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Featured Events/Speakers & Artists Series Events

Whitworth Student Symposium Lecture
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Whitworth Student Symposium is a lecture series featuring the independent scholarly research of Whitworth students. (Additional lectures will take place Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and March 9).

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Brennan Neal at 509.777.1666 or bneal16@my.whitworth.edu

Gala Bent: "Everything Seems to be Coming Together" -- Art Exhibit in the Bryan Oliver Gallery
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Additional Dates

This exhibition is a selection from recent bodies of work by Gala Bent, along with a group of new pieces that continue to explore the harmonies and dissonances that make the shape of the world around us. These paintings, drawings and objects seek to reflect the inevitable strain that forms when the systems that we inherit and create meet with resistance. Some glory in that messy place while others attempt to make new structures to hold tension in balance. The gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and 10am-2pm on Saturday. The exhibition runs from February 9 to April 1, 2016.

Location: Lied Center for the Visual Arts Bryan Oliver Gallery (Rm 201)

If you have any questions contact Stacey Moo at 509.777.3258 or smoo@whitworth.edu

Greg Wolfe Lecture & Discussion
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Gregory Wolfe has been called “one of the most incisive and persuasive voices of our generation” (Ron Hansen). He has been a pioneer in the resurgence of interest in the relationship between art and religion—a resurgence that has had widespread impact both on religious communities and the public square. As an advocate for and exemplar of the tradition of Christian Humanism, Wolfe has established a reputation as an independent, non-ideological thinker—part gadfly, part peacemaker. Wolfe is the founder and editor of Image Journal and has served as Writer-in-Residence at Seattle Pacific University since 2000. His books include Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age (ISI Books, 2011), Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery (Square Halo, 2003).

Location: Lied Center for the Visual Arts 102

If you have any questions contact Annie Stillar at 509.777.3253 or astillar@whitworth.edu

Gospel Explosion
  • Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Whitworth University coordially invites you to the 18th Year of the "Gospel Explosion!" We are expecting a full house! Our theme this year is: I Gotta Praise, I Gotta Praise And I Gotta Let It Out, I Gotta Praise! There will be local choirs, praise teams, student participation as well. We are excited for this upcoming event. Mark your calendars. This event is free to the public but a free will offering for the support of the Exceptional Gospel Choir who is helping to host. So, come on out, and get your praise on!!!

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel Chapel

If you have any questions contact Stephy Nobles-Beans at 509.777.4568 or sbeans@whitworth.edu

SOE Temple Grandin Institute
  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.

Temple Grandin is the featured speaker at Whitworth’s Gifted Education Institute on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University, with additional presentations from faculty from the Whitworth Special Education Department. This institute highlights the role that educators can take to encourage “2e” or “twice-exceptional” students: learners who are cognitively advanced, yet whose talents may be overlooked due to a disability (often ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder). Strategies and practices will be provided to address the range of diverse academic and emotional needs of such students. For more information, please visit the Whitworth Gifted Education Institute page. Registration fee is $125 (please reserve tickets at www.whitworth.edu/giftedinstituteregistration); Whitworth faculty, staff and students may attend Grandin’s key-note speech for free. Register at templegrandin-whitworth.eventbrite.com.

Location: Cowles Auditorium AUD  |  Fee: $125

If you have any questions contact Sharon Page at 509.777.3226 or spage@whitworth.edu

Temple Grandin "Understanding Animal Behavior"
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Temple Grandin, an expert on animal behavior, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m.-noon in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. 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 will draw from her years of research and her own experience with autism to provide insights into how animals think, act and feel. Admission is $20; please reserve tickets at www.whitworth.edu/communityevent.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 107  |  Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact Sharon Page at 509.777.3226 or spage@whitworth.edu

Leonard Oakland Film Festival Film #1: EMILY
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Make plans to join us for the eighth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival on Feb. 20-22, 2016. On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 7 p.m., alumni filmmakers Ryan Graves, ’11, and Kelly McCrillis, ’09, will be joining us to show their new feature-length film EMILY. Film No. 1: EMILY (2015) Nathan and Emily are a young married couple living in Portland, Ore. Their daily struggles are typical for twentysomethings: career anxieties, finding time for friends, being there for family. As a couple they've done well to help each other out. When Nathan suffers a devastating crisis of faith, their once contented marriage collapses. He struggles desperately to find himself and remain the husband Emily married, cared for, and loved. Meanwhile, Emily's own faith is challenged as she's forced to question what it means to stay true to her husband. They both know that the marriage must change. But into what?

