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Whitworth and Whitman Professors Awarded for Outstanding Efforts in Science Research and Education

November 15, 2018
A pair of Washington professors have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the fields of scientific research and education.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members

November 14, 2018
The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is honored to welcome two new members, Shelly O’Quinn and Josh Hug. Both Whitworth alumni, they were elected during the board’s meeting in October.

Whitworth University Presents the 2018 Faculty Biennial Exhibit

November 12, 2018
The Whitworth University Art Department and the university's Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present an exhibit of current work from our faculty. The Faculty Biennial exhibit will run Nov. 13-Jan. 25 in the Bryan Oliver Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays.

Whitworth Students Create Community Mural in Hillyard Neighborhood

November 2, 2018
Whitworth University art students are celebrating the completion of a large mural in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood.

Whitworth Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Create New Christian Churches

October 29, 2018
Whitworth University has received a grant of $1 million to help establish a new program called Third Way Ministry: How Church Planters Thrive in Ministry in a Post-Christendom/Post-Christian Context. 

Whitworth University Welcomes Acclaimed Author and Lecturer Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar

October 23, 2018
The Whitworth University Office of Academic Affairs presents a lecture by Maria del Carmen Salazar, Ph.D. entitled “A Humanizing Pedagogy: Nurturing the Roses in the Concrete” on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall, RTT.

Whitworth University and Northwood Middle School Students Team Up for Launch

October 17, 2018
Students from the Whitworth Engineering & Physics Department and seventh-graders from Northwood Middle School will team up on Saturday, Oct. 20, weather permitting, to launch their experiments for the stratosphere into “near space” with a high-altitude weather balloon.

Saxophonist Joshua Redman to Perform with Whitworth Jazz Ensemble

October 10, 2018
Legendary jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman will be the featured guest artist for the 30th annual Whitworth Guest Artist Jazz Concert on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater.

The Rev. Mindy Smith to Serve as Associate Director in the Office of Church Engagement

October 9, 2018
Whitworth University is pleased to announce the Rev. Mindy Smith, D.Min., as the new associate director in the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement (OCE).

Whitworth Theatre Presents "The Spitfire Grill"

September 20, 2018
Whitworth Theatre presents its fall production, The Spitfire Grill, on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

Whitworth Named Top University for Commitment to Diversity

September 14, 2018
Whitworth University is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Whitworth Community Will Spend Sept. 19 Volunteering Throughout the Spokane Area

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, more than 1,000 Whitworth students, faculty and staff will roll up their sleeves on Community Building Day to demonstrate the University’s steadfast commitment of continued service to its community.

U.S. News & World Report Gives Whitworth High Marks for Value and Commitment to Teaching

September 9, 2018
Whitworth University has once again been selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the West in a number of categories including best regional universities, best undergraduate teaching, best values and best universities for veterans.

Whitworth Welcomes Record Number of First-Year Students for Fall Term

September 5, 2018
Whitworth University is welcoming a record number of first-year students this fall. More than 800 students make up the largest, most diverse class Whitworth has ever seen.

Whitworth University to Feature Exhibit and Talk by Nationally Renowned Artist Ben Frank Moss

August 24, 2018
Nationally renowned landscape painter Ben Frank Moss, Whitworth’s most prominent alumni artist, Class of 1959, and the former George Frederick Jewett Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, will speak at Whitworth during the opening reception of the exhibit Ben Frank Moss: The Whitworth Collection on Sept. 18 in the Bryan Oliver Gallery, Lied Art Center, Room 201.

Whitworth Professor Named YWCA Women of Achievement Award Winner

August 16, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce Lisa Laurier, department chair of the Teacher Education Program and professor of education, has received the YWCA’s 2018 Women of Achievement Education Award.

Whitworth Named One of The Princeton Review’s Best Universities in the West

August 15, 2018
Whitworth University has been designated one of the best colleges/universities in the West by The Princeton Review.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Reaffirms Whitworth University’s Accreditation

August 6, 2018
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed the accreditation of Whitworth University.

"Christianity Today" names Whitworth Assistant Professor One of the Top New Female Theologians to Know

July 11, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce Christianity Today has named Haley Goranson Jacob, assistant professor of theology, one of 10 new female theologians to know.  

