Posted - March 7, 2011
Eureka College to Kick off "The Ivy Project: Historic Campus Construction" with March 11 Ceremony
New residence hall project groundbreaking
Eureka College will kick off its $11 million residence halls project at a ceremony at 1 p.m. March 11 at the site of a future residence hall on Reagan Drive. The event is open to the public.
The ceremony will feature a groundbreaking for a $6 million, 28,000-square-foot, three-story residence hall.
The event also will include announcement of $5 million in renovations to existing residence halls, Gunzenhauser Hall, built in 1928; Founders’ Court, 1966; Alumni Court, 1970; and Langston Hall, 1998. There also will be information about the decommissioning of Jones, Davison and Magdalene halls as residence halls.
Those were built in the 1950s.
A construction time line also will be announced.
The project, titled “The Ivy Project: Historic Campus Construction,” is the most comprehensive and expensive facilities project in Eureka College history. It will result in accommodations that are attractive and productive in fostering vital living-learning environments for students, said Eureka College President J. David Arnold.
Speaking at the ceremony will be Arnold, Board of Trustees Chairman and Eureka College alumnus David Adams of Minnetrista, Minn., and Student Senate President Bryce Swanson of Maroa.
For more information about the ceremony, contact Vice President for Admissions, Communications and Integrated Marketing Brian Sajko at (309) 467-6345.
A rendering shows the $6 million residence hall to be built this spring on Reagan Drive at Eureka College.
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