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Whitworth’s Distinguished Community Service Award Honoree Dr. Jim Shaw to present, Oct. 29
As a Christian physician, Jim Shaw seeks to treat patients’ minds, hearts and bodies. Shaw will discuss how his faith and profession intersect in beneficial and challenging ways on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Shaw is also the recipient of Whitworth’s 2014 Distinguished Community Service Award, which he will receive during his Oct. 29 talk. The lecture is free and open to the public, and the Spokane community is invited to share in the celebration of Shaw’s award. More...

Walt and Kay Oliver donate $3 million to The Campaign for Whitworth
During Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary celebration, President Beck A. Taylor announced Whitworth Trustee Walt Oliver, ’67, and his wife, Kay, as major donors to The Campaign for Whitworth. The couple’s gift of $3 million will be used to help complete an addition to and remodel of Whitworth’s music facility, to be named the Cowles Music Center. More...

Nationally recognized biologist Elaine Ingham to present at Whitworth Oct. 23
Discover what makes compost tea a sustainable option as soil biology expert Elaine Ingham presents “The Soil Food Web and Compost Tea” Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. More...

Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation announced as donors of $2 million gift to The Campaign for Whitworth
During an Oct. 11 celebration downtown, held in honor of Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary, President Beck A. Taylor announced the Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation  as a major donor to The Campaign for Whitworth. The foundation pledged $2 million to support an addition to and renovation of Whitworth’s music building, which was built in 1978 with significant support from the Cowles family. The new structure will be named the Cowles Music Center, in honor of the Cowles’ family’s generous support of the arts and education on the Whitworth campus over the past century. More...

President's Leadership Forum - FAQs
The Whitworth President’s Leadership Forum brings speakers to Spokane who represent a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas. The event takes place twice a year and draws key national figures to the Inland Northwest to provide wisdom and insight on a variety of relevant, contemporary issues. More...

Whitworth to host Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, Nov. 6 & 7
Whitworth University invites the public to hear jazz legend Arturo Sandoval as he performs with the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors (62-plus). Tickets are available at, TicketsWest and at the door. The box-office opens one hour prior to the performance and accepts cash or check only. More...

Whitworth Theatre Department presents fall production The Drowsy Chaperone
The fall Whitworth Theatre production for 2014 is The Drowsy Chaperone. Performances will take place Oct. 10, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. Admission is $10, and $8 for students and senior citizens (age 62-plus). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at For more information, please call (509) 777-3707. More...

Whitworth professor Julia Stronks to deliver final lecture as Lindaman Chair Oct. 2
Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks will present her fourth and final Lindaman Chair lecture, “Christians, Public Policy and Sexual Identity: Why Loving the Sinner Doesn’t Do It for Me Anymore,” in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public. More...

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