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Whitworth Provost & Executive Vice President Caroline Simon to Retire in 2020

May 14, 2019
Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor has announced Whitworth Provost & Executive Vice President Caroline Simon, Ph.D., will retire from her administrative position in July 2020.

Whitworth Introduces Its First Class of Student Ambassadors

May 1, 2019
Whitworth University students have a new opportunity for service. Twelve students have been named Whitworth student ambassadors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Act Six Pioneer Tim Herron to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Whitworth Commencement Ceremony May 19

April 29, 2019
An honorary doctorate degree will be presented to Tim Herron, Ed.D., CEO of Degrees of Change in Tacoma, Wash., and founder of the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative, at Whitworth’s 129th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Whitworth University’s First Boren Scholar to Study in Tanzania

April 26, 2019
Whitworth University is proud to announce political science major Shannon Price ’21 has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship. This is the first time a Whitworth student has received this scholarship.

Whitworth University Celebrates the Opening of the Crystallography Center

April 24, 2019
Whitworth is proud to announce the opening of the university’s crystallography center in Robinson Science Hall.

Two Whitworth Students and One Alum Selected as Fulbright Scholarship Finalists

Whitworth University is proud to announce two Whitworth students and one alumna have been selected as Fulbright scholarship finalists.

The Whitworth Wind Symphony Presents "A Child’s Garden of Dreams" April 28

April 17, 2019
The Whitworth Wind Symphony presents its spring concert, A Child’s Garden of Dreams, on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. 

National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani Returns to Whitworth

April 11, 2019
Whitworth University’s political science department welcomes Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth’s President’s Leadership Forum Invites "Washington Post" Associate Editor Bob Woodward to Spokane Sept. 24

April 10, 2019


Whitworth University in partnership with The Spokesman-Review is pleased to announce Bob Woodward, associate editor of The Washington Post and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the featured speaker at the university’s President’s Leadership Forum, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.

Whitworth Kicks Off Spring Construction with Athletics Leadership Center

April 9, 2019
Construction crews are busy at Whitworth University this spring. Work is in full swing on the new $13 million Athletics Leadership Center (ALC).

Whitworth University Art Department Presents the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition

April 3, 2019
The Whitworth University Art Department and the university’s Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present the 2019 senior exhibition. An eclectic and engaging selection of works from the university’s art and graphic design majors will be on display.

Whitworth’s Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology Adam Neder to Present Lecture April 17

Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology Adam Neder, Ph.D., will present “Soren and Simone: What Two Eccentric Geniuses Can Teach Us About Living Well Today,” Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. in the Beeksma Family Theology Center chapel sanctuary.

Whitworth University In Partnership with World Relief to Launch Friendship Center April 5

Whitworth University’s Office of Church Engagement and World Relief are pleased to announce the opening of the Friendship Center on the first floor of the World Relief office in Spokane (1522 N. Washington St.).

Whitworth Welcomes Mother Teresa’s Postulator Father Brian Kolodiejchuk

March 22, 2019
Whitworth University welcomes Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, author of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (The Private Writings of The Saint of Calcutta) and Jesus is My All in All: Praying with the "Saint of Calcutta” on April 2 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth University Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

March 20, 2019
Whitworth University has been ranked No. 15 among small schools on the Peace Corps’ list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. Currently 10 Pirates are volunteering in countries around the world. 

Whitworth Forensics Team Takes First Place at National Tournament

March 19, 2019
The Whitworth University forensics team took first place at the National Christian College Forensics Association’s Invitational in Salina, Kan., March 14-16.

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Whitworth with 2018 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

March 14, 2019
Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has earned recognition as a 2018 Tree Campus USA®. The Arbor Day Foundation selected Whitworth for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Whitworth School of Business Wins Regional CFA Competition

March 13, 2019
Five Whitworth School of Business students led the university to victory at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge March 2-3 in Spokane.

Whitworth University Presents the Diversity Monologues

March 7, 2019
The Whitworth University Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion presents the fourth annual Diversity Monologues on March 12 at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Whitworth University Appoints New Dean of School of Education

Whitworth University is proud to announce Ronald Jacobson, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Education.

Eight Student Leaders Earn Act Six Leadership Scholarships to Whitworth and Gonzaga

March 5, 2019
Families, schools, and communities are celebrating in Spokane. Act Six announced today that eight emerging urban and community leaders from Spokane will receive scholarships to Whitworth University and Gonzaga University. Colleges will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships over four years.

Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl Team Wins National Title in Maryland

March 4, 2019
Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, held March 2-3 at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Baltimore. This is the team's third national title in the past eight years.

Whitworth Establishes Office of University Events

February 27, 2019
In an effort to support and strengthen the hundreds of events organized and led by a myriad of campus groups, Whitworth has created the Office of University Events.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club Lu‘au to be held March 15

February 25, 2019
The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu‘uwai o Hawai‘i (The Heart of Hawai‘i), will share food and culture with the community during the club’s 49th annual lu‘au on Friday, March 15.

Whitworth University Presents Gospel Explosion Feb. 22

February 20, 2019
Please join Whitworth University as it partners with churches in the community to host the 22nd annual Gospel Explosion on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Whitworth Theatre Presents the Critically Acclaimed "Almost, Maine"

February 19, 2019
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Almost, Maine, on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

Whitworth University Welcomes Acclaimed Author Austin Channing Brown

January 31, 2019
Austin Channing Brown, a leading new voice on racial justice and author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University for African American Heritage Month on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth University Welcomes Glass Artist Nathan Sandberg

January 28, 2019
The Whitworth University Art Department and the university’s Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present the work of artist Nathan Sandberg. All are invited to the opening reception in the Bryan Oliver Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5-6 p.m., followed by Sandberg’s lecture from 6-7 p.m. in Lied 102. The event is free.

Whitworth President Emeritus Robert Mounce Passes Away

January 25, 2019
It is with sadness that Whitworth University announces the death of President Emeritus Robert H. Mounce, Ph.D., who served as the university’s 15th president from 1981-87. Mounce died in Anacortes, Wash., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

Whitworth Introduces Women’s Leadership Network

January 24, 2019
The women of Whitworth elevate the university’s excellence in countless ways. In response, Whitworth has created the Whitworth Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) to unite today’s leaders with those of tomorrow, empower women to be catalysts of change in their businesses and communities, and promote professional and personal growth.

Whitworth Named a Military Friendly® School

January 22, 2019
Whitworth University has earned the 2019-20 Military Friendly® School designation by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the third consecutive year Whitworth has received this distinction.

"U.S. News & World Report" Ranks Whitworth’s Online Graduate Education Program One of the Best in the Nation

January 17, 2019
Whitworth University has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the top online graduate education programs in the country.

Whitworth to Host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 10, 2019
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Whitworth University will host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Tuesday, Jan. 15.