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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.

 

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Even though Thanksgiving is still a week away, dinner preparations are in full swing at Spokane's Women and Children's Free Restaurant (WCFR).

WCFR will host their 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rogers High School Commons on Saturday, November 22 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

On Thursday morning, about a dozen volunteers gathered at WFCR to carve 150 turkeys for Saturday’s event. These volunteers consist of Spokane area caterers and chefs who posses the knowledge needed to properly carve the birds.

WFCR Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Orlando, said people who plan to attend can expect to enjoy a free, traditional, and nutritious Thanksgiving dinner.

Gonzaga accounting students need votes to make national finals

Gonzaga accounting students have made the PWC National Accounting Case Competition Semi-Finals, but they need the public's help to move on to the national finals.

Gonzaga's team was selected as one of five schools given the chance to move on to the competition's national finals via a social media competition. The other teams competing in this competition are Villanova University, University of Texas, University of Connecticut, and University of Arizona.

Each of the teams had two days to post a video to the PWC Facebook page. At the end of the week, the video with the most votes will move on to the national finals competition in New York City.