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May 3: Learn about equity financing for entrepreneurs

Aziz MakhaniPULLMAN, Wash. – For the small business entrepreneur, equity financing can be a lifeline or a noose. The devil is often in the details, according to Aziz Makhani, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC). » More …

Cougars guarding Bohler removed for repair

 

 

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services and (those with dates) by Richard Kizer, Capital Planning and Development

 

 

PULLMAN – The familiar majestic cougars guarding the west entrance to Bohler Gymnasium were lowered from their perch on a cornice above the entry this morning so contractors could restore them to original condition.

Reconditioning of the cougars is part of a larger exterior restoration of the brick and stone work at Bohler Gymnasium. It project involves:

replacing the flashing underneath the cougars

replacing all loose bricks and mortar

removing all the capstones from on top of the walls

repairing the cornice … » More …

WSU receives record construction budget

The waiting is over. Construction dollars are available in the upcoming budget to finish the Life Sciences Building in Pullman. And in the end, it was not even a debatable issue.It was the highlight of a record $180.6 million WSU construction budget released by Senate and House leaders after completing negotiations on the compromise capital budget. The $58 million appropriation to complete construction of the WSU Life Sciences Building, $29 million in new funding for the WSU Vancouver campus including construction of a new classroom building, and $59 million in critical dollars to improve and preserve existing facilities are in the conference committee version of … » More …

No funding for biotech building; nursing center gets $31.6M

Although the university’s top capital budget item —  a $57.1 million Biotechnology/Life Sciences Building in Pullman — failed to gain legislative approval, the state did provide funding for several other major projects in its final compromise capital construction budget, approved on April 21. Plus, there appears to be strong support for the project in next session or biennium.Lack of funding for the Biotech/Life Science building project “is is a major disappointment not only to university researchers, but also to many legislators,” said Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budget. “Leaders in both the House and Senate made it clear that the bio-technology building would be the first priority for the next budget. “That is unusual and means … » More …

State operating, capital budgets reviewed

Washington State University2004 Operating Supplemental BudgetFinal BudgetMarch 12, 2004On the night of March 11, the last scheduled day of the 2004 legislative session, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a compromise capital budget. The 2004 supplemental budget represents changes to the 2003 – 2005 biennial budget passed by the legislature last spring.I. Recommendations for Washington State University are as follows:General Enrollment$1.0 million to fund 191 additional student FTE @ $5,453. (The Governor had budgeted $1.4 million for 288 for FTE @ $4,906. The House had recommended $1.6 million for 298 FTE @ $5,453. The Senate had recommended no new enrollment.) A new proviso … » More …