Category Archive for: Entertainment

Brook Swanson

Brook Swanson Brook Swanson is a professor in Biology. He teaches a variety of courses in involving physiology, evolution, and marine biology. Through his research in evolutionary biology he explores the design of animals from an engineering and evolutionary perspectives. This work has brought Brook to an interest in collaboration and in communicating ideas in…

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Bethany Montgomery

Bethany Montgomery Bethany Montgomery is founder of a spoken word movement promoting freedom of expression and providing an advocacy platform to underrepresented demographics. Raising awareness to social, cultural, and political issues; she and her colleagues work by infiltrating consciousness and expressing truth. Bethany and her colleagues seek to shed light on experiences that expose social…

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Adam Schluter

Adam Schluter Adam Schluter, an award-winning, National Geographic published photographer, decided to put landscape and travel photography behind him and focus on trying to use a camera to connect with people all around him. In the last six months, he has been to over 16 countries and just walked up to strangers to ask them…

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Robbi Anthony

Robbi Anthony Robbi Anthony is an entrepreneur, a transgender activist and a business owner. Robbi started her first business 10 years ago in Spokane while in high school and hasn’t looked back. Her focus is inclusivity; inclusivity requires discomfort, as that’s the heart of empathy. Through her insights about the nature of loss, pain, hope…

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Mandy Manning

Mandy Manning Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Mandy teaches in the Newcomer Center (English language development for brand new immigrant and refugee students) at Ferris High School in Spokane. She is a wife and mother. Mandy believes passionately in first understanding her students and their experiences. The first step to serving…

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Tucker Frye

TUCKER FRYE Tucker Frye was born in Bend, Oregon. Moved to Spokane very shortly after birth. I had a pretty usual upbringing, I feel like because there was not much conflict in my childhood that it would have been easier for me to get involved in trouble if I hadn’t taken on dance. Dancing had…

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Michael Ebinger

MICHAEL EBINGER Michael Ebinger, a WSU professor, is currently the Director of the WSU Center for Innovation. His efforts and interests include commercializing technical research and evaluating the economic feasibility of new ideas and products through marketing research, business strategies, and operations. Michael helped to develop a novel spectroscopic analysis of soil elements that employed…

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Ryan Bart

RYAN BART Ryan Bart, The Magic Man, has been infusing amazement in audiences large and small for over a decade. Ryan has vast performance experience both domestically and internationally. There is a difference between fooling people and amazing them and Ryan understands this subtle, yet distinct difference. Ryan is a bilingual magician (English and Spanish) based…

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Greg Nokes

GREG NOKES Greg Nokes has worked professionally with emerging technologies, networking and development for over 20 years, and has been involved in technology for over 30 years. He is an early adopter of just about every new curiosity that comes around, from BBS’s and the Internet, to Snapchat and Pokémon Go. He justifies this borderline obsession…

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Linda Seppa-Salisbury

LINDA SEPPA-SALISBURY Linda Seppa-Salisbury. Linda’s fifty year career as an educator includes teaching high school speech and drama, teaching life-changing communication classes at an inner city middle school, teaching at three universities, and finally teaching communication studies classes for forty years at her beloved career home, Spokane Community College (SCC). Linda, in a recent interview, stated “Every single college student should be learning how to communicate more effectively. They desperately need classes like Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Gender…

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