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Whitworth students receive scholarships from Logos Bible Software

January 30, 2014

Whitworth's mathematics & computer science department have awarded an annual scholarship for computer science majors through collaboration with Logos Bible Software. Last month, Whitworth juniors Joey Corry and Lauren Pangborn were each awarded $1,000 through the Logos Bible Software Annual Scholarship.

Former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to speak at Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum April 15

January 28, 2014
Sterling Bank is title sponsor for the event

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Mark Sullivan, former director of the United States Secret Service and co-founder of Global Security & Intelligence Strategies, is the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s spring President’s Leadership Forum. Sullivan will discuss the challenges of national and international security during his talk, titled “International Security: An Insider’s View” on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 a.m., at the Spokane Convention Center. The cost is $25 per person or $250 for a corporate table. Breakfast is included. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit For more information, please call 509.777.4974 or e-mail

Heritage Month 2014 to commemorate Whitworth’s first century in Spokane

January 16, 2014
Events marking 100 years in Spokane include lectures, film festival, sports events and art exhibit

Each February, Whitworth commemorates its founding, on Feb. 20, 1890, with a month-long celebration. This year, Heritage Month will focus on Whitworth’s first 100 years in Spokane, after the university moved from Tacoma, Wash., in 1914. Heritage Month 2014 will kick off Thursday, Feb. 6, with Founder’s Day Convocation, when students, faculty and staff will gather to celebrate Whitworth’s history and the roles they each play in building its legacy.

Whitworth alum launches online journal about Christianity in the Pacific Northwest

January 15, 2014

Matthew Kaemingk, M.Div., Ph.D., a 2003 Whitworth alum, recently founded the online journal, Christ & Cascadia, which focuses on Christianity in the Pacific Northwest. The collaborative journal draws material from over 15 contributors, including Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks and Whitworth Professor of History Dale Soden. For more information on the journal, visit

Sustainable Harvest founder Florence Reed to share mission in Feb. 13 Whitworth Great Decisions lecture

January 9, 2014
Wilson Fellow fights poverty, champions environment

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Florence Reed, Sustainable Harvest International founder and president and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, will give the first lecture of Whitworth’s 57th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre of Whitworth’s Weyerhaeuser Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (509) 777-3834.

Renowned author, activist, Peggy McIntosh to present Feb. 6 lecture at Whitworth

January 7, 2014
McIntosh will meet with students, faculty and staff during daylong campus visit

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., will present a lecture, “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: Privilege, Education, and the Vision of Achieving Inclusion,” at Whitworth University on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Whitworth Jazz Ensemble to perform in Italy for eighth time

January 3, 2014
Whitworth music students maintain tradition of performing throughout the globe

The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble will perform on tour in Italy Jan. 13-26, 2014, marking the eighth time the ensemble has toured the country. The ensemble is led by Daniel Keberle, director of jazz studies and trumpet professor at Whitworth.

Whitworth chemistry student wins Murdock Poster Prize at recent research conference

January 2, 2014

Whitworth chemistry major Shannon James-Kozlovich, ’14, recently brought home a Murdock Poster Prize in Organic and Computational Chemistry from the 2013 Murdock College Science Research Program Conference in Vancouver, Wash.