Whitworth to celebrate 125 years

whitworth125Whitworth University will mark its 125th anniversary with several events Oct. 9-12 for the Whitworth and Spokane communities. The events will take place during Homecoming and Family Weekend, and will include the fall President’s Leadership Forum, campus tours, alumni and family gatherings on campus, a football game, the fall theatre production, an exhibit highlighting Whitworth’s 125-year history, and a free evening celebration downtown, according to a press release.

The President’s Leadership Forum, featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will be held Oct. 9, from noon-1:30 p.m., at the Spokane Convention Center. Cost for this event is $60 per person or $600 for a corporate table. Lunch is included.

Friday’s events will include an open house at Hardwick House for alumni and families from 12- 5 p.m., and a dessert reception for families of current students beginning at 6:30 p.m.The fall theatre production, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will be held on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Regular admission is $10.

A free celebration at the Spokane Convention Center will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The evening will feature remarks from Taylor, a look at Whitworth’s past, present and future, performances from Whitworth’s music ensembles, and a short film commissioned for the anniversary celebration.

The weekend will culminate with a community worship service on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse. The service will feature the Choral Reunion choir. The George F. Whitworth Medal, the university’s highest honor, will also be awarded.

To view a complete list of events and to register, visit http://www.whitworth.edu/125weekend.

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