April 10, 2008
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO BREAK GROUND
$26.1 MILLION INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University will break
ground for a $26.1 million International Cultural Center
(ICC) on Saturday, April 19 at noon at the construction
site, near the university’s
“The impact that this building will have on the recruitment
of arts major is immeasurable,” Lincoln University
President Ivory V. Nelson said. “Today there is a serious
competition among postsecondary institutions to attract students
who major in the arts.
“Students and parents have options and make choices
based on what colleges offer, and that includes facilities. For
Lincoln University to compete and attract students, modern
facilities like the International Cultural Center are a must.”
The cost for the building includes
design, construction, furniture, fixtures and equipment. The
building is scheduled for occupancy in a year.
When complete, the 60,000-square-foot facility will feature
a state-of-the-art auditorium for the performing arts with
seating for over 1,000 patrons, conference rooms, a language
laboratory, an art gallery and a multipurpose room.
groundbreaking ceremony is free and open to the public. For
more information, contact the Office of Communications and
Public Relations at (484) 365-8094.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University is a premier, historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based
undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs
to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological
and global society. The University is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln
has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.
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