By: Barb Owens
Posted: Oct. 14, 2011
A centennial celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday will mark the 100th birthday of Central Washington University’s oldest residence hall, Kamola Hall.
A brief ceremony is planned with words from CWU President Jim Gaudino, CWU Director of Housing Richard DeShields and a representative from the Yakama Nation, the tribe from which the residence hall got its name.
Construction of Kamola Hall, built as a women’s dormitory, was complete in October 1911. For the first 20 years of CWU’s existence – it was then called the Washington State Normal School – its female students lived in houses in and around Ellensburg.
“When Kamola opened in 1911 it was just called the Dormitory,” said Ken Baxter, senior director of conference and retail services at CWU. (READ MORE…)