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Michelle Drennen at 509.777.3449 or iaevents@whitworth.edu

Leonard Oakland Film Festival Film #2: Ida
  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Make plans to join us for the eighth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival on Feb. 20-22, 2016. On Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, we will be showing Ida. Film No. 2: Ida (2013) Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Michelle Drennen at 509.777.3449 or iaevents@whitworth.edu

Leonard Oakland Film Festival Film #3: Fight Club
  • Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Make plans to join us for the eighth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival on Feb. 20-22, 2016. On Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, Matthew Rindge, professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, will be speaking to his second book, Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream, due to appear in April 2016, and introducing the final film, Fight Club, which is featured in the book. At GU he teaches “Bible and Film,” “Bible and Ethics,” and “Life and Teachings of Jesus.” Film No. 3: Fight Club (1999) An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Michelle Drennen at 509.777.3449 or iaevents@whitworth.edu

Gala Bent: "Everything Seems to be Coming Together" -- Art Exhibit in the Bryan Oliver Gallery
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Additional Dates

This exhibition is a selection from recent bodies of work by Gala Bent, along with a group of new pieces that continue to explore the harmonies and dissonances that make the shape of the world around us. These paintings, drawings and objects seek to reflect the inevitable strain that forms when the systems that we inherit and create meet with resistance. Some glory in that messy place while others attempt to make new structures to hold tension in balance. The gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and 10am-2pm on Saturday. The exhibition runs from February 9 to April 1, 2016.

Location: Lied Center for the Visual Arts Bryan Oliver Gallery (Rm 201)

If you have any questions contact Stacey Moo at 509.777.3258 or smoo@whitworth.edu

"Enchanted April" the Whitworth Theatre Spring Production
  • Friday, March 4, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.



Location: Cowles Auditorium AUD, Cowles Auditorium Stage II  |  Fee: $10

If you have any questions contact Kim Dawson at 509.777.3707 or kdawson@whitworth.edu

Sarah Bessey - Lecture & Discussion
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

Women's & Gender Studies welcomes Sarah Bessey, an author, award-winning blogger, and speaker. Her first book Jesus Feminist: An Invitation To Revisit The Bible’s View Of Women (Howard Books, 2013) is a critically acclaimed work that is written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation. She will discuss how one can reconcile being both an Evangelical Christian and an ardent feminist.

Location: HUB MPR

If you have any questions contact Annie Stillar at 509.777.3253 or astillar@whitworth.edu

English Endowed Reading w/ Amy Leach
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Amy 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. Things That Are is her first book.

Location: HUB MPR

If you have any questions contact Annie Stillar at 509.777.3253 or astillar@whitworth.edu

Mr. Darwin's Tree Performance
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

A one-man performance by award-winning playwright, Murray Watts, depicting Charles Darwin's extraordinary life from the Beagle voyage to the world-shattering publication of the Origin of the Species. Faith, science and doubt meet in this exploratory insight. Actor Andrew Harrison flows seamlessly through an impressive and diverse range of characters. Post-show discussion will follow.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT

If you have any questions contact Gretchen Scott at 509.777.4424 or gscott@whitworth.edu

Women's History Month Lecture, "Womanist Midrash: A Womanist Approach to Reading, Translating and Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures"
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. She is an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth. A former member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, she has co-taught courses with and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary in Wyncote, PA.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions contact Annie Stillar at 509.777.3253 or astillar@whitworth.edu