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Whitworth Today: Spring 2005

Whitworth Today is Whitworth's alumni magazine, published twice each year, in midwinter and early summer.


Whitworth Today is Whitworth's alumni magazine, published twice each year, in midwinter and early summer.

One Hundred Years in Headlines
Reflections by former Whitworthian editors Gina (Johnson) Knudson, Jeff Carlson and Caitlin (Clapp) Manz

Revisiting Access to Knowledge (PDF)
The full text of the Whitworth lecture presented by Robert V. Bullough, Jr., a nationally recognized professor of teacher education and researcher with the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling at Brigham Young University. Bullough based his lecture on his award-winning book: Uncertain Lives: Children of Promise, Teachers of Hope.
Australia Study Program Reflections
Insightful and whimsical reflections on the Australia trip by Trisa Usrey, spouse and longtime traveling companion of Kyle Usrey, dean of the School of Global Commerce & Management.
A Legacy of Collegiality, Accomplishment
The full interview with Tammy Reid, '60, who will return to the faculty in fall 2005 after nine years as Whitworth's chief academic officer.
Whitworth Appoints New Academic Dean
The official announcement of Professor of Political and International Studies Michael Le Roy, '89, being named Whitworth's new academic dean


Online Travelogues (PDF)
Sit down, log on, and enjoy the ride: Students taking part in four 2005 study-abroad programs shot digital photos and chronicled their experiences for online travelogues that showcase their adventures in Europe, South and Central America, and Australia.

New Dean, New Challenges (PDF)
Michael Le Roy, '89, a nationally recognized teacher and scholar, will take over July 1 as Whitworth's chief academic officer. He succeedsTammy Reid, '60, whose nine-year tenure included a steady rise in collegerankings, expansion of faculty and facilities, and a major revision of thegeneral-education curriculum. As they prepare for the transition, Le Roy and Reid reflect on recent accomplishments, visions for the future andthe enduring value of a Whitworth education.

Prime-Time Player (PDF)
The Whitworth Athletic Training Education Programs innovative and holistic approach to preparing students for successful careers has established the program as a pacesetter that holds a national reputation for excellence.

Letters from Aceh (PDF)
This year's Commencement speaker and 2003 Alumni Award-winner Anna Schowengerdt,'93, has spent more than 15 years, including her time as a student at Whitworth, assisting people in countries torn by war and natural disaster. In this letter to her many friends at Whitworth and around the world, she writes of the devastation and the hope she found in the aftermath of last December's tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Editor's Note (PDF)

President's Message (PDF)