The Arguing Bucs win the Western Washington University tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team made history by winning the Western Washington University online tournament on January 22-24, 2021. Each year the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) designates three regional tournaments, and combines sweepstakes points for regional championships.  It is the first time the Arguing Bucs have won two of the three Northwest Forensics Conference designated…

Forensics team wins the Pacific University Tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team won the Pacific University online tournament on October 24 and 25, 2020.  The team defeated 17 schools from 11 states in combined speech and debate, including regional and national rivals including Arizona State University, Lewis & Clark College, Mississippi State University, the University of Alaska and Weber…

Top paper honors at AEJMC


Comm Studies professor Dr. Erica Salkin and recent Whitworth graduate Colin Messke received the Laurence R. Campbell Research Award from the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for their paper "Opting In: Free Expression Statements at Private Universities and Colleges in the U.S."…

Whitworth Forensics takes first in Louisiana tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team won the Bossier-Parrish Community College Tournament, held February 14-16, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The team won the speech tournament against 12 schools and took third place in the debate tournament. This led the Arguing Bucs to an overall first place standing in the tournament sweepstakes…

Arguing Bucs take second at Linfield


The Whitworth University Forensics Team competed well at the Linfield College tournament in McMinnville, Oregon this past weekend.  The Arguing Bucs took second place out of 29 schools from six states including Carroll College, Linfield College, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho and the University of Oregon. The team…

Arguing Bucs start 2019-20 season strong at Lewis & Clark


The Whitworth University Forensics team started the season with a bang at the Lewis & Clark tournament this weekend in Portland, Oregon.  The Arguing Bucs brought home 20 speech awards and eight debate awards.  The team took second place overall out of 28 schools from six states in combined speech and…

Visiting Journalist Karama Horne


The Department of Communication Studies is excited to announce that freelance journalist and SyFy Wire contributing editor Karama Horne will visit Whitworth this fall as the 2019 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist. Horne will deliver her lecture, The Daily Planet: Geek Journalism in the Age of Streaming Media on Tuesday, October…

2018 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist: Jeff Cable


He started his career in marketing, but photography was his passion. Now, Jeff Cable travels the world to capture its visual stories, including the sidelines of the last six Olympic Games. He'll bring the stories of his journey and his favorite images to Whitworth this fall as the 2018 Flora…
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