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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.

Fall 2018 Events

DateTimeLocationEvent Details
Dec. 8 8 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX
Whitworth Christmas Festival Concert - Spokane

Annual Christmas Festival Concert featuring Whitworth Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Chorus and student instrumentalists. 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.

The Martin Woldson Theater address is: 101 W Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201.
General Admission: $20; Student, Senior, Child Admission: $15 https://foxtheaterspokane.org/
Dec. 9 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX
Whitworth Christmas Festival Concert - Spokane

Annual Christmas Festival Concert featuring Whitworth Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Chorus and student instrumentalists. 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.

The Martin Woldson Theater address is: 101 W Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201.
General Admission: $20; Student, Senior, Child Admission: $15 https://foxtheaterspokane.org/
Dec. 9 8 p.m. Music Building Choral Rehearsal Room 122
String Chamber Orchestra Concert

This event is free and open to the public.
Dec. 10 7 p.m. Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Santuary, Beeksma Family Theology Center
Christmas Candlelight Service

Come celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth with the Whitworth community. The annual Christmas Candlelight Service includes the Christmas story, traditional Christmas music and a celebration of Communion.
Dec. 12 7 p.m. Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Santuary, Beeksma Family Theology Center
The Longest Night Service

Oftentimes the holidays bring with them much stress and anxiety. In response, please join us for a quiet, reflective prayer and worship service of lament and hope. All are welcome.

Spring 2019 Events

DateTimeLocationEvent Details
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  African American Heritage Month lecture by Austin Channing Brown

Preacher and author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness.
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. 
Feb. 11  7 p.m.  Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  The Opioid Crisis in America 
Feb. 19 5 & 6 p.m.  Lied Art Center  Nathan Sandberg Exhibit Opening Reception

Opening Reception: 5 p.m., Lied Art Center
Artist's Lecture: 6 p.m., Lied Art Center room 102 
Feb. 19 7 p.m. TBD Ten Reasons Why the Science and Theology Dialogue Matters?

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. A twelve-time Faculty Award winning professor, Oord teaches at institutions around the globe. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.
March 11-13 TBD TBD Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, speaker and emcee of Whitworth’s Diversity Monologues.

Dr. Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli activist, poet, musician and educator.
April 2 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall  Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, MCA
April 17 7 p.m. Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Santuary, 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.