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Slightly spooky, mysterious, strange library programs for kids, tweens, teens

SPOKANE – The County Library District is offering programs and events for kids, tweens and teens in October that are slightly spooky, mysterious and strange. According to a Sept. 29 news release, kids in grades 6–12 are... — Updated 10/1/2020


Eastern's Women and Gender Studies undergoes name change

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Women and Gender Studies has undergone a name change while also now being offered as a major. Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) replaces the program name that started as Women... — Updated 10/1/2020


Cheney schools to partially reopen Oct. 5

CHENEY – School district administrators laid out a phased return to in-person instruction to school board members at a special workshop last Thursday, Sept. 24, that if approved in a special meeting, Sept. 30, could have some... — Updated 10/1/2020


EWU hires consultant to look at athletics funding

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has selected The PICTOR Group of Reno, Nevada to complete an Athletic Review at the institution. The competitive bid process resulted in a $38,000 contract over the next six months. The... — Updated 9/24/2020


Cheney residents earn degree from WGU this summer

SALT LAKE CITY – The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in... — Updated 9/24/2020


Cheney school enrollment declines

CHENEY – Early enrollment numbers show the school district has experienced a drop of almost 300 full-time equivalent students to begin the 2020-2021 academic year. The result could translate into a loss of $2.1 million in state... — Updated 9/24/2020


Levin-Stankevich returns as EWU Provost

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that Brian Levin-Stankevich, Ph.D., is returning to the Cheney campus to serve as provost and vice president for Academic... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Education

Claiming your turf

Members of the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team and Athletic Department administration help hand out chunks of the football field’s red turf, or... — Updated 8/27/2020


EWU's 100 Women Strong program nationally recognized

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (CSTEM) 100 Women Strong program has been recognized as one of the “Inspiring Programs in STEM” for 2020 by Insight... — Updated 8/27/2020


Checking out all the good yucky stuff

SPOKANE – The Library District is calling all junior scientists, nature explorers and challenge seekers to investigate some pretty cool, if not yucky stuff. Spokane County Library District has partnered with Spokane Regional... — Updated 8/20/2020


EWU moves all instruction online after Thanksgiving

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that will offer online only instruction after the Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage holiday break. In a news release today, Aug. 12, university officials said the move is... — Updated 8/20/2020


EWU moves all instruction online after Thanksgiving

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that will offer online only instruction after the Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage holiday break. In a news release today, Aug. 12, university officials said the move is... — Updated 8/16/2020


Back to school supplies sought, distributed

CHENEY – Students may be returning to school in name only this fall, but they still need supplies. Cheney schools are slated to resume online instruction Sept. 8, and several organizations are attempting to provide backpacks... — Updated 8/13/2020


Five Cheney students make UW Dean's List

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES SEATTLE – Five Cheney-area students have been named to the University of Washington’s Dean’s List for the 2020 winter quarter. Making the list are: • Alexandria F. Sowers Senior • Shayla Irene... — Updated 8/13/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Former EWU President Frederickson passes away

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Dr. H. George Frederickson, the lightning rod president who oversaw the transformation of Eastern Washington State College to Eastern Washington University, passed... — Updated 8/7/2020


School districts combine to purchase personal protective equipment supplies

WEST PLAINS – Cheney and Medical Lake school districts have teamed with other districts around the state to hopefully prove there is power in numbers – especially when it comes to buying personal protective equipment needed to... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

Medical Lake school board hears draft of back-to-school plan

MEDICAL LAKE — Superintendent Tim Ames and Assistant Superintendent Kim Headrick presented a draft of the school district’s re-opening plan to the board at its meeting July 28. The board approved a school start date of Sept.... — Updated 8/6/2020


District eyes three options for reopening

CHENEY – School district officials are evaluating the pros and cons of three proposed models for reopening schools this fall. The first is onsite/in-person instruction, a direction 70 percent of respondents to a recent survey... — Updated 7/23/2020


Smith receives Concordia College music scholarship

MOORHEAD, MINN. – Officials at Concordia College have announced that Cheney High School graduate Jacob Smith has been awarded a Music Excellence scholarship at the liberal arts college. Smith was one of 17 students receiving... — Updated 7/23/2020


Medical Lake's Hein named to Cedarville Dean's List

CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Cedarville University student Elena Hein of Medical Lake, majoring in nursing, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for spring 2020, the university announced in a June 22 news release. This recognition... — Updated 7/9/2020


Making a successful flight

CHENEY – Webster's Dictionary describes the word "vision" as "a thought, concept or object formed by the imagination," or even as "a mode of seeing or conceiving." Eastern Washing... — Updated 7/9/2020


Cheney High School group holding blood drive

CHENEY – High School Health Helpers (H3) is holding a blood drive Tuesday, July 7, at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, 1011 1st St. The drive runs from 3 – 6:15 p.m., with donors asked to sign up online for a specific time.... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

Medical Lake superintendent shares fall health expectations with board

MEDICAL LAKE — If a return to in-person learning occurs in the Medical Lake School District next school year, health guidelines seem to mandate that it won’t be what students and teachers are used to. That was the sentiment... — Updated 7/2/2020


Cheney school board adopts 2020-2021 budget

CHENEY – The school district board of directors unanimously approved an $88.77 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year at their June 24 Zoom meeting. The budget consists of five separate funds, with the largest chunk being... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

WIAA releases return-to-activity guidelines for high school sports

RENTON- The WIAA released guidance for opening high school athletics and activities in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase state re-opening plan Monday. The guidance document detailed guidelines for schools for each of... — Updated 6/25/2020


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