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  • In Case of Academic Difficulty

    • Contact the professor of the class in which you are struggling. Your professor may have ideas for improvement, or may know of campus resources that can be helpful.  The sooner you contact your professor, the better!
    • Work with the course TA, if one is available. Also attend study sessions if they are offered, or meet with other class members to work in study groups.
    • Meet with your academic advisor. You can request or change an advisor by picking up a Change of Advisor(s) form from the registrar's office or printing the form from this link and returning to the registrar's office.
    • Take advantage of campus academic supports, including including the Composition Commons, math labs, supplemental instruction opportunities and world language tutoring (see Academic Tutoring & Resources).
    • Contact educational support services, on the second floor of the HUB. This is particularly important if you have a documented learning disability. Information is available at www.whitworth.edu/educationalsupportservices.
    • Student Success Coaches: Contact Rebecca Blackburn to inquire about being paired with a peer coach to support your academic success.
    • Take the SIGI 3 interest inventory in career services to help determine majors that fit your interests.
    • Take GE 148 (Planning: Major and Career) to explore your strengths and interests. This course is typically offered in the spring.

    Career Services - 509.777.3272

    Webpage: www.whitworth.edu/careerservices

    Director, Career Services

    Sandy Nowack, Assistant Director 
    Career Services/Internships

  • Academic Tutoring & Resources

    Fall 2017

    General Study Skills

    howtostudy.org
    www.testtakingcentral.com

    SI (supplemental instruction) is a learning enhancement program offered for historically challenging classes including introductory courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The SI sessions are optional collaborative learning sessions that provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the subject material assigned by the professor. Therefore, SI sessions focus on group activities involving critical thinking and problem-solving exercises centered on the course material. They are scheduled outside of class time in the evening and they are led by trained student leaders who’ve received the department’s or professor’s stamp of approval. All the sessions are free and open to all students enrolled in the class. Students attending SI sessions tend to average half a letter grade higher. See opportunities listed below.

    Core Program

    S.I. Core 150

    Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Lindaman 206

    Core 250 Tutoring 

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Lindaman 206

     

    Biology

    1. General Biology 140, primary faculty F. Caccavo

        Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Robinson 141

    2. General Biology 140, primary faculty A. Putzke

        Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Robinson 141

     

    Chemistry 

    1.    S.I. General Chemistry 161

    Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Robinson 229

    2.    S.I. General Chemistry II 181

    Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Robinson 229

    3.    S.I. Organic Chemistry 271, primary faculty T. Russell

    Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Robinson 345

    4.    S.I. Organic Chemistry 271, primary faculty K. Wheeler

    Thursdays, 8-9:30 p.m., Robinson 345

    5.   Chemistry Tutoring

    Sundays-Thursdays, 7-10 p.m., Robinson 302. Available for all lower-division chemistry classes and labs, including the 101/102 sequence.

     

    Computer Science

    Tutoring for CS 171, CS172 and CS 273
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m., Eric Johnston Science Center 214

     

    Library

    Librarians are available to assist students with any and all research. Also, check out the library's research guides for research help by subject, or visit the research strategy page for step-by-step instructions on how to research a topic.

     

    Math

    1. Math Lab

    Monday-Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., Hendrick Hall 120

     

    Physics

    1. S.I. Gen Physics 151, primary faculty S. Zemke

    Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Johnston 121

    2. S.I. Gen Physics 151, primary faculty K. Sankaran

    Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Johnston 121

     

    Success Coaching

    General educational support is available with peer coaches who are trained to review essential skills such as time-management, goal-setting, study skills, test-taking strategies, etc. Success coaching with a student peer is available. Email studentsuccess@whitworth.edu.

     

    World Languages & Cultures

    French Tutoring 

    Thursdays and Sundays, 8-9 p.m., Robinson 201

    German Tutoring 

    Mondays, 3-4 p.m., Library Room 208 (second floor, across from Whitworth Composition Commons)

    Spanish Tutoring (All Levels)

    Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m.
    Library Room 208 (second floor, across from Whitworth Composition Commons)

     

    Writing Assistance: Whitworth Composition Commons 

    Composition Commons offers individual and small-group writing consultation to any person affiliated with Whitworth. Visit the commons for feedback on any aspect of writing, including getting started on an assignment, developing an argument, and/or final revisions and editing. PowerPoint presentations, conference posters, and other multimodal compositions are also welcomed! Sessions are only 30-60 minutes long, so come with specific questions about your project. To make an appointment for a consultation, navigate to www.whitworth.edu/compositioncommons, click on the "Make an Appointment" button, and follow the instructions provided. You will meet your consultant in Cowles Library Room 242.

     

  • Mental, Physical & Emotional Health Resources

    Interventions for Students with Health or Emotional Issues

    In a medical emergency, call 911.

    In a non-emergency situation, contact the Whitworth Health & Counseling Center, located in Schumacher Hall.

