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North Idaho College to erect $7.7 million student recreation center

North Idaho College broke ground earlier this month on a $7.7 million, 30,000-square-foot student wellness and recreation center on its Coeur d’Alene campus, says Tom Greene, a spokesman for the college. The two-story center will include a gymnasium, a...


Itron invests in STEM education curriculum

Throughout its history, Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. has encouraged utilities to invest in automated meter-reading equipment and other technologies that improve efficiency and conservation. Now, the company also is encouraging students to invest in STE...


With interim tag removed, Kenneth Anderson leads Gonzaga’s school of business

Kenneth Anderson admits that there’s no way he ever would have believed he’d one day become dean of the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration. “A professor in the business school, sure, but the whole dean thing … no,” Anderson sa...


Culinary academy feeds strong student demand

Fine cuisine sometimes can be found in unlikely spots. Such arguably is the case with Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. An American Culinary Federation-accredited program, the culinary school is located in the Old Main bui...

EWU plans to rebid big Pence Student Union Building renovation, expansion

Eastern Washington University hopes to issue a second call for bids in late July for a planned renovation and expansion of its Pence Student Union Building, says Troy Bester, the university’s senior project manager. Only one contractor, Spokane-based L...


Gonzaga set to host influx of UW medical students

Crews are updating Gonzaga University’s Schoenberg Center to host 100 medical students starting studies Aug. 22, and that attendance includes the largest first-year class in Spokane undergoing University of Washington School of Medicine training. Augus...


Plans for Jensen-Byrd Building cast online

Jensen Byrd Development LLC, the group that wants to redevelop the Jensen-Byrd building and surrounding properties, has launched a website that includes new details about the developer’s vision. The jensenbyrd.com website describes the planned $45 mill...


Spokane International Academy cites fast start

Outperformed. That is the word that melted away the nerves gripping Travis Franklin, head of school at Spokane International Academy, as he, the teachers, staff, and students at one of Spokane’s two new charter schools nervously awaited their Cambridg...

Spokane Community College begins $1.9 million remodeling project

Spokane Community College has begun a $1.9 million remodeling project, creating a combined counseling and tutoring center in what formerly was its woodshop space. The SCC campus is located at 1810 N Greene. The project will take place in the Old Main Bu...


Cross-discipline academia at WSU Spokane’s nursing school

Future nursing education should involve more learning in teams with cross-discipline health care students, working together in patient scenarios and using technology, says the new Spokane-based dean of the Washington State University College of Nursing. ...

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