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University students dine alongside their favorite Disney films

Theme house dedicates one dinner each month to Disney-inspired dishes.


Whitworth music building remodel underway

Whitworth University is adding 21,000 square feet of music practice and performance space as well as remodeling roughly 16,000 square feet of existing space. Donors are completely funding the $13.5 …


Gerry Gemmill leaves alma mater for opportunity at Spokane County

A split Spokane County Commission has chosen Gerry Gemmill as the next chief executive for the county. Friends and supporters say he’ll make good use of contacts and a perspective …


Whitworth community mourns passing of Sam Adams

The entire Whitworth University community mourns the passing of Sam Adams, a man who impacted the lives of an entire era of Pirate student-athletes. Adams passed away peacefully early Friday …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane County CEO job offered to Gerry Gemmill in split vote

Gerry Gemmill, who previously worked for Spokane County and the City of Spokane, is favored by two Spokane County commissioners to become the county’s next CEO.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 5:05 p.m.

Whitworth student’s battle with lupus helps her redefine beauty

The scars on her face force Katrina Bosma to consider beauty. They are faint and obscured by a layer of makeup. But they are symptoms of a lifelong disease that’s …


Whitworth’s Kyle Cosby bulks up quick for season

Kyle Cosby, senior offensive tackle for Whitworth, has entered the 2015 season as first-team All-Northwest Conference.


Whitworth professor makes music his lifelong pursuit

Brent Edstrom’s job description sounds exhausting: college professor, author, transcriber, composer, performer. “One of the things I always tell my students is that the music business requires an entrepreneurial spirit,” …


JT Phelan, now a Whitworth athlete, always prepared

JT Phelan grew up around sports, especially football and baseball. The son of two high school coaches, he also grew up with a sense of all the things that go …


Locally

College scene Whitworth University’s Dakota Kliamovich, of Liberty Lake, has been named to the Academic All-America track and field second team after finishing with a 4.0 GPA as a double …


Area roundup: Eastern hires Chris Victor as assistant men’s basketball coach

Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced …


More women see hunting as quality time with family

Increasing numbers of women are learning to shoot rifles and bows to enjoy hunting and the meat they can put on the table. The growing interest of women in blood …


Aaron Leetch, former Whitworth athletic director, killed in plane crash

A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including former Whitworth University Athletic Director …


Walter named Whitworth’s writer-in-residence

Spokane novelist Jess Walter has been named the Spring 2015 writer-in-residence at Whitworth University. As part of the program, the National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author …


McMorris Rodgers: Obama’s immigration actions defy his presidential power

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday called a Texas federal judge’s ruling halting President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration further proof a legislative fix is needed for the country’s …


Jon Schuh, George Lynn inducted into state softball coaches hall of fame

Jon Schuh of University and former Shadle Park coach George Lynn were inducted into the Washington State Coaches Association Softball Hall of Fame last weekend. Schuh, who coaches both fastpitch …


Ex-football coach sues Whitworth

Former Whitworth football coach John Tully is suing the university for age discrimination over his dismissal following the 2013 season. In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior …


Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign

A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs …


Matt Bray, Micheal Ramos point the way for Pirates soccer

Whitworth soccer players Matt Bray and Micheal Ramos have found their sweet spots, a big reason the Pirates are in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament. Before …


Cougars earn fourth-straight women’s NCAA soccer berth

For the fourth straight year – a first for the program – Washington State is sending its women’s soccer team to the NCAA Division I tournament.


Ryan’s song

When David Bowie, rock music’s original and most enduring chameleon, records a jazz song, the world notices. It’s not like he hasn’t gone there before. In 1984, he recorded the …


Christilaw: Valley grads integral to Whitworth’s success

You have to wonder where the Whitworth University football program would be without a heaping helping of Valley football talent. The Pirates are off to a 4-2 start under first-year …


Rice speaks to past actions, current world hot spots

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Spokane audience Thursday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn’t a mistake. “What we did I would do again,” she said …


Shawn Vestal: What lessons are colleges’ guest speakers teaching?

Last year, business students at Gonzaga University had a very experienced guest lecturer. This visiting instructor to GU’s wonderful study-abroad program in Florence brought oodles of “real-world experience” to the …


Burma Bike Foundation offers bamboo frames

A bamboo bicycle frame hanging in MonkeyBoy Bicycles displays the genesis of what two Whitworth University graduates envision as a product that’s custom-made in Myanmar. Jeff and Kristen Parker noticed …


Local universities screen students who traveled to Ebola-plagued countries

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola and believe there’s little risk on campus. The Centers …


Local college officials not worried about risk of Ebola on campus

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines for screening students traveling from West African countries because of the Ebola outbreak there. But …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago About 200 people attended the ceremonial laying of the cornerstone of the new Whitworth College building three miles north of the city limits. Whitworth …


Another big storm slams into region

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County on Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …


New captain on board: Sandberg brings bevy of players, coaches and philosophies to Pirates

Less than a month away from the first practice, new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg has 45 new recruits headed to north Spokane as he begins the process of …