June 26, 2014 in Washington Voices

Briefs: Grant to EWU helps students from migrant farm worker families

 

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University received a $2.12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support students who come from migrant farm worker families.

It’s the third time since 2002 that EWU has received a College Assistance Migrant Program – or CAMP – grant. During that same time, 300 EWU students have benefitted from the federally funded college assistance program.

The funding is meant for financial assistance and support services especially during the students’ first year in college and will be administered by EWU’s Chicano Education Program which will get $425,000 annually through 2019.

The grant allows for 45 eligible migrant students to participate in CAMP each year.

Presentation set for Manito on vegetable gardening

MANITO PARK – WSU Master Gardener Susan Mulvihill will give a free presentation on organic vegetable gardening at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Manito Meeting Room, next to the Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Mulvihill’s column appears in the Sunday Spokesman-Review and she maintains the blog called susansinthegarden.blogspot.com.

Register by calling (509) 456-8038.

Social worker wins award for work in pediatric oncology

SPOKANE – The American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest gave its annual Golden Heart Award to Maggie Rowe, a pediatric oncology social worker at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

The award is decided by vote among patients and their families and it was given to Rowe for her outstanding work with the pediatric oncology unit.

Free concerts in park start with Angela Marie Project

BROWNE’S ADDITION – The summer concerts series in Coeur d’Alene Park begins July 3 with the Angela Marie Project, and will continue every Thursday through Aug. 28.

The free concerts begin at 6 p.m.

Performing on July 10 is Big Red Barn. For a complete lineup visit Browne’s Addition Concert Series on Facebook.

Host families sought for exchange students

SPOKANE – The ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for families who are able to host a high school student for a year or a semester.

Students are between 15 and 18 years old and speak English.

Interested host families may call (800) 733-2773 or visit host.asse.com/.

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