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Lauren Clark
Media Relations Manager

University Communications Office

Upcoming Events

On Mission Lecture
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

"Beyond Measure" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016 | 7 p.m.

Solveig Robinson Reading
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 | 7 p.m.

"Between the Shadow and the Light" Art Exhibit
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Leslie Barlow (Artist in Residence) exhibition: Lied Cowles gallery
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Campus Q&A with Fareed Zakaria
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 | 3:45 p.m.

Student Symposium 1
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 | 7 p.m.

President's Leadership Forum featuring Fareed Zakaria
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 | 7:30 a.m.

Campus Events Calendar


Whitworth Theatre presents “The Music Man”
Whitworth Theatre will stage its fall production, The Music Man, on Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium, on the Whitworth University campus. General admission: $12; students and seniors (62-plus): $10; Whitworth students free with valid student I.D. For tickets, please call (509) 777 4374, visit, or purchase at the box office beginning one hour prior to each performance.

Spokane County higher education institutions to host U.S. Senate debate Oct. 16
Spokane-area universities and community colleges are teaming up to hold a senatorial debate next month featuring Patty Murray and Chris Vance. Gonzaga University will be the site of the U.S. Senate debate scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7-8 p.m. The debate will be held in the Ballroom of the John J. Hemmingson Center, at East 702 DeSmet Avenue in Spokane.

Whitworth University is No. 5 in U.S. News rankings of best values in the West
Whitworth University was ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 17th consecutive year, Whitworth is also ranked in the top 15 best universities out of 124 master's-level universities in the 15-state region of the Western United States.

More than 1,000 Whitworth students, staff and faculty to join Spokane nonprofits for Community Building Day Sept. 21
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Whitworth students, faculty and staff will lend a hand to organizations across Spokane in efforts to strengthen the community. Community Building Day is foundational in fostering a lifelong ethic of social and civic responsibility in Whitworth students; it also provides valuable services to nonprofit agencies across Spokane.

Whitworth Associate Dean Roberta Wilburn Named YWCA Woman of Achievement Award Winner
Whitworth University is proud to announce that this year, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education & Diversity Initiatives Roberta Wilburn, Ed.D., won the YWCA Woman of Achievement Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award. Wilburn joined Whitworth University 10 years ago and has devoted more than 35 years in the field of education.

A Fresh, New Look for Whitworth University
In the coming weeks, you’ll notice updates to the Whitworth look. Over the past year, the Whitworth Office of University Communications has been working on new ways to elevate the Whitworth brand, most significantly through an extensive brand audit that has refreshed our look and refined our message. You will see a new logo, photography and messaging, each of which reveals a confident and authentic reflection of our community.

Washington Monthly’s rankings name Whitworth in sixth place among Liberal Arts Colleges in Pacific Northwest
Whitworth University claimed sixth place in Washington Monthly’s Liberal Arts Colleges rankings for the Pacific Northwest, according to news released this week. Washington Monthly magazine was founded in 1969 and is based in Washington, D.C. In addition to its ranking among liberal arts colleges and universities, Whitworth has been recognized in the past by Washington Monthly for four consecutive years as the highest-ranking master’s-level university in the Pacific Northwest.

CNN Host and Author Fareed Zakaria to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Oct. 11
Fareed Zakaria will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30-9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Cost for this event is $60 per person or $600 for a corporate table (10 seats per table). Breakfast is included. Additional sponsor opportunities are still available. To learn more or to RSVP for this event, please visit Whitworth's registration page.

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