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Upcoming Events

Susanna Childress Reading
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017 | 3 p.m.

On Mission Discussion: North Africa/The Remaining Task
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Whitworth Jazz Combo Concert
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | 8 p.m.

Simpson-Duvall Lecture: "Ulysses S. Grant: A Fresh Look at American Leadership"
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | 7 p.m.

"The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln" by Ron White
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Whitworth Concert Band Spring Concert
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | 8 p.m.

"The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln" by Ron White
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Campus Events Calendar


Whitworth Forensics Team to Debate with Irish Champions Apr. 5
The award-winning Whitworth forensics team will host the national debate champions of Ireland in a free, public exhibition. In this contest with our Irish visitors, Whitworth's forensics team will argue for the resolution “Liberty is the highest value.” The event will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theater. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.

Whitworth music ensembles present spring concerts during April & May
A variety of Whitworth University’s music ensembles will be performing on campus and in Spokane locations this spring.

Prominent Historian and Author Ronald C. White to speak at Whitworth
Whitworth University will welcome back esteemed American historian, author and former Whitworth chaplain Ronald C. White, Ph.D., to its campus from April 17 to May 21. He will present several free public lectures based on his bestselling and award-winning biographies on Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, speaking in the Spokane community on Apr. 18, 20, 30 and May 8, and in the Puget Sound area April 25-26. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

Journalist and Best-Selling Author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side” to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Sept. 19
Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at noon-1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.

Act Six Scholars Earn Full-Tuition, Full-Need Scholarships to attend Whitworth and Gonzaga
Families, schools and communities are celebrating in the Pacific Northwest. Whitworth and Gonzaga universities will welcome a total of 16 new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2021. The eight scholars entering Whitworth and eight entering Gonzaga are among 100 Pacific Northwest and Midwest students to receive full-tuition, full-need college scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

Whitworth University among Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities
The Peace Corps announced today that Whitworth University ranked No. 4 among small schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. There are 12 Whitworth alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Beck A. Taylor Elected President of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D., has been elected president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities by its board of directors. AAPICU is a nationwide, collegial group for presidents of independent institutions committed to preserving the private sector of higher education.

Whitworth Theatre presents “Go, Dog. Go!”
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Go, Dog. Go!, on Mar. 10, 11 and 12 at the Bing Crosby Theatre in downtown Spokane. Performances will be at 6 p.m. on March 10, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on March 11, and 2 p.m. on March 12. General admission, $15; students (12-18) and seniors (62-plus), $12; ages 2-11, $10; and Whitworth students, $12. For tickets, please visit, or call 800-325-SEAT.

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