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Included below are links to digital recordings of lectures, speeches and other events at Whitworth from the current academic year. Listen to them now, download them for later or subscribe to our podcast feed and take them with you.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Lecture by Trish Morita-Mullaney | April 26, 2016
Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Asian Americans Navigating the In-Between Spaces: Busting the Binaries," for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Morita-Mullaney, a 1989 Whitworth alumna, is an assistant professor of multilingual education at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the intersections between language learning, gender and race, which are informed by her racial and ethnic identity as a third generation Japanese/American. Download

Poetry Reading by Cornelius Eady | April 16, 2016
Cornelius Eady is an award-winning writer who has published eight collections of poetry. His poems often center on jazz, family life, violence, and questions of race and class. He holds the Miller Chair in Poetry at the University of Missouri. Download

Lecture by Laura Thaut Vinson | April 7, 2016
Laura Thaut Vinson, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "When Religion Becomes a Source of Violence: Insights from Muslim-Christian Communal Violence in Northern Nigeria." Vinson, a 2005 Whitworth alumna, is an assistant professor of political science at Oklahoma State University. She conducts research on ethnic conflict and the politics of global religious change. Download

Bruner-Welch Theology Chair Lecture by Adam Neder | March 29, 2016
In his inaugural lecture as the Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology, Adam Neder, Ph.D., presents, "On the Art of Teaching Christian Theology." Neder has authored a number of articles and reviews, and he is the author of the book, "Participation in Christ: An Entry Into Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics." Download

English Endowed Reading by Amy Leach | March 17, 2016
Author Amy Leach presents the 2016 Endowed English Reading. Leach's work has been published in "A Public Space," "Tin House," "Orion," the "Los Angeles Review," and many others. She has been recognized with the Whiting Writers' Award, Best American Essays selections, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She plays bluegrass, teaches English, and lives in Montana. The essay collection "Things That Are" is her first book. Download

Lecture by Sarah Bessey | March 15, 2016
Sarah Bessey discusses how one can reconcile being both an evangelical Christian and an ardent feminist. Bessey is an author, speaker and award-winning blogger. Her first book, "Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women" (Howard Books, 2013), is a critically acclaimed work written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation. Download

Temple Grandin Lecture, "Understanding Animal Behavior" | February 20, 2016
Temple Grandin presents a lecture, "Understanding Animal Behavior." Grandin has designed humane handling systems for half the cattle-processing facilities in the U.S. and is a consultant with the meat industry in developing animal-welfare guidelines. In this presentation, Grandin draws from her years of research and her own experience with autism to provide insights into how animals think, act and feel. Download

Temple Grandin Lecture, "Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Be Successful" | February 19, 2016
Temple Grandin presents a lecture, "Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Be Successful," as the featured speaker of Whitworth's Gifted Education Institute. Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. In this lecture she shares her personal story, as well as her insights into the vibrant population known as twice-exceptional children. Download

Anita Perez Ferguson Lecture, "The Inconsolable Voter" | February 16, 2016
Anita Perez Ferguson presents a lecture, "The Inconsolable Voter." Perez Ferguson is an educator in program management and the development of leadership and advocacy skills. She has served as a visiting fellow for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and as a specialist for the U.S. Department of State's Office of International Information Programs. She co-wrote "Women Seen and Heard" (2004). Download

Gregory Wolfe Lecture | February 10, 2016
Gregory Wolfe presents a lecture. An advocate for Christian humanism, Wolfe is the founder and editor of "Image" journal and is writer-in-residence at Seattle Pacific University. His books include "Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age" and "Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery." Download

African American History Month Lecture by Dwight Hopkins | February 8, 2016
Dwight Hopkins, Ph.D., presents an African American History Month lecture, "What Is a Christian Black Theology of Liberation?" Hopkins is a professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and term professor extraordinarius at the University of South Africa. Download

Spring 2016 Convocation Address by Carol Simon | February 4, 2016
Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth Provost and Executive Vice President Carol Simon, delivers the Spring 2016 Convocation Address. Download

Native American Heritage Month Lecture by Randy Woodley | November 10, 2015
The Rev. Randy Woodley, Ph.D., presents a Native American Heritage Month lecture, "America Before Columbus and Now." Woodley, a legal descendant of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, is a teacher, poet, activist, former pastor, missiologist and historian. Woodley is active in ongoing discussions concerning new church movements, racial and ethnic diversity, peace, social justice, interreligious dialogue and mission. Download

Lecture by Jena Lee Nardella, '04 | October 27, 2015
Jena Lee Nardella, '04, presents a lecture, "One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal of Bringing Water to Africa Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It." Nardella is the cofounder of Blood:Water, which she started 10 years ago at the age of 22 with the band Jars of Clay. Following her vision and leadership, the organization has brought clean water access to more than one million people in Africa and provided healthcare for more than 62,000 people in HIV-affected areas. She is the author of "One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It" (Howard Books, 2015). Download

