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Upcoming Events

Ron White Preaching at Whitworth Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | 10 a.m.

Ron White Preaching at Whitworth Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | 11:15 a.m.

Whitworth Women's Choir Spring Concert
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | 3 p.m.

Ron White Preaching at Whitworth Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Vincent Who?
Thursday, May. 4, 2017 | 6 p.m.

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert
Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | 3 p.m.

"The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln" by Ron White
Monday, May. 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Whitworth Chamber Ensemble Concert
Monday, May. 8, 2017 | 8 p.m.

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Whitworth Ethics Bowl Team wins ICW competition for third year
Whitworth's Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the fourth annual Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) Ethics Bowl, held at Seattle University on April 23-24. The team of five students defeated Walla Walla University, Heritage University and Seattle Pacific University in preliminary rounds, Seattle University in the semifinals, and St. Martin's University in the final round.

Jim and Wanda Cowles to be awarded George F. Whitworth Medal
Whitworth University’s highest award, the George F. Whitworth Medal, will be bestowed upon James P. Cowles, and, posthumously, Wanda Toliver Cowles, during a private ceremony during the board of trustees meeting on campus next week. This award is only given periodically to candidates who have exhibited extraordinary service to society and to the university over an extended period.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club to hold 47th Annual Lu’au April 29
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 47th annual lu’au, on Saturday, April 29. Dinner will be served buffet style in the Hixson Union Building (HUB) from 4:30-7 p.m., followed by entertainment at 7 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse. Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from the HUB to the Fieldhouse.

Whitworth Forensics Team to Debate with Irish Champions Apr. 5
The award-winning Whitworth forensics team will host the national debate champions of Ireland in a free, public exhibition. In this contest with our Irish visitors, Whitworth's forensics team will argue for the resolution “Liberty is the highest value.” The event will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theater. For more information, please call (509) 777-4739.

Whitworth music ensembles present spring concerts during April & May
A variety of Whitworth University’s music ensembles will be performing on campus and in Spokane locations this spring.

Prominent Historian and Author Ronald C. White to speak at Whitworth
Whitworth University will welcome back esteemed American historian, author and former Whitworth chaplain Ronald C. White, Ph.D., to its campus from April 17 to May 21. He will present several free public lectures based on his bestselling and award-winning biographies on Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, speaking in the Spokane community on Apr. 18, 20, 30 and May 8, and in the Puget Sound area April 25-26. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

Journalist and Best-Selling Author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side” to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Sept. 19
Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at noon-1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.

Act Six Scholars Earn Full-Tuition, Full-Need Scholarships to attend Whitworth and Gonzaga
Families, schools and communities are celebrating in the Pacific Northwest. Whitworth and Gonzaga universities will welcome a total of 16 new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2021. The eight scholars entering Whitworth and eight entering Gonzaga are among 100 Pacific Northwest and Midwest students to receive full-tuition, full-need college scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

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