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Construction Begins on Liberal Arts' First Major Expansion

Behind the chain-link fence on the south side of the Liberal Arts building, construction trailers are abuzz with activity. Inside the building, workers in hardhats are making plans to remove the sizeable chunk of brick and mortar that makes up the Pegasus Theatre.

Demolition has begun on a project that will expand and modernize the Liberal Arts building, adding 55,000 square feet of classroom and office space, as well as a new auditorium and student meeting spaces.

The $17 million expansion is the first major renovation in the Liberal Arts building’s 50-year history. Ground was broken on the project in November and construction of the new addition is expected to take a year and a half.

The university’s Architectural and Engineering Services and Lippert Bros. construction have established a website that streams live images of construction, as well as information and architect's renderings of the completed project. Find out more at the Liberal Arts Renovation and Addition page.

Student Research Showcase Spring 2018

Chambers Library, in collaboration with the Office of High-Impact Practices (OHIP), will host the 2018 Student Research Showcase on Feb. 21. The event provides an opportunity for students to present new and existing research, creative and scholarly projects.

Ten applications per college will be selected to compete for a cash prize of $100 which will be presented to a winner from each college. Undergraduates and graduate students from all disciplines may apply.

For additional information, email Michele Ramsdell at or call 974-2877.