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Whitworth University Launches Pines Press

December 19, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce the launch of Pines Press, a publication imprint under the Washington State University Press, a member of the Association of University Presses. 

Whitworth Music Department Presents the 2023 Christmas Festival Concert, “Joy to the World”

November 29, 2023

The Whitworth University Music Department is excited to present the 2023 Christmas Festival Concert, Joy to the World, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. 

Whitworth University Launches Whitworth LEARN, a Professional Development Platform

November 27, 2023

Whitworth University is excited to announce the launch of Whitworth LEARN, a new approach to lifelong learning and professional development exclusively designed for busy professionals seeking transformational learning. 

Whitworth Professor and Two Students to Attend United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 28

November 21, 2023

Whitworth Professor of Political Science Aaron Hitefield will head to the United Arab Emirates later this month to attend the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) in Dubai, while two Whitworth students will attend virtually. Students Libby Bunch ’24 and Dylan Richardson ’25 will be official observers and will virtually attend several workshops and meetings. 

Whitworth Receives Gesa Credit Union’s $25,000 Local Heroes Grant Award

November 13, 2023

Whitworth University is honored to announce it is a recipient of the Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant award.

Whitworth Ranks in Military Times’ Top Ten for “2023 Best for Vets: Colleges”

November 8, 2023

Military Times has released its 2023 “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings, and Whitworth is pleased to announce it placed No. 7 in the Northwest region and No. 1 for private colleges in the Northwest. 

Physician and Author Lydia Dugdale to Speak on “The Lost Art of Dying”

October 30, 2023

The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, along with Speakers & Artists, is pleased to welcome Dr. Lydia Dugdale, author of The Lost Art of Dying, on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

International Jazz Star and Grammy-Nominated Saxophonist Melissa Aldana to Perform with Whitworth Jazz Ensemble

October 27, 2023

 Melissa Aldana, international jazz star and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, will join the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jared Hall, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. inside Cowles Auditorium for a one-night-only performance.

Whitworth University Welcomes “USA Today’s” Jessica Davis ’08 for a Discussion about Artificial Intelligence and the Media

October 24, 2023

The Whitworth University Communication Studies Department welcomes Jessica Davis ’08, this year’s Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist, for a public lecture on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building.

Whitworth Community Chorale to Perform First Concert Nov. 19

October 18, 2023

Whitworth University presents the premiere concert of the Whitworth Community Chorale. Join the more than 120 members as their voices fill the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.

Whitworth Names Jonathan Moo the University’s Third Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology

October 9, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Jonathan Moo, professor of New Testament & environmental studies, has been named the university’s third Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology. 

Whitworth Theatre Brings Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing" to the Stage This Fall

October 4, 2023

Whitworth Theatre presents its fall main-stage production, Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Brian Tyrrell. 

Whitworthians Head Out to Serve for Community Building Day

September 26, 2023

Whitworthians will head out into the community on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to continue the tradition of Community Building Day. This year, faculty and students will meet at the Fieldhouse at 7:20 a.m. and take buses to several locations where they’ll volunteer their time for four hours.

Whitworth Office of Church Engagement Welcomes Meredith Anne Miller for Faith & Parenting Workshop Oct. 21

September 22, 2023

The Whitworth Office of Church Engagement will host pastor and writer Meredith Miller on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Whitworth Church from 10 a.m.-noon for a parenting workshop focused on nurturing faith in young children.  

Whitworth to Host Fourth Annual Military Appreciation Game on Sept. 30

September 20, 2023

Whitworth University invites the public to attend its fourth annual Military Appreciation Football Game on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in the Whitworth University Pine Bowl. 

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

September 17, 2023

Ranked No. 3 Best Value Schools

Ranked No. 5 Best Colleges for Veterans

Ranked No. 7 Best Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report, in its 2024 Best Colleges Rankings, has named Whitworth University No. 1 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching among regional universities in the West.  This is the second year in a row Whitworth has earned the top spot. 

