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RICHLAND, Wash. — Israa Alshaikhli secured her second term as president of the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities for the 2017-18 school year and will serve with a new vice president – sophomore Zachary Harper.

Israa Alshaikhli is a junior majoring in biological sciences and hopes to one-day become a doctor. Harper is majoring in business administration.

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2017-2018 ASWSUTC Vice President Zachary Harper (left) and ASWSUTC President Israa Alshaikhli

The duo ran on a platform of bringing innovation, inclusion, transparency, community and accessibility to all students on campus.

One of the team’s largest initiatives in the upcoming year will be transitioning the student government into the new student union building while maintaining the current student lounge as a student-centered space.

“It will be nice to have a large space that is entirely student-focused,” Alshaikhli said.

Alshaikhli said they are also excited about continuing to build the WSU Coug nation, further connecting all of the WSU campuses together to share resources and provide support for all students.

“It has been our goal to provide the right resources and support in order to build a campus community where everyone feels welcome and represented,” she said. “It feels good to continue what I started last year and improve for next year. One thing that made me really happy about getting reelected is that students trust me to finish what I started.”

Harper formerly served as ASWSUTC’s director of finance. He said he is excited to step into larger leadership role as vice president.

“I’ve had such a great experience serving with ASWSUTC and I’m now excited to work side-by-side with Israa to continue to improve our campus and our community,” he said.

The elected college-specific senators include:

  • Connor Burnham – School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Anjellica Ampil – College of Nursing
  • Tyler Schrag – College of Business
  • Essence Braggs – College of Arts and Science

To learn more about WSU Tri-Cities and its commitment to dynamic student engagement, dynamic research experience and dynamic community engagement, visit http://www.tricities.wsu.edu.

News media contacts:

Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities director of marketing and communications, 509-372-7319, jeffrey.dennison@wsu.edu

Brandon Fox, WSU Tri-Cities assistant director for the office of student life, 509-372-7300, Brandon.fox@tricity.wsu.edu

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