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Speakers & Artists Series

The Whitworth Speakers & Artists Series offers a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas that ignite the intellectual and spiritual life of the campus and the larger community. To hone the community's critical-thinking skills and to challenge and amplify its Christian worldviews, Whitworth invites to campus speakers and artists who encourage careful thought, tested belief, civil discourse and effective action.

Spring 2018 Events

DateTimeLocationEvent Details
April 23  4 p.m.  Hixson Union Building, Multipurpose Room (MPR) 
Campus Q&A with Katherine Boo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Whitworth University welcomes Katherine Boo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, as featured speaker for the spring President's Leadership Forum. Boo is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and is dedicated to telling the stories of the poor and disadvantaged through the written word and imagery. 

April 24 7:30-9:00 a.m. Spokane Convention Center
President's Leadership Forum featuring author Katherine Boo
 
Whitworth University welcomes Katherine Boo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, as featured speaker for the spring President's Leadership Forum. Boo is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and is dedicated to telling the stories of the poor and disadvantaged through the written word and imagery. 
 
April 26 7 p.m. Weyerhaeuser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theatre, Room 107 Simpson-Duvall Reading

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Buzzfeed and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.
April 28   Whitworth University 2018 SIRC Conference

The 15th annual Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference will be hosted by Whitworth University.

SIRC provides an opportunity for students from across majors and disciplines to present their research and scholarship, receive meaningful feedback and develop scholarly community.

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May 4 8 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Whitworth Choir Spring Concert
 
The Whitworth Choir presents its spring concert at The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). $7 general admission, $5 seniors (62-plus), and ALL students are free with school I.D. Tickets are available from the Fox box office by calling 509.624.1200 and will be available for purchase at the door.
 
May 6 4 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
 
The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert at The Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX, (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). $7 general admission, $5 seniors (62-plus), and ALL students are free with school I.D. Tickets are available from the Fox box office by calling 509.624.1200 and will be available for purchase at the door. 
 
May 9 8 p.m. Music Building Choral Rehearsal Room 122
String Ensemble Concert
 
May 14 8 p.m. Music Building Recital Hall
Chamber Ensemble Concert
 
May 19 10 a.m. Whitworth University Fieldhouse
128th Graduate Commencement Ceremony
 
May 20 3 p.m. Spokane Arena
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony