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SBDC offers Profit Mastery Seminar
September 14, 2009

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 …

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 …

New art at WSU Spokane emphasizes personal reflection, exploration, and life
May 5, 2009

SPOKANE – WSU Spokane and the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) are excited to announce the newest installation to the State Art Collection. A sculpture titled “alive lively living for Ramona Hodges” by native Spokane artist, Jim Hodges, was installed on the lawn east of the Nursing Building located on the Riverpoint Campus.


The dedication ceremony is scheduled for May 7, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building Courtyard at 103 E Spokane Falls Blvd.


The Campus Arts Committee selected Hodges from a roster of state-approved artists. His connection with the city of Spokane along … » More …

Landscape students
April 29, 2009

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane will present “Powering the Palouse:  connecting people, products and ideas,” a symposium of seven presentations delivered by Landscape Architecture students 1:15-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, on the Riverpoint Campus in the Phase I Classroom Building in the Design Institute Gallery and room 148 at 668 N Riverpoint Blvd.


The presentations will explore the benefits of re-introducing passenger rail between Spokane and the Pullman/Moscow area in response to shifting global trends, particularly associated with energy, water and climate change. 


Featured presentations will include a look at the Palouse as a bioregion for the purposes of identifying which communities can … » More …

Girls catch up in prevalence of metabolic syndrome
April 6, 2009


SPOKANE – There appears to be an increased awareness of the need to get our nation’s youth moving and eating well—schools are taking a critical look at the meal options provided to students, and with the emergence of interactive exercise video games, game-loving teens don’t necessarily equal couch potatoes. So have things improved in recent years?

Yes and no, says Kenn Daratha, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing and the lead author on a paper, “Effects of Individual Components, Time, and Sex on Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents,” published in … » More …

Participate in master plan workshops for updates on campus plans
March 4, 2009

SPOKANE – The community is invited to participate in three master plan workshops in March, April and June for an update of the Riverpoint Campus plan. The planning process, led by WSU, includes representatives of Riverpoint Campus partners Eastern Washington University and Sirti.

Workshop schedule:

Tuesday, March 17, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint Campus Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20): Presentation of information showing a summary of the recently completed Downtown Spokane Plan, overview of current campus/neighborhood conditions, results of a 2008 space study to accommodate current health/biomedical sciences programs, and conceptual ideas for the buildout of campus to assist in the update of the master … » More …

MESA competition tests seventh grade scientists
March 3, 2009

SPOKANE — Approximately 50 young scientists will put their minds and creations to the test during the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) seventh grade science competition. The Spokane MESA seventh grade classes from both Chase Middle School and Glover Middle School will be represented from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Riverpoint Campus South Campus Facility Court, 412 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard.


Students will test their straw towers for design efficiency, their foil boats for capacity and their sail cars for distance. Students will test their science skills against their peers and compete for team gold, silver and bronze … » More …

MESA students use the brain to understand science
February 26, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU President Elson S. Floyd will welcome more than 65 Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Spokane-area eighth graders who will play judge for a day as they award top honors to the best student submission during the seventh annual Kids Judge! Academic Fair 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. March 12 at Ensminger Pavilion in Pullman.


A part of National Brain Awareness Week Campaign, Kids Judge! pairs senior level neurophysiology students with students in local communities to enhance scientific awareness and give the children an opportunity to act as exhibit critics.


This year’s event brings underrepresented (minority … » More …

Diabetes Initiative 2009 Spring Forum
February 19, 2009

SPOKANE – The focus for the spring forum is “Research Opportunities in Diabetes Management: Models to Increase Compliance and Decrease Cost” will be held from 9-3 p.m., Thursday, May 14.

The team of faculty and staff that make up the WSU Diabetes Initiative are dedicated to reducing the mortality and morbidity from diabetes.

The event is at the WSU Spokane Campus, room number to be announced. For more information and to RSVP to this event, contact Terri Rothwell at 358-7668 or email to:, no later than Friday, May 8.



Team approach breathes life into teaching
February 11, 2009

Faculty and students participate in an excercise

using a simulation manikin at WSU recently.

(Photo by Tara Cunningham, WSU Today intern)

SPOKANE – Collaboration is key when it comes to the human simulation manikins WSU health science students use at the Spokane Riverpoint Campus.


WSU nursing and pharmacy have teamed up with Gonzaga, Eastern Washington University dental and dental hygiene departments, Sacred Heart Medical, and Holy Family Hospital to receive the training opportunities provided by these simulators.


“By effectively collaborating with other medical partners and utilizing this revolutionary … » More …