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American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

 

Women currently undergoing cancer treatment will have the opportunity to attend the American Cancer Society's next Look Good... Feel Better workshop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital on Monday, March 9th.

 

Look Good…Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop that is conducted by trained and licensed volunteer beauty professionals who offer practical tips about skin care, makeup techniques, and guidance for coping with hair loss. Participants receive a free bag of makeup matched to their skin tone from leading cosmetic companies valued at about $250. Throughout the workshop, patients are able to talk with other cancer patients going through similar experiences.


 

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Cellist Zuill Bailey kicks off series of free performances for Northwest Bach Festival

 

 

Cellist Zuill Bailey kicked off a series of 6 free Flash-Bach concerts on Wednesday with a noon performance in the Riverpark Square Atrium.

 

These flash performances are organized to make classical music more accessible to various people in different locations.

 

“I think that concerts are one thing. Those are people that know to go, they know the beauty of the music, they prepare themselves to go. But I really feel the need to bring music to people that may not know,” Bailey said. “It's basically bringing music to the people, in any way that I possibly can outside the concert hall.”

EWU receives Priority Spokane grant to help improve educational outcomes for homeless students

EWU receives Priority Spokane grant to help improve educational outcomes for homeless students

A faculty team at Eastern Washington University has been awarded a $40,000 grant from Priority Spokane to conduct research aimed at stabilizing homelessness and improving educational outcomes for children in grades K-8.


 

Priority Spokane, a civic leadership group working to generate measurable improvements in community health and vitality in Spokane County, identified mental health as a top priority in its 2013 Community Needs Assessment. The study showed 29 percent of 10th graders in Spokane County felt sad or hopeless every day for two weeks or more in a row.

 

 

Area students to compete in Fifth Annual Inland Northwest SeaPerch Challenge on Feb. 28

Area students to compete in Fifth Annual Inland Northwest SeaPerch Challenge on Feb. 28

Approximately 60 – 80 students from area schools will participate in the Fifth Annual Inland Northwest SeaPerch Challenge, an underwater robotics event, on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Aquatics Center.

 

These students and their teachers have spent the last six to eight weeks preparing for the challenge by studying basic engineering and applied science concepts through building underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). By the end of the build cycle, the students have learned concepts in measuring, fabrication, soldering, electrical circuits, motors, propellers, robotics controls, and physics.

 

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Lawmakers look at capping price of college text books

The cost of college in Washington could soon be coming down as lawmakers are looking at capping the price of text books.

Students at Eastern Washington University in Cheney say they spend upwards of $200 for just one book.

"If you take like three classes and then you have like four or five books for each one and it's like $400 or $500 for each class," EWU student Lisa Cano said.

"I think that they are absolutely way to high and they are really hard to pay for," EWU student Shontel Shaw said.

"A lot of them I got didn't end up needing so the prices racked up and I didn't even use them at all," EWU student Brook Tunstall said.

One bill being talked about in Olympia would�restrict professors from requiring books that cost more than $100.

"That would be good, it's still kind of expensive but I mean that would be better than $200," Shaw said.

A second bill is also being looked at in Olympia. It would create a pilot program at Eastern Washington University. The program would allow the university's library to give up to 10 professors grant money to�look at ways to avoid using text books.

Partial phone outage in Cheney

A safety advisory has been issued by the Spokane County 911 Center regarding some landline problems in Cheney, WA. Some residents in Cheney may not be able to contact 911 with their landline phone.

Cheney residents who need to contact 911 in an emergency should either call Crime Check at 456-2233, or use a cell phone to contact 911.

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.