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Area recycles, cleans – even hunts eggs
April 22, 2009

PULLMAN –Look no further than WSU staff and faculty working in the Food Science/Human Nutrition Building (FSHN) for Cougar Pride Days spirit.


Their spirited actions during Cougar Pride Days, April 6-12, ranged from inside and outside clean-up, flower purchasing and planting, a lunch with a surprise egg hunt and recycling education.


Barb Smith, Department of Entomology administrative manager, said the buildings’ activities included:


• Carlie Hochsprung leading an April 9 clean-up outside Hulbert Hall.


• Outside clean-ups on April 10 of the FSNH north and west sides led by Carolee Armfield and south and … » More …

Scaled-back Cougar Pride Days cleanup planned
March 23, 2009

Cougar Pride Days for 2009 will include inside cleaning and “tidying up” projects on the WSU Pullman campus and stream cleanup and vegetation pruning in the City of Pullman. The eighth annual event takes place April 6-12.

Due to WSU budget cuts, the focus on campus will be on inside cleaning instead of working outside on campus grounds, said Pam Hilliard, Cougar Pride Days committee chair. She said approved campus projects include:

* cleaning offices and shared spaces such as hallways, break rooms and lounges. Because of sensitivity to chemical cleaning products, all those inside cleaning and dusting should use plain water, she … » More …

CCE offers spring break service opportunities
February 21, 2008

PULLMAN  – WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement is offering two community-service learning projects during the 2008 Spring Break.

These two trips will allow the WSU community to not only give back to others both in-state and out, but also allows participants to build new relationships with others in a positive environment.

“West Side Spring Break Clean Up” gives the WSU community a chance to travel to the West side of Washington March 8-12 to learn about, repair and restore the buildings and agricultural lands affected by December’s heavy rains that resulted in the Chehalis River flooding. Transportation, food and lodging are provided for … » More …

Cougar Pride Days kicks off in Spokane
March 30, 2007

Photo: James Dalton, Kelly Lagrutta, Judith Van Dongen, Al Pignataro and Mike Wilhelm pitch in to plant a tree donated by the Kingrey’s. (Photo by Becki Meehan.)Spokane, Wash.—The weather was wonderful and the enthusiasm contagious as WSU Spokane faculty, staff, and students joined efforts today to beautify campus in celebration of Cougar Pride Days 2007. More than 35 volunteers divided the duties of planting trees, cleaning up the river bank, painting over graffiti, and cleaning up the undeveloped areas of campus. ASWSU leadership also provided cupcakes after the clean-up efforts in honor of WSU’s birthday. Photo: A group photo of the 2007 volunteers was … » More …

Cougar Pride Days plans shape up
January 5, 2007

Planning is under way for the sixth annual Cougar Pride Days at WSU. The 10-day spring cleanup and celebration will be held March 28-April 6, on the WSU Pullman campus and in the city of Pullman. It is anticipated that WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver will participate, although not necessarily on the same dates. University students, staff and faculty, as well as area resident volunteers, take part in a variety of activities — from garden maintenance and mulch spreading outside to dusting and sweeping inside buildings.The Associated Students of WSU is coordinating student participation during the days, including an opening ceremony on March … » More …

Cougar Pride ceremony now scheduled for April 1
March 21, 2003

Washington State University’s Cougar Pride Days 2003 opening ceremony has been reset for 9 a.m., April 1, on the west lawn of Bryan Hall.Wet grounds and inclement weather caused cancellation of the ceremony at its originally scheduled time, the morning of March 26, said Ev Davis, who heads a campus committee organizing the annual campus beautification and cleanup event.WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will be among those taking part in the ceremony.