    If the student is reluctant to schedule a counseling appointment, offer to call the counseling center and assist in making the appointment. Students receive 10 free counseling appointments per year. Call 509.777.3259 for a medical appointment; call 509.777.4450 for a counseling appointment.

    In any emergency, even on campus, 911 should be your first call. On campus non-emergency security matters should be reported to the Whitworth Security Office at 509.777.4444.

    If you're calling from a campus landline, dial just the last four digits of the telephone numbers listed below.

    Health & Counseling Center

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/health&counselingcenter

    Medical Appointments

    509.777.3259

    Counseling Appointments

    509.777.4450

    Monica Whitlock, Director, Counseling Services

    509.777.4216

    Amy Cutler, Director, Health Center

    509.777.3259

     

    Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345

    Forrest Buckner, Dean of Spiritual Life

    509.777.4506

    Mindy Smith, Campus Pastor

    509.777.4341


     

  • In Case of Financial Difficulty

    Please make an appointment with your financial aid counselor, located in McEachran Hall. Counselors are assigned by the first letter of your last name:

    A-D

    Sarah Austin, 509.777.4306

    M-O

    David Barnes, 509.777.4309

    E-J

     Rocco Stefano, 509.777.4378

    P-V 

    Lori Johnson, 509.777.4234

    K-L

    Traci Stensland, 509.777.4335

    W-Z

    John Breneman, 509.777.4836

    Jennifer Keen, Veterans, Scholarship Coordinator, 509.777.4545.

    If you have questions about satisfactory progress (for receiving financial aid), including the number of credits you must take and the grade-point average you must maintain for aid, please contact your financial aid advisor.

    Balance Your Bucs Workshops: Balance Your Bucs is a student-led personal-finance group that seeks to provide a foundation for a lifetime of financial well-being for every student on campus. We offer two workshops every month to the Whitworth community on every level of personal finance.

  • In Case of Emergency

    • Call: Call 911 for any potential safety or medical emergency. (When in doubt, call 911.) Then call Whitworth Security (509.777.4444) and notify the nearest Whitworth staff member. If circumstances clearly don't warrant an emergency response, contact the health & counseling center (509.777.4450) or another staff member or student leader about the best course of action.

    • Assess/Act: Use your best judgment to ensure your personal safety and the safety of those around you.

    • Monitor: Monitor university channels for information in case of a large-scale or general campus emergency. These channels include the university website, email, text messages, the switchboard and local media.

    For additional information on services provided by the health & counseling center, please visit www.whitworth.edu/health &counselingcenter.

  • Helpful Phone Numbers

    Academic Affairs: 509.777.3203

    Randall Michaelis, Associate Provost for Instruction; Transfer Seminar

    509.777.4402

    Melissa Rogers, Director of First-Year Programs

           

    509.777.3474

     

     

    Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345

    Forrest Buckner, Dean of Spiritual Life

    509.777.4547

    Mindy Smith, Campus Pastor, Small-Group Ministry Coordinator

    509.777.4341

     

    Student Success: 509.777.4973

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/studentconcernform

    Landon Crecelius, Director of Student Success

    509.777.4973

    Rebecca Blackburn, Assistant Director of Student Success

    509.777.4976

    Debbie Ide, Student Success Specialist

    509.777.4926

     

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    Beverly Kleeman, Registrar

    509.777.4548

     

    Housing

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/housing

    Alan Jacob, Associate Director of Student Housing

    509.777.3250

     

    Intercultural Center/International Center

    David Garcia, Assistant Dean for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    509.777.4572

    Lulu Gonzalez, Assistant Director for International Student Programs

    509.777.4509

    Marie Whalen, Associate Director of International Admissions & Recruitment

    509.777.4571

     

    Registrar: 509.777.3715

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/registrar

    Beverly Kleeman, Registrar

    509.777.4548

    Lorrie Workman (Last names A-K)

    509.777.3261

    Kerry Templeton (Last names L-Z)

    509.777.4777

    Mike Ediger, Health Sciences/Nursing Advisor 
    Julia Stronks, Pre-Law Advisor
    Mike Sardinia, Pre-Med Advisor

    509.777.4624
    509.777.4577
    509.777.3284

     

    Security: 509.777.4444

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/security

     

    Student Accounts: 509.777.4495

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/studentaccountingservices

    Darla Freeborn, Manager
    Student Accounting Services

    509.777.4324

    Kathy Goligoski, Account Specialist 
    (Last names A-K)

    509.777.4317

    Carol Volkmuth, Account Specialist 
    (Last names L-Z)

    509.777.4203

    Amber Rogan, Account Specialist 
    (Last names O-Z)

     

     

    Student Life: 509.777.3271

    Website: www.whitworth.edu/studentlife

    Rhosetta Rhodes, Vice President & Dean of Student Life

    509.777.4536

    Tim Caldwell, Director of Residence Life

    509.777.3749

    Craig Chatriand, Associate Dean 
    Community Standards and Compliance

    509.777.4655