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Eastern Washington reopens Pence Union Building

Hundreds attend open house to take in $47 million remodel of students' building


Last updated 11/1/2018 at 5:24pm

John McCallum

Panda Express employees dish up some culinary samples during the open house at the reopening of Eastern Washington Univerrsity's Pence Union Building last Friday.

Eastern Washington University has reopened its "living room."

Hundreds of university students, faculty and staff gathered near the central campus commons to celebrate the ribbon cutting that formally reopened the Pence Union Building after almost two years of remodeling and construction work. The student union building was closed in December 2016 after students voted to increase their activity fees earlier in the year to pay for the remodel, which utilizes the footprint of the original 120,000-square-foot building constructed in 1968 along with 4,000-square-feet of new space.

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