Batstone, Mark Wexler and Kique Bazan, the Not For Sale Campaign, based in Montara, Calif., works to link law enforcement, business leaders, universities, government officials, social service organizations, and faith-based groups to launch and coordinate effective actions on behalf of those living in slavery. For more information about NFSC and the "Stop Paying for Slavery" Tour, visit

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or

Whitworth siblings take one step closer to careers in medicine through healthcare scholarship

October 27, 2010
Whitworth students – and siblings – Eric Nelson, '10, and AnnAlise Nelson, '13, received Harold & Edna Bragg Healthcare Education Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic school year. The awards are given by the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation to Lake Chelan students with majors in the healthcare field.

Kinesiology, religion alum Jim Nendel leads football team to Finnish championship

October 26, 2010
Nendel also founded A Champion's Heart ministry, co-wrote book on service-learning in physical education

On Sept. 4, Jim Nendel, B.A.'82, M.A.'99, led the Porvoo Butchers to win the Maple Bowl Championship XXXI, Finland's equivalent to the American Super Bowl. The Butchers overtook the Seinäjoki Crocodiles 30-17.

Whitworth strengthens ties with region's business leaders through new executive-in-residence program

October 22, 2010
First executive-in-residence brings extensive background in global financial management

Duff Bergquist

To further strengthen Whitworth's connections with the region's business leaders and to provide students with practical insight into emerging business trends and practices, the university's School of Global Commerce & Management has established a new executive-in-residence program. Executives selected for the program act as the school's ambassador to the regional business community. Other responsibilities include teaching classes, bringing professionals on campus for guest lectures, and helping shape curriculum to reflect the ever-changing demands of the global economy.

Whitworth education alumna wins Oregon Spirit Book Award

In addition to prolific writing career, Osterlund also serves as elementary-school teacher

Anne Osterlund, '99, received the Oregon Spirit Book Award in the young adult category last August for her most recently published book, Academy 7.

Academy 7 received the award from the Oregon Council for Teachers of English for being "a distinguished contribution to children's, juvenile, or young adult literature that engages and encourages readers' imagination, discovery, and understanding."

2010 Whitworth alumna lands chemical technologist position at Hanford

Shortly after graduating from Whitworth last summer, 2010 biology alumna Amanda Peiffer accepted a position as a chemical technologist for Hanford's Advanced Technologies and Laboratories, located in her hometown of Richland, Wash.

Peiffer first heard about the job opportunity through her father, who had worked as a chemical engineer at Hanford. The site served as a plutonium production complex during World War II and later as a U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal during the Cold War. The site was decommissioned after the Cold War ended, but it still contains a majority of the nation's radioactive waste and is the focus of the federal government's largest environmental cleanup effort.

Award-winning children's author Sally M. Walker to lead 27th annual Whitworth Writing Rally Nov. 6

October 20, 2010
As many as 600 students from the Inland Northwest are expected to participate

WHAT: The 27th annual Whitworth Writing Rally is a family literacy initiative for students in pre-school through 6th grade. The event features presentations by a well-known children's author followed by opportunities for participants to work with area teachers or Whitworth education students to create their own original illustrated books. The rally is a nonprofit event that brings a variety of civic and corporate sponsors to campus and draws children from across the region, many of whom attend throughout their elementary-school years.

Whitworth to host Teaching Academy Conference Nov. 1 for area high-school students

October 15, 2010
WHO: Roughly 100 local high-school students and their teachers

WHAT: Teaching Academy Conference

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Hixson Union Building and Dixon Hall classrooms at Whitworth University

Four-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval to perform Nov. 6 with Whitworth Jazz Ensemble

October 7, 2010
Sandoval also to present free jazz clinic Nov. 5 at Whitworth

Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, a four-time Grammy winner and protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, will perform in concert with the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in Cowles Memorial Auditorium at Whitworth. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for students/senior citizens over 62. For tickets, call TicketsWest at (509) 325-7328, or purchase online at or Tickets also can be purchased at the Whitworth Information Desk in the Hixson Union Building on campus.

Whitworth business management alum joins Santa Barbara semi-pro football team

October 4, 2010
Steve Silva, '08, has landed a spot as a wide receiver for the Central Coast Seminoles, a newly formed semi-professional football team in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Whitworth art, chemistry alum accepted to esteemed architecture program

September 30, 2010
2008 Whitworth alumnus Thayer Wild has been accepted into the University of Washington's College of Built Environments, where he began classes this month in pursuit of a master's degree in architecture.

Whitworth to hold inauguration ceremony Oct. 15 for its 18th president, Beck A. Taylor

September 29, 2010
University to celebrate with series of events exploring "Community of Courage" theme

Whitworth University will inaugurate its 18th president, Beck A. Taylor, on Friday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse on Whitworth's campus. Members of the Spokane community are invited to join in the inaugural celebration with Whitworth trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, local and state leaders, and delegates from educational institutions across the country, including 10 college and university presidents.

