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The CUB announces permanent photo exhibit
February 24, 2009

PULLMAN- The Compton Union Building (CUB) announces the installment of the Compton Union Historical Photo Exhibit from WSU.


Displayed in the central stairwell and in lower level meeting rooms the exhibit features over 100 photos showcasing the many eras of WSU’s history including early development of the university, John F. Kennedy’s visit to WSU, and the first Rose Bowl team.


With six focused categories including student activism, WSU history, WSU athletics, student government, CUB history, and performers at WSU, the photos offer informative captions and a glimpse into the past. This exhibit is free and open to the publics.


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CUB installs last few finishing touches
August 26, 2008

With students back in class and the school year officially in session, workers are busy applying the last few finishing touches  to the newly renovated Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman campus.


In line with the CUB vision and mission, crimson banners are being displayed from lampposts signifying the CUB core values of sustainability, community, achievement, leadership and engagement.


The vision for the Compton Union at WSU is to be a nationally recognized student union for excellence in programs and services within a premier facility.


The mission of the Compton Union is to be a gathering place for all members of … » More …

Ribbon cutting set for renovated Compton Union Building
August 22, 2008

PULLMAN – The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of WSU will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 5.

The building, located on the Glenn Terrell Mall at the heart of campus, has been closed since May 2006 to allow for a total renovation. The $86 million project is partially funded through a student fee approved through a student referendum.

Those participating in the ceremony are expected to include WSU President Elson S. Floyd; WSU Board of Regents Chair Francoix Forgette; Brandon Scheller, president of the Associated Students of WSU; Jessica Moore, president of the Graduate and Professional Students … » More …

People flock to CUB reopening
August 11, 2008

With the countdown clock at zero, Barry Johnston, assisant vice president for business and finance, and Kathleen Hatch, executive director of student union and university recreation, noted that WSU’s Compton Union Building opened right on schedule .



Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services


The newly renovated Compton Union Building opened its doors to the WSU community Monday, Aug.11.


Guided tours by the CUB administration will be available throughout the day.


The Student Book Corporation (Bookie) will be open for business providing an expansive café brewing Starbucks coffee and Carlita’s Mexican Grill & Espresso … » More …

Sneak preview of CUB remodeling
June 24, 2008


Main floor entrance to new CUB Bookie. Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services


PULLMAN — WSU Today recently previewed the nearly completed CUB renovations. Ryan Lahne, associate director of operations for the Compton Union Building, gave a light-hearted and descriptive tour of the updates and changes.


Though many of the tenants have not yet moved into their designated locations, the tour will give you a general overview of the design. Follow along with us in a Soundslide show to see some of the new layout for yourself.


The $86 million CUB construction project, which began … » More …

100 days-plus until CUB reopens
April 23, 2008




A construction worker finishes the trim in the theater.


Construction on the CUB exterior is nearing an end, while renovation to the inside is well under way and vendors are moving in.


With a little more than 100 days left until reopening, the CUB seems to be changing formation every day. It is undergoing the largest renovation of any building in WSU history. 


Once it opens on Aug. 11, the CUB will feature many amenities including wireless Internet access, increased student meeting space, an upgraded and relocated home for the … » More …

Construction focus shifts to interior
October 24, 2007

New stone and windows near the 

the main entrance of the CUB.

The sounds of clanging hammers and whining saws are slowly being replaced by the ‘swishing’ of brushes and dabbing of caulk as renovation projects at the Compton Union Building gradually shift from exterior construction to interior design.

While no areas of the CUB are 100 percent complete, crews are in full swing to get the building ready for the August 2008 reopening. 

“The third and fourth floors are nearest to completion with the walls up and painted,” said … » More …