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Whitworth to host National Book Award winner Timothy Egan

Whitworth to host National Book Award winner Timothy Egan

Award-winning journalist and author Timothy Egan will give a lecture on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University.

Egan's book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl won the 2006 National Book Award. His other works include The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America and Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Press Release: 

Renowned journalist and author Timothy Egan will give a lecture on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North Spokane Friends of the Library, Whitworth University, and Humanities Washington.

Seahawks mascot visits three local schools

Seahawks mascot visits three local schools

An exciting couple of days for students at three Spokane elementary schools. Balboa, Indian Trail and Logan Elementary got a special visit from Blitz the Seattle Seahawks mascot and a Seahawks gal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Throw on your cape, jump in the batmobile.. and register to run in the Superhero Fun Run!

This Saturday, March 29th, Gonzaga Law's Child Advocacy Association will host Spokane's Superhero Fun Run. The run, which starts at 10am is a 5K chip-timed race starting and ending at Gonzaga University School of Law. All proceeds go to support CASA Partners (casapartners.org), a local non-profit organization which provides support to the many children in the Spokane area who are in foster care or dependency.

Come run as your favorite superhero, or be your own superhero! (Capes optional, but highly encouraged.) Wear your costume under your regular clothes, and then donate your regular clothes to Teen Closet (which clothes kids in-need in our community)!

Finch listed on National Register of Historic Places

Finch listed on National Register of Historic Places

From Spokane Public Schools:


The 90-year-old Finch Elementary has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The school was also listed in the Washington Heritage Register this past fall.

Spokane Schools want input on extended school day

Spokane Schools want input on extended school day

From Spokane Public Schools:

200 students expected to attend first Youth & Justice Forum

From the City of Spokane:

 

Local criminal justice, education and city partners will team up to host the first Youth and Justice Forum in Spokane for teenagers to promote racial and ethnic diversity in the justice system workforce and better reflect the changing community.

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”