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Upcoming Events

Leslie Barlow (Artist in Residence) exhibition: Lied Cowles gallery
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 | 10 a.m.

LAST CHANCE: "Between the Shadow and the Light" Art Exhibit
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Genetic Engineering Symposium
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 | 7 p.m.

Leslie Barlow (Artist in Residence) Lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 | 6 p.m.

China on Film Series
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Banks - Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 | 11:45 a.m.

Jazz Clinic with Branford Marsalis
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 | 5:15 p.m.

Whitworth Jazz Ensemble with Branford Marsalis
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 | 8 p.m.

Campus Events Calendar


Author James A. Banks to give lecture on Diversity in America at Whitworth University Nov. 3
Whitworth University will welcome author and social studies specialist James A. Banks, Ph.D., to campus for an Inclusive University Classroom Lecture, “Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in a Global Age.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. Banks’ books will be available for sale during the evening, and a short book signing with Banks will follow his lecture. For more information, please call (509) 777-3583.

Renowned jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis to perform Nov. 5 with Whitworth Jazz Ensemble
Branford Marsalis, a celebrated jazz and classical musician, renowned three-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee, will hit Spokane Nov. 4 and 5 for a jazz clinic and concert. Marsalis will lead a free jazz clinic at Whitworth University on Nov. 4, and he will perform in concert Nov. 5 with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble directed by Dan Keberle at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in downtown Spokane.

Whitworth University presents Distinguished Leadership Awards to Outstanding Community Members
Whitworth University will present Distinguished Ministry Leadership Awards this fall on behalf of the Whitworth University Board of Trustees to Rev. Lorraine Stuart and Rev. Chester “Chet” Andrews for their decades of excellence in ministry. Stuart will receive her award on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Ore., and Andrews will be presented with his award on Thursday, Oct. 27, during The Gospel and Racism Conference at 7 p.m. in the HUB Crow’s Nest. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

Mumps Information
Mumps infection cases have been confirmed on Whitworth's campus. For updates, please visit Whitworth University is working closely with Spokane Regional Health District and is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well.

Hip-hop artist Olmeca to present a Latino Heritage Month lecture and performance at Whitworth University Oct. 13
Whitworth University is honored to host bilingual hip-hop artist and producer Olmeca for a Latino Heritage Month lecture, “Forced Migration and Cycles of Oppression.” The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building’s Multipurpose Room; at 8 p.m. Olmeca will give a performance in the same location. Admission to both events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4721.

Writer Peter Wehner presents lecture on the current election season at Whitworth University on Oct. 18
Whitworth University will welcome writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center Peter Wehner for a Speakers & Artists lecture, “Reflections on the Current Election Season.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building’s multipurpose room. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4424.

Whitworth University celebrates grand opening of $13.5 million Cowles Music Center
On Oct. 8, Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor will host a grand opening celebration for the university's new $13.5 million Cowles Music Center. The ceremony will feature student performances, a word from key campus leaders, and interactive self-guided tours of the renovated and significantly expanded facility, which more than doubles the previous space available for music education.

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.

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