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Lauren Clark Hughes
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Upcoming Events

Student Symposium 4
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Weaving Our Sister's Voices
Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Workshop with Hugh Vasquez and Victor Lewis
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | 11:45 a.m.

Beyond the Color of Fear
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | 7 p.m.

James Wellman Lecture: "New Theory of Religious Violence: From Abraham to Trump"
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Composer Dr. VJ Manzo Lecture Recital
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | 8 p.m.

Finding Our Way: Thomas Merton, John Wu, & the Christian Dialogue with Early China
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.

The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture: Kristen Johnson - Justice and Our Calling: From Genesis to Revelation
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Campus Events Calendar


Longtime Whitworth communications professor publishes book on Christianity, light and sight
Gordon Jackson, who retired in 2015 after 32 years as a communications professor at Whitworth University, recently published a new book, Be Thou My Vision: Light, Sight, and the Christian Faith (published by Crosslink). In it, Jackson explores the concepts of light and sight, and the many Bible references that refer to these two phenomena. Be Thou My Vision is his twelfth book.

Whitworth Associate Dean Roberta Wilburn Named INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award Winner
Whitworth University is proud to announce that Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education & Diversity Initiatives Roberta Wilburn, Ed.D., is this year’s winner of the 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for administrators. This is the only national award that honors college and university administrators for their commitment to diversity through leadership, and for giving back to their campus and community. Wilburn joined Whitworth University 10 years ago and has devoted more than 35 years to the field of education.

President Beck A. Taylor elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Directors
Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) this month in Washington, D.C. NAICU board members set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of association priorities and initiatives; and oversee the organization’s financial administration.

Whitworth University to feature African American History Month presentation, “Beyond ‘The Color of Fear,’” Feb. 28
Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, principal cast members of The Color of Fear, a breakthrough documentary film on race relations in the United States, will draw upon their decades of experience in multicultural education and activism for an African American History Month presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4721.

Christian Philosopher and Alum Stephen T. Davis to speak at Whitworth Feb. 15
Whitworth University welcomes Stephen T. Davis, Ph.D., '62, a nationally respected Christian philosopher and the Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, to campus for a lecture, “Nobody Has the Right to Tell Me What to Believe or Do: The Illusion of Human Autonomy.” Davis will explore the meaning of personal autonomy in the context of philosophy and religion, and the struggle many Christians have between real autonomy and excessive autonomy. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

Whitworth University Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Gospel Explosion Event Feb. 10
Whitworth University is partnering with local churches in the community to host its 20th annual Gospel Explosion on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the university’s Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival features discussion with Alexandra Hidalgo on Feb. 9
Please join Whitworth University for the ninth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival, Feb. 9-12. This year’s 7 p.m. showings will feature documentarian Alexandra Hidalgo, a Whitworth faculty panel, and a World War II international film.

Whitworth faculty present biennial spring art exhibit and panel discussion
Whitworth University art faculty members will present their biennial spring exhibit from Feb. 7-Mar. 24, in the campus’s Lied Center for the Visual Arts. Faculty members taking part are Gordon Wilson, Rob Fifield, Brad Oiler, Katie Creyts and Lance Sinnema. Each artist will have multiple pieces on display, and art media will include paintings, photography, mixed media, and glasswork. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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