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A potpourri of WSU Spokane news and notes

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WSU Spokane

The fall semester begins in 20 days here at WSU Spokane.

We felt it was a good time to review some recent news headlines concerning our campus, including a new clinic, recognition for our vice chancellor, a visit from the Air National Guard and more.

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WSU Spokane campus and University District expansion continues

Spokane's University District

Spokane's University District

Rendering courtesy of Stephanie Bower.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Terren Roloff

With plans to develop the Jensen Byrd property on the southwest end of campus, construct the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic on the southeast end, and host the north landing of the gateway bridge that will cross over the railroad tracks on the south side of campus, expansion at WSU Spokane continues.

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Teaching health clinic on track

WSU Spokane health clinic

WSU Spokane health clinic

In May, we celebrated the groundbreaking of a teaching health clinic (photos!) that will allow students in our health sciences programs to gain valuable experience working in a clinic and serving the public – all on our own beautiful campus.

Since the groundbreaking ceremony, work has continued on the site. Much of that work has consisted of clearing the site to get it ready. Currently, crews are excavating and placing concrete in the foundation footings and grade beams. The building permit should be secured by mid-July (the foundations are allowed under a separate foundation permit).

By the end of the summer, work on the site will be much more visible, but that doens’t mean nothing is happening. In fact, a lot of important work is taking place so crews can start building vertically. We have some photos of what the site currently looks like:

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Grant will allow WSU Spokane to help area neighborhoods

University District Health Clinic

University District Health Clinic

Students working and learning at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic – opening in summer of 2016 – will work with local neighborhoods. 

Health impacts due to poor living conditions can have lasting consequences, and children especially shouldn’t have to suffer.

A $100,000 grant from the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund will help WSU Spokane identify and reduce health risks in the homes of area residents.

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