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Celebrate the Season at Whitworth’s 2022 Christmas Festival Concert

November 28, 2022

The Whitworth University Music Department is pleased to present the 2022 Christmas Festival Concert, Nowell Sing We, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. 

Whitworth’s Philosoraptors Win Regional Ethics Bowl, Qualify for Nationals

November 22, 2022

Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, has done it again. 

Whitworth University Receives Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant Award

November 11, 2022

Whitworth University has been chosen by the Gesa Community Foundation as a recipient of Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant Award, receiving $15,000 in funding. 

Whitworth Wind Symphony Presents “SHOUT!” at Fox Theater on Nov. 14

November 10, 2022

The acclaimed Whitworth Wind Symphony presents SHOUT! on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 

Whitworth Names Kristiana Holmes as Director of Health Services

November 8, 2022

Whitworth University recently named Kristiana Holmes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC as its director of health services.

***Rescheduled*** Whitworth University Hosts Nine-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton on Dec. 3

November 3, 2022

Whitworth University’s music department along with Speakers & Artists is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton to Cowles Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. 

Whitworth Welcomes Award-Winning Editor Taylor Maggiacomo as Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist

October 25, 2022

The Whitworth Communication Studies Department is pleased to welcome Taylor Maggiacomo as the 2022 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist. 

Whitworth Welcomes Journalist and Author Katelyn Beaty on Nov. 10

October 18, 2022

The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning and the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement invite the public to attend a lecture given by award-winning journalist and author Katelyn Beaty on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth Welcomes Award-Winning Writer Danté Stewart Oct. 18

October 17, 2022

Whitworth University’s Emmaus Scholars Program in partnership with Speakers & Artists is excited to welcome Danté Stewart for this year’s Emmaus Lecture. Stewart’s public lecture, “When I Learned Jesus is Black: Reflections on God, Blackness, and Christianity,” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth University to Celebrate the Inauguration of President Scott McQuilkin on Oct. 14

October 6, 2022

Be a part of Whitworth’s history as the university installs Scott A. McQuilkin, Ph.D., as its 19th president on Friday, Oct. 14. The university will honor his installation with a formal investiture ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse, followed by a reception at 3 p.m. in The Loop. All are welcome to attend both events.

Whitworth Welcomes PBS Host and Bestselling Co-Author Alexander Heffner

September 28, 2022

Whitworth University’s English and history departments along with Speakers & Artists are pleased welcome Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS and co-author of the bestselling A Documentary History of the United States, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.  

Whitworth Named to The Princeton Review’s “2023 Best in the West” and “Washington Monthly’s” Top Universities Lists

September 27, 2022

Whitworth is one of the 126 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Whitworth in the Best in the West section of its “2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature.

Whitworth Theatre and Music Departments Collaborate on "The Sound of Music"

Something truly special is happening at Whitworth this fall. The fall main-stage production, The Sound of Music, Oct. 14-23 in Cowles Auditorium, will be a collaboration by Whitworth’s theatre and music departments, with both alumni and current students taking part.

Whitworth’s Engineering Program Earns ABET Accreditation

September 15, 2022

Whitworth University’s bachelor of science in engineering program has received accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  

“U.S. News & World Report” Ranks Whitworth No. 1 Best Value and No. 1 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the West

September 11, 2022

Ranked No. 2 Best Colleges for Veterans

Ranked No. 3 Best Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report, in its 2023 Best Colleges Rankings, has named Whitworth University No. 1 best value and No. 1 in undergraduate teaching among regional universities in the West. Whitworth was also ranked No. 2 in best colleges for veterans and No. 3 overall among best regional universities in the West.

Community Building Day 2022 Supports Whitworth’s Mission to Serve Humanity

September 9, 2022

Whitworthians will head out into the community on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to continue the 115-year tradition of Community Building Day. This year, students, faculty, and President Scott and Janice McQuilkin will meet in the Whitworth Fieldhouse at 7:20 a.m. and take buses to several locations where they’ll volunteer their time for four hours.

Whitworth to Host Third Annual Military/Veteran Appreciation Game on Sept. 17

September 8, 2022

Whitworth University invites the public to attend its third annual Military/Veteran Appreciation Football Game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in the Whitworth University Pine Bowl. 

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), to speak at Whitworth’s President’s Leadership Forum Sept. 20

September 2, 2022

WELLS FARGO IS THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT

Whitworth University is pleased to welcome retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), as the featured speaker at the university’s President’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Lunch will be served.

It’s Move-in Day! Whitworth Welcomes New Students

September 1, 2022

Whitworth University is excited to welcome new and transfer students on Move-In Day, Saturday, Sept. 3. Orientation will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hixson Union Building (HUB). 

Whitworth and Gonzaga Universities Team Up to Offer Accelerated Master’s Programs to Business Majors

August 31, 2022

The Whitworth University School of Business is partnering with Gonzaga University to offer a first-of-its-kind initiative for Whitworth business administration majors.

Whitworth Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Achieves Candidacy Status

August 29, 2022

Whitworth University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has been granted candidacy status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The status allows Whitworth to admit students for the inaugural class that begins this fall.

