Yesterday I visited our new COBE building. During my tour, I actually witnessed the signing of the papers that officially transferred the building from the contractor, ESI, to Boise State. ESI, a local firm who can count a number of its executive team members as graduates of our Construction Management program, did an outstanding job of pulling off this project on time and within budget. There are still some finishing touches, but faculty will move in during July and it will be ready for fall classes in late August. There are so many people who have made this possible, but it all started when Steve Appleton and his Micron team gave the first gift to make it happen. The building will be named for Micron and the courtyard will be dedicated to Steve Appleton, one of COBE’s finest graduates. As it should be!