Thursday, April 24, 2014
Groundbreaking Monday for MSSU residence hall complex
(From Southern News Service)
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, for the new residence hall complex at Missouri Southern State University.
The three-story complex will feature 51 student apartments throughout six buildings, the vast majority of which will be four bedrooms. Each bedroom will have its own bathroom, and students will share a common living area and full kitchen. Each apartment will also have its own washer and dryer. The exterior of the complex will include an open courtyard and common areas, a pedestrian-friendly design and parking on the back side.
Last week, the university’s Board of Governors approved the sale of $29 million in bonds, $14 million of which will be used for construction of the residence hall.
Joplin’s R.E. Smith will serve as the construction manager and contractor.
The ceremony will include remarks from Interim President Dr. Alan Marble; Darren Fullerton, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management; and a student representative from the Residence Hall Association.