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EWU announces new college

EWU announces new college

Eastern Washington University announced a new college Monday. The College of Health Science & Public Health is set to open at the Riverpoint Campus in time for the 2014-15 school year.


“Eastern Washington University has a long tradition of excellence in the health sciences in downtown Spokane,” said EWU President Rodolfo Arévalo. “This new college will elevate our current programs, initiate research in critical health arenas, promote the development of additional health-related fields of study and expand degree options.”

Gonzaga sues Daiquiri Factory owner for copyright infringement

Gonzaga sues Daiquiri Factory owner for copyright infringement

Gonzaga University has filed suit against Jamie Pendleton, the owner of Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory, for using Spike, the Gonzaga Bulldogs mascot, and Gonzaga University's trademarks to promote his business.

A suit was filed Tuesday on behalf of the Corporation of Gonzaga University against Pendleton Enterprises, LLC, Pendleton Broadcasting, Inc. and Jamie Pendleton. The suit claims that Pendleton has been using Gonzaga University's trademarks -- including Spike -- to promote his businesses.

A nine-page addendum to the suit is filled with pictures of a person dressed as Spike, wearing a Gonzaga University sweatshirt with a bulldog head and paws, in various scenes either acting as a DJ for 104.5 JAMZ, standing in front of the establishment, holding a bottle of Fireball liquor inside the bar or holding a glass next to a beverage machine with a stenciled name on its face that reads "Bulldog Lemonade."

WSU looking for breast cancer survivors for study

WSU looking for breast cancer survivors for study

From WSU News:


A university research student is looking for breast cancer survivors for a 12-week study.

 

Dr. Redinger's SPS April Progress Report

In her April Progress Report, Spokane Public School Superintendent, Dr. Shelley Redinger, explains what a portfolio school district is, and talks about how SPS is expanding learning options for families.

Our Kids are Our Business

Our Kids are Our Business

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Eight years ago the Spokane community decided enough was enough!  It was rocked to the core by the horrific death of little Summer Phelps and was jarred into taking a stand for children.

KXLY has joined with 34 other businesses and individuals (Spo-Can Council) for the month-long initiative "Our Kids Our Business". The focus is on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The council holds regular meetings, and next week will hold it's annual luncheon.  

Orientation meeting for families interested in SPRINT

Orientation meeting for families interested in SPRINT

From Spokane Public Schools:


Interested families are invited to learn more about one of Spokane Public Schools’ alternative learning options, the SPRINT program.

Spokane schools could see longer days as soon as this fall

Spokane schools could see longer days as soon as this fall

Washington state is requiring longer school days for the 2015-2016 school year, but Spokane Public Schools is considering making the change as soon as this fall.

The new schedule will mean up to an additional 30 minutes of school depending on the grade.

"The board mandated that the administration do it, the administration has been in this negotiation for that extended day," Kevin Morrison, director of community resources for Spokane Public Schools, said.

Morrison said part of the process is receiving feedback on whether or not the change should be implemented a year early.

"I think over a thousand responses and it's pretty close to 50-50," he said.

Spokane's school day is on the shorter side compared to others in the state and nation and the change would adjust that, adding 30 minutes to the elementary school day and six minutes to the high school and middle school day.

The district's hope is that more time for instruction would mean increased student achievement. However, some parents like Amber Rushing think otherwise, saying that's too much time for a nine-year-old to sit still.