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Gonzaga honored for civic engagement, community service

Gonzaga honored for civic engagement, community service

Gonzaga University has earned three prestigious awards for civic engagement and community service. The Seattle-based Raikes Foundation, the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Values at Florida State University, and the Corporation for National and Community Service – a federal agency – all honored Gonzaga, and particularly its Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) for exemplary mentoring, service and community engagement programs.

 

“These honors are especially meaningful as CCASL celebrates 20 years of providing Gonzaga students with formative service experiences while partnering with the community to help address critical needs,” said Judi Biggs Garbuio, vice president for student development. “The program has evolved to be a signature component of the Gonzaga experience for many students, and we know the impact on Spokane and other communities is considerable.”

WSU regents approve designs for University District Health Clinic in Spokane

WSU regents approve designs for University District Health Clinic in Spokane

The Spokane Teaching Health Center’s University District Health Clinic came closer to becoming a reality this morning with approval of schematic designs by the Washington State University Board of Regents.

 

STHC is a consortium of WSU, Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation.

 

The clinic will serve as the teaching health center for graduate medical education, or residencies, in Spokane and provide primary health care services to the community at low or no cost. Located on the WSU Spokane campus, the clinic will also provide inter-professional training for students on the Spokane campus.

 

Construction is expected to begin in early 2015.

Gonzaga nursing professor Deborah Smith earns national award for excellence

Gonzaga nursing professor Deborah Smith earns national award for excellence

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has honored Deborah Smith, senior lecturer in Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology, with its 2015 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. This prestigious annual award is given to one outstanding nurse practitioner in each state.

 

“I am so touched and grateful to represent the absolutely superb Nurse Practitioners in Washington. It has been such a daily joy to be part of this profession,” Smith said. She will be recognized for this achievement in June during the 2015 AANP National Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

 

Gonzaga senior wins 2015 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in U.K.

Gonzaga senior wins 2015 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in U.K.

Gonzaga University announced that Christopher Birmingham, a senior from Tacoma, Washington, has won a Marshall Scholarship; a prestigious and competitive award that enables future leaders to undertake advanced graduate study at universities in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham has focused his studies at Gonzaga on developing robots to help the disabled and the elderly. He has demonstrated his versatility as a student by maintaining a 3.9 grade-point average in the Gonzaga Honors Program, which emphasizes advanced study in the humanities and social sciences, and his major fields of study in engineering and computer science.

How Spokane Public Schools determine when to delay/close due to winter weather

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger details how the district deals with winter weather delays and school closures, and takes a look at the upcoming bond and levy.

Learn more at www.spokaneschools.org.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.