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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.