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WSPHA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
March 13, 2018

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 25th WSPHA Annual Conference. This year’s theme is Investing in Our Future: The Changing Landscape of Public Health. Presenting at the conference is a unique opportunity to share your work, network with peers and exchange ideas. We look forward to learning about your projects. For information about becoming a presenter, visit the WSPHA website:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, April 13th. 

More information about abstract submission

2018 cycle for the Responsive and Rural Aging Responsive Grants opens April 2nd to April 27th
March 13, 2018

This year, the applications for these two programs will be open at the same time.

The Responsive program is designed to address one-timeemergent needs in our seven counties, and any nonprofit serving our region can apply for up to $15,000. Additionally, our Rural Aging Responsive program provides up to $15,000 of funding for a broad range of one-time projects designed to help adults age 60 and over live full, meaningful lives with independence and dignity.

EHF Funding Region
Our region includes the counties of Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman, as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Kalispel and Spokane Tribal Reservations.

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Chancellor’s Awards seeks nominations
March 13, 2018

Nominate a student for Student Spotlight, Commencement Speaker and Chancellor’s Awards

The Chancellor’s Award is an honor bestowed to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and/or support leadership development and engagement of WSU Health Sciences students. The nomination deadline is March 28.

Award winners will be honored at the 2018 Chancellor’s Leadership Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. Click Here to nominate a student today!

The Commencement Honors highlight graduating students who go above and beyond in their academic and leadership qualities.  The Student Spotlight Awards are recognized throughout commencement week. The Student … » More …

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Faculty, staff invited to Employee Wellness Camp
March 8, 2018

Kittens, Puppies, Massages, Yoga, Food and more……  and yes, it’s FREE!

You are invited to spend your lunch break with WSU Spokane faculty and staff on Tuesday, March 20 between 11:30 am and 2 pm in the CCRS Court (Formerly South Campus Court).

There will be lots of fun activities to Spring into Wellness.

Sign up for Yoga, Massage, or WII Bowling at the Wellness Collaborative website:

Also enjoy food samplings by Fresh Plate, a healthy recipe to take home, puppy and kitten holding and a sign-up to participate in Bloomsday representing the WSU Spokane Campus.

Take the time to have fun and meet others. … » More …

Spokane campus pantry having food drive competition this week
March 8, 2018

Interested in helping stock the Campus Pantry and donating to your favorite student group at the same time? There’s a fierce competition occurring this week between students in the different disciplines to see who can gather the most donations for the Campus Pantry. The winner will get the Campus Pantry Traveling Trophy, says Brajee Green, an NEP student and this year’s pantry president.

Each of the disciplines have collection boxes in their respective classroom buildings but a box for each group is also in the SAC Lobby.

The pantry is most in need of brown rice, whole wheat paste, spaghetti sauce, dried beans, canned bean, … » More …

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STT offers scholarships for WIN
March 7, 2018

We are excited to offer scholarships for our students and members to attend The Western Institute of Nursing’s annual Communicating Nursing Research conference,

Transforming Health through Advances in Nursing Research, Practice, and Education

on April 11-14, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA.

Faculty: Save the date for Faculty Development Day May 15
March 7, 2018

Save the Date from the Faculty Affairs Office: Again this year Tuesday, May 15, 2018 will be a Faculty Development Day over AMS to all campuses in the College of Nursing. Save that day 9am-4pm on your calendars. Program planning is underway-more details to follow.

Faculty regalia orders due Mar. 9 for specific hood colors
March 5, 2018

Some information on faculty regalia from the Bookie: 

WSU Faculty have until March 9 to order regalia for convocation and commencement. This allows enough time to order the proper hood colors for degree/institution.

If you place your order after March 9, you will receive WSU regalia.

To place your regalia order, go to the Spokane Bookie and fill out a form there. We’re working on getting the form to distribute here at the College of Nursing, but don’t have it yet.


Using Google Scholar for Research – Live online tutorial March 8
March 5, 2018

Different than your standard Google search, Google Scholar can be used to cast a wide net to find peer-reviewed scholarly papers. Search across a variety of disciplines to discover e-books, academic articles, court opinions and more to broaden your pool of research.  Attend this live online tutorial at 6:30 p.m. on March 8 to find out how Google Scholar can aid your research process and how to access full-text publications you find through Google Scholar.

Register at

Suicide-awareness training intensely personal for WSU nursing students
March 2, 2018

Jessica Goodeill, left, and Teresa Kuhnkey, right, talked about suicide with 8th-graders at Deer Park Middle School. Photo by Sarah Schaub. 
Suicide was the subject when two WSU College of Nursing students visited an 8th-grade class in Deer Park recently. 

“I have a daughter in 8th grade,” nursing student Jessica Goodeill told the class. “She was having suicidal thoughts, but luckily we were able to work through it.”

Teresa Kuhnkey said she wasn’t so lucky; her daughter, a high school student, attempted suicide. “She spent a little time in the hospital and she’s doing much better,” Kuhnkey told the class.

They had the 8th-graders’ … » More …

Abstracts due March 6 for upcoming research symposium, NASA researcher to give keynote
March 2, 2018

The keynote speaker at the April 10 Inland Northwest Research Symposium on the WSU Spokane campus will be Erin Flynn-Evans, Ph.D., Director of the NASA Ames Research Center Fatigue Countermeasures Laboratory.

All students, staff, faculty and researchers in the community are invited to attend and submit abstracts.

The deadline for abstracts is Tuesday, March 6. Submit abstract online.

The Symposium will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., with the keynote speech at 2 p.m., in the CCRS open court area next to the Bookie.

Questions? Contact the Graduate Research Student Association.