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Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter

wsu design team and homeless shelter
WSU homeless shelter design team

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Architecture and Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU architecture student team has designed a shelter that they hope might someday improve the lives of homeless people. » More …

WSU scientists collaborate on ‘gene therapy in a box’

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane researchers have collaborated on a tabletop device that can genetically manipulate blood to treat cancer, HIV and other diseases without expensive processing facilities.  » More …

Students spearhead sustainable village plan

Hillyard village plan




SPOKANE, Wash. – The concept of an experimental, self-sustaining community in the Hillyard neighborhood has been approved by the city and its department of health, and citizens have volunteered to live there for a five-year trial.


Washington State University landscape architecture students led by associate professor Bob Scarfo spearheaded planning for the village during the spring, and the project team is working to purchase land.


The Hillyard Village Project emulates New Mexico architect Mike Reynolds’ world-renowned work with “earthships” – environment- and people-friendly sustainable community living concepts.

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Spokane employees honored for superior service


SPOKANE – Two employees recently received 2009 Employee Excellence Awards in recognition for their superior service to WSU Spokane, the university and the community.

Joanna Moznette, program coordinator for MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) and Patti  Petersen, principal assistant for the Office of Research and Office of Finance and Operations, were selected by their peers for the Civil Service Staff Excellence Award and the Administrative Professional Staff Excellence Award, respectively.

Moznette, who has been with WSU Spokane for nine years, was described by her nominators as the heartbeat of the MESA office. She is well known … » More …

SBDC offers Profit Mastery Seminar

SPOKANE – WSU’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a Profit Mastery Seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 1.


The seminar will be at the Spokane SBDC in the Sirti building at 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201. The cost is $395 which includes a detailed manual, profit wheel and the case studies used in class. A discount is available for multiple registrations from the same company. Register online at or contact Cindy Doyl, or call 509-358-7890.

This seminar will offer practical tools for control, survival and the success of your … » More …