January 29, 2007
Whitworth to Focus on Health Sciences during College's Annual Heritage Week Feb. 8-16
Members of the Spokane community are invited to join Whitworth students, faculty, staff and alumni for most Heritage Week events. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. For complete events details, visit www.whitworth.edu/heritageweek.
As Heritage Week's keynote speaker, Dr. Borg will present a lecture, "U.S. Healthcare – Critical Condition: Your Health Depends on It," on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre. According to Borg, employer-sponsored health insurance is dying, and Americans are worried sick that healthcare is not affordable. During his lecture he will respond to questions including the following: How did our healthcare system reach the point of needing life support? What does the Consumer and Information Healthcare Age mean to you? Where is this all going in a world of healthcare haves and have-nots?
Borg is vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
On Thursday, Feb. 15, Whitworth will host a panel discussion, "Healthcare in Spokane: Challenges for the 21st Century." Panelists include Jeff Nelson, president and CEO of Empire Health Services; Jan Martinez, director of Christ Kitchen; Danielle Riggs, director of Christ Clinic; Lloyd Guthrie, district administrator for Group Health, Eastern Washington, and Dorothy Detlor, dean emeritus and professor, Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing. The panel discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre.
Following is information about other Whitworth Heritage Week events:
Thursday, Feb. 8:
• Ballet Spokane Performance of "Dreams!"
Friday, Feb. 9
Tuesday, Feb. 13
"Communities in Crisis" is a mixed-media series that illustrates experiences of injustice, prejudice and compassion before, during and after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Wilson created the series based on his involvement in the January 2006 Whitworth study program "Communities in Crisis: Service and Learning in the Gulf Coast." The exhibit will run through March 23.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Friday, Feb. 16
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of more than 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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