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Annual Plateau Conference planned
September 12, 2006

PULLMAN– The second Plateau Conference at Washington State University will be held at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Wednesday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 6. The 2006 conference, “The Palúus: Honoring a People and Their Land,” will emphasize the historical and contemporary issues of the Palúus people and their descendants.  According to Dr. Ron Pond, Umatilla/Palúus, former interim director of the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies, “This conference will inform participants about the Palúus people and pay tribute to the individuals who have preserved these traditions.”  The keynote speaker for the opening session will be Rebecca … » More …

Nanotechnology leaders convene in Vancouver
July 19, 2006

VANCOUVER – Hundreds of industry leaders, researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and tech transfer professionals will convene July 24-26 to discuss issues and opportunities inherent in commercializing small-tech innovation throughout our region.The 2006 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference (MNBC), co-presented by the Washington Technology Center and the Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, takes place at the Vancouver Hilton. Washington State University Vancouver will co-sponsor the vendor showcase at the conference with the Office of Research and Washington State University’s main campus located in Pullman. Presenters at the conference include three researchers from Washington State University. The purpose of the MNBC conference is to bring together industry leaders involved … » More …

Primary care conference to take place in Spokane
May 2, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. — A two-day conference designed for primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals will be held May 4-6 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in downtown Spokane. The conference is presented by the Inland NW Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program, and the Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center, Washington State University Extension.Primary Care Update is designed to provide the opportunity for health care professionals to participate in educational sessions and workshops designed with the primary care practitioner in mind. Attendees come from four Northwest states and Canada. For registration … » More …

WSU Vancouver to host P.A.C.E. Youth Conference
April 19, 2006

WSU Vancouver is hosting the P.A.C.E. (Pre-Employment And Career Exploration) Youth Conference from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Co-sponsored by the WSU Vancouver Center for Youth Workforce Preparation and the Educational Service District 112 Youth Workforce Programs, conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions, participate in group activities, meet with professionals and take home valuable resources.Eighteen sessions will be offered in two separate tracks, “Preparing for Summer Employment” and “Exploring Careers,” which include classes like: Be an Inventor; Be Prepared – Life in the Real World; Reverse Engineering; College 101; Forensics at Work; Food Handler’s License; The Art of Interviewing; Law … » More …

WSU to sponsor second annual technology summit
April 11, 2006

WSU will serve as a sponsor of the second annual Washington Technology Summit on Wednesday, April 28 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash.The summit is the state’s premier conference for technology networking and keeping on top of industry trends.Three general sessions will be offered including:•Supporting Technology Development in Our State; featuring Governor Christine Gregoire•Innovation & Research in Today’s Tech Economy; featuring Rick Rashid, Senior VP of Research for Microsoft•Technology Trends in the Press; featuring a panel including Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal; John Cook, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Tom Sowa, Spokesman-ReviewIn-depth industry tracks in aerospace, agriculture, software and renewable energy, as … » More …

Multi-species enterprise conference May 23-24
March 27, 2006

A conference focused on developing rural enterprises based on sustainable livestock and resource management strategies is scheduled May 23-24 at the Ritzville La Quinta Inn.Keynote speaker An Peischel of Tennessee State University will discuss goat management and livestock grazing behavior in relation to invasive vegetation management, creating niche markets and enterprise development.Producers Dave Billingsley and Chuck Perry of Country Natural Beef; Joel Huesby from Thundering Hooves; Craig Madsen with Healing Hooves; and Julie and Dave Dashiell from Hunter, Wash., will discuss marketing, sustainability and the holistic nature of their operations that include producing and marketing branded meat products, USDA-inspected mobile slaughter facilities, contract vegetation management … » More …

Three-day conference highlights leadership
March 9, 2006

The Western Region Campus Compact Consortium’s Ninth Annual Continuums of Service Conference titled “Engaging Leadership: New Visions, Voices and Models” will be held April 19-21 at the Bellevue DoubleTree Hotel.The conference is an opportunity for faculty and staff to hear from a variety of speakers, participate in skill-building workshops and network with nearly 500 colleagues from around the country.Keynote sessions include:-Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge and executive fellow of Santa Clara University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on Wednesday, April 19-Sharon Daloz Parks, author of Leadership Can Be Taught and Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World and associate director … » More …

Health conference slated for March 23-24 in Spokane
March 6, 2006

More than 250 health care professionals will attend the Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference March 23-24 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane.Celebrating its 19th year, the conference draws attendees from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and is the Northwest’s largest conference on rural health. It is presented in part by the Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center WSU Extension.“For almost two decades, the Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference has brought the latest and best information about rural health care in the form of speakers and workshops to attendees,” said Charlotte Hardt, conference chair. “But the greatest value is what happens … » More …

Registration opens for local human rights conference
March 2, 2006

Registration is now open for the second Idaho-Washington regional “Finding the Center” Human Rights Conference for the Inland Pacific Northwest March 24-26 at the University of Idaho and University Inn Best Western in Moscow.The conference is designed to provide new tools, techniques and skills for furthering the cause of human rights and dignity for all. It will bring to the area noted speakers and workshop leaders from throughout the country to share their special knowledge and insights.”Finding the Center” represents a unique collaboration by the City of Moscow, the University of Idaho, the City of Pullman, Washington State University, the Latah County Human Rights Task … » More …

WSU to host Northwest Latino/a conference
February 22, 2006

Washington State University will host “El Otro Norte: Raza, Race and Resistance in the Pacific Northwest,” an all-day conference on Latinos and Latinas in the Pacific Northwest, March 4 at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education building.A complete schedule of the conference events and locations can be found at http://www.josealamillo.com/latinonorthwest.htm.”The Latino/a population in the Pacific Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon and Idaho, has more than doubled in the last decade, growing faster in each state than any other racial/ethnic group,” said Jose Manuel Alamillo, WSU assistant professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies. “These growing population numbers, however, have not translated into greater political and economic … » More …