May 26, 2011 | WMU News
According to the Miller-Davis Co., construction manager for the project, such ceremonies are a tradition in the building trades. They typically feature an evergreen tree--a symbol of growth and luck--and are meant to recognize the skills of craftsmen as well as summon good fortune for projects under construction.
WMU President John M. Dunn took part in the event by adding his signature to the final beam before it was hoisted atop Sangren.
WMU's largest classroom building, Sangren serves students from all of the University's academic colleges. Work to rebuild it from the ground up is on schedule for completion in 2012.