Whitworth Theatre to stage "Once Upon a Mattress" musical Oct. 15-23

September 24, 2010

This October, Whitworth Theatre will present its fall production, "Once Upon a Mattress." Performances will be Oct. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., in Cowles Memorial Auditorium on Whitworth's campus. General admission is $8; students and senior citizens (62 and up) pay $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door, in advance by calling the theatre box office at (509) 777-3707, or online at

Whitworth professor of history invited to give closing lecture Sept. 26 at international symposium

Anthony E. Clark, assistant professor of East Asian history at Whitworth, will deliver the closing lecture on Sept. 26 at an international symposium, Legacies of the Book: Early Missionary Printing in Asia and the Americas, hosted by the University of San Francisco. Clark's lecture is titled Conversion by the Book: Giulio Aleni, S.J., and Jesuit Print Culture in Late-Imperial China.

Whitworth goes mobile with release of university's first application for Apple devices

September 21, 2010
Students in software engineering class helped design the application

Whitworth University has released its first application for use on the iPhone and iPod Touch, now available at the Apple iTunes store. The free app, called iWhitworthU, offers easy, instant access to the university by helping users navigate the campus, connect with faculty and staff, and stay up-to-date on campus news and events.

Senior Spanish-peace studies double major interns for nonprofit in Peru

September 16, 2010
Senior Katie Williams has returned to Whitworth this fall after a five-month internship in Urubamba, Peru, for ProWorld Service Corps, a nonprofit development agency.

More than 1,000 Whitworth volunteers to partner with Spokane nonprofits for Sept. 21 Community Building Day

Carrying on a tradition started by Whitworth students more than a century ago, Whitworth students, faculty and staff will volunteer on Sept. 21 at various nonprofit organizations across Spokane. And this year, new Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor and his wife, Julie, will participate in their first Community Building Day.

Whitworth University faculty to examine effects of the largest oil spill in history

September 13, 2010

Photo courtesy of BP p.l.c.

What: Dean's Dialogue on the BP oil spill

Who: Whitworth professors Patrick Van Inwegen, Jonathan Moo and Eric Sartell

When: Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

Where: Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Free admission. For more information, please call (509) 777-3702.

Attorney who works with Muslim women lawyers to present Sept. 23 lecture as part of Whitworth's Homecoming celebration

September 9, 2010

Whitworth University will kick off Homecoming 2010 with a lecture by Barbara Standal, a 1969 alumna who will share lessons from her four-decade-long career as a trial attorney, most recently working with disenfranchised women in Central Asia and mentoring Azerbaijani women lawyers. Standal's lecture, "Chapters and Choices: Reflections on a Road Less Traveled," will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in Room 111 of Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3732.

Criminal defense lawyer to present lectures Sept. 16 & 17 in honor of Constitution Day

September 7, 2010
In celebration of Constitution Day 2010, Whitworth will feature two lectures by Scott McKay, a Whitworth alum and criminal defense lawyer. McKay will discuss his experiences defending terrorism suspects following Sept. 11, 2001, and the importance of protecting civil liberties even in times of perceived crisis during his lecture, "Defending the Rule of Law in a Time of Terror," on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. McKay will discuss his vocation as an attorney and will offer insights about the future of individual rights in the nation's courts on Sept. 17, at 10:25 a.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. Admission to both lectures is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4263.

Whitworth philosophy professor publishes article on knowledge of children

August 31, 2010
Whitworth University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Joshue Orozco has written a thought-provoking article, "I Can Trust You Now…But Not Later: An Explanation of Testimonial Knowledge in Children," in the June issue of Acta Analytica, a leading international philosophy journal.

English professor invited to give plenary lecture at England's Manchester University

August 27, 2010
On Aug. 5, Whitworth Professor of English Pamela Corpron Parker, '81, presented a lecture, "Woman of Letters: Elizabeth Gaskell's autograph collection and Victorian celebrity," at The John Rylands Library at Manchester University, England, as part of the school's Elizabeth Gaskell Bicentenary Celebration.

Whitworth music professor performs with Orchestra Seattle at summer concert

Whitworth Associate Professor of Music Brent Edstrom performed an original composition this summer with Orchestra Seattle, the latest performance in a long career of playing his music with world-renowned musicians.

Whitworth to celebrate opening of new Intercultural Student Center

August 25, 2010

Who: Whitworth International and Intercultural Student Affairs, the International Education Center and Off-Campus Studies

What: Grand opening of the Intercultural Student Center

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Hendrick Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (509) 777-4572.

