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The Yule Ball

  • 12/2/2016 7:30 p.m.
A magical Yuletide celebration with Swing and Ballroom Dance Club and Westminster Round featuring live music from Jazz 2. There will be a beginners lesson for swing and waltz at 7:30 followed by the dance at 8:30. Other festivities include Christmas cookies, a photo booth, readings courtesy of Westminster Round, and much more!
Hixson Union Building (HUB) Multipurpose Room
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Eugene Bell, (509) 777-2218 or ebell18@my.whitworth.edu

Light the Way

  • 12/5/2016 4:00 p.m.
Light the Way is the annual celebration of faculty and staff, both current and retired, who go above and beyond their work and make a financial gift in support of the Whitworth mission. Each individual luminaria along the Hello Walk represents a past or present employee who made a gift this year.
Hello Walk Loop
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Kelsey Bumgarner, (509) 777-4605 or kbumgarner@whitworth.edu

Faculty Scholarship Forum

  • 9/19/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 10/3/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 10/6/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 10/20/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 11/7/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 11/17/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 12/12/2016 11:45 a.m.
  • 2/9/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 2/20/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 3/2/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 3/9/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 4/24/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 4/27/2017 11:45 a.m.
  • 5/1/2017 11:45 a.m.
The Faculty Scholarship Forum exists to provide grassroots support for faculty scholarship, serve as a forum for presentation of research, grant an opportunity to educate colleagues and receive feedback regarding research, and be a place for friendships to begin and flourish.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) Crow's Nest
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Anita Lewis, (509) 777-3270 or anitalewis@whitworth.edu

Honors Luncheon

  • 2/8/2017 11:00 a.m.
Lunch for honors students or those interested.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) MPR
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Susanna Childress Reading

  • 4/6/2017 7:00 p.m.
Susanna Childress’ first book, Jagged with Love, was selected by Billy Collins for the 2005 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her second book, Entering the House of Awe, was published in the Green Rose Series from New Issues Press and won the 2012 Society of Midland Authors Award. In 2015, Sherman Alexie selected one of her poems for The Best American Poetry series. She is an associate poetry editor at 32 Poems, writes short fiction and creative nonfiction, and comprises half of the music group Ordinary Neighbors, whose full-length album, The Necessary Dark, draws on her writing. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Hope College.
Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Main room
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

WhitTED

  • 5/3/2017 6:30 p.m.
In HN 400 WhitTED, student work is transformed into presentations worth sharing. These presentations will be showcased for the campus and community to spread the word about the excellent research and projects our students produce every year. Course goals include the following: -To teach the principles, the rhetoric, and the practices of multi-modal or visual presentation. -To offer students the opportunity to develop and to present their own visual presentation or TED talk based upon their own research or creative project. -To facilitate interaction between students and faculty through reflective and integrative learning. -To showcase the amazing work honors students are doing.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) Crow's Nest
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Writing Awards

  • 5/4/2017 4:00 p.m.
Join the English Department and the University Writing Program as we honor quality student writing through the Annual Writing Awards.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) ABC
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

BBQ and Book Sale

  • 5/12/2017 11:30 a.m.
The annual English Department BBQ and Book Sale to benefit the courtyard shared by Westminster and Lied Center for the Visual Arts.
Westminster Hall Courtyard between Westminster and Lied
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Script Reading

  • 5/12/2017 4:00 p.m.
Students will read their entries in Script, a Whitworth University literary publication.
Westminster Hall Courtyard between Westminster and Lied
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

English Department Senior Breakfast

  • 5/20/2017 9:30 a.m.
Annual breakfast for families of graduating seniors and faculty
Hixson Union Building (HUB) MPR
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Karly Rasmussen, (509) 777-3253 or krasmussen@whitworth.edu

Community Building Day 2017

  • 9/20/2017 8:00 a.m.
Community Building Day is an opportunity for Whitworth faculty, staff, and students to engage in meaningful community service activities throughout Spokane County. Participants return to campus for lunch in the dining hall, entertainment, and guest speakers.
Hawthorne Hall Parking Lot
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Brooke Watts, (509) 777-4566 or bwatts@whitworth.edu