Deborah Caldwell-Stone to Speak Sept. 18 on “The First Freedom: The First Amendment, Libraries & Democracy”

September 12, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to welcome Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), for a discussion titled, “The First Freedom: The First Amendment, Libraries & Democracy,” on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson’s Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth Honors Big Table Founder Kevin Finch and Installs Professor Nathan L. King as the Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair at Fall Convocation

September 6, 2023

Whitworth University invites the community to attend Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. in Cowles Auditorium.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan Focusing on Human and Financial Flourishing

September 4, 2023

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees has approved a five-year strategic plan that was built through a yearlong collaborative process under the leadership of Whitworth’s University Council.

Enrollment Numbers Climb as Whitworth Welcomes Students for the Fall Semester

August 30, 2023

The Whitworth University campus will be bustling on Move-In Day on Saturday, Sept. 2, with the largest class of first-year students post-pandemic. More than 560 first-year students are set to attend Whitworth this fall. That’s a 17 percent increase from 2022. 

Whitworth University Named a Best College in the West by The Princeton Review

August 23, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review. 

Assistant Professor of History Elise Leal Named a 2023 Young Scholar in American Religion

August 17, 2023

Elise Leal, Whitworth assistant professor of history, has been recognized as a 2023 Young Scholar in American Religion.

Bryan Stevenson, Author, Lawyer and Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, to be Featured Speaker at Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum

August 16, 2023


Whitworth University Student Selected for U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship Program

August 10, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce that Connor Wodehouse ’24 was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and has been spending the summer in Tanzania studying Swahili. 

Whitworth University Receives Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Support Formed in Faith Initiative

July 13, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $1,249,957 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Formed in Faith project. 

Whitworth University Announces New Program to Equip, Support Washington Students to Become Multicultural Leaders

June 8, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce a new program designed to equip and support community-minded students from three Washington cities to become effective multicultural leaders on campus and in their communities.

Whitworth Student Kyra Furuta Named Fulbright Scholarship Finalist

May 22, 2023

Whitworth senior Kyra Furuta ’23 has been selected as a 2023 Fulbright scholarship finalist and awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award.

Whitworth Professor Authors University’s First and Second Patents with Groundbreaking Research that Could Change the Future of PCR Testing

May 12, 2023

Philip Measor, Ph.D., assistant professor of engineering & physics, has made history at Whitworth University by authoring and co-authoring the university’s first and second patents.

Whitworth to Celebrate the Class of 2023 During Commencement Weekend May 20-21

April 21, 2023

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The time for the undergraduate commencement ceremony has been moved up to 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st in an effort to keep our guests safe and comfortable as temperatures are expected to be unseasonably high that day.  As a result of the commencement ceremony time change, Whitworth Baccalaureate Service will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, in Cowles Auditorium.

Whitworth is pleased to welcome graduates, family members and community members to the Whitworth Pine Bowl for the 2023 commencement ceremonies May 20-21. 

Two Whitworth Professors Receive Generous Research Grants from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

April 13, 2023

Whitworth University is proud to announce two faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences have received generous grants from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Wash. 

Experience the Customs and Flavors of the Polynesian Islands at Whitworth’s Annual Lū‘au April 29

The Whitworth University Polynesian Club will host the university’s 51st Lū‘au on Saturday, April 29, in the Hixson Union Building and Whitworth Fieldhouse.

“Fire from Heaven” Comes to Whitworth for One-Night Only Performance April 3

March 30, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to host a free performance of the one-actor show Fire From Heaven: Michael Faraday and the Dawn of the Electrical Age. The production is coming to Whitworth University for a one-night-only performance on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium.

Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson Named a “Spokane Journal of Business” Icon

March 29, 2023

Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson, the university’s 17th president, has been named a 2023 Spokane Journal of Business Icon. 

Whitworth Welcomes Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Brian Lynch for Jazz Clinic and Concert April 14-15

March 24, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce its Guest Artist Jazz Concert will feature multi-Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer Brian Lynch on Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. Lynch will perform arrangements and original compositions with the nationally recognized Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jared Hall, assistant professor of music. 

Whitworth Welcomes Journalist Elizabeth Bruenig on Oct. 2

March 23, 2023

The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, along with Speakers & Artists and the Simpson-Duvall Lectureship, will host journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Bruenig on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth Professor’s Expert Analysis Featured in "Time" Magazine

March 20, 2023

An op-ed piece by Aaron Griffith, Whitworth assistant professor of modern history, about a recent worship service at Asbury University in Kentucky will be featured in the March 27/April 3 issue of Time magazine. 

