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April 29: Students present designs for forest waste facility
April 23, 2015

NARA-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot to process wood from slash piles in the Pacific Northwest. The liquid sugar can be used to produce chemical products including biofuels. Designs and findings will be presented in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

$5 million gift funds research facility, ups state grain game
September 17, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Phase-1-of-grain-research-facility-100PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Grain Commission announced Wednesday a $5 million gift to expand facilities and advance grain research at Washington State University. Plant growth facilities are central to developing grain varieties through WSU’s plant breeding programs.

Environment friendly dorm available Aug. 2009
December 9, 2008

A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave

student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise


Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.


A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in August 2009. The hall on Olympia Avenue will house approximately 230 residents. It is the first student housing facility constructed on the Pullman campus since 1972.


The facility is anticipating a LEED Silver rating and will offer several … » More …

Practice facility opens May 1
April 30, 2008

pULLMAN — The Palouse Ridge Golf Club will have the grand opening of the practice facility on May 1. The Grand Opening celebration will be held on Friday, May 2, from 4-7 p.m.

The festivities include a “First Drive” ceremony followed by food and a chance to win prizes.  The 400-yard practice range has target greens built in. The facility also includes an 80-yard practice hole.


Photo above is the layout of the Palouse Ridge 18 hole golf course.


Contests and drawings will be held throughout the evening. The temporary golf shop … » More …

Opening ceremonies slated for pathogen research facility
April 21, 2006

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Elected officials will join leaders of the state’s forest products, nursery and Christmas tree industries on Monday to tour and dedicate a new research biocontainment facility for plant pathogens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.Ceremonies will be held on Monday, April 24, with tours of the isolation unit beginning at 1 p.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. in the D.F. Almendinger Center on the Puyallup Center campus, 7612 Pioneer Way East.WSU financed and installed the $250,000 isolation facility to expedite research on Sudden Oak Death, a deadly and easily spread plant pathogen. The fungus-like pathogen was identified in … » More …

Compost facility solves toxic problem, back in business
March 21, 2003

“Our number one objective is organic material management. Our number two objective is to market a product,” said Dan Caldwell, farm and compost operations manager at the WSU compost facility.After a two-year struggle with an herbicide contaminant, gardeners can once again purchase WSU compost. “I’ve already contacted our previous customers and they’re aware that we’ll be back in business,” Caldwell said. Clientele primarily includes garden stores and landscapers in Washington and Idaho. “Clopyralid,” an herbicide used for broadleaf weed control, left a residue in plant material acquired by WSU for compost-ing and contaminated the facility’s site. It was discovered in 2000, and became a problem … » More …

Indoor practice facility nears completion
September 6, 2002

We’re all familiar with Pacific Northwest weather in the winter and spring, especially around the Palouse region: cold, windy, and wet (even icy). Such an environment can make for uncomfortable sport seasons, weather-wise, hampering effective preparation for the spring contests.In those seasons past, the Cougar football team had to travel to the University of Idaho to practice indoors, and the baseball and golf teams traveled “down the hill” to Lewiston and its milder clime. But with WSU’s new indoor practice facility — the white domed, environmentally controlled indoor sports facility next to Bailey Field — these and other teams can thumb their collective noses at … » More …

Cogeneration dropped; steam production only
August 23, 2002

Washington State University officials report they will begin plans to develop a steam-only energy plant. The plant, first proposed as a cogeneration facility that would create steam and electricity, has become too expensive.“We are planning to move forward with a steam-only plant,” reported Greg Royer, vice president for Business Affairs. “The latest report we had stated that the cogeneration plant costs would run about $15 million more than previously estimated. We also learned there would be costs of $10 million more in electrical infrastructure work required to support the plant.“At this price, the combined heat and power project is no longer economically viable,” the vice … » More …