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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.