Groundbreaking ceremonies set for Tuesday
May 26, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Ceremonial groundbreakings will be held Tuesday, June 1, for two major construction projects on the main campus of Western Michigan University.
Groundbreaking for the new Sangren Hall begins at 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of the existing building, opposite McCracken Hall. Speakers at the ceremony will include WMU President John M. Dunn, Larry Tolbert, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Gary Wegenke, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Classes in the new facility are scheduled to begin fall 2012.
Ground will be broken for new Campus Apartments at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot between Knollwood Avenue and Kohrman Hall, south of the Trimpe Building. In addition to Dunn and Tolbert, speakers at the ceremony will include Dr. Diane K. Anderson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Scheduled for completion in August 2011, the complex will add living space and adjacent parking for more than 300 students in four new buildings.
Information on design, construction, site work and timetables for both projects are available on the Facilities Management website. Webcams are planned for the sites to allow the campus community to track construction progress.
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