Whitworth Theatre Presents Spring Main-Stage Production, "Saint Joan"

March 9, 2023

Whitworth Theatre is proud to present its spring main-stage production, Saint Joan, this month in Cowles Auditorium. Showtimes are March 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and March 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.

Whitworth Music Ensembles Kick Off the Spring Season with Concerts March 11 and 13

Celebrate the upcoming spring season by enjoying the beautiful sounds of the Whitworth Wind Symphony, the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and the Whitworth Choir. 

Whitworth Named Military Friendly School for Seventh Consecutive Year

March 7, 2023

Whitworth University has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation, with silver distinction, by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the seventh consecutive year Whitworth has been named a Military Friendly School.

Whitworth University Welcomes John Inazu, Author and Professor of Law and Religion, March 9

As part of its Spring Speaker Series, the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, along with the Office of Church Engagement, will host John Inazu, Ph.D., on March 9 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth to Launch School of Health Sciences to Meet Growing Demand

March 2, 2023

In April, Whitworth University will form the School of Health Sciences to house Whitworth’s undergraduate health sciences department, doctoral programs in occupational and physical therapy, Master of Science in Athletic Training program, and pre-nursing program. Whitworth is launching the school with the desire to best prepare graduates to serve people and communities in a variety of health and wellness careers and to enhance the university’s ability to respond to employers’ emerging needs.

Whitworth Welcomes the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment March 9

February 28, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment will perform the Battle Color Ceremony in the Whitworth Fieldhouse on March 9 at 6 p.m. as part of the unit's Northwestern Tour. This event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.

Whitworth University Names Josh Hibbard as Vice President for Enrollment Management

February 24, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has named Josh Hibbard, Ph.D., as vice president for enrollment management. Hibbard has an extensive background in Christian higher education and two decades of enrollment management experience. 

Whitworth Names Joshue Orozco as Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Whitworth University is pleased to announce that Joshue Orozco, Ph.D., has been named vice president for diversity, equity & inclusion.  

Whitworth Welcomes Leading Scholar on Religion and Race Michael O. Emerson on Feb. 16

February 14, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to welcome Michael O. Emerson, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading scholars on religion and race, on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

On One Pine Day, Whitworth Donors Can Help Aspiring Teachers Find the “Perfect Fit”

February 13, 2023

Whitworth University donors will have the opportunity to support a variety of projects that directly benefit students this week when Whitworth holds One Pine Day, its annual one-day giving event, Feb. 15-16.

Whitworth Celebrates Black History Month 2023

February 10, 2023

Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time dedicated to emphasizing the accomplishments of Black Americans and Black culture and to recognizing the contributions of significant leaders, moments and achievements related to Black history.

Whitworth Institute of Leadership Receives $500,000 Endowment from AgWest Farm Credit

February 9, 2023

The Whitworth University Institute of Leadership has received a generous corporate gift from AgWest Farm Credit, formerly Northwest Farm Credit Services, one of the West’s leading agricultural lenders.

Theologian, Ethicist and Author Jonathan Tran to Speak at Whitworth University Feb. 8

February 2, 2023

Whitworth’s Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning will kick off its spring speaker series with a presentation by Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Tran will speak on “Identity Politics and Anti-Racism: What’s Christian about It?”

Whitworth to Honor Verne Windham with Distinguished Community Service Award

January 31, 2023

Whitworth University will honor musician, conductor and former Spokane Public Radio host Verne Windham with the Distinguished Community Service Award at Spring Convocation on Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in Cowles Auditorium.

Whitworth’s Margo Long Endowed Chair Tamra Stambaugh Receives National Association for Gifted Children’s Distinguished Service Award

January 17, 2023

Whitworth University is pleased to announce Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., the Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, has received the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) 2022 Distinguished Service Award. 

Whitworth University to Offer Dual Degree Programs in Graduate Business and Health Science

January 3, 2023

Whitworth University’s Graduate Studies in Business Program and Graduate Health Science Program have partnered to offer dual graduate degree programs, the first of their kind in Washington.