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‘Flipped classrooms’ boost learning

Learning exclusively from textbooks and lectures of a traditional classroom setting is no longer enough to properly prepare students with the skills required by modern workplaces. A study by the Association of American Colleges & Universities found that s...

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Providing workers conduit to careers in construction

The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington is helping more than 100 mostly Spokane-area workers start careers in construction trades with classroom and lab courses at its new Eastern Washington Region facility on the West Plains. CITC, the ...

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Connecting on STEM

Spokane-area educators and business leaders say they’re gaining more traction as they create more STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—opportunities for students as young as kindergarten age. Lisa White, director of Spokane Public School...

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Gonzaga’s entrepreneurial offers evolve, grow

Gonzaga University professor Todd Finkle describes entrepreneurship as a field of study that’s constantly changing, evolving to focus on the ideas and passions of its students. The concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation, which he created in 20...

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Whitworth finance team off to national competition

Whitworth University’s four-student Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) team heads to Chicago next week to compete in an international competition against teams from more than 100 colleges and universities from around the world. The four-day event starts...

WSU names Kirk Schulz as new president

Washington State University announced this afternoon that it has named Kirk Schulz as its new president. Schulz currently serves as president of Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kan. The WSU Board of Regents is expected to consider Schulz’s con...

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Jensen-Byrd redeveloper gives first glimpse of plan

JB LLC, the Seattle-based development company recently selected by Washington State University to redevelop the historic Jensen-Byrd Building and adjacent properties, has begun to share its $45 million-plus vision for the site with city planners. A prede...

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WSU medical school plans are on track, inaugural dean says

Dr. John Tomkowiak, Washington State University’s inaugural dean for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, is carrying on the legacy of the medical school’s namesake by implementing a few innovative ideas of his own. Tomkowiak, whose medical backgr...

Gonzaga, UW partner on medical education

Gonzaga University and the University of Washington announced this morning that they have signed an agreement through which Gonzaga will teach first- and second-year medical students on its campus starting next fall. Gonzaga spokeswoman Mary Joan Hahn ...

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UI center aims to teach cybersecurity specialists

The University of Idaho has launched its Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center, in Post Falls, where it hopes to educate and certify 350 information technology security specialists through hands-on simulated cyberattack response training in the nex...

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