PULLMAN, Wash. — Planning is underway for Cougar Pride Days 2005, March 28-April 4, at Washington State University and throughout the city of Pullman.

This is the fourth year of the annual spring event during which university faculty, staff, student and area resident volunteers help make the WSU campus and Pullman more beautiful. Flowers shrubs and trees will be planted, bark mulch spread and litter will be picked up.

Cougar Pride Days kicks off March 28 and concludes with an awards ceremony April 4. Both events are set for 12:15 p.m. on Glenn Terrell Mall or in the Compton Union Building, depending on the weather.

As part of the Cougar Pride Days celebration, at 12:15 March 28, WSU’s Student Alumni Connection will hold a ceremony on the mall and serve birthday cake in the CUB celebrating WSU’s 115th birthday. The university was established by the state Legislature on March 28, 1890.

Organizing event activities are SAC and a campus committee of students, staff and faculty. SAC representative is Bertha Poirier, a student from Waitsburg, and SAC adviser is Mark Dinges, WSU Alumni Association coordinator. Heading the committee is Ev Davis, the university’s Facilities Operation’s executive director.

For more information, contact Dinges at (509) 335-6904 or Davis at (509) 335-9024. The city of Pullman contact is Merlene Greenway, (509)338-3228.