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Whitworth School of Education scores high marks on national professional standards

November 17, 2011
Whitworth renews certification with teacher-education's most respected accreditation body

Last year, Whitworth University graduated nearly 60 students from its undergraduate teacher preparation program. Whitworth's Continuing Studies Evening Teacher Certification program and Master in Teaching program – tailored especially for people seeking to make a career shift into teaching – also produce about 60 teachers per year. The university is committed to ensuring that those teachers are prepared according to accepted national standards of excellence and qualified to teach in today's classrooms, and has once again received a seal of approval from the most rigorous and recognized accreditation for teacher-education programs in the U.S. What's more, the university met all standards with no areas for improvement cited, thus receiving a very rare perfect score.

Whitworth team takes second place in Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl

November 10, 2011
Team earns berth to nationals for second straight year

For the second year in a row, a team of Whitworth University students took second place at the 10th annual Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl, hosted Nov. 5 by Seattle University, in Seattle, Wash. The Whitworth team defeated teams from Seattle University, Cascadia College, Washington State University, and defeated rival Montana State University in a semifinal match. They lost a closely contested final match to the University of British Columbia.

Whitworth to present 2011 Christmas Festival Concert, "Arise, Shine!"

November 9, 2011
The 2011 Whitworth University Christmas Festival Concert, "Arise, Shine!" will take place in Bellevue, Seattle and Spokane, featuring the Whitworth Choir, the Whitworth Women's Choir, the Whitworth Men's Chorus, and the Whitworth Chamber Singers. More than 130 student performers will include members of the four choirs, as well as student-instrumentalists and narrators. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

Essayist Patrick Madden to present Endowed English Reading Nov. 18 at Whitworth

November 4, 2011

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Award-winning essayist Patrick Madden will give Whitworth's Endowed English Reading on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The reading will take place in Room 102 of the Lied Center for the Visual Arts on Whitworth's campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3253.

Whitworth Cultural Awareness Week to promote understanding of diverse perspectives

November 3, 2011

Whitworth will sponsor its sixth annual Cultural Awareness Week Nov. 14-18 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 named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2011-12

November 1, 2011
Whitworth ranks among nation's leading schools for second time in three years

For the second time in three years, the Fulbright Program has listed Whitworth as a top producer of students who received Fulbright awards in 2011-12. The only school, public or private, in Washington state that had more Fulbright recipients than Whitworth was the University of Washington. The success of the top-producing institutions was highlighted in the Oct. 24 online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Whitworth, which submitted five applications and had four Fulbright scholars selected, is listed in the master's institutions category, along with 13 other institutions, including the University of Texas at San Antonio and Villanova University. Please visit to view the top-producers list.

Fourth annual Whitworth forum Nov. 17 to feature speaker from Pioneer Middle School

International Education Week also to include student poster presentations, workshops by Spokane-area educators

In honor of International Education Week Nov. 14-18, the Whitworth School of Education, in conjunction with several other departments on campus and Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, will sponsor a forum, "Courage Beyond the Border," featuring a keynote speech by Mira Gobel, principal of Pioneer Middle School, located in Walla Walla, Wash. Gobel will speak on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall. The forum also will feature student poster presentations and workshops led by local educators and community members. Admission to the forum is free; the event is open to the public.