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Upcoming Events

Senior Art Exhibit: "The Space Between"
Tuesday, May. 3, 2016 | 10 a.m.

President's Leadership Forum featuring Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL
Tuesday, May. 3, 2016 | 7:30 a.m.

Changing America Lecture: African American History in the American West
Thursday, May. 5, 2016 | 7 p.m.

hEalTHIOPIA Guest Speaker
Monday, May. 9, 2016 | 7 p.m.

LAST WEEK: Senior Art Exhibit: "The Space Between"
Monday, May. 16, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Senior Art Exhibit: "The Space Between" Closing Reception
Saturday, May. 21, 2016 | 11 a.m.

Reflections on the Current Election Season
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 | 7 p.m.

International Education and Diversity Forum
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 | 6 p.m.

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Whitworth University to hold Distinguished Community Service Award Ceremony and Christian Leadership Panel on May 10
Whitworth University will present Richard G. Hadley, the president emeritus of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), with the Whitworth University Distinguished Community Service Award. Hadley will be honored for his decades of service to the Spokane community in a special event on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Following the ceremony, a panel will discuss leadership through a Christian worldview and the ways in which Hadley has exemplified Christian leadership. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor will lead the panel, which includes President Emeritus Bill Robinson, Professor of Leadership Studies Jack Burns, and Spokane County Commissioner and Whitworth alumna Shelly O’Quinn, ‘97. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

The 46th Annual Whitworth Hawaiian Club Lu’au to be held April 30
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 46th annual lu’au, on Saturday, April 30. The

Rev. Wil Gafney presents Women’s History Month Lecture at Whitworth University on April 28
Whitworth’s Women’s and Gender Studies is honored to host the Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, for a Women’s History Month lecture, “Womanist Midrash: A Womanist Approach to Reading, Translating and Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4371.

Trish Morita-Mullaney to present Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Lecture at Whitworth University April 26
Whitworth University is pleased to welcome alumna and Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education at Purdue University Trish Morita-Mullaney, ’89, Ph.D., to campus to present a lecture, “Asian Americans Navigating the In-Between Spaces:  Busting the Binaries.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. This lecture celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Whitworth University, and is open and free to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4215.

Whitworth University hosts Poet Cornelius Eady for a Reading on April 16
Award-winning American writer Cornelius Eady is coming to Whitworth University to read from his poetry collection on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Eady’s poetry largely focuses on jazz, family life, violence, and questions of race, class and society. The reading will be followed by a short talk and moderated discussion. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3253.

Larry Probus named new Vice President of Finance and Administration at Whitworth University
Whitworth University is honored to announce that Lawrence (Larry) Probus, chief financial officer and senior vice president of strategic solutions for World Vision U.S., has been appointed as the university’s new vice president for finance and administration. Probus has served for 12 years at World Vision U.S., directing the finance, information technology, legal and corporate service functions of the organization. He will take over from Jim Munyon, interim vice president and former Whitworth trustee, beginning July 1.

New Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience
A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian National Museum, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, will open at the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library at Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash., on April 6. The exhibition will examine the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1863, and the March on Washington, in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

Laura Thaut Vinson presents lecture on Ethnic and Religious Violence in Nigeria at Whitworth University, April 7
Whitworth University welcomes  Whitworth alumna and assistant professor of political science at Oklahoma State University Laura Thaut Vinson, Ph.D., to campus for a lecture, “When Religion Becomes a Source of Violence: Insights from Muslim-Christian Communal Violence in Northern Nigeria.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3834.

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