Feb. 6 Lecture: Peggy McIntosh, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: Privilege, Education, and the Vision of Achieving Inclusion"
Feb. 13 Great Decisions Lecture: Florence Reed, "Feeding the Planet and Its People: Sustainable Farming as Key" Listen
Feb. 18-April 4 Art Exhibit: Ceramics Invitational, featuring the works of Terry Gieber, Gina Freuen, Lisa Nappa and Chris Tyllia
Feb. 20 Great Decisions Lecture: Bradley J. Ward, "Virtually There: A Pilot's Perspective on the Growth of Drones after 9/11" Listen
Feb. 25 Simpson-Duvall Reading: Poet Julia Kasdorf
March 6 Great Decisions Lecture: Robert Hamilton, "The International Trading System and Washington State"
March 12 & April 23 President Beck A. Taylor's Colloquies on Whitworth's Theological Identities
March 15 30th Annual Whitworth Writing Rally: Featured author, Jerry Pallotta
April 1 Endowed English Reading: Poet Kevin Goodan Listen
April 3 Great Decisions Lecture: Neal Sealock, "Dealing with the Dragon: China's Foreign Policy" Listen
April 13 Lecture: Author Timothy Egan, "Voices of the Dust Bowl"
April 15 Whitworth President's Leadership Forum: Mark J. Sullivan, former director of the U.S. Secret Service
April 24 Great Decisions Lecture: Ralph P. Cavalieri, "Energy Independence for a Sustainable Future" Listen
Freshman Weston Whitener, '17, ably filled the boots of the estimable Mr. Darcy in Whitworth Theatre's spring production, Pride and Prejudice, based on the classic novel by Jane Austen. The plot centers on Elizabeth Bennet, played by Emily Shick, '14, who must deal with issues related to marriage, manners and prejudice between the classes in 19th-century England.
Since its publication in 1813, this iconic love story has been adapted for film, television and theatre numerous times. Whitworth's production, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Brooke Kiener, '99, relied on the 2005 adaptation by Jon Jory and featured student actors from a variety of academic majors.
In addition to the theatre production, Whitworth hosted "Austen, Ardent Love and Adaptation," an afternoon tea at Hardwick Alumni House that featured Kiener and Professor of English Laura Bloxham, '69. The pair led a conversation about courtship and marriage in Austen's novel and explored the challenges of adapting 19th-century literature for a contemporary theatre audience.