Whitworth and MultiCare Health System Host Founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Sue Ludwig for a Special Presentation, “Reimagine Your Impact: Lessons from Tiny Humans”

August 25, 2022

Whitworth University, in partnership with MultiCare Health System, will welcome author and founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Sue Ludwig on Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. This free presentation will be held on campus in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre and will also be livestreamed to employees at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. 

Whitworth Welcomes Human Energetics Researcher Herman Pontzer for Virtual Presentation Sept. 21

August 24, 2022

The Whitworth University Health Sciences Department in partnership with Whitworth Speakers & Artists and the office of alumni & parent relations is proud to host a virtual presentation by acclaimed researcher and author Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. 

Whitworth Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Murdock Trust for Health Science Initiative

July 7, 2022

The M.J Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Wash., has awarded Whitworth University a $1.5 million grant to support the university’s Health Science Initiative.

Whitworth University Launches Brewing Science & Operations Certificate

June 29, 2022

Whitworth University will launch a Brewing Science & Operations Certificate program this fall for adult students and community members through its School of Continuing Studies. Designed for adults who want to work in a craft brewery or start their own brewing business, this Inland Northwest premier brewing program is intended to tap into a highly employable and growing market. 

Whitworth University Names Stacy Hill as Associate Provost

June 10, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Stacy Hill, Ed.D., associate professor of education, has been appointed as associate provost. 

Whitworth Partners With REACH West Central To Build Air Purifiers for Community Members

May 31, 2022

Whitworth University’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement has teamed up with REACH West Central to distribute dozens of free air purifiers to the residents of the West Central neighborhood. The air purifiers will be given away at the West Central Neighbor Day event on June 3 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in A.M. Cannon Park at the West Central Community Center.

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), to speak at Whitworth’s President’s Leadership Forum Sept. 20

May 19, 2022

WELLS FARGO IS THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT

Whitworth University is pleased to announce retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), will be the featured speaker at the university’s President’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Lunch will be served.

Whitworth “Shark Tank” Competition Highlights Community Health Majors’ Senior Projects

May 10, 2022

Whitworth community health majors are in it to win it! Seven seniors will compete in the 2022 Community Health Shark Tank event on Thursday, May 12, in the Dornsife Health Sciences Building, Room 125, from 12:30-2 p.m.

Whitworth Names Meredith Devey as Director of Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

May 6, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Meredith Devey, M.Ed., has been named the new director of the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement.

Whitworth University Names Joshue Orozco as University’s Inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

April 29, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Joshue Orozco, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, has been appointed as associate dean of diversity, equity & inclusion, a newly created position within the academic affairs office. Orozco was selected by the diversity cabinet and will serve as a liaison between the chief diversity officer, provost, deans and faculty.

Whitworth University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program Achieves Candidacy Status

April 26, 2022

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Whitworth University has been granted candidacy status by the professional accrediting body the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The status allows Whitworth to admit students for the inaugural class that begins in August 2022.

Whitworth to Celebrate the Class of 2022 in the Pine Bowl May 21-22

Whitworth University is pleased to welcome graduates, friends, family members and community members to the Whitworth Pine Bowl for the 2022 commencement ceremonies. 

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Presents “For a Beautiful Land” April 26 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

April 21, 2022

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Baldwin, presents its spring concert, For a Beautiful Land, Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Two Whitworth Students Selected as 2022-23 Fulbright Scholarship Finalists

April 20, 2022

Whitworth University students Meghan Kunz ’22 and Aaron Slape ’22 have earned prestigious Fulbright scholarships to teach English in Germany and Taiwan, respectively, during the 2022-23 school year.

Whitworth Welcomes Performance Poet and Film Producer Natasha T. Miller as Scholar-In-Residence for Diversity Monologues

April 19, 2022

The Whitworth Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion welcomes Natasha T. Miller as the scholar-in-residence for the seventh annual Diversity Monologues on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium.

Lindaman Chair Jonathan Moo to Present “Why Virtuous People Won’t Save the Earth”

April 14, 2022

Professor of New Testament & Environmental Studies Jonathan Moo, Whitworth’s Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair, will present the Lindaman Chair Lecture, “Why Virtuous People Won’t Save the Earth,” on April 26 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth Named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll for Third Consecutive Year

April 13, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has been named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll for the third year in a row. Whitworth is one of just 171 colleges and universities to receive this honor.

Whitworth Appoints New Deans of the College of Arts & Sciences and Continuing Studies & Graduate Admissions

April 12, 2022

Whitworth University Provost & Executive Vice President Gregor Thuswaldner is pleased to announce the appointment of John Pell as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Brooke Kiener as dean of the School of Continuing Studies & graduate admissions.

Whitworth University Receives Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Fund Grounded Faith Initiative

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has received a nearly $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund the Grounded Faith Initiative, a collaboration between the Office of Church Engagement (OCE) and the Parish Collective. 

