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Speakers & Artists Series

The Whitworth Speakers & Artists Series offers a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas that ignite the intellectual and spiritual life of the campus and the larger community. To hone the community's critical-thinking skills and to challenge and amplify its Christian worldviews, Whitworth invites to campus speakers and artists who encourage careful thought, tested belief, civil discourse and effective action.

Spring 2019 Events

DateTimeLocationEvent Details
Feb. 5 - March 22    Lied Art Center  Nathan Sandberg Exhibit

The Whitworth University Art Department and the university's Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present the work of Nathan Sandberg. 
 
Nathan is an artist and educator based in Portland, Ore. His primary material is glass, although his installations commonly make use of other materials such as wood, metal and concrete. His artwork can be found in private and public collections around the world. 
March 18 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  Staley Lecture: John Fea "The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump"

John Fea, professor of history at Messiah College and author of numerous books on religion in America, on his most recent work, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.
April 2 7 p.m. Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111 International Debate: Whitworth Debate team vs. the Irish National Champions

Whitworth's award winning Forensics team takes on the Irish National Champion debate team.
April 2 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  "Mother Theresa's Business Card: Spiritual Values in a Commercial World"

Whitworth University welcomes Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, author of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (The Private Writings of The Saint of Calcutta) and Jesus is My All in All: Praying with the "Saint of Calcutta," among other works. Little was known about the interior faith of Mother Teresa until Father Brian made the decision to publish her private reflections, which testify to doubt and despair as well as to hope and charity. While painting a human portrait of Mother Teresa, Father Brian will draw out the contrast between Mother Teresa’s lifestyle and our current temptations to selfishness and consumerism. 
April 4 6 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  Jamel Brinkley Reading

Award-winning author Jamel Brinkley will give a reading from his new book, a collection of short stories titled A Lucky Man. The reading will be followed by a light reception with books for sale.
April 7 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX Whitworth Choir Spring Concert

The Whitworth Choir presents their spring concert. Admission is $7.00 General Admission, $5.00 Seniors (62 plus) and ALL students are FREE with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at http://foxtheaterspokane.org or by calling 509.624.1200. Unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door prior to the concert.
April 8 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  "Rethinking Incarceration"
 
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s "40 Under 40" leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the "Black Christian Leaders Changing the World." Hosted by the Office of Church Engagement.
April 16 8 p.m. Cowles Auditorium Whitworth Concert Band Spring Concert

Admission is free.
April 17 7 p.m. Seeley G. Mudd Chapel, Beeksma Family Theology Center "Soren and Simone: What Two Eccentric Christian Geniuses Can Teach Us About Living Well Today"

The Bruner-Welch lecture with Dr. Adam Neder. Who do you want to become? What kind of life is worth desiring? And how do you go about living such a life? It has always been difficult to live well, but today we face an unusually large number of powerful forces that work against human flourishing. Søren Kierkegaard and Simone Weil were two of the most brilliant, important, and idiosyncratic thinkers of the last two hundred years. In this lecture, Adam Neder explores a few of their best ideas and how they can help us respond to some of the most pressing challenges of ordinary life today.
April 17 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  "Out of Many, One: A Defining Moment for American Immigration"

Ali Noorani is the executive director of the National Immigration Forum in Washington, D.C. He will speak about why this is such a critical time to think thoughtfully about immigration. He is the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenges of American Immigration.
April 23 8 p.m. Music Building, Myhre Recital Hall Room 101 Whitworth Jazz Combo Concert

Whitworth Jazz Combo presents their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
April 27 8 p.m. Music Building, Storm Choral Rehersal Room 122 String Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Whitworth String Chamber Orchestra presents their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
April 28 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX Whitworth Wind Symphony Spring Concert

The Whitworth Wind Symphony presents their spring concert. Admission is $7.00 General Admission, $5.00 Seniors (62 plus) and ALL students are FREE with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at http://foxtheaterspokane.org or by calling 509.624.1200. Unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door prior to the concert.
May 1 8 p.m. Music Building, Myhre Recital Hall Room 101 Jazz Combo Concert

The Whitworth Jazz Combo presents their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
May 2 4:30 p.m. Hixson Union Building (HUB), Multipurpose Room (MPR) Jazz I & II Concert

Whitworth Jazz I & II presents their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
May 4 11 a.m. Whitworth University Loop Springfest

An all-community day filled with fun, inflatables, food trucks, music and more. Clubs have the opportunity to showcase along the Hello Walk. The day will end with concerts and a paint rave!
May 5 3 p.m. St. Mark's Lutheran Church Whitworth Women's Choir Spring Concert

The Whitworth Women's Choir will perform their spring concert at St. Mark's Lutheran Chruch, 316 E 24th Ave, Spokane, WA. Admission is free and open to the public.
May 6, 9 & 13 8 p.m. Music Building, Myhre Recital Hall Room 101 Chamber Ensemble Concert

Whitworth Chamber Ensemble presents their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
May 10 7:30 p.m. Cowles Auditorium Broadway Unbound

General Admission, $15.00; Seniors (62+), students & children, $10.00
May 12 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra presents their spring concert. Admission is $7.00 General Admission, $5.00 Seniors (62 plus) and ALL students are FREE with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at http://foxtheaterspokane.org or by calling 509.624.1200. Unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door prior to the concert.