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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign the legislative bill authorizing funding for the next academic building on the Oregon State University – Cascades campus in a ceremony to be held at 1:45 p.m. on April 18.
The signing will be hosted by OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson in the Bruckner Courtyard, immediately west of Tykeson Hall* on the OSU-Cascades campus on Chandler Avenue.
Speakers will include Brown, Johnson and OSU-Cascades students.
The event is anticipated to attract members of the Central Oregon legislative delegation, donors whose gifts of over $9 million for the academic building are helping achieve a $10 million philanthropic match for the state funding, and members of the Now4 OSU-Cascades advocacy group and the Beaver Caucus coalition.
Brown will sign House Bill 5702, which includes $39 million in capital funding for the new building. The building will be devoted to the study of STEAM subjects – science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
OSU-Cascades has committed to use Oregon manufactured wood products - particularly cross-laminated timber - in the construction of the building.
*Due to weather, the event will take place in Tykeson Hall, Rm. 111.
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.