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Upcoming Events

LAST CHANCE: "My Family is Everything/ Mi Familia Es Todo" Art Exhibit
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m.

Leonard Oakland Film Festival in Robinson Teaching Theater
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Anatomy of the Failed Coup in Turkey -- Secularization and Role of Religion
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | 7 p.m.

The Re-birth of a Nation: The Racial and Religious Politics of the 2016 Presidential Election
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Student Symposium 4
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | 7 p.m.

James Wellman Lecture: "New Theory of Religious Violence: From Abraham to Trump"
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Finding Our Way: Thomas Merton, John Wu, & the Christian Dialogue with Early China
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Susanna Childress Reading
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | 7 p.m.

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Whitworth to host Innovative Black History 101 Mobile Museum in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Whitworth University will host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, an innovative traveling tabletop exhibit depicting African-American memorabilia spanning slavery to hip hop, on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Whitworth recognized on 2015 President’s Honor Roll for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service has once again recognized Whitworth University for its commitment to community service.  Whitworth has been recognized in the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in two categories: General Community Service and Community Service in Education. This is the third consecutive year that Whitworth has been recognized in two categories.

Kiplinger’s once again names Whitworth to Best College Value list among private universities
For the ninth consecutive year, Whitworth University has been named a top-rated higher-education institution on Kiplinger’s annual rankings of colleges and universities in the United States. Whitworth joins some of the country’s most prestigious schools in the magazine’s 2017 rankings.

Whitworth choirs to present 2016 Christmas Festival Concert, "Gloria"
The 2016 Whitworth University Christmas Festival Concert, Gloria, will take place in Bellevue Dec. 3, in Seattle Dec. 4, and in Spokane Dec. 10 and 11. The concerts will feature more than 100 student-musicians, including members of the Whitworth Choir, the Whitworth Women’s Choir and the Whitworth Men’s Chorus, as well as student instrumentalists and narrators. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

Whitworth to host Ninth International Education and Diversity Forum Nov. 17
The Whitworth School of Education presents its ninth annual International Education and Diversity Forum on Thursday, Nov. 17. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Hixson Union Building (HUB) at Whitworth University. For more information, please call (509) 777-3228.

Whitworth Ethics Bowl Team Wins Regional Competition
Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl Nov. 12-13 at Pacific Lutheran University. The team took first place among 10 universities from three states, including University of Portland, Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University in the preliminary rounds, Washington State University in the semifinals, and Whitman College in the final round. Other teams attending the bowl included Montana State University, Seattle University and St. Martin’s University. This achievement makes the team eligible to attend the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in February 2017, for the eighth time in the past nine years.

Whitworth Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
Whitworth University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive educational resource for veterans and their dependents. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Walter and Kay Oliver donate $3.1 million to building Whitworth Athletics Facilities
Whitworth Trustee Walter Oliver, ’67, and his wife, Kay, have provided a lead gift of $3.1 million to be used to help complete new athletics facilities for the Whitworth Pirate teams, coaches and staff. The proposed plans will bring athletics staff together in a centralized office space and will provide an improved practice and competition venue for the football and track programs.

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