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Nursing Building at the Riverpoint campus to be dedicated
May 6, 2009

SPOKANE – The WSU College of Nursing Building that broke ground in late 2006 and welcomed its first class of students this past January will be dedicated at an invitation-only event at 5 p.m. on May 7.

 

The dedication will feature remarks by Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown; Rich Hadley, President and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated; WSU President Elson S. Floyd; WSU College of Nursing Dean Patricia Butterfield; and Brian Pitcher, Chancellor of WSU Spokane and vice-provost for WSU Health Sciences systemwide. WSU Board of Regents chair Francois Forgette will present a proclamation on behalf of … » More …

Nursing grant to provide more clinical experience
February 5, 2009

SPOKANE — WSU nursing students will gain more clinical experience in rural settings and help meet critical health care needs thanks to a $31,000 grant awarded by the Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF). The grant will be used to support a pilot project to fund a clinical instructor who will supervise WSU undergraduate nursing students at Sunnyside Community Hospital (SCH) in Yakima Valley.

 

“The Community Foundation is pleased to partner with WSU in this effort,” said John Colgan, foundation president. “Providing support for health care delivery throughout Yakima County is a priority.”

 


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Bindler continues fight against childhood obesity
January 14, 2009

SPOKANE — Ruth Bindler, professor for the College of Nursing at WSU, will now have additional time to focus on her research on childhood obesity thanks to the receipt of WSU’s Cougar Gold Scholar Award. The new award program, established by the Office of the Provost, gives leading scholars the opportunity for extended and concentrated scholarly work over a period of three academic years.

“The activities Dr. Bindler has proposed will foster the development of a multidisciplinary approach to treating and preventing adolescent obesity,” said John Roll, associate dean for research for the College of Nursing.

Bindler will … » More …

College of Nursing moving to Riverpoint
November 14, 2008

SPOKANE – Two years after a groundbreaking attended by hundreds of community leaders, students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the WSU College of Nursing will move into the new Nursing Building on the Riverpoint Campus.

The Clinical Simulation and Performance Lab will move over the weekend, followed by about 200 faculty and staff who will move during the week of Nov. 17-21.

The college’s Spokane students, who number approximately 600, will continue to attend classes at the Magnuson Building until their last final exams on Dec. 17.  Beginning spring semester 2009, all students and classes will be at the Riverpoint Campus, and the building … » More …

Two veterans to speak at WSU Tri-Cities
November 13, 2007

RICHLAND – Two veterans will talk about their experiences in the military at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the West Building Atrium, 2710 University Drive in the WSU Tri-Cities campus.

The event is sponsored by the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities. Admission is free and open to the public.

The veterans who will be speaking are:

— Capt. John A. Butterfield, U.S. Navy. He spent more than 30 years as a naval aviator, with service during the Cold War, Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, and during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. He was the commanding officer for Naval Air Stations in Greece and … » More …

MBA cheating documented, countered
October 27, 2006

According to a national study, the primary reason master’s of business administration (MBA) graduate students are cheating is peer influence.  Ken Butterfield, WSU associate professor of management and operations, conducted a benchmark study on ethics and cheating with colleagues from Rutgers University and Penn State. Their research concluded that 56 percent of graduate business students admitted to cheating one or more times during an academic year. The team surveyed more than 5,000 business and nonbusiness graduate students from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada during the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 academic years.When students see their peers cheating, the behavior may be viewed as … » More …