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Japan’s tsunami topic of lecture at Whitworth

Physicist Rich Wolfson, a physics professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, will present the 2012 Science and Society Lecture, “Nuclear Energy: An Environmentalist’s Perspective,” on Monday in the Robinson Teaching …


Sax player, concerto shine in Whitworth performance

If the mention of a university wind band concert brings to your mind the image of students struggling with their spit valves and slogging through “Oh, Danny Boy” and “Air …


Students sample science careers while researching disease

Could the clues to unraveling celiac disease be found in a shovelful of Palouse dirt? A group of North Central High School students will attempt to find out this summer …


NCAAs for Whits, who hope to host game

Whitworth played one of its cleanest games of the season Saturay night. The Pirates turned it over just seven times in a 86-71 victory over Puget Sound in the Northwest …


Whitworth players, fans gear up for postseason

Wade Gebbers has seen it before: The Whitworth men’s basketball team is peaking at the right time, and so are its fans. “It’s exciting to play at home, and the …


Education Notebook: Mead staging classic comedy

The Mead High School theater department will perform the classic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” in the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre, beginning next Thursday at 7 …


Book Notes: Whitworth to host Will presentation

Mark your calendars. Whitworth University is bringing noted political commentator and author George F. Will to Spokane in October. But you’ll need to set your alarm clock. Will’s presentation will …


Whitworth football great Long dies

Doug Long, one of the top football players in Whitworth history and the most recent Pirate to play regularly in the NFL, died Saturday after a 2 1/2-year battle with …


Getting There: City faces slippery, uphill battle

In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Spokane City Hall sent out an email Friday about parking on residential streets and arterials. “The city’s Street Department needs your help,” it …


Whitworth students inspiring others to pursue college

Many high school kids dream of college, but not all students know how to get there – or whether it’s even a possibility for them. Four Whitworth University students decided …


Art class teaches creativity with community in mind

On a gray December morning, splashes of color warmed and brightened the Lied Art Center at Whitworth University. The color came in the form of rugs crafted by students in …


Graduate who sought Obama speech thrives at Whitworth

The Bridgeport High School graduate spent last spring in the spotlight when her senior class earned national attention as one of three finalists vying to have President Barack Obama as …


Eighth-ranked Whitworth falls to No. 16 Wisconsin-Whitewater

SAN ANTONIO – Chris Davis scored 22 points and 16th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater shot 71 percent from the field in the second half to top No. 8 Whitworth 76-61 on Wednesday at …


Whits win on Lasisi’s late basket

Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak. But with 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Northwestern …


Whitworth’s 41-game home winning streak ends

It was never going to last forever. But few of those on hand Saturday night for Whitworth University’s nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Montana Tech expected the Pirates’ 41-game …


Whitworth men kick into gear during second half

Whitworth University’s first-half performance against Northwest Conference rival George Fox didn’t seem all that bad Saturday night. Unless one compared it to the way the eighth-ranked Pirates played in the …


Gebbers scores 25 as Whitworth pounds Washington University

Whitworth University has had plenty of chances in the past five years to measure its NCAA Division III men’s basketball program against the best in the country. It got another …


This tale has a familial feel to it

Among the hazards of being in the storytelling business is the inevitable feeling that you’re telling one that you’ve told before. But this time, it’s more than a feeling.


Whitworth suffers emotional setback

The Whitworth Pirates, who had already suffered through three close losses, endured their most painful defeat of the season Saturday. Just when it appeared the Pirates had forced overtime with …


Book Notes: Auntie’s hosting Sedaris visit Dec. 1

David Sedaris, the best-selling writer and humorist, will return to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, on Dec. 1. The exact time and other details are still being worked out (although …


Pirates fail to hold off Menlo at Pine Bowl

Frustration, Part III. Whitworth added to its growing list of losing winnable football games, coming up short in the trenches and falling to Menlo 24-17 in front of 1,405 Saturday …


Whitworth freshmen quarterback impressive in win

Bryan Peterson and Zac Hill aren’t making it easy on head coach John Tully to name a starting quarterback, which is probably an encouraging sign for the Whitworth Pirates. Both …


Whitworth drops opener on last-gasp field goal

ORANGE, Calif. – The Whitworth University football team didn’t start the 2011 season the way it hoped it would. After taking a 14-10 first-half lead, the Pirates’ offense stalled in …


Area roundup: WSU, Eastern release men’s basketball schedules

Washington State and Eastern Washington revealed their complete men’s basketball schedules on Wednesday and both include several games against 2011 postseason tournament participants. WSU will play 12 games in Pullman, …


In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach …


Shawn Vestal: Student, civil rights leaders revisit South’s battlegrounds

When Benjameen “JaJa” Quarless rode into Greensboro, N.C., on a bus Monday, he was traveling in the shadow of 1961. Quarless, a junior at Whitworth University, is part of a …


Sunday Locals: Gray, Vandersloot receive honors at Gonzaga

A pair of basketball standouts and two soccer players picked up individual honors at the Gonzaga Senior Student-Athlete Awards Social that recognized 66 seniors. Basketball players Steven Gray and Courtney …


This gifted professor practices what she preaches

Margo Long, 65, founded the Center for Gifted Education and Professional Development at Whitworth University 36 years ago. She’s retiring this month as director of the center, but Long will …


Book Notes: Pulitzer-winning Stiles lands at Whitworth

A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer will discuss his acclaimed “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” at Whitworth University at 7 p.m. Thursday. T.J. Stiles achieved a double feat …


Spokane vortex goes viral with ‘Friday’ song

We used to call it the Spokane vortex – the way this town sprouts connections to major worldwide stories. Now the Spokane vortex has entered the viral age: The song …