Media Impact group set to depart for New York, DC


Ten Whitworth students have their bags packed for the 2017 Media Impact in the U.S. trip this month. The group will spend time first in New York City, then travel to Washington, D.C. Students will meet leaders in media-related organizations, and they will have the opportunity to learn about current…

Forensics places fifth at Linfield


The Whitworth University Forensics team did well at the Linfield College tournament in McMinnville, Oregon.  James Eccles ’17 and Lacey Sherman ’18 closed out the final round of debate to lead the way. The team brought home 10 speech awards and 12 debate awards.  The Arguing Bucs took fifth place…

“Philosoraptors” win Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl


Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won at the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday, November 12 at Pacific Lutheran University.  The team took first place among 10 universities from three states.  Whitworth defeated the University of Portland, Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University in the preliminary rounds, Washington…

Whitworth Forensics wins the East Texas Baptist University tournament


The Whitworth University forensics team won the top sweepstakes award at the East Texas Baptist University tournament in Marshall, TX this past weekend.  The Arguing Bucs defeated 14 other schools, including national rivals University of Arkansas-Monticello, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Stephen F. Austin University and Southern Methodist University. In the varsity…

Comm Studies courses for Jan 17, Spring 17


Jan Term 2017: SP 113: Interpersonal Communication (York) JMC 126H: Writing for Digital Media (Salkin) SP 210: Introduction to Public Speaking (Ingram, Doud) SP 398: Intercultural Communication (Vigil) SP 436: African American Preaching (Pyle) Spring 2017: SP 113: Interpersonal Communication (Benson, Bogarosh, Mikkelson, Pyle, York) JMC 125: Writing for Mass…

Forensics opens season at Lewis & Clark College


The Whitworth University forensics team opened its season at the Lewis & Clark College tournament this past weekend in Portland, Oregon, taking 3rd in the speech sweepstakes out of out of 16 schools from six states. The team defeated regional rivals including Pacific University, Humboldt State University, and Oregon State…

On the faculty bookshelf


Many Comm Studies faculty members have contributed to or published books. Some of the entries on our faculty bookshelf include... Journalism at the End of the American Century, 1965-Present Professor James McPherson (Praeger, 2006) McPherson captures the best and worst aspects of American journalism since 1965. The press has evolved…

Seeking conference assistant


The Department of Communication Studies seeks a part-time conference assistant to help with the program's two annual conferences: J-Day East (a high school media conference) and the Gordon Jackson Conference in Media Law and Ethics. This position is paid. Responsibilities include event logistics, speaker coordination and outreach, registration, event promotion…


Announcing the 2016 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist National Public Radio personality and longtime journalist Stephen Thompson will be the 2016 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist at Whitworth University. From NPR.org: Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener, fusses over…
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