PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents will begin its November meeting as part of Apple Cup weekend at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 in the Lewis Alumni Centre’s Regents Room.

The board will be asked to approve two Fiscal Year 2003 Supplemental Operating and Capital Budget requests.

One seeks funding maintenance and utilities costs for the Multimedia Classroom Building at WSU Vancouver and the Shock Physics Building on the Pullman campus. WSU will ask the board to divert $375,000 from the state’s general fund to cover maintenance and utilities costs. The new facilities, approved and funded by the state, will open this biennium. However, the 2001 legislature did not fund the operating costs of the new buildings.

The second request will seek the transfer of nearly $1.54 million savings from the Teaching and Learning Center construction project to the Energy Plant project this biennium to help the university meet its expected project price tag of more the $40 million.

The board also plans to act on a request to change the name of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. The renovation of Wilmer-Davis Dining Center, changes to the WSU Retirement Plan and endowment management fees are also before the board.