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Learning how to include service learning in courses
September 27, 2005

A Service-Learning Course Construction workshop held in October at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom will allow two- and four-year faculty and staff to learn more about constructing courses that include service learning elements.The workshop, which will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, is sponsored by Washington Campus Contact, Seattle University’s Center for Service and Center for the Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Workshop objectives include:*Providing fundamental content, such as definitions, models and principles, and integrative dimensions such as reflection, community engagement and assessment *Connecting faculty and community members who are experienced in service learning courses with workshop attendees hoping to learn … » More …

Board of Regents to consider construction projects
September 13, 2005

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will be asked to move forward on two construction projects for the Pullman campus during its meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Grand Ballroom II of the Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue in Seattle.An agenda for the meeting is available at http://www.regents.wsu.edu/Agendas-Notices/050916Agenda.doc.The board will be asked to approve schematic design documents for the renovation of the Compton Union Building and the renovation of the Washington Building, which formerly housed Pullman Regional Hospital. The projects are linked, in that the renovation of the Washington Building will provide space that will … » More …

Plant Bioscience building gets spruced up
April 19, 2005

Jason Katz and Ezekiel Fisher, employees of the residential and commercial landscape company Living Waters, work to unload plants in front of Plant Bioscience building Tuesday afternoon.The landscapers, who began work on the building last fall, are working on the project in phases and hope to be finished mid summer, said Tom Reed, Living Waters landscaper. The company will begin the planting phase this week.The landscapers will plant about 500 plants, including about 400 laurels.“Every day is different,” Reed said. “The only thing that’s the same is the dirt.”

Worn walkway to be revived
March 23, 2005

Renovations are underway on the Glenn Terrell Mall to replace worn parts of the heavily used walkway. Wear and tear from vehicle and foot traffic caused the previous granite slabs to crack and break. The slabs were torn up last fall, but replaced with blacktop to endure the winter season. RRACO Inc. of Spokane is installing the new granite slabs, which will measure three inches thick compared to the seven-eighths inches thick granite previously used. The increased granite thickness will be capable of withstanding the heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic of the walkway. Project completion is scheduled for June. For more information visit the Capital … » More …

Totally tubular but evolving
July 16, 2004

Construction of the WSU Spokane Academic Center is under way with ground having been broken in May. The sight currently features excavation and column construction. The $33.8 million, 106,000-square-foot building will be located between the Health Sciences Building and the Phase I Classroom Building, with completion scheduled for fall 2006.

 The Academic Center will provide space critical to expansion of academic programs and support for core educational functions, particularly the library. For more information on the building, click here for details and photos. To see a real-time photo of the site, click here to … » More …

Education groundbreaking set for May 5
April 23, 2004

StoryThe public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony and reception for the Cleveland Hall/Education Addition on the Pullman campus at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the southwest corner of Cleveland Hall. WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and Provost Robert C. Bates will join Dean Judy Mitchell and other representatives of the College of Education as speakers at the event. The addition, which will be linked to Cleveland Hall by a covered pedestrian bridge, will contain six classrooms (all wired with the latest high-tech connections), two project rooms, eight offices and plenty of open common space for study groups and informal interactions. The Washington Legislature … » More …

Summer work heats up
April 23, 2004

Summer is around the corner and on the WSU campuses that means construction and renovation for the upcoming school year. Among the largest projects on the Pullman campus will be the Cleveland Hall/Education Addition and the Plant Bioscience Building, adjacent to Johnson Hall. Between Facilities Operations and Capital Planning and Development, the campus should be humming with activity. FacOps has an exceptionally busy summer ahead with minor capital improvements throughout campus. “This is an unusual summer for FacOps and the minor capital budget,” said Rob Corcoran, assistant director in FacOps. “We were given over $30 million in minor capital funding to help with deferred maintenance, … » More …

Construction detours begin
April 26, 2002

A variety of summer construction projects are under way at Washington State University#s Pullman campus, with two causing changes in traffic patterns. The most visible is the reconstruction of south Stadium Way. Detours around construction efforts, seen in photo, are slowing traffic somewhat, but, so far, things are moving relatively smoothly. Traffic-related projects include the remodeling of south Stadium Way and redevelopment of Library Road. Other construction projects include the Murrow Addition, Shock Physics, the indoor practice facility, and the heat-to-power energy plant, if it is approved by the Board of Regents.Here are a few of the details.Library Road ? Phase 1This project will begin … » More …