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Larry Probus named new Vice President of Finance and Administration at Whitworth University

March 30, 2016
Whitworth University is honored to announce that Lawrence (Larry) Probus, chief financial officer and senior vice president of strategic solutions for World Vision U.S., has been appointed as the university’s new vice president for finance and administration. Probus has served for 12 years at World Vision U.S., directing the finance, information technology, legal and corporate service functions of the organization. He will take over from Jim Munyon, interim vice president and former Whitworth trustee, beginning July 1.

New Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience

March 23, 2016
A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian National Museum, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, will open at the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library at Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash., on April 6. The exhibition will examine the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1863, and the March on Washington, in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

Laura Thaut Vinson presents lecture on Ethnic and Religious Violence in Nigeria at Whitworth University, April 7

March 21, 2016
Whitworth University welcomes  Whitworth alumna and assistant professor of political science at Oklahoma State University Laura Thaut Vinson, Ph.D., to campus for a lecture, “When Religion Becomes a Source of Violence: Insights from Muslim-Christian Communal Violence in Northern Nigeria.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3834.

Whitworth University Wind Symphony Travels to Thailand for Concert Tour

March 17, 2016
A Variety of Whitworth Music Ensembles will present Concerts throughout April-May

Over the university’s Spring Break, the Whitworth Wind Symphony will head across the Pacific to Thailand for a concert tour. The wind symphony, directed by Professor of Music Richard Strauch, will be performing at two of the major universities in the country, Mahidol University (Bangkok) and Payap University (Chiang Mai), and collaborating with two composers there on Thai-inspired works.

Whitworth University to hold Distinguished Pastoral Leadership Award Ceremony and Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology Lecture on March 29

March 14, 2016
Joseph Wittwer
Whitworth University will present Joseph Wittwer, senior pastor at Spokane’s Life Center Foursquare Church, with the Whitworth University Distinguished Ministry Leadership Award. Wittwer will be honored for his decades of excellence in ministry to the Spokane community in a special event on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. The ceremony will take place in conjunction with the annual Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology Lecture, presented this year by the current chair, Adam Neder, Ph.D. In his inaugural lecture as Bruner-Welch chair, Neder will offer a theological reflection on the art of teaching Christian theology. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

Spokane Celebrates 20th Annual African American Graduation Celebration April 23 at Whitworth

March 11, 2016
Whitworth University will host the 20th Annual African American Spokane Community Graduation Celebration at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

Sixteen Act Six Scholars Earn Scholarships to attend Whitworth and Gonzaga

March 4, 2016
Families, schools and communities are celebrating in the Pacific Northwest. Whitworth and Gonzaga universities will welcome a total of 16 new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2020. The eight scholars entering Whitworth and eight entering Gonzaga are among 56 Pacific Northwest students to receive full college scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.