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National awards go to CUB marketing designs
February 21, 2014

By Hilary Sandberg, Administrative Services marketing intern

PULLMAN, WASH. – The Compton Union Building, University Recreation and Biomedical Communication Unit at Washington State University recently won national awards from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) for marketing design efforts.

Pizza Pipeline signs lease in CUB food court
August 14, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Northwest franchise Pizza Pipeline will replace Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen in the CUB food court this fall. As an opening date approaches, information will be posted at

“Pizza Pipeline brings strong name recognition to our students from the Northwest who dine in the CUB,” said Sean Greene, CUB director. “Access to quick and reasonably priced food is a request we receive from students in our annual surveys and we believe Pizza Pipeline fits this need.”

The new business will open after some remodeling and equipment additions, according to franchise owner Acme LLC. Work is not expected to affect … » More …

Yellow Knot: CUB art installation adds vibrant twist
July 18, 2013

Yellow Knot



PULLMAN, Wash. – The CUB’s dynamic as a hub of energy and diversity tying together the Washington State University Pullman campus is embodied in “Yellow Knot,” an art work that will be installed Monday, July 22, in the CUB west end atrium.


Installation will begin about 8:30 a.m., when the work is brought in through the ground level east doors, and is expected to continue through the morning, at least.


Designed and crafted in 2011 by Pacific Northwest sculptor Paul Vexler, the Douglas fir and painted plywood sculpture is 17 feet of captivating … » More …

Free parking for shoppers and diners at the CUB after 5 p.m.
October 21, 2009

PULLMAN – The CUB is offering a free parking validation service to its evening patrons.


Customers visiting the CUB after 5 p.m. who make a retail purchase of $8 or more may present their receipt to the information desk, where they will receive a parking validation coupon.

The parking validation coupons are valid in the Smith Center (CUE) parking garage only and cover the $2 cost of parking. The coupons are valid for the date of purchase only and customers need to enter the parking garage after 5 p.m. to receive free parking.


The purpose of the “After  5” parking campaign is … » More …

Diversity mural returns to renovated CUB
May 27, 2009

“Common Ground” mural returns to renovated CUB




When the Compton Union Building closed in 2006 for renovation, a mural celebrating diversity on the Washington State University campus went into storage.

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 … » More …

Women reinterpret reality through paintings
March 4, 2009



PULLMAN – Reinterpreting Reality, the first regional, all women’s interstate art exhibition, presents the work of over 100 artists at six venues in Pullman, Wash., and Moscow, Idaho, during the month of March. 


To learn more about the exhibits, click here


Take a look at some of the paintings currently on display at the CUB in our photo gallery.



Fines assessed for drop-offs on pedestrian malls
January 26, 2009

WSU pedestrian mall areas have been expanded, and drivers are reminded that unauthorized vehicles can be fined for driving in the areas, even to drop off passengers.


Library Road pedestrian mall has been extended north to the old Bookie building. Wilson Road from Stadium Way to the CUB has been converted to a pedestrian mall. 


Access is restricted to vehicles displaying disability permits, departmental permits, mall service permits, commercial permits or exempt license plates. Vehicles without proper authorization will be subject to traffic infraction or parking fines ($124 and $100 respectively).


People needing vehicle access to pedestrian malls may contact Parking … » More …

Authors at Bookie this week for CUB opening
September 3, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU Press and the Bookie will join the CUB opening celebrations all this week with author presentations and book signings each day from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Bookie’s new location.
Wednesday, Sept.3, will feature “Tracking Ancient Footsteps” co-author Dr. Timothy Kohler, along with honoree Dr. William D. Lipe, one of the most respected scholars in Southwestern archaeology.
On Thursday, Sept. 4, Marc Lindsey, “Copyright Law on Campus” author and WSU’s own copyright specialist, will answer questions on the topic as it specifically relates to faculty and students at higher education institutions.
On Friday, … » 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 …