Thursday, May 5, 2016

UIS breaks ground on student union

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the “Living Room” for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

“Student unions have proved to be as valuable as classrooms,” says Timothy Killeen, U of I president. “They’ve become central to the college experience, places where students can unwind and recharge, a place to interact, and sharpen social skills that will serve them for a lifetime.”

Killeen, at a ceremony marking the start of building the $22 million Student Union — one that students have urged for years, along with Chancellor Susan Koch.

“Today marks a historic moment in life of this Springfield campus. This groundbreaking today is the culmination of years of planning, imagining, negotiating, campaigning, fundraising, and — I will admit — no small measure of strategic whining and complaining on the part of the Chancellor.

The story was reported by WTAX radio on May 4, 2016.

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