Washington State University Vancouver is celebrating its 25th anniversary on the North Bank. May 10, 2014, marked 25 years to the day since the Washington State Legislature established WSU Vancouver as one of four campuses making up the WSU system. WSUV is hosting a free, community-wide party from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, on its Salmon Creek campus, and everyone is welcome.
There’ll be live music in the amphitheater with folk rock band Lincoln’s Beard at 5 p.m. followed by Sean Flinn & the Royal We at 7 p.m. Pack a picnic (non-alchoholic, please) or purchase dinner from one of Vancouver’s fave food trucks. While you’re there, you can let one of WSU Vancouver’s student ambassadors take you on a guided tour of campus, tour the creative media and digital culture MOVE lab and view the new multimedia exhibit “Curlew.” See a fine art exhibit in the Multimedia Classroom Building and participate in hands-on art activities, or see the Community Art Show in the Dengerink Administration Building Gallery featuring works by faculty, staff, and students.
But wait, there’s more! Taste WSU’s famous Cougar Gold cheese (mmmmm…cheese!), help create a sidewalk chalk mural, and get a Butch T. Cougar balloon animal to take home (adults: there’s no shame in wanting one). Get your photo snapped in the photo booth, listen to “Steampunk Alphabet” author Nat Iwata read his book and help him create a new character at 3:30 p.m. in the library, then stick around to hear Thousand Waves perform live at 4 p.m.
Finally, if you’re considering enrolling at WSU Vancouver, you can attend a financial aid and scholarships workshop at 3:30 p.m., talk to admissions counselors and financial aid experts, visit research labs and participate in hands-on activities, or find out more about WSU with the interactive timeline in the Firstenburg Student Commons. For more details, visit http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/25.