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IL: Midwestern University to Dedicate State-of-the-Art Science Hall

August 26, 2011

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University is inviting community leaders, media representatives, and supporters of the University to participate in the dedication of their state-of-the-art Science Hall on Tuesday, August 30th from 5 to 7 PM. The 239,000 square-foot Science Hall is a technology-rich, energy-efficient building that provides classroom, laboratory, and research space for faculty and students.

In addition, Science Hall includes a new Dental Simulation Lab that will be used by the inaugural class of dental medicine students. Midwestern's College of Dental Medicine-Illinois is the first dental school to open in Illinois in the last 40 years and joins only two others in the state. Other features of the building include a Testing Center that allows 230 students to simultaneously take an exam electronically, an accreditation suite, and a new anatomy laboratory.

Projected to attend are Representative Peter Roskam, State Senator Ron Sandack, Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully, Deputy Village Manager Mike Baker, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt, Choose DuPage President Greg Bedalov, among numerous other civic leaders.

The event will include remarks given by Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, who will also be leading a VIP tour of the building. Other tours will be led by university students.

The $88 million Science Hall is part of Midwestern University's $289.9 million capital construction plan that is significantly contributing to the regional economy. The construction activity is forecast to spur $478.5 million in economic activity that supports 2,900 hundred jobs and $184.3 million in personal income. The capital program is one of the largest private sector construction projects in DuPage County.

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