In addition to recent renovations completed at Francis Hall, several additional projects are underway directed at improving teaching, learning and living spaces.
Bernardine Hall has received a facelift in a number of areas including several classrooms. The new Educational Technology Center is up and running, featuring video, sound, editing, and production equipment that allows for student and faculty productions as well as instruction. In addition, the Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall has become fully video interactive thanks to some new technology that provides a key component to our distance education efforts.
We will soon be able to house over 1,000 students on campus, thanks to construction underway on Founders Village units III and IV, set to open next fall. The units will feature apartments for upperclassmen and innovative suites ideal for small learning communities. A new Student Activities Center, attached to one of the units, will provide a large fitness center, a dance and aerobics studio, and a gracious campus “living room” able to accommodate up to 110 for leisure activities, study, and programs. The project will soon require some adjustments to parking and walking on campus until the buildings are complete in fall 2012. You can view the new walking routes online and confirm where you can park during construction by viewing the parking map.