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Riverpoint campus hosts living voices production The Right to Dream
January 21, 2009

SPOKANE — The Riverpoint Campus Diversity Events Subcommittee at WSU Spokane will host a free public production by Living Voices entitled “The Right to Dream” 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 on the Riverpoint Campus in the Phase I Classroom Building room 122 at 668 North Riverpoint Blvd.

This is a production of the struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America. The Right to Dream recreates a young woman’s coming of age as an African American in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.

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Sleep research expert joins WWAMI Spokane faculty
December 17, 2008

SPOKANE – Jonathan Wisor has joined the research faculty of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at WSU Spokane. His appointment as an assistant professor is part of the growing focus on health sciences at the Spokane campus. He also holds an appointment with the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Wisor brings to WSU Spokane a strong research background in sleep, including work to increase the understanding of the neurobiological basis for sleep, biological rhythms and sleep disorders therapeutics. His expertise provides a natural connection between WWAMI Spokane … » More …

Moving into new College of Nursing
December 10, 2008

Two years after groundbreaking, the WSU College of Nursing recently moved into the new Nursing Building on the WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus.

 

The college’s 600 or so Spokane students will begin classes there in spring semester, and the building will be dedicated sometime in the spring.

 

The $34.6 million building first received a legislative appropriation during the 2003-05 biennium. The building’s 89,000 square feet house state-of-the-art distance learning classrooms to support the college’s statewide mission; a nursing practice laboratory; technology for patient simulation; computer and multimedia laboratories and classrooms; research team space for data analysis; and offices for college administration, support … » 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 …

Superintendent program receives statewide award
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN — A program to prepare leaders for the task of running school districts has won statewide recognition for WSU.

 

The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) will bestow its 2008 Program Award on WSU’s Superintendent Certification Program at the association’s Nov. 7 conference.

 

“This outstanding education program has had a dramatic influence on instructional leaders across the state,” said Michelle Price, a former participant in the program and now assistant superintendent of the Moses Lake School District.

 

 In her letter nominating the program for the award, she praised its collaborative nature “that allows for participants to … » More …

Experts offer multilevel bug defense
October 16, 2008

 


Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane)


 


By Robert Frank, WSU Today

 

Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my!

 

Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk!

 

‘Tis fall, and along with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, the autumn temperatures also can usher in a multitude of bugs and critters. These insects thrive in the surrounding fields, trees, soil and grass, … » More …

Donation expands book-swap options
September 9, 2008

A book exchange at the WSU Spokane library received a jump start with the donation of more than 200 works of fiction and nonfiction.

 

Faculty, staff and student readers are encouraged to swap and donate books on the “Leisure Reading” shelves at the Riverpoint Campus, said Bob Pringle, director of Riverpoint and nursing library services.

 

“There’s no requirement to return the books, but we encourage WSU staff to donate as many as they want and hopefully find books that interest them,” he said.

 

The Riverpoint library didn’t have resources to … » More …

Plan developed for Riverpoint Campus
March 28, 2008

SPOKANE – A collaborative approach to academic planning will expand opportunities in public higher education for Spokane, under a comprehensive academic plan developed this spring for the Riverpoint Campus.

The governing boards of Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University recently reviewed and approved the plan, which lays out both short-term and long-term collaborative initiatives. The plan focuses on four core areas reflecting the strengths and opportunities for programs already growing at Riverpoint: health and biomedical sciences and professions; interdisciplinary design; education; and community viability and economic development.

“This plan’s development grows out of our commitment to productive, collaborative planning and … » More …

Proposals requested for Pine St. property
March 28, 2008

SPOKANE – WSU has issued a request for proposals from developers for approximately 3.5 acres on the Riverpoint Campus, east of Pine Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard. The university will consider proposals for one or more 80-year maximum ground leases on four parcels.

Development proposals must address how the developer will plan, finance, develop, and operate mixed-use projects consistent with the Riverpoint Campus master plan, which will be updated this year, and consistent with the city’s University District Strategic Master Plan.

The deadline for receipt of proposal forms is April 17 at 2 p.m. PST. In a second phase, the university … » More …

Horizon Air CEO to speak at Power Breakfast
March 20, 2008

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast, sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Ameriprise Financial, in Spokane, Wash., on April 3. The breakfast will take place at The Davenport Hotel and will feature guest speaker Jeff Pinneo, president and CEO of Horizon Air.

Pinneo was appointed president and CEO of Horizon Air in January 2002. He served previously as vice president, Customer Services, a role in which he oversaw Horizon’s largest division, which included station operations, in-flight services, security, and food and beverage service. He has nearly 30 years of aviation experience, 25 of them with Horizon and … » More …