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College of Nursing Part of White House Discussion on Climate Change and Public Health

Patricia Butterfield WSU Spokane

Patricia Butterfield WSU Spokane

On her first day as the retired Dean of the WSU College of Nursing, Patricia Butterfield received an invitation from the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion on climate change and public health.

Under Butterfield’s leadership, the College of Nursing has had a focus on environmental health.

“As a public health nurse, I am pleased to see that the discussion around climate change has been connected to public health, and that our government recognizes the importance of this,” she said in a WSU news release. “If we aren’t taking care of the environment, we are not taking care of ourselves.”

The roundtable discussion took place last week in Washington D.C.

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Washington Legislature Celebrates State’s Branch Campuses

Lisa with Jay Inslee

Lisa with Jay Inslee

Governor Jay Inslee and Washington lawmakers recognized the branch campuses of Washington State University and the University of Washington this week with a proclamation celebrating the two schools.

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WSU Spokane Nursing Student to Bike Across America

Allison Perrine is a nursing student at the WSU College of Nursing here in Spokane. On May 31, she plans to begin a journey to raise awareness and funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund.

Perrine will bike across America in honor of her mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 2011. The WSU College of Nursing wrote about Perrine recently, and KXLY featured her story last night (video is above).

Kudos to Perrine for honoring her mother and all who have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

You can donate to Perrine’s cause here.

High School Students Explore the Health Sciences

GSI Health Care Week WSU Spokane

GSI Health Care Week WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane is a sponsor and host for Health Care Week, which is part of the Business After School program put on by Greater Spokane Incorporated.

More than 70 area high school students from multiple school districts visited our campus today to learn about the health sciences programs we offer.

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