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Upcoming Events

'Squeak Meisel: the immortals' art exhibition opening reception and artist lecture
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 | 5 p.m.

President's Leadership Forum Featuring Michael Lewis
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 | 12 p.m.

Speaking Event - Mending the Divides
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Roberto Mendoza Perez from Witness for Peace, Speakers & Artists Series
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.

International Education & Diversity Forum
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 6 p.m.

Leonard Oakland Film Festival
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Whitworth Women's Spring Choir Concert
Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Campus Events Calendar


Whitworth to host annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry conference July 24-28
The 2017 Whitworth Institute of Ministry will welcome keynote speakers Oscar Garcia-Johnson, associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, and theologian and best-selling author Leonard Sweet, to its 42nd conference, to be held July 24-28 at Whitworth University.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members
The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is honored to welcome Mark J. Benson and the Rev. Robyn Hogue, ’77, as its newest members, elected during the board’s April meeting.

Whitworth University Students Selected as Fulbright Finalists
Two Whitworth student applicants were selected as Fulbright Scholarship finalists for 2017-18. The university has a long-standing tradition of producing such finalists, with 35 students chosen since 2000. In 2009 and 2011, Whitworth was named a top producer of Fulbright finalists among master’s-level universities nationwide.

Whitworth scholar and alum Elizabeth Campbell to deliver keynote speech during commencement ceremony on May 21
Elizabeth Campbell, ’05, is an assistant professor of psychology at Whitworth University and a practicing licensed psychologist at the Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Whitworth University and went on to the University of North Texas to earn her master’s and Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Campbell currently teaches in Whitworth’s undergraduate psychology department and in the university’s Marriage & Family Therapy Program. She will give an address, “Lean into Love: Lessons of Mind and Heart,” at Whitworth University’s 127th undergraduate commencement.

Lorna Hernandez Jarvis named new Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Whitworth University is honored to announce that Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, Ph.D., a cognitive psychologist and professor of psychology at Hope College, Mich., has been appointed as the university’s new chief diversity officer and associate vice president. Hernandez Jarvis has been a member of the psychology department at Hope College, in Michigan, for 24 years and has a strong publication record in the fields of psycholinguistics, bilingualism and the effects of acculturation on psychological well-being.

Whitworth Ethics Bowl Team wins ICW competition for third year
Whitworth's Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the fourth annual Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) Ethics Bowl, held at Seattle University on April 23-24. The team of five students defeated Walla Walla University, Heritage University and Seattle Pacific University in preliminary rounds, Seattle University in the semifinals, and St. Martin's University in the final round.

Jim and Wanda Cowles to be awarded George F. Whitworth Medal
Whitworth University’s highest award, the George F. Whitworth Medal, will be bestowed upon James P. Cowles, and, posthumously, Wanda Toliver Cowles, during a private ceremony during the board of trustees meeting on campus next week. This award is only given periodically to candidates who have exhibited extraordinary service to society and to the university over an extended period.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club to hold 47th Annual Lu’au April 29
The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i), will share food and culture with the Whitworth and Spokane communities during the club’s 47th annual lu’au, on Saturday, April 29. Dinner will be served buffet style in the Hixson Union Building (HUB) from 4:30-7 p.m., followed by entertainment at 7 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse. Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from the HUB to the Fieldhouse.

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