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Here’s the Dirt: WSU upgrades historic halls

WSU upgrades historic halls

Washington State University is completely renovating two residence halls at the Pullman campus dating to the 1920s, with the work to be done before fall semester.

Duncan-Dunn and Community halls are getting complete makeovers: exterior renovation, interior upgrades, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology systems. Lounge space will be added, as will community kitchens and laundry facilities on each floor.

The buildings will be joined by connectors housing stairs and an elevator.

The combined facility will provide about 250 beds for undergraduate students.

Construction is expected to wrap up in early June, said Keith Bloom, WSU Capital Planning and Development executive director.

Bloom said new amenities will make the hall a much sought-after location. “It’s absolutely the best location on campus, or in Pullman as far as I am concerned, for new students,” he said. “It is in the heart of things.”

Esthetician clinic opens at NIC

The new student-operated Esthetician Clinic at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center is offering skin care specials.

Services include facials, all-natural spray tanning, microdermabrasion treatments, microcurrent treatments, waxing and makeup, among other offerings.

Each NIC esthetician student receives 600 hours of instruction in theory and practical skill development required by the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

Clinic hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Facials, waxing and makeup appointments are available at various times during the week.

To make an appointment or for more information call (208) 769-3333, ext. 4, or visit

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