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Here are some upcoming Whitworth events I thought some of you might find interesting. The bottom two are definitely on my calendar!

Oct. 18:Whitworth Auxiliary's annual fall luncheon and bazaar, featuring a musical performance by Bonnie Robinson, wife of Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson. The event will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Spokane. Bazaar will open at 11 a.m. Lunch seating will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:30 p.m. $20 admission. For tickets, call(509) 928-8290.

Oct. 20:A lecture by Mark Braverman, a Jewish American psychologist and author devoted full-time to the Israel/Palestine conflict. He is co-founder and executive director of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Palestinian land rights and peaceful coexistence in historic Palestine. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Free admission. Call(509) 777-4263.

Nov. 8:A lecture, “What Does it Mean to Be the Church Today?” by Bishop Blase J. Cupich, head of the Spokane Catholic Diocese. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Free admission. Call(509) 777-3446.

Nov. 10:A lecture, “The Meaning of Matthew,” by Judy Shepard, whose son, Matthew, was a student at the University of Wyoming and was murdered for being homosexual. Judy and her husband founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which advocates for LGBT rights. She will speak at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. Free admission. Call (509) 777-4263.

Tracy Simmons

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Lecture of Strategic Communication at the University of Idaho.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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