President's Newsletter July 2011

. . . and PLACES

Numerous important projects are underway, many directed at improved teaching, learning, and performing spaces. Here are some details:

Francis Hall – Following last summer’s renovation of the auditorium into a modern theater and recital hall, this summer’s work is further enhancing the theater, music and visual arts programs, with improvements to the music suite and creation of rehearsal spaces. All of this complements the new campus side entrance that includes a lobby, art gallery and adjoining courtyard. Additional renovation of the third floor adds a fine and performing art suite of offices.

Educational Technology Center - Ready to open in August, the center will feature video, sound, editing, and production equipment and will allow for student and faculty productions as well as instruction.

Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall - Is becoming video interactive thanks to some new technology additions. It will serve as a key to our distance education plans.

Founders Village – In September we will break ground on two Founders Village residence halls that will house an additional 185 students beginning in fall 2012. Adding to the excitement is a student activities and recreation wing attached to one of the residence halls that will include a snazzy two-story fitness center, dance/aerobic space, and office and meeting space for student groups and University Life staff.

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president's newsletter july 2011

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