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Featured Events/Speakers & Artists Series Events

Whitworth Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Student Chamber Ensembles present a concert.

Location: Music Building Recital Hall

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Student Symposium 4
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Lecture featuring a student speaker. Student and content TBD.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 107

If you have any questions contact Kaitlin Dickerson at 509.777.0000 or kdickerson17@my.whitworth.edu

Weaving Our Sister's Voices
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

A sacred tapestry blended into dance, music and poetry about women from scripture. Audiences will hear from Vashti, Jochebed, Miriam and ten other women, named and unnamed, from Biblical times as we explore contemporary issues within these ancient stories.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel

If you have any questions contact Karly Rasmussen at 509.777.3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Beyond the Color of Fear
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Title: Beyond the Color of Fear Presenters: Hugh Vasquez and Victor Lewis Date: Tuesday, February 28 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Weyerheauser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theatre Who: This free event is open to everyone – Whitworth Faculty, Students, Staff as well as the general public Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, principal cast members of “The Color of Fear,” a breakthrough film on race relations in the United States, will draw upon decades of experience in multicultural education and activism in a free interactive public lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Weyerhaeuser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University. Vasquez and Lewis will engage the audience through dialogue and by posing questions involving issues intersecting race, inclusion, privilege and gender. In addition, they will use clips from the groundbreaking film, “The Color of Fear” to make their points. Vasquez and Lewis also co-authored “Lessons from The Color of Fear,” a four-volume text used by educators, diversity trainers, and facilitators in conjunction with the film. Vasquez is one of the nation’s top diversity educators and national consultants to campuses and organizations. Lewis is a nationally recognized social justice educator, trainer and activist who founded and directs the Radical Resilience Institute.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre (RTT)

If you have any questions contact Adam Fauth at 509.777.3583 or afauth@whitworth.edu

James Wellman Lecture: "New Theory of Religious Violence: From Abraham to Trump"
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Wellman, a noted scholar from the University of Washington, will provide an overview of scholars' attempts to explain the role of violence in religious contexts.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (RTT)

If you have any questions contact Anita Lewis at 509.777.3270 or anitalewis@whitworth.edu

Composer Dr. VJ Manzo Lecture Recital
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Noted composer and Oxford University Press author Dr. V.J. Manzo will present a lecture recital that explores the use of algorithmic composition techniques from the time of Mozart through his own work with interactive computer systems. Bio: V.J. Manzo (PhD Temple University, M.M. New York University) is Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Cognition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music cognition. V.J. is author of several books published by Oxford University Press including Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, Foundations of Music Technology, and co-author of Interactive Composition and Environmental Sound Artists

Location: Music Building Recital Hall

If you have any questions contact Loree Swegle at 509.777.3280 or music@whitworth.edu

Finding Our Way: Thomas Merton, John Wu, & the Christian Dialogue with Early China
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Whitworth University presents the second in a series of four lectures by Dr. Anthony E. Clark, Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair and associate professor of Chinese history. In his talk, Dr. Clark will consider the ways in which Christian intellectuals such as Thomas Merton and John Wu translated and interpreted the Daoist ideas of early China.

Location: Hixson Union Building (HUB) Crow's Nest

If you have any questions contact Anita Lewis at 509.777.3270 or anitalewis@whitworth.edu

The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture: Kristen Johnson - Justice and Our Calling: From Genesis to Revelation
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Exploring a biblical theology of justice drawn from the whole story of Scripture, Kristen Deede Johnson invites us to know more fully the God who loves justice and calls us to give our lives to seek the flourishing of others. This Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture will explore both the Bible and spiritual practices that can further form us into people who join Jesus Christ's work of setting things right in the world. Together we will consider ways in which we today can weave a commitment to God's passion for justice more deeply into our churches, lives, and callings.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Sanctuary

If you have any questions contact Connie McKnight at 509.777.4345 or cmcknight@whitworth.edu

