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Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista said energy improvements made to district school from their partnership with Spokane Public Schools (SPS) during 2014 have qualified for $237,189 in energy efficiency rebates and incentives. These are expected to save SPS approximately $65,000 in energy costs annually.

 

Since 2005, the school district has received more than $2.7 million in energy efficiency incentives as a result of this ongoing partnership.

 

According to Avista, the majority of projects in 2014 focused on the new Ferris High School building, which was built with energy efficiency in mind. It includes some of the following features:

Spokane Public Schools reports top 5 items community asked to include in 2015 bond and levy

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger runs through a list of the top five items the Spokane community asked us to include in the 2015 bond and levy.

To learn more, visit www.spokaneschools.org/2015bondandlevy

KSPS "Educating Spokane" program to air on Jan. 8

KSPS "Educating Spokane" program to air on Jan. 8
Community members are invited to get their questions about Spokane Public Schools answered during a KSPS program called “Educating Spokane,” which airs Thursday, January 8th, at 7:00 p.m. on channel 7.

School Board President Jeff Bierman and directors Sue Chapin and Rocky Treppiedi will join Superintendent Shelley Redinger to answer questions from the public. Viewers will be able to text their questions to es@ksps.org at any point during the show. The question phone hotline can also be called at 509-354-7711

 

Kiplinger’s ranks Gonzaga 18th best value among private universities in West/Southwest

Kiplinger’s ranks Gonzaga 18th best value among private universities in West/Southwest

Gonzaga University was named the No. 18 Best College Value among private universities in the West/Southwest for 2015 and the No. 36 Best College Value among private universities nationwide by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

 

Factors contributing to Gonzaga’s exceptional value include: academic competitiveness, strong four-year graduation rate, student indebtedness (at graduation), cost and financial aid, and academic support.

 

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.