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Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Nine schools in Moscow plan to enjoy walking, biking, or gliding to school for the Polar Walk on February 4, 2015.

 

All students and parents who walk, bike, or glide to school will receive hot chocolate from Safe Routes to School (SR2S) when they arrive. Students will also get the chance to find two stuffed polar bears on each school property the morning of the Polar Walk.

 

This year, students who walk, bike, or bus will earn points to adopt a polar bear and cub in the Arctic for their school, students will communicate with classrooms in Norway to discuss why they walk to school in the winter, and Moscow Charter School will be using the Polar Walk event to kick off their new alternative transportation program called “Walk & Roll” where students will continue to walk, ride and carpool until the end of the school year.

Participating schools include A. B. McDonald Elementary, J. Russell Elementary, Lena Whitmore Elementary, Moscow Charter School, Moscow Middle School, Moscow High School, Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and West Park Elementary.

 

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills in Olympia on Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate.

Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. According to the Washington State Legislature, the strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims to boost medical education statewide and relieve a severe shortage of doctors across the state of Washington.

“I am thrilled to be able to submit this bill,” Riccelli said. “Sixty members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, from all over the state, are joining together to support a stronger, more vibrant medical school system in Washington.”

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers has been selected to play in the College Gridiron Showcase, the organization announced Monday.

The College Gridiron Showcase is a new College All-Star game held January 31, 2015 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT-Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

 

As a senior this past season, Myers made 78 receptions, third-most in WSU single-season history for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns, tied for second-most in WSU single-season history. The Orlando, Fla. native posted three 100-yard games in 2014 highlighted by a career night with 11 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns against Portland State. He also caught seven passes for 11 yards and one touchdown at Arizona State and posted nine receptions for 100 yards at Nevada.

 

UI researchers form Ebola working group

UI researchers form Ebola working group

In response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Africa, researchers at the University of Idaho have formed the Ebola Working Group to create tools to help track and treat the disease – and potentially other viruses.

The group, a subset of the university’s newly formed Collaboratorium for Modeling Complex Problems, is tackling two projects designed to better understand Ebola and how it spreads.

The first uses computer models to determine the implications of ongoing and possible future evolution in Ebola. In December, the National Science Foundation awarded associate physics professor Marty Ytreberg and his team of biology and physics faculty and students a $72,000, one-year grant for the project through its Rapid Response Research program.

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

A new lawsuit claims that Washington State University football coaches' demand for player accountability led to a locker room assault.

 

The suit from former Cougar walk-on quarterback, Domenic Rockey, has been filed against the University. The legal action stems from the October 1st 2013 incident inside the Cougar Football locker room. Court documents show it started when another player was late for a morning team workout. Coaches then made the team do 75 up downs as punishment.

 

Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest announces Saturday evening performers

Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest announces Saturday evening performers

The 48th annual University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival’s Saturday, February 28th, evening extravaganza is now complete, adding four new performers to the current lineup of Stefon Harris and Dianne Reeves.

New artists include saxophonist and composer Tia Fuller, clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vocalist Ernie Andrews.

“We’ve been working on this Saturday night show for months,” said Steven Remington, festival executive director. “We think we have a lineup of high-caliber performers that our audiences are going to love.”

Tickets are on sale now, with prices ranging from $20-$50, with discounts for participating students and youth. Call (208) 885-7212 or toll free at 1-88-88-UIDAHO for ticket information, or visit us at www.uidaho.edu/ticketoffice.