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Three new members elected to Whitworth University’s board of trustees

October 30, 2014

L. Denice Randle, '07
L. Denice Randle, ’07, the Rev. Mark Toone, and the Rev. Eric Peterson, ’85, were elected to the Whitworth University Board of Trustees during the board’s recent October meeting and will participate in the board’s next meeting, in January 2015.

Whitworth’s Distinguished Community Service Award Honoree Dr. Jim Shaw to present, Oct. 29

October 24, 2014

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As a Christian physician, Jim Shaw seeks to treat patients’ minds, hearts and bodies. Shaw will discuss how his faith and profession intersect in beneficial and challenging ways on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Shaw is also the recipient of Whitworth’s 2014 Distinguished Community Service Award, which he will receive during his Oct. 29 talk. The lecture is free and open to the public, and the Spokane community is invited to share in the celebration of Shaw’s award.

Walt and Kay Oliver donate $3 million to The Campaign for Whitworth

October 17, 2014

Gift pushes total funding of Cowles Music Center to $10.6 million

Walt Oliver, '67
During Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary celebration, President Beck A. Taylor announced Whitworth Trustee Walt Oliver, ’67, and his wife, Kay, as major donors to The Campaign for Whitworth. The couple’s gift of $3 million will be used to help complete an addition to and remodel of Whitworth’s music facility, to be named the Cowles Music Center.

Nationally recognized biologist Elaine Ingham to present at Whitworth Oct. 23

October 15, 2014

Discover what makes compost tea a sustainable option as soil biology expert Elaine Ingham presents “The Soil Food Web and Compost Tea” Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation announced as donors of $2 million gift to The Campaign for Whitworth

October 14, 2014

Funds will be used for completion of new Cowles Music Center

During an Oct. 11 celebration downtown, held in honor of Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary, President Beck A. Taylor announced the Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation  as a major donor to The Campaign for Whitworth. The foundation pledged $2 million to support an addition to and renovation of Whitworth’s music building, which was built in 1978 with significant support from the Cowles family. The new structure will be named the Cowles Music Center, in honor of the Cowles’ family’s generous support of the arts and education on the Whitworth campus over the past century.

President's Leadership Forum - FAQs

October 9, 2014

What is the Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum?

The Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum brings speakers to Spokane who represent a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas. The event takes place twice a year and draws key national figures to the Inland Northwest to provide wisdom and insight on a variety of relevant, contemporary issues.

Whitworth to host Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, Nov. 6 & 7

October 6, 2014

Whitworth University invites the public to hear jazz legend Arturo Sandoval as he performs with the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors (62-plus). Tickets are available at, TicketsWest and at the door. The box-office opens one hour prior to the performance and accepts cash or check only.