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Media Advisory: Groundbreaking ceremony for recreation and athletic center

July 25, 2006

What: UIS will break ground for its new $16.2 million recreation and athletic center. 

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2006 

Where: At the construction site, just west of Kiwanis Stadium on the south edge of the campus 

Details: The ceremony will be attended by UIS administrators, local legislators, Mayor Davlin, and other dignitaries. The state-of-the-art center, scheduled for completion next summer, will occupy 72,000 gross square feet on two levels.  

Funding is provided through a student fee approved by a student referendum in 2003 and by a $1 million gift from the Hoogland Family Foundation of Charles and Kathleen Hoogland.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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