With the reopening of the CUB in 2008, the painting, a mural entitled “Common Ground,” returned and now has a new plaque to go along with it.
Originally located in the CUB’s main stairwell, the mural is on a ground floor wall near the walkway between the building and Terrell Library.
In April 1995, during a four-week stay on campus, artist Katrin Wiese of Riverside, Calif., used acrylics to paint the mural which is in three sections, each 5 ½-foot square. In October of that year, the painting was dedicated.
Donations by WSU colleges and administrative units paid for the mural, which cost nearly $10,000. The colleges and units are credited on the new plaque, which was installed recently by the CUB Marketing office, said Steve Nakata, of the university’s Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity.