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Sept. 9 English Endowed Reading: Author Jessie van Eerden podcast Listen

Sept. 10-Nov. 1 Art Exhibit: Pauline Anderson Haas, "Compulsive Continuation: A Celebration of Her 90th Year"

Sept. 17 Constitution Day Lecture: Breean Beggs, '85, "Guns, Marriage and Corporations: How the Supreme Court Is Approaching Today's Critical Constitutional Issues" podcast Listen

Sept. 23 Lecture: Lawyer, author, women's rights advocate Rafia Zakaria, "Drones and Terrorism: The Ultimate Miscalculation" podcast Listen

Oct. 3 Lecture: Author and professor Nabeel Jabbour, "The Muslims' Worldview"

Oct. 10 Faith, Film & Philosophy Lecture: Katherin Rogers, "Bedazzled: The Devil and Freedom" video Watch

Oct. 15 Whitworth President's Leadership Forum: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, "Team of Rivals: The Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln"

Oct. 17 Lindaman Chair Lecture: Julia Stronks, "Civil Rights for the Gay Community and Religious Freedom: Avoiding a Constitutional Clash" podcast Listen

Oct. 29 Lecture: Cynthia Hetherington, "Professional Futures and the Pitfalls of Social Media: Maintaining Your Image" podcast Listen

Nov. 1 Lecture: Daniel Taylor, "Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist: Faith and Skepticism in a Postmodern World"

Nov. 12-Feb. 7 Art Exhibit: Animator Rose Bond, "Poetics & Public Projection: Layered History – Redrawn Memory"

Nov. 11 Lecture: Bryan Dik, "Finding Your Way: Myths, Misconceptions and Strategies for Cultivating Your Calling"

Nov. 14 English Endowed Reading: Author Melanie Rae Thon podcast Listen

Nov. 18 English Endowed Reading: Irish poet and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama podcast Listen

Nov. 20 President Beck A. Taylor's Colloquy on Whitworth's Theological Identities podcast Listen video Watch

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Nov. 2: 25th Annual Jazz Ensemble Concert with Saxophonist Chris Potter

Jazz Ensemble ConcertGrammy-winning saxophonist Chris Potter and the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble stormed the stage for Whitworth's 25th annual jazz concert, held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in downtown Spokane.

Potter, a "world-class soloist, accomplished composer, potent improviser, and formidable bandleader," has fronted 17 albums, and he won a 2013 Grammy for best jazz instrumental album as a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Band.

During the past 25 years, the 19-member jazz ensemble, directed by Professor of Music Dan Keberle, has performed annually in Spokane with a noted guest artist, including jazz giants Kenny Garrett, Robin Eubanks, Jimmy Heath, Byron Stripling and Slide Hampton.

"The chance to hear top jazz artists such as Chris Potter is a rare opportunity for the Whitworth and Spokane communities," Keberle says. "Most Whitworth jazz students throughout the past 25 years point to these concerts as being one of the most inspirational and influencing events in their young lives."

The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble regularly wins hardware at regional and national jazz competitions and gives invited performances at All- Northwest and All-State Music Educators conferences. The ensemble recently released its 12th album, Sermon!, and in January 2014 the group will take its eighth trip to Rome, where they'll perform in concerts with Italian jazz artists.


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