Kinesiology alum pursues soccer career abroad

August 24, 2010
2010 alumnus John Prugh has recently returned from Liège, Belgium, where he spent more than three months playing professional soccer for the Royal Racing Football Club, Montegnée.

Whitworth president announces new leadership appointments, organizational changes

August 23, 2010

Michael Le Roy

With the first students beginning to return to campus, Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor announced today the appointment of two administrators to new leadership roles and the creation of a University Council that, together, he says, will provide Whitworth with the "focus, energy, and competencies to ensure great progress."

Whitworth climbs in "U.S. News" rankings of best regional universities, best values in West

August 17, 2010
University listed in top 10 of annual rankings for 11th year in a row

Whitworth University climbed one position in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional universities and best values in the West, making the top 10 of the top universities list for the 11th year in a row.

Whitworth moves U-District center to Riverfront Office Park

August 10, 2010
New location to accommodate university's growth downtown

Whitworth University has moved its downtown center to a larger space nearby to meet rising demand for its programs and to pave the way for future growth. The new site is located in a leased space on the first floor of the Riverfront Office Park Building, at 534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Classes will begin at the new location on Aug. 16.

Whitworth history professor to host 13-part TV series on Chinese Catholic martyrs

August 5, 2010
Anthony E. Clark, assistant professor of East Asian history at Whitworth, will host the TV series "The Saints of China: Martyrs of the Middle Kingdom," which will air in spring 2011. Featured on the Eternal Word Television Network, the world's largest religious media network, the documentary is expected to reach millions of viewers.

Whitworth named one of the best universities in the West by Princeton Review

August 3, 2010
University also featured in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide

Whitworth University has been designated one of the best colleges and universities in the West in a recent college guide published by Princeton Review. In addition, Whitworth has been recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity's 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive guidebook uniquely designed to help low-income, first-generation college-bound students make their college dreams a reality.

Senior Will Bratton represents Whitworth and NWATA at national leadership conference

Whitworth's William Bratton, '11, and WSU's Joshua Emery were selected from among 450 applicants to represent District 10 of the Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association at the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation's (CSMF) 2010 leadership conference, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is sponsored by Cramer Products, a leading supporter of athletic training programs. CSMF, in collaboration with Cramer, awards 20 full seminar scholarships to athletic training students from across the United States.

Whitworth University head athletic trainer receives national recognition

The Honors and Awards Committee of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) recently announced that Melinda Larson, '92, was selected to receive the association's national service award. NATA is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today. Larson's recognition is the result of her contributions to the athletic training profession and to the association. Although this is a national honor, local, state and district service are its focus.

Whitworth physics students publish article on Mars missions in leading science journal

August 2, 2010

Kellen Oetgen

2010 alumnus Kellen Oetgen, senior Evan Staley, and junior Marc Rollins have published an article, "Effects of Variations in Plasma Propulsion System Performance on Mars Cargo Missions," in the March/April issue of Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.

Alumna continues education as a research assistant in sleep studies

July 22, 2010
Psychology alumna Tori Crain, '09, has transferred her passion for psychology from the classroom to the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center, where she currently researches the fatigue and performance of the pilots of a major airline.

Alumna explores film acting, philosophy and ethics in pursuit of law career

June 30, 2010
Amy Bernard, '08, took full advantage of the liberal arts undergraduate education she received at Whitworth. As a double major in philosophy and theatre, she explored a wide range of opportunities during her time in school – opportunities that have helped her pursue successful career paths after graduation.

Theology department welcomes new professor with expertise in environmental science

June 28, 2010
This summer, the Whitworth Department of Theology will welcome the arrival of its newest professor, Jonathan Moo, an expert on apocalyptic literature who also has an extensive background in science.

Education alumna pursues teaching career abroad

Soon after entering Whitworth's education program, Sarah Douglas, '09, began inquiring about student teaching overseas, realizing it would be the ideal gateway to a full-time international teaching position. With help from the School of Education's professors and staff, Douglas has spent the last nine months teaching English at Marianas High School, in Saipan.

Four Whitworth students receive 2010 Samuel Robinson Award

June 23, 2010

Brianne Jensen

2010 Whitworth alumni Brianne Jensen and Daniel Lewis and seniors Claire LePage and Heather Wallace have received the 2010 Samuel Robinson Award. The students received up to $5,000 based on their recitation of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and a 2,000-word essay.

Luke Powery and Andy Dearman to lead Whitworth Institute of Ministry July 12-16

June 21, 2010

Luke Powery

Noted pastors and teachers Luke Powery and Andy Dearman will lead the 35th annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry July 12-16 on the Whitworth campus, in north Spokane. WIM provides clergy, laity, and their spouses and children with a week of spiritual encouragement, equipping for ministry, and inspiring worship.