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With Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Building, CWU Completes $300 Million Science Neighborhood

A view out of a window in the new health sciences building

The large east-facing windows of the new Health Sciences building. (Photo courtesy of Emree Weaver)

From its spacious exercise science laboratory to its shining food science test kitchen, Central Washington University’s new Health Sciences Building houses a buffet of research opportunities for student and staff. Some have already taken a taste.

The university will hold a grand opening and tours of the building Friday, April 29, 2022, but students and staff have been in the building for a few weeks already.

Its opening marks the completion of CWU’s $300 million Health Sciences Neighborhood, a decadeslong project that included work on six buildings, according to CWU Director of Strategic Communications Dawn Alford.

The 80,000-square-foot building is a big change from the spread-out classrooms where courses used to be held, said assistant professor Robert Pritchett.

“It’s created a great sense of community with our majors in the building,” he said.

To read the article in its entirety, visit the Yakima Herald.

Originally published by Vanessa Ontiveros in the Yakima Herald on April 29, 2022