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BRIEF: Whitworth affirms, expands Presbyterian partnerships

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees this month adopted a statement that affirms and expands Whitworth’s relationship with the Presbyterian Church and elevates the university’s theological identities, according to a press release.

The statement is the culmination of a yearlong inquiry a board-appointed Task Force on Denominational Relationships conducted in anticipation of the June 2013 expiration of the university’s current covenant agreement with the Synod of Alaska-Northwest and the concurrent cessation of the synod’s functions.

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BRIEF: Whitworth’s Heritage Month to explore African-American cultural experience

Each February, Whitworth University  commemorates its founding, on Feb. 20, 1890, with a month-long celebration. Heritage Month 2013 will kick off Feb. 7, with the Founder’s Day Convocation, when students, faculty and staff gather to bring Whitworth’s history to life and dedicate themselves to building upon that legacy in the coming year.

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BRIEF: Whitworth Christmas Festival concerts begin Dec. 1

The 2012 Whitworth University Christmas Festival concerts, “Laud to the Nativity,” kicks off Dec. 1 and will feature more than 120 student performers, including members of the Whitworth Choir, the Whitworth Women’s Choir, the Whitworth Men’s Chorus and the Whitworth Chamber Singers, as well as student instrumentalists and narrators.

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Whitworth speaker to discuss “Virtues of the Mind”

Jason Baehr, an associate professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, will deliver a lecture at Whitworth University next week on the virtues of the mind and why they matter.

He's an expert in the field of virtue theory and author of "The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology."

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