Reading and Lecture by Ron Hansen | October 20, 2015
Ron Hansen, a celebrated novelist, essayist and screenwriter, presents a reading and a lecture. Hansen, an ordained Roman Catholic deacon, is an articulate speaker on the intersections of faith and art. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and he has been a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction. Download

Lecture by Justice Mary Yu | October 15, 2015
Justice Mary Yu presents a lecture, "Breaking the Barriers: Being the First Latina, Asian, LGBT Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court." Yu was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court in 2014 and was subsequently elected to a two-year term. Prior to joining the court, she was a judge on the King County Superior Court for over 14 years and she also worked in the King County prosecutor's office. Before moving to Washington state, she was director of the Peace and Justice Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Download

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture by Nydia Martinez | October 12, 2015
Nydia Martinez, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Honoring Diversity or Homogenizing Identities?" Martinez is a professor of Latin American history and Chicana/o studies at Eastern Washington University. Her bilingual and bicultural background and community involvement with Latina/o students and their families have deeply informed her research interests on 20th-century Mexican and Mexican American solidarity transnational movements. Download

Inclusive University Classroom Lecture | October 5, 2015
Dena Samuels, Ph.D., presents an Inclusive University Classroom Lecture, "Minimizing Implicit Bias in Educational Settings." Samuels is the director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her numerous publications include the book, "The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World." Download

Reading by B. H. Fairchild | September 29, 2015
The Whitworth Endowed Reader Series features poet B. H. Fairchild, who reads from his work. Fairchild has authored many collections of poetry, including "Usher," "Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest," and "The Art of the Lathe." He has won the National Book Critic's Circle Award, the California Book Award, the Kingsley Tuft Prize, the William Carlos Williams Prize, and he has been a finalist for the National Book Award. Download

Mountaineering Lecture by John Roskelley | September 25, 2015
World-renowned mountaineer John Roskelley presents a lecture, "From 'Annapurna' to 'Seven Summits': Literature's Influence on Me and on the Sport of Mountaineering." Download

Lindaman Chair Lecture by Anthony Clark | September 24, 2015
Whitworth Associate Professor of History and Lindaman Chair Anthony Clark, Ph.D., presents the Annual Lindaman Chair Lecture, "An Elusive Dream? Religious Freedom and the Reign of God." In his lecture, Clark explores Christian understandings of the reign of God in a world seemingly torn apart by sectarianism and religious difference. Download

Lecture by Carl E. Olson | September 21, 2015
Carl E. Olson presents a lecture, "God, Grace and Partaking in Divine Nature." Olson is a Catholic theologian, author, and editor of "Ignatius Insight" and "Catholic World Report." Download

Constitution Day Lecture by Kathryn Lee | September 17, 2015
Whitworth Professor of Political Science Kathryn Lee, Ph.D., presents the 2015 Constitution Day Lecture,"From Selma to Shelby County v. Holder: Voter Suppression in 21st-Century America." Lee is chair of the political science department at Whitworth and specializes in American politics. In spring 2015 she participated in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, in Selma, Ala. Download

Lecture by Colonel Kris Bauman | September 16, 2015
Colonel Kris Bauman, a former member of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's team, speaks on the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process. Bauman is an active duty U.S. Air Force officer serving as a Senior Military Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, in Washington, D.C. In 2013-14 he worked inside the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as the chief of staff for the senior advisor to the secretary of defense during the negotiations led by Secretary of State John Kerry. Download

Fall 2015 Convocation Address by Beck A. Taylor | September 9, 2015
Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor presents the convocation address, "Moving Forward When Going Back Sounds so Good." Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Communion & Commissioning Service (July 24) | July 24, 2015
Communion & Commissioning Service, featuring Andy Crouch Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 24) | July 24, 2015
Bible Hour, featuring Walter Brueggemann Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 23) | July 23, 2015
Evening Worship, featuring Anne Zaki Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 23) | July 23, 2015
Bible Hour, featuring Walter Brueggemann Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 23) | July 23, 2015
Convocation, featuring Andy Crouch Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 22) | July 22, 2015
Evening Worship, featuring Anne Zaki Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 22) | July 22, 2015
Convocation, featuring Andy Crouch Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 22) | July 22, 2015
Bible Hour, featuring Walter Brueggemann Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 21) | July 21, 2015
Evening Worship, featuring Anne Zaki Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 21) | July 21, 2015
Convocation, featuring Andy Crouch Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 21) | July 21, 2015
Bible Hour, featuring Walter Brueggemann Download

2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 20) | July 20, 2015
Evening Worship, featuring Anne Zaki Download