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Featured Events/Speakers & Artists Series Events

The Devil is in the Details Opening Reception and Lecture
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Join us from 5-6 p.m. for the opening reception of "The Devil is in the Details" art exhibition in the Lied Art Center's main lobby. The reception will be followed by a lecture and panel discussions with artists Andy Messerschmidt and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor in Robinson Teaching Theatre (Weyerhaeuser 107) from 6-7 p.m. "

Location: Lied Center for the Visual Arts Main Floor Lobby, Weyerhaeuser Hall 107

If you have any questions contact Stacey Moo at 509.777.3258 or smoo@whitworth.edu

"The Devil is in the Details" Art Exhibition
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Additional Dates

"The Devil is in the Details" is a curated exhibition of five contemporary artists who use new approaches in subject matter and craft. The show highlights the work of Benjamin DeMott, Claire Hedden, Joetta Maue, Andy Messerschmidt, and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30.

Location: Lied Center for the Visual Arts Bryan Oliver Gallery, Lied 201

If you have any questions contact Stacey Moo at 509.777.3258 or smoo@whitworth.edu

Constitution Day Lecture: Kathryn A. Lee
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Kathryn A. Lee will present "From Selma to Shelby County v. Holder: Voter Suppression in 21st Century America." In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key sections of the Voting Rights Act, weakening enforcement mechanisms to secure ballot access, especially for racial minorities. As a democratic society, should we be concerned?

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Stephanee Newman at 509.777.3834 or snewman@whitworth.edu

Carl E. Olson Lecture
  • Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

Author and Catholic theologian Carl E. Olson, editor of "Ignatius Insight" and "Catholic World Report," will speak on Theosis in a lecture titled, "God, Grace, and Partaking in Divine Nature." Please join us and learn more about Eastern Christianity and early Church practice in what will be a riveting lecture on issues of discipleship and deification. Everyone is welcome.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 111

If you have any questions contact Amanda Clark at 509.777.4482 or amandaclark@whitworth.edu

Lindaman Chair Lecture: Anthony E. Clark
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Anthony E. Clark, an associate professor of history at Whitworth, will present "An Elusive Dream? Religious Freedom and the Reign of God." Clark will explore Christian views of the reign of God in a world seemingly torn apart by sectarianism and religious differences.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Hall Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Jennifer Lorenz at 509.777.3270 or jlorenz@whitworth.edu

Mountaineering Lecture: John Roskelley
  • Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

World-renowned mountaineer John Roskelley will present "From 'Annapurna' to 'Seven Summits': Literature's Influence on Me and on the Sport of Mountaineering." Rosskelley will speak at the inauguration of the Whitworth Library's William C. Fix Mountaineering Collection. A reception will follow.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theater

If you have any questions contact Julie Brown at 509.777.3207 or juliebrown@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Student Symposium Lecture
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Whitworth Student Symposium is a lecture series featuring the independent scholarly research of Whitworth students. (Additional lectures will take place Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and March 9).

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Brennan Neal at 509.777.1666 or bneal16@my.whitworth.edu

President's Leadership Forum featuring David Brooks
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

David Brooks, a columnist for "The New York Times," is an observer of the American way of life and an analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He has held several positions as a commentator and is author of "The Road to Character," "The Social Animal," and "Bobos in Paradise."

Location: Spokane Convention Center (334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.)  |  Fee: $50

If you have any questions contact Michelle Drennen at 509.777.3449 or iaevents@whitworth.edu

Fall Theatre Production: William Shakespeare's "Richard III"
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

A contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare's story of one of history's most notorious and entertaining villains.

Location: Cowles Auditorium AUD, Cowles Auditorium Stage II  |  Fee: $10

If you have any questions contact Kim Dawson at 509.777.3707 or kdawson@whitworth.edu

Jena Lee Nardella Lecture
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Jena Lee Nardella will present "One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal of Bringing Water to Africa Taught Me to Love the World, Instead of Save It." Nardella is cofounder of Blood:Water, which has brought clean water to more than one million people in Africa. She is an Epoch Award Winner, one of "GOOD Magazine's" GOOD 100, and one of "Christianity Today's" 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of faith.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Stephanee Newman at 509.777.3834 or snewman@whitworth.edu

Jazz Clinic with Pat Metheny, Jazz Guitar
  • Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 @ 5:15 p.m.

Please join us for our jazz clinic featuring guest artist Pat Metheny, jazz guitar. The clinic is free & open to the public. All elementary, middle school and high school students in attendance will receive a FREE ticket to the Whitworth Jazz Concert with Pat Metheny on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at 8 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX (1001 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99201). Additional tickets for this concert may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office at The Fox or by phone at 509.624.1200. They may also be purchased online www.martinwoldsontheater.com or at all TicketsWest outlets.

Location: Cowles Auditorium Main Stage

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Jazz Concert with Pat Metheny
  • Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

Twenty-time Grammy-winning jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny is featured soloist with the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble. Metheny is considered by many to be the most important jazz guitarist alive.

Location: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.)  |  Fee: $23.00

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Wind Symphony Fall Concert
  • Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Students/seniors (62-plus) free.

Location: Cowles Auditorium Main Stage  |  Fee: $5

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Concert Band & Jazz II Fall Concert
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Cowles Auditorium Main Stage

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or music@whitworth.edu

Staley Lecture: Jeremy Begbie
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Begbie will present "The Arts in the Local Church." Begbie is the Langford Research Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School, and a fellow of the Royal School of Church Music. He has published extensively on the topic of the interplay between music and theology. His books include "Theology, Music and Time," and "Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music."

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Students/seniors (62-plus) free.

Location: Cowles Auditorium Main Stage  |  Fee: $5

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or lswegle@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts - Seattle
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.

Annual Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts featuring Whitworth Choir, Whitworth Women's Choir, Whitworth Men's Chorus, Whitworth Chamber Singers and student instrumentalists. Tickets will be available after Nov. 1 at www.whitworth.edu/musictickets.

Location: 1st Presbyterian Church of Seattle (1013 8th Ave.)  |  Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts - Spokane
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. to
  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. to

Annual Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts featuring Whitworth Choir, Whitworth Women's Choir, Whitworth Men's Chorus, Whitworth Chamber Singers and student instrumentalists. Tickets will be available after Nov. 1 at www.martinwoldsontheater.com or 509.624.1200.

Location: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (1001 W Sprague Ave.)  |  Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu