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WSU Spokane Student Leaders Elected

WSU Spokane student leaders

WSU Spokane student leaders

This post has been updated to include a quote from Pierce Robledo.

Pierce Robledo (above, left), a second year Doctor of Pharmacy student, has been elected as President of the Associated Students of WSU Spokane for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robledo has served as the ASWSUS Vice President this year.

Robledo’s running mate was Karl Nacalaban, a first year Doctor of Pharmacy student who will act as Vice President (above, right).

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers Visits WSU Spokane Campus

Cathy McMorris Rodgers WSU Spokane

Cathy McMorris Rodgers WSU Spokane

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited our campus today for a handful of meetings.

First, she met with the leaders of our area universities to discuss higher education issues at the federal level, pictured above with Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh, Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan, Whitworth Chief of Staff Rhosetta Rhodes and WSU President Elson Floyd. Not pictured: Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson, who was also at the meeting.

She then made an appearance at a free tax filing seminar held on our campus through the IRS and the Computer and Communications Industry Association.

She wrapped up her visit by joining Chancellor Lisa Brown and saw the demolition work happening in the Pierone warehouse, which is where the University District Health Clinic will sit next spring.

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WSU Spokane is a Remote Testimony Pilot Project Site

Washington State Remote Testimony

Washington State Remote Testimony

Jodie is a Spokane Valley resident and a victim of a break-in (which is why we’re going without her last name in this space). When testifying on Senate Bill 5503, which would increase sanctions for habitual property offenders, she did so not in Olympia but from our campus via a video feed.

The Senate Remote Testimony Pilot Project is looking at whether remote testimony works and is an efficient way to work through the democratic process. Our campus is one site that the State is using to try out remote testimony.

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Fresh Plate Cafe and Roast House Coffee Open on Campus

Fresh Plate Cafe WSU Spokane

Fresh Plate Cafe WSU Spokane

Dining on a college campus is essential for students. It’s convenient and gives them a nice break from their classes.

A recent remodel in the Academic Center on the WSU Spokane campus resulted in the Bistro Box-operated Fresh Plate Cafe opening at the beginning of the spring semester. Roast House Coffee provides coffee for students, staff and faculty as well.

We celebrated the two with a ribbon cutting celebration today, with students, staff and faculty attending.

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WSU Spokane Celebrates Staff Accomplishments

WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane held its Spring Semester Kickoff event this morning and recognized the past year’s accomplishments and longtime staff members.

The big awards went to Kim Noe and Brady Ratsch, who were recognized for their good work.

Noe, the Administrative Manager for the College of Medical Sciences, received the Administrative Professional Staff Excellence Award. Ratsch received the Civil Service Staff Excellence Award. Both Noe and Ratsch were joined by their families to celebrate.

A number of staff members were recognized for their years of service to WSU Spokane:

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This and That From Here and There

WSU Spokane Campus

WSU Spokane Campus

With Thanksgiving upon us, students are looking forward to a week off. But the beat goes on at WSU Spokane!

News doesn’t take a week off, and neither do we. Here’s a roundup of some things happening on campus recently:

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