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Washington State University Tri-Cities welcomes community members to join in the celebration of current, past and future Cougs as part of its annual Crimson Fest on March 31.

The free event, which begins at 4 p.m. on campus, will feature carnival games, a rock wall, food trucks, inflatable Coug-themed playground equipment, a video game trailer, a photo booth, cotton candy and a range of other activities. Crimson Fest is open to the general public.

Crimson Fest 2016

Crimson Fest 2016

“Crimson fest is one of the most exciting events for me because it brings everyone together and creates that sense of belonging, as well as lots of Cougar pride,” said Israa Alshaikhli, president of the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities. “It really makes me happy to see our students, their families, alumni and community members all come to together to enjoy this day.”

Students, faculty and staff will go head-to-head with a dodgeball game at 4 p.m. During that time, those attending may complete some crafts including rock painting and galaxy jars.

ASWSUTC will host their annual Fund the Future 5K run at 5 p.m., with the race beginning at 6 p.m. People should register for the run at https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=RS2VDH7. The runs costs $25 for the general public, $20 for WSU alumni, $15 for WSU Tri-Cities students and employees and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and younger get in free. The run will also feature a 50-yard dash for children and prizes will be awarded to top finishers.

The evening will come to a close with a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” at 8 p.m. in the East Auditorium.

Crimson Fest is being put on by ASWSUTC, the Student Entertainment Board, the Office of Student life, the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and club sports.

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Members of the community are invited to become part of Washington State University Tri-Cities’ new student union building by buying a brick, bench or patio planter.

WSU Tri-Cities newsThrough the “Buy a Brick” program, participants may purchase:
• A 4×8-inch red brick with black block lettering – $100
• An 8×8-inch gray brick with black block lettering – $250
• A wood and iron rail bench with nameplate – $1,000
• A patio planter with nameplate – $1,000
• An array of bricks can be ordered with a minimum of $1,000

Each item would display the name, organization or insignia of the participant and would become a permanent part of the new building.

To buy a brick, bench or patio planter, visit https://tricities.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/buyAbrick.pdf.

“The student union was made possible entirely by students,” said Ken Fincher, WSU Tri-Cities assistant vice chancellor for advancement and community engagement. “They voted to assess a fee on themselves to raise the funds to construct the facility, which will include a lounge area, student office space, restrooms, a meeting room and more.

“This is the WSU community’s opportunity to become a part of the students’ mission, as well as support student success for years to come,” he said.

WSU Tri-Cities broke ground on the 6,250-square-foot, $5.73 million facility in May. It is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

For more information, contact Fincher at 509-372-7398 or ken.fincher@tricity.wsu.edu.

 

Contacts:
Ken Fincher, WSU Tri-Cities advancement and community engagement, 509-372-7398,ken.fincher@tricity.wsu.edu
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations, 509-372-7333,maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials from Washington State University Tri-Cities will break ground on the new student union building during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, south of the Consolidated Information Center building.

Community members are welcome to attend.

The WSU Board of Regents voted unanimously last month to approve the schematic design for the 6,250 square-feet, $5.73 million facility, which will include study, leisure and meeting spaces for students.

To RSVP for the groundbreaking, visit https://tricities.wsu.edu/current-students/union/.

Contact:

Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333,maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu