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Upcoming Events

South Africa: Between the Shadow & the Light Art Exhibit: Opening reception & lecture
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 | 5 p.m.

“Between the Shadow and the Light” Art Exhibit
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Solveig Robinson Reading
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 | 7 p.m.

"Between the Shadow and the Light" Art Exhibit
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Leslie Barlow (Artist in Residence) exhibition: Lied Cowles gallery
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 | 10 a.m.

China on Film Series
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

Reflections on the Current Election Season
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 | 7 p.m.

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

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CNN Host and Author Fareed Zakaria to speak at Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum Oct. 11
Fareed Zakaria will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University’s fall President’s Leadership Forum, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30-9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Cost for this event is $60 per person or $600 for a corporate table (10 seats per table). Breakfast is included. Additional sponsor opportunities are still available. To learn more or to RSVP for this event, please visit

Whitworth to host annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry conference July 18-22
The 2016 Whitworth Institute of Ministry will welcome Brenda Salter McNeil, author and associate professor at Seattle Pacific University, and Mike and Sally Breen, a speaker/author duo, to its 41th conference, to be held July 18-22 at Whitworth University. The featured guests and other speakers will focus on the theme “For Such a Time as This: Christian Discipleship in the 21st Century,” and will offer participants five days of fellowship, worship and scriptural teaching.

Whitworth University Students Selected as Fulbright Finalists
Two Whitworth student applicants were selected as Fulbright Scholarship finalists for 2016-17. The university has a long-standing tradition of producing such finalists, with 33 students chosen since 2000. In 2009 and 2011, Whitworth was named a top producer of Fulbright finalists among master’s-level universities nationwide.

Community Leader and Alum Noel Castellanos to deliver keynote speech during Whitworth commencement ceremony on May 22
Noel Castellanos, ’82, founder of the Latino Leadership Foundation and President and CEO of the Christian Community Development Association, will give his address, “Buen Camino: Are you Ready for the Journey?,” at Whitworth University’s 126th undergraduate commencement.

Whitworth University Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members and Two Lifetime Members
The Whitworth University Board of Trustees is honored to welcome Andrew T. Erickson, ’84, Dr. David John Flesher, ’81, Alycia Gebbers, and the Rev. Gayle B. Parker, all of whom were elected during the board’s April meeting. Also during the meeting, Charles “Chuck” Boppell, ’65, and David Myers, ’64, were elected as board of trustee lifetime members.

Whitworth University to hold Distinguished Community Service Award Ceremony and Christian Leadership Panel on May 10
Whitworth University will present Richard G. Hadley, the president emeritus of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), with the Whitworth University Distinguished Community Service Award. Hadley will be honored for his decades of service to the Spokane community in a special event on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Following the ceremony, a panel will discuss leadership through a Christian worldview and the ways in which Hadley has exemplified Christian leadership. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor will lead the panel, which includes President Emeritus Bill Robinson, Professor of Leadership Studies Jack Burns, and Spokane County Commissioner and Whitworth alumna Shelly O’Quinn, ‘97. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4452.

The 46th Annual Whitworth Hawaiian Club Lu’au to be held April 30
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 46th annual lu’au, on Saturday, April 30. The Whitworth Fieldhouse will open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served immediately. Entertainment for the evening will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Wil Gafney presents Women’s History Month Lecture at Whitworth University on April 28
Whitworth’s Women’s and Gender Studies is honored to host the Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, for a Women’s History Month lecture, “Womanist Midrash: A Womanist Approach to Reading, Translating and Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4371.

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