Whitworth Forensics closes the 17-18 season in 4th place


The Whitworth University Forensics team closed its season at the International Public Debate Association National Tournament held on our campus, March 24-27.   In the yearlong sweepstakes for points earned all season, Whitworth took fourth place out of over 125 schools across the nation.  Whitworth finished ahead of national and regional rivals including…

Forensics team wins Oregon State tournament


The Arguing Bucs won the Oregon State University tournament in Corvallis, Oregon this past weekend.  The team finished ahead of regional rivals including Lewis & Clark College, Idaho State University, Pacific University and the University of Idaho. Sara Muscente ’19 won the Minette Phillips Overall Speaker award as the top…

Forensics team starts spring strong at Pacific University tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team brought home eight speech awards and 11 debate awardsthe Pacific University tournament January 26-28, 2018.  The team took 5th place overall out of 23 schools, defeating regional rivals including Pacific University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Willamette University. Tucker Wilson ’20 was recognized as…

Natsihi takes top honors in 2017 ASPA contest


Congratulations to Whitworth's yearbook, the Natsihi, on being named "Most Outstanding University Yearbook For 2017" in the American Scholastic Press Association Yearbook and Magazine Awards! The yearbook also placed first out of college and university yearbooks serving student bodies of 1701-2500 students. Natsihi is advised by Tad Wisenor, a Whitworth alum…

Whitworth Forensics takes 4th at Linfield College tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team brought home 13 speech awards and 13 debate awards from the Linfield College tournament in McMinnville, OR.  The Arguing Bucs took fourth place overall out of 32, finishing ahead of regional rivals including Oregon State University, Pacific University, Utah State University, and the University of Oregon. …

Comm Studies Student Work Published in Spokesman-Review


Communication major Kyla Parkins recently had her byline appear on the pages of the Spokesman-Review. Her profile article featuring Spokane's poet laureate Laura Read appeared in the Sunday, Nov. 12 edition of the newspaper. The article also appears on the S-R website, and can be read online.

Comm Studies students’ audio piece airs on public radio


The work of Comm Studies students Emily Goodell and Hayley O'Brien can be heard on Spokane Public Radio. The two students, along with classmate Hannah Brekke, reported on the resettlement of refugees in Spokane as part of a project for JMC 337 (Advanced Video & Audio Journalism). The finished audio…

Comm Studies senior Reylene Abbott delivers TedX Talk


Whitworth Communication Studies senior Reylene Abbott was invited to present a TedX talk at an event in Twin Falls, Idaho. She focused on how we can energize children to become active and enthusiastic participants in modern politics, not only to affect the issues most relevant to them, but to prepare…

Comm Studies students present at SIRC


Eight students from Whitworth's Communication Studies department presented at the 2017 Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference on April 22. Presentations included: "Exploring the Wall Between Bible and Baphomet: Media Coverage of Church-State Conflicts" by Elizabeth Jacobs "The Effect of Extroversion Levels on Desired Affection" by Madison Burke, Skyler Noble and Rachel Rogers "Free…
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