Whitworth Alumna Elected Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

July 2, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce the Rev. Cindy Kohlmann, ’95, has been elected co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Whitworth Institute of Ministry Conference Set for July 23-27

June 20, 2018
Now in its fourth decade, the Whitworth Institute of Ministry (WIM) will welcome pastor and author Mary Hulst to its 43rd conference, July 23-27.

Whitworth Graduates Create Online Farmers Market

June 15, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to celebrate the success of its students and alumni, especially when their collaborative efforts impact local communities.

Whitworth Political Science Chair Kathryn Lee to Speak at Commencement Ceremony on May 20

May 16, 2018
Professor Kathryn Lee, chair of the Whitworth University Political Science Department, will give the keynote speech, “May You Never Not... With a Nod to Mary Oliver” at the university’s 128th undergraduate commencement on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, located at 720 W. Mallon Ave.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Elects New Member Kevin Thompson

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is honored to welcome Kevin Thompson as its newest member. Thompson was elected to the board on April 13, 2018.

Whitworth University Ranked No. 3 Best Christian University in U.S. by Christian Universities Online

May 9, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce it has been ranked the third best Christian university in the United States by Christian Universities Online.

Whitworth University Honored for Its Extensive Recycling Program

May 3, 2018

University decreased waste by 70 percent in a matter of weeks

Whitworth University is proud to announce it has been named Recycler of the Year in the higher education category by the Washington State Recycling Association.

The university partnered with Spokane’s Resource Synergy last fall and found that most of its waste – about 1,000 pounds a day – comprised compostable food and paper products. The majority of waste was produced in the dining area of the Hixson Union Building.

Whitworth Announces New Appointment to the Sue Chandler Endowed Professorship in Education

April 30, 2018
The Whitworth School of Education is pleased to announce that Kathryn Picanco has been named the second holder of the Sue Chandler Endowed Professorship in Education. 

Two Whitworth Alumnae Selected as Fulbright Finalists

April 26, 2018
Whitworth University is pleased to announce two Whitworth alumnae have been selected as Fulbright Scholarship finalists. Whitworth has a long-standing tradition of producing such finalists. Nearly 40 Whitworth students and alumni have been selected since 2000.

Whitworth University Ranked No. 4 Best Christian University in U.S. by College Consensus

April 25, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce it has been ranked No. 4 on the College Consensus 2018 list of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. The university also placed No. 99 on the "2018 Best Colleges and Universities" list and No. 3 on the "2018 Best Regional Universities in the West" list.

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West “Travis Brass” to Perform with Whitworth Wind Symphony

April 17, 2018
The Whitworth Wind Symphony will join members of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West for a special performance at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on April 27 at 8 p.m. For tickets: www.foxtheaterspokane.org or call (509) 624-1200. The concert is free for veterans, active-duty service members and students.

Donors Pledge $3 Million to Establish Endowed Dean of Spiritual Life Position

April 12, 2018
Whitworth University has received a pledge of $3 million to establish an endowed dean of spiritual life position.

Whitworth University Presents the President’s Colloquy on Civil Discourse: “How Free Should Free Speech Be?”

Whitworth University will host this year’s third and final discussion of the President’s Colloquy on Civil Discourse, “How free should free speech be?” on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel.

Whitworth Theatre Presents Its Spring Production, Argonautika

April 9, 2018
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Argonautika, on April 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and April 15 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

Robert W. Heimburger to Speak on Illegal Immigration and the Christian Response

March 26, 2018
Whitworth University welcomes Robert W. Heimburger, author of God and the Illegal Alien: Federal United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics. Heimburger will discuss how Christians should respond to illegal immigration on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Whitworth’s Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. This free lecture is sponsored by the Staley Foundation and the Whitworth Theology Department.

Construction Begins on Whitworth’s Beeksma Family Theology Center

March 22, 2018
Construction is underway on the Beeksma Family Theology Center at Whitworth University. A project blessing ceremony will be held April 12 at 3:15 p.m. The $2.8 million addition to the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel will allow the theology department, the Office of Church Engagement and campus ministry to be housed in one building, which will lead to greater synergy among the three programs.

