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Whitworth Ethics Bowl team ends season with ICW competition win
Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, closed out the season by taking first at the Independent Colleges of Washington Ethics Bowl at Seattle University on April 4. The team of five students defeated Walla Walla University, Heritage University and Seattle Pacific University, before defeating Seattle Pacific in the semifinals and Gonzaga University in the finals. More...

Alternative-energy expert Ralph Cavalieri to discuss energy independence April 24 at Whitworth University
Ralph Cavalieri, director of Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, will present a lecture, “Energy Independence for a Sustainable Future,” on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University. This event is free and open to the public. More...

Whitworth alum finds vocation in immigration work with Miami Department of Justice
Whitworth alumna Diana Stapp, ’08, recently accepted a fellowship through the Attorney General Honors Program to join the Department of Justice as an attorney advisor to the immigration court. Stapp will graduate from St. Thomas University School of Law in May, and she will begin her fellowship in September at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, in Miami, Fla. Stapp will work at the Krome Detention Center’s immigration court, and will assist judges in the research and writing of opinions. More...

Avista Corp. senior vice president, alum Jason Thackston elected as Whitworth’s next chair of board of trustees
Jason Thackston,’92, senior vice president for Spokane-based Avista Corp., has been elected chair of Whitworth’s board of trustees and will assume his new role beginning July 1. Thackston will succeed current board chair Walt Oliver, ’67, after his exemplary six-year term. More...

Whitworth alumni establish Amy M. Ryan Endowed Professorship in the Liberal Arts
Yesterday in a special ceremony in Robinson Science Hall at Whitworth University, trustee and alumnus Dave Myers, ’64, and his wife, alumna Carol (Peterkin) Myers, ’65, pledged to fund a new endowed professorship named in honor of Carol’s grandmother Amy M. (Johns) Ryan. Ryan attended Whitworth from 1894-97, when the school occupied its original location in Sumner, Wash. More...

Whitworth students invest in community and futures through Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition
The 2014 Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition allows regional college students to take steps toward starting successful businesses by competing for prizes totaling $22,500 in three categories: student-generated, community-based and social-enterprise. More...

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Oct. 9
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the featured speaker of Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 12:00 p.m., at the Spokane Convention Center. Costs for this event are $60 per person or $600 for a corporate table. Lunch is included. RSVP by registering online at www.whitworth.edu/fallplf. More...

Whitworth loses longtime trustee Dave Robblee to cancer
Whitworth Trustee J. David “Dave” Robblee, ’62, lost a courageous battle with cancer on the morning of April 6, 2014, passing peacefully in his sleep. A celebration of his life will be held this Saturday at Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Wash., at 2 p.m. More...

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