WSU Regents Dedicate WSU Tri-Cities Library Friday

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University regents will dedicate the new Consolidated Information Center on the WSU-Tri-Cities campus during an
11 a.m. ceremony Friday, June 27.
The event is part of the board’s regular June meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Courtyard Room of the CIC.
The $18.6 million facility houses the branch campus library collection; a million books, journals and reports of the Hanford Technical Library; and the U.S. Department of Energy Public Reading Room. It will also be home for the University Center for Professional Education and the WSU Tri-Cities Business Assistance Center.
Action items before the regents include the request for authority to approve consulting firms and proceed with design plans for several capital construction projects on the Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses.
Among the projects under consideration are the Science Education Center at WSU Tri-Cities and, in Pullman, the Center for Teaching and Learning; additions and renovations of the College of Education’s Cleveland Hall and the Murrow Communications Center; a new building for programs in landscape architecture, apparel, merchandising and interior design; and a student recreation center.
Regents will consider a proposal for a $100 semester fee to pay for the construction of the recreation center. In an April referendum, 63 percent of the students voted in favor of the project and fee assessment. The $40 million facility is planned for completion in 2001.
Action on revisions to the faculty manual dealing with annual review and nonreappointment policies, as well as upgrading of athletic scoreboards and allocation to the Greater WSU Fund, will also before the governing board.
Regents are scheduled to hear reports on the university’s plans for implementing assessment and accountability provisions and the progress of Campaign WSU, the university’s first comprehensive fund-raising drive that is in its final stages.