Retired Gen. Colin Powell to Speak at Whitworth University’s President’s Leadership Forum Oct. 12

March 20, 2018
WELLS FARGO IS THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT

Whitworth University is pleased to announce retired U.S. Army General and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Powell’s planned address is titled “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values.”

Whitworth to Host the International Public Debate Association National Tournament

Whitworth University is proud to host the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament March 24-27. This is the first time Whitworth has hosted a national collegiate debate championship and the first time IPDA has held the event on the West Coast.

Whitworth Wind Symphony to Present Spring Concert Tour March 20-27

March 13, 2018
The acclaimed Whitworth Wind Symphony will perform in venues throughout Oregon and Washington March 21-28 during its spring 2018 concert tour.

Whitworth’s Forensic Team Takes First Place at National Christian College Tournament

March 12, 2018
Whitworth University’s forensic team captured first place and numerous top awards at the National Christian College Forensics Association Invitational in Azusa, Calif., on March 8-10.

Eight Act Six Scholars Earn Scholarships to Attend Whitworth University

March 9, 2018
Whitworth University is celebrating along with the Spokane and Tacoma-Seattle communities. Act Six announced today that eight emerging urban and community leaders from the Spokane and Tacoma-Seattle areas will receive scholarships to Whitworth University. Whitworth will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships over four years.

Whitworth Lindaman Chair Anthony Clark to Speak on the History of Christianity in China

March 6, 2018
Whitworth Associate Professor of History and Lindaman Chair Anthony Clark, Ph.D., will present a Lindaman Chair Lecture on “The Religious Façade: Cultural Encounter and the Architecture of Conversion in China” on Wednesday, March 14, in the Hixson Union Building (HUB) Crow’s Nest at 7 p.m.

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival Features Discussion with Documentary Filmmaker David Van Wie

March 1, 2018
Please join Whitworth University for the 10th annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival, March 2-4.

The 48th Annual Whitworth Hawaiian Club Lū‘au to be held March 16

February 26, 2018
The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu‘uwai o Hawai‘i (The Heart of Hawai‘i), will share food and culture with the Whitworth and Spokane communities during the club’s 48th annual lū‘au, on Friday, March 16. The doors will open and dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building (HUB). Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Shuttle transportation for attendees with limited mobility will be available between the HUB and the Fieldhouse before and after the entertainment portion of the evening.

Whitworth University Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

February 21, 2018
Whitworth University ranked No. 4 among small schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.

Whitworth University to Host National Immigration Forum Executive Director

February 9, 2018
Spokane- -Whitworth University’s Office of Church Engagement welcomes Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, on Monday, Feb. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth University Presents the President’s Colloquy on Civil Discourse: “Can we disagree without being disagreeable?”

January 24, 2018
Whitworth University, in an effort to elevate constructive dialogue and healthy discourse on issues that divide us, will host the second discussion included in the President’s Colloquy on Civil Discourse, “Can we disagree without being disagreeable?” on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Katherine Boo to Speak at Whitworth University’s President’s Leadership Forum April 24

January 23, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author Katherine Boo will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s spring President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, April 24, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. WELLS FARGO IS THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT.

Dwayne Mack, Ph.D., to present African American History Month Lecture at Whitworth University on Feb. 15

January 17, 2018
Author, historian and professor Dwayne Mack, Ph.D., will present an African American History Month lecture, “Black Women in Spokane: Emerging from the Shadows of Jim and Jane Crow,” on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre, Room 107.

Whitworth Named a “Best Christian Workplace” by National Human Resources Consulting Firm

January 8, 2018
Whitworth University has again been named a "Best Christian Workplace" based on a national survey of employees at hundreds of Christian universities, churches, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Whitworth Yearbook Staff Wins Two National Awards

January 5, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce the Natsihi yearbook staff has been awarded two American Scholastic Press Association awards.

Whitworth awarded nearly $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to sustain Office of Church Engagement programs

January 2, 2018
Whitworth University’s Office of Church Engagement is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $499,675 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Whitworth awarded nearly $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Whitworth University’s Office of Church Engagement (OCE) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,499,897 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.