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Whitworth’s Chief Diversity Officer Lorna Hernandez Jarvis Appointed to Spokane Human Rights Commission

July 10, 2020
Whitworth’s Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Spokane Human Rights Commission.

Whitworth Ministry Summit to Focus on Lament and Hope

June 16, 2020
The Whitworth Office of Church Engagement is bringing the 46th annual Whitworth Ministry Summit (formerly WIM) to you online from June 23-25.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Elects Three Members

June 8, 2020
The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is honored to welcome new members Julie Levi and Barbara Richter ’77 and welcome back the Rev. Paul Cunningham. The three trustees were elected in April.

Whitworth Office of Church Engagement Undergoes Changes, but Key Leaders Will Remain Active

June 3, 2020

After 26 years of service to Whitworth, Terry McGonigal, Ph.D., will retire from his position as the director of the university’s Office of Church Engagement (OCE). However, he will continue his work as a senior fellow in the OCE, supporting pastors and the office’s large network of churches.

Racial Violence in America: A Message from President Beck A. Taylor and Chief Diversity Officer Lorna Hernandez Jarvis

May 30, 2020
Dear Whitworth community,

There is a deadly epidemic in our country. Unlike the coronavirus, this sickness isn’t novel, but as we’ve been reminded in recent weeks, it’s just as deadly.

Whitworth Pirates Post Best DIII Winning Percentage of Decade

May 26, 2020
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of the Pirates men's basketball team this season.

Whitworth University Honors Class of 2020 Award Winners

May 19, 2020
Whitworth University is proud to honor this year’s seniors who have excelled in academics and leadership. These students are typically recognized at commencement, but with commencement postponed until October this year, the university elected to notify the students the week of their originally scheduled commencement ceremony in May.

Two Whitworth Students Named Fulbright Scholarship Finalists

May 13, 2020
Two Whitworth University students, Victoria Robbins ’20 and Shasta Brooks ’20, have been selected as Fulbright scholarship finalists. They have been awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award.

Whitworth Senior Receives the Governor’s Student Civic Leader Award

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Nadia Sarfraz ’20 has been awarded the 2020 Governor’s Student Civic Leader Award.

Whitworth University Introduces Student Ambassadors for 2020-21

Seven outstanding students have been named Whitworth student ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic year.

Whitworth University’s Senior Art and Design Majors Celebrated Online

April 27, 2020
The Whitworth University Art Department is proud to present the 2020 senior exhibition. This year, the students will be celebrated in an online gallery.

Whitworth Announces Summer Course Information

April 22, 2020
Whitworth University's highest priority is to protect the health, welfare and safety of its students and employees while remaining committed to its rigorous academic offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. For these reasons, the university announced today it will continue using online instruction for all undergraduate and continuing studies courses through June 26, the end of the first summer session for most of those courses.

Whitworth University 2020 Commencement Postponed Until October

April 8, 2020
Whitworth University, in an effort to protect the health and safety of the community, announced today it will reschedule its May 2020 commencement ceremonies for Sunday, Oct. 11. The decision was based on the results of a survey sent to graduating students last month.

Three Whitworth Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

April 2, 2020
Three Whitworth University undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships.

Eric Metaxas, Bestselling Author and Radio Show Host, to Speak at Whitworth University

February 27, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Whitworth University’s Speakers & Artists Series welcomes Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show, on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. on the Cowles Auditorium main stage.

Whitworth University Welcomes Author and Historian Jemar Tisby

Whitworth University invites author and historian Jemar Tisby to present the 2020 Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar lecture on March 17 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theatre.

The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Lūʻau

February 19, 2020
The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Nā Pu‘uwai o Hawai‘i (The Heart of Hawai‘i), will share food and culture with the community as they celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary of the first lūʻau,  Friday, March 13.

Whitworth University Names New Provost & Executive Vice President

Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor announced Feb. 19 the appointment of Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D., as Whitworth’s next provost & executive vice president.

El Departamento de Teatro de Whitworth Presenta Su Primera Producción Bilingüe

February 13, 2020
El viernes, 6 de marzo, la Universidad Whitworth estrena una obra de teatro bilingüe original, La Algajira.  Con una incorporación de inglés y español, será la primera obra bilingüe presentada por la universidad y la primera producción que inaugura el nuevo Cowles Auditorio renovado.

Whitworth University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

February 12, 2020
Whitworth University is honored to once again be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. students.

Whitworth Theatre Presents the University’s First Bilingual Production "La Algajira"

On Friday, March 6, Whitworth University will debut an original bilingual play, La Algajira. Incorporating English and Spanish, it will be both the university’s first bilingual play and the first production staged in the newly renovated Cowles Auditorium.

Whitworth Named One of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Schools by Viqtory Media

February 11, 2020
Whitworth University has earned the 2020-21 Military Friendly® School designation, with bronze distinction, by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the fourth consecutive year Whitworth has received this honor.

Carnegie Foundation Selects Colleges and Universities for 2020 Community Engagement Classification

February 4, 2020
The Carnegie Foundation has announced Whitworth University is one of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. The university is among only 44 institutions to be newly classified in 2020. This is the highest form of achievement for universities partnering to make a difference in the world.

Whitworth Presents Distinguished Leader Award to Camp Spalding Executive Director Andy Sonneland

January 22, 2020
Whitworth University will present the Distinguished Leader Award, on behalf of its board of trustees, to Camp Spalding’s Andy Sonneland on Jan. 30.

How Whitworth Communicates in the Event of Weather-Related Closures or Delays

January 13, 2020
Decisions to suspend some or all of Whitworth’s instructional program or change the regular operating schedule will be announced in the following ways:

Whitworth to Hold Gifted Education Institute

January 7, 2020
The Whitworth Center for Gifted Education invites community members, parents and educators to a one-day institute, Breaking Barriers: Understanding and Responding to Diversity in Student Potential, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Whitworth’s campus.