Whitworth to Present Elaine Couture, Retired Regional Chief Executive for Providence, with Distinguished Leader Award

April 11, 2022

Whitworth University will present Elaine Couture, Providence Health & Services’ retired executive vice president and regional chief executive for Washington and Montana, with the university’s Distinguished Leader Award on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth Names David Henreckson as Director of Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning

April 7, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce David Henreckson, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning. 

Whitworth to Dedicate the Dana & David Dornsife Health Sciences Building

April 5, 2022

 Whitworth President Scott McQuilkin will be joined by members of the Whitworth Board of Trustees for the dedication of the new Dana & David Dornsife Health Sciences Building on Thursday, April 21, at 3:15 p.m.

Pastor and Author Dominique DuBois Gilliard to Visit Whitworth on April 4

March 31, 2022

The Whitworth Office of Church Engagement welcomes pastor and author Dominique DuBois Gilliard to campus on Monday, April 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth Welcomes Grammy Winner Maria Schneider for Jazz Clinic and Concert

March 30, 2022

Whitworth University’s 33rd annual Guest Artist Jazz Concert will feature composer and jazz band leader Maria Schneider, winner of seven Grammy Awards. Schneider will perform with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dan Keberle, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. 

Whitworth’s Forensics Team Wins National Tournament for Fifth Time in a Row

March 29, 2022

The Whitworth University forensics team has done it again! The team took first place at the National Christian College Forensics Association’s national tournament in Lynchburg, Va., March 18-20. This is the fifth year in a row the team has won the tournament and the ninth time in 10 years. 

Whitworth University Polynesian Club Celebrates 50th Lū‘au

March 23, 2022

Whitworth University’s Polynesian Club will host the university’s 50th Lū‘au  on April 23 at 5 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building and the fieldhouse.

Whitworth Welcomes Award-Winning Author Danielle Evans

March 18, 2022

The Whitworth University English Department in partnership with Whitworth Speakers & Artists is pleased to host award-winning fiction writer Danielle Evans on April 28 at 6 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Evans will appear in person and will be reading from some of her most popular work. 

Whitworth University Named Top-Ten Military Friendly School by Viqtory Media

March 8, 2022

Whitworth University is proud to announce it has been named a 2022-2023 Top-Ten Military Friendly® School by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the sixth consecutive year Whitworth has been recognized by Viqtory, but the first time it has been ranked the No. 1 school in the top 10 category of “private schools not offering a doctorate.” 

Whitworth University Welcomes Author Willa C. Richards

February 16, 2022

The Whitworth English Department is pleased to welcome author Willa C. Richards. Richards will discuss her debut novel The Comfort of Monsters on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Whitworth University to Host “Black History is American History” Series Featuring Keynote Speaker Dwayne Hunt

Whitworth University is proud to host a series of discussions centered on the theme “Black History is American History” in celebration of Black History Month.

Whitworth Welcomes Randy Woodley for Emmaus Scholars Lecture on “Decolonizing Our Faith and Theology”

Whitworth University’s Emmaus Scholars Program and campus ministry, in partnership with Whitworth Speakers & Artists, are excited to welcome Randy Woodley, Ph.D., as the 2022 Emmaus Scholars Lecturer. He will present on “Decolonizing Our Faith and Theology” on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Beeksma Family Theology Center.

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Presents “My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is” at St. Luke Lutheran Church

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra invites the public to attend its annual spring concerto concert on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 

Whitworth University to Host Bioethics Symposium on “Achieving Health Equity”

February 14, 2022

Whitworth University’s Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning is pleased to host Rachel Issaka, M.D., MAS, for a bioethics symposium on “Achieving Health Equity: This Too is Our Lane” on March 10 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Issaka, assistant professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Washington, will join the audience from Seattle via Zoom for her discussion on structural racism in healthcare. 

Whitworth University Launches New Doctoral Programs in Physical and Occupational Therapy

Whitworth University will offer doctoral programs for the first time in its 132-year history this fall, welcoming the first cohorts in its new Doctor of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs.

The Rev. Mindy Smith to Serve as Director of Church Engagement

February 10, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce the Rev. Mindy Smith, D.Min., has been appointed permanent director of church engagement in the university’s Office of Church Engagement. Smith had been serving as OCE’s interim director since June 2020. 

“Something Rotten!” Is Going on at Whitworth

February 9, 2022

It’s a crowd-pleasing musical farce and it’s Whitworth University’s spring main-stage production. It’s Something Rotten! Order your tickets now for shows on March 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. or March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. inside Cowles Auditorium. 

Whitworth University Appoints Stacey Kamm Smith to Key External Relations Position

February 8, 2022

Whitworth University President Scott McQuilkin announced the appointment of Stacey Kamm Smith ’86 as vice president for institutional advancement on Feb. 7.

Arguing Bucs Are Northwest Forensics Conference Champs for a Second Straight Year

February 1, 2022

The Whitworth University forensics team has done it again! The Arguing Bucs are Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) champions for the second straight year.    

Scott McQuilkin Named 19th President of Whitworth University

January 28, 2022

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McQuilkin, Ph.D., as the university’s 19th president. 

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., Appointed Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education

January 13, 2022

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., has been named the new Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education.