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It was not your typical groundbreaking ceremony....President Helm and others arrived at the site in a red truck, wearing hard hats, lab coats and protective goggles, and the new building was toasted with beverages served in beakers reminiscent of a chemistry lab. From left to right are: Richard Brueckner '71, P'04, Chairman-elect of the Board of Trustees; Helm; John Heffer P'96, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees; Jared Fine '06, student body president; and Arthur Altman '53, Trustee and chair of the building and grounds committee.

The first phase of the science improvements will be construction of the new facility. Occupancy is expected by the fall of 2006. A second phase will follow immediately, including the renovation of the first two floors of Shankweiler, along with a new stair/elevator tower and a bridge connecting the upper two floors of the Shankweiler and Trumbower Science Buildings. Completion of this phase is expected in January of 2007.

Construction of the 9,000 square foot, two-level addition to Seegers Union will begin in June 2005. Included will be new meeting spaces on the main level and expanded academic services space on the lower level. Completion is scheduled for January 2006. Renovation of the existing academic services facilities on the lower level will occur during the summer of 2006.

EXPANDED AND RENOVATED SCIENCE FACILITIES

PHASE I

(New Construction and Shankweiler Renovations)

Organismal Teaching/ Research Neighborhood
Neuroscience Teaching Lab
Physiology/Physio Ecology Teaching Lab
Developmental Biology/Histology Teaching Lab
Anatomy/Human Anatomy Lab
Seminar/Teaching Lab
Research Labs (2)
Cellular/Molecular/BioChemistry Neighborhood
Teaching Labs (4)
Research Labs (6)
Biology/Ecology Neighborhood
Environmental Sciences Teaching Lab
Ecology/Invertebrate Zoology Teaching Lab
Botany/Conservation Biology Teaching Lab
Research Labs (3)
Introductory Biology Labs (2)
Shared Science Division Spaces
Interdisciplinary Reading Room
Seminar/Classroom
Classroom/Future Research Lab
Classrooms (2)
GIS Lab/GIS Support
Conference Room

PHASE II

(Future Shankweiler Renovations)

Chemistry Teaching Lab
Chemistry Research Labs (3)
Large Shared Classrooms (2)
Shared Classrooms (2)
Research Lab
Biology Museum and Adjacent Research Lab
Vivarium Suite
Greenhouse

EXPANDED AND RENOVATED SEEGERS UNION FACILITIES

PHASE I

Academic Resource Center
Tutoring/Individual Testing Rooms
Disabilities Services
Center for Career and Pre-Professional Advising
Pre-Health Advising
Career Library
Interview Rooms
Multi-Purpose Meeting Rooms (3)

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