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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Central Valley School District reworks plans for Ponderosa Elementary

The Central Valley School District now wants to replace Ponderosa Elementary school rather than renovate and expand it—a move that district superintendent Ben Small claims would save on construction costs, speed up the project schedule, and eliminate th...

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Changes loom for WSU’s Native American health sciences program

Washington State University’s Native American Health Sciences program will soon face some changes as it continues its support of providing resources to young Native students pursuing careers in health and sciences. The first change will come about thi...

Kiemle & Hagood creates scholarship fund for HVAC students

Spokane-based commercial real estate brokerage Kiemle & Hagood Co. recently created the Ed Kiemle Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Endowment Fund. The endowed scholarship program will award two $500 scholarsh...

‘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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