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Whitworth Named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2024 Transfer Honor Roll for Fifth Consecutive Year

July 10, 2024

Whitworth University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for the fifth year in a row. Whitworth was among 228 colleges or universities to receive the honor this year.

Whitworth Welcomes Joe Hughes as Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications

July 9, 2024

Whitworth University is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Hughes as associate vice president of marketing & communications. 

Whitworth Director of School Counseling Reneé Schoening Wins Washington’s Trailblazer Award

July 2, 2024

Whitworth’s innovative new curriculum for its school counseling program could become a model for other programs across the state, thanks to Reneé Schoening, assistant professor and director of school counseling & social emotional learning graduate programs.

“Renewing Mind & Heart: Questions for the Next Generation in Christian Higher Education” to Feature Top Christian Scholars Oct. 17-19

June 26, 2024

A three-day conference sponsored by Whitworth University’s Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, in partnership with the Lilly Network, titled “Renewing Mind & Heart: Questions for the Next Generation in Higher Education” will bring together some of today’s leading Christian thinkers to discuss what the future of Christian higher education looks like and what makes a Christian university education worthwhile.

Whitworth Associate Dean of International Education Nicholas McKinney Elected to ISEP Council of Advisors

June 17, 2024

Nicholas McKinney, Whitworth’s associate dean of international education, has been elected to the International Student Exchange Program’s (ISEP) Council of Advisors.

Critically Acclaimed Author Joseph Pearce to Visit Whitworth University

June 4, 2024

Bestselling author and literary biographer Joseph Pearce will present this year’s Simpson-Duvall Lecture, “The Christianity of The Lord of the Rings,” on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. The event is sponsored by Whitworth’s Speakers & Artists.

Construction Begins on Whitworth’s New PACCAR Engineering Building

May 29, 2024

Construction is set to begin in late May on the new PACCAR Engineering Building at Whitworth University. The $20 million-plus, world-class facility will enable engineering and physics students to do in-depth work that explores, analyzes and materializes engineering solutions. With dedicated research spaces for high-performance computing, photonics, MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) and semiconductors, the building will allow for a wide range of undergraduate collaborations with instructors and industry professionals. 

Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney to be the Featured Speaker at the Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum on Oct. 9

May 9, 2024


Whitworth University welcomes former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as the featured speaker at this year’s President’s Leadership Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.

Whitworth Associate Professor of Education Tapped to Officiate at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming

May 8, 2024

Whitworth University Associate Professor of Education Keith Lambert is headed to Indianapolis in June to be a swimming official at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. This competition serves as the United States’ selection event for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Whitworth International Studies Major Connor Wodehouse Awarded Boren Scholarship

May 2, 2024

Whitworth University is pleased to announce that Connor Wodehouse ’24 is a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship. The award is issued annually by the federal government’s National Security Education Program (NSEP). 

Whitworth Honors Students to Present Capstone Projects May 2

April 30, 2024

Whitworth University is pleased to present the Whitworth Honors Exhibition on May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building Multipurpose Room. 

Whitworth Student Makenna Falkenstein-Barker Receives Governor’s Student Civic Leadership Award

April 26, 2024

Whitworth University is proud to announce Makenna Falkenstein-Barker ’24, a community engagement advocate for Whitworth’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement, is a recipient of the 2024 Governor’s Student Civic Leadership Award.

Whitworth to Celebrate the Class of 2024 During Commencement Weekend May 18-19

April 17, 2024

Whitworth is pleased to welcome graduates, family members and community members to the Whitworth Pine Bowl for the 2024 commencement ceremonies May 18-19. 

Whitworth to Honor the Rev. Stephy Nobles-Beans at Gospel Explosion Finale on April 19

April 11, 2024

It will be a bittersweet celebration as the Whitworth and Spokane communities celebrate the Rev. Stephy Nobles-Beans, associate chaplain for diversity, equity & inclusion ministry, at the Gospel Explosion Finale at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in Whitworth’s Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. 

Whitworth Community Chorale to Perform at the Fox Theater on April 14

March 28, 2024

The Whitworth Community Chorale is set to take the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in downtown Spokane on Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. 

Whitworth Honored as A Top Ten Military Friendly School by Viqtory Media

Whitworth University is proud to announce it has been named a 2024-2025 Top-Ten Military Friendly® School by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the eighth consecutive year Whitworth has been recognized by Viqtory, and the second time it has made the top ten list of “private schools not offering a doctorate.” 

Celebrating the Power of the Pacific at Whitworth’s 52nd Annual Lū‘au

March 26, 2024

Join Whitworth’s Polynesian Club on Saturday, April 27, for the 52nd Lū‘au. It’s a time for the Whitworth community to gather to share food and culture in a unique, enriching way. 

Arguing Bucs Finish First at National Forensics Tournament in Tennessee

March 12, 2024

The Whitworth University forensics team won the national championship in debate at the National Christian College Forensics Association’s tournament held March 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Whitworth University Extends College Decision Day to June 1

February 28, 2024

Whitworth University will extend its deadline for incoming students to accept their admission offers from May 1 to June 1 for first-year students enrolling in fall 2024.

Whitworth Theatre Presents Spring Main-Stage Production, “Rabbit Hole”

February 22, 2024

Whitworth Theatre is proud to present its spring main-stage production, Rabbit Hole, on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. 

One Caring Community, One Big Opportunity: One Pine Day is Feb. 20

February 19, 2024

The Whitworth community has always been a caring one, and this month it has one big opportunity to make a lasting impact on Whitworth students’ education. 

Poet Christian Wiman to Present on “The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art” on March 5

February 6, 2024

Popular poet and editor Christian Wiman will be a special guest of the Whitworth University Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

Award-winning Author and Historian Ronald C. White Will Discuss New Book “On Great Fields: The Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain” at Whitworth on Feb. 21

January 31, 2024

The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning and the Whitworth Office of the President are pleased to host author, historian and theologian Ronald C. White, Ph.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Whitworth University Honors the Life of Former President Art De Jong

January 30, 2024

Whitworth University is deeply saddened to announce the death of Art De Jong, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president. De Jong passed away on Jan. 26 at a retirement community in North Carolina.

Whitworth to Present Distinguished Ministry Leadership Award to Rev. Sheryl Kinder-Pyle

Whitworth University will present the Rev. Sheryl Kinder-Pyle with its Distinguished Ministry Leadership Award on Thursday, Feb. 1, at Whitworth’s Spring Convocation.

Whitworth University Receives Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Support New Preaching Initiative

January 24, 2024

Whitworth University is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $1,226,413 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Compelling Preaching program.