On Mission Discussion: Central Asia/The Wholistic Gospel
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Central Asia/The Wholistic Gospel Andrew from an Asian country will share how through community work they are gaining footholds for the Gospel in very difficult places where there are no churches. Carla from Partners International will share from many years of experience in Central Asia how the holistic gospel is building bridges to communities and how the same can happen here.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT

If you have any questions contact Michelle Pace at 509.777.3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu

Susanna Childress Reading
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Susanna Childress’ first book, Jagged with Love, was selected by Billy Collins for the 2005 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her second book, Entering the House of Awe, was published in the Green Rose Series from New Issues Press and won the 2012 Society of Midland Authors Award. In 2015, Sherman Alexie selected one of her poems for The Best American Poetry series. She is an associate poetry editor at 32 Poems, writes short fiction and creative nonfiction, and comprises half of the music group Ordinary Neighbors, whose full-length album, The Necessary Dark, draws on her writing. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Hope College.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Main Room

If you have any questions contact Karly Rasmussen at 509.777.3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert: $7.00 regular, $5 seniors and ALL students are free with school ID.

Location: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox  |  Fee: $7

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Jazz Combo Concert
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Whitworth student jazz combos perform

Location: Music Building Recital Hall

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or Music@whitworth.edu

On Mission Discussion: North Africa/The Remaining Task
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

North Africa/The Remaining Task: Zaza will share about a ministry she leads that serves 20,000+ people in N. Africa, mostly women and children, and how the American Church can partner with them and learn from their example.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT

If you have any questions contact Michelle Pace at 509.777.3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu

Simpson-Duvall Lecture: "Ulysses S. Grant: A Fresh Look at American Leadership"
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Historian and bestselling author Ronald C. White, Jr., argues that, in the 21st century, we need to reexamine our ideas regarding Grant and his presidency.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (RTT)

If you have any questions contact Anita Lewis at 509.777.3270 or anitalewis@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Concert Band Spring Concert
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.



Location: Cowles Auditorium main stage

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Men's Chorus "Spring Sing"
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Whitworth Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Marc Hafso, present their annual spring concert. This event is free to attend.

Location: Music Building Choral Rehearsal Room 122

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Student Symposium 5
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

A lecture featuring a student speaker. Speaker and lecture content TBD.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 107

If you have any questions contact Kaitlin Dickerson at 509.777.0000 or kdickerson17@my.whitworth.edu

Whitworth Wind Symphony Spring Concert
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Whitworth Wind Symphony Spring Concert: $7.00 regular, $5 seniors and ALL students are free with school ID.

Location: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox  |  Fee: $7

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Women's Choir Spring Concert
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.



Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Springfest
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 - All Day to

This event will take place outside in the Loop unless it rains, then they'll use the whole HUB

Location: Hixson Union Building (HUB) Whole Building

If you have any questions contact Dayna C Jones at 509.777.4565 or dcoleman@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Whitworth Concerto competition winners perform with the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra.

Location: Mead High School Auditorium

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

On Mission Discussion: Middle East/Structuring for Mission in the Local Church
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Middle East/Structuring for Mission in the Local Church: Khalaf will share about Arab churches sending church planters throughout the Arab world and how American churches can partner with them and learn from their example.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT

If you have any questions contact Michelle Pace at 509.777.3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Jazz Ensembles I & II in Concert in the HUB
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.



Location: Hixson Union Building (HUB) Multipurpose Room

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu

Broadway Unbound
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.



Location: Cowles Auditorium Auditorium  |  Fee: $3

If you have any questions contact Kim Dawson at 509.777.3703 or kdawson@whitworth.edu

Whitworth Choir Spring Concert
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Whitworth Choir Spring Concert: $7.00 regular, $5 seniors and ALL students are free with school ID.

Location: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox  |  Fee: $7

If you have any questions contact Joan Lack at 509.777.4847 or music@whitworth.edu