Congratulations Class of 2019!


What an amazing group of students we are watching graduate this year. Thank you for blessing our department with your heart, your wit and your stories. All God's best to you in your next chapter. And remember, stay in touch!

Whitworth takes third at national debate tournament


The Whitworth University Forensics team closed its season at the International Public Debate Association National Tournament held at LSU-Shreveport on April 14-16, 2019.   At the national tournament, Whitworth took third out of 40 schools from 13 states and the United Kingdom.  Whitworth finished ahead of national and regional rivals including Colorado Christian…

Arguing Bucs take third at Arkansas Tech University


The Arguing Bucs competed well at the Arkansas Tech University tournament the weekend of February 23rd -24th in Russellville, AR.  The team took third place out of 11 schools in the debate competition and finished ahead of national rivals including the University of Arkansas-Monticello, University of North Texas and the…

The Philosoraptors win national Ethics Bowl tournament!


Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019. The bowl was held at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Baltimore, MD.      This is the team's third national title in the past…

Arguing Bucs do well at Western Washington University


The Arguing Bucs competed well at the Western Washington University tournament this past weekend in Bellingham, WA. The team took third place out of 12 schools in the speech competition. (The overall tournament results combining speech and debate are still being calculated - we will likely be third of 25…

The Arguing Bucs do it again at Linfield!


The Arguing Bucs took second place out of 30 schools at the 88th annual Mahaffey tournament at Linfield College this past weekend. The team brought home 20 speech awards and nine debate awards. The team finished ahead of regional rivals including Gonzaga University, Idaho State University, Lewis & Clark College,…

Whitworth wins the 2018 Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl!


Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Pacific Lutheran University.  The team took first place among ten universities from three states. Whitworth defeated Washington State University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University and beat Seattle University in the final round.  Other teams attending the…
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