April 24, 2008
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CONDUCTS GROUND
$26.1 MILLION INTERNATIONAL
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University took another step on Saturday
(April 19) toward the realization of a $26.1 million International
Cultural Center (ICC) with a ground breaking ceremony at
the construction site of state-of-the-art facility.
It was the second such event during
this academic year. In
November the university broke ground for a $40.5 million
General Classroom and High Technology Building.
According to Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson,
reaching the point of breaking ground for the ICC is the
culmination of several years of planning and positive discussions.
“We are very pleased to break ground for this state-of-the-art
facility,” President Nelson said. “This project
was conceived before my arrival and I am excited that it
has come to fruition. This building has tremendous implications,
not only for teaching and learning but also as a resource
for our community.”
Dr. Calvin Morris, chair of the
Board of Trustees, said: “This
has been an extraordinary year for new construction at Lincoln
University. This building is tangible evidence of our commitment
to excellence in teaching, learning and public service. We
are continuing to advance the Lincoln legacy.”
Scheduled for completion within
a year, the ICC will have many features. It will
have an auditorium with 1,000 seats for lectures and convocations;
nine classrooms, two language labs, one faculty administration
and reception area; two large conference rooms; and a Presidential
Suite with a Board of Trustees conference room.
Additionally, the structure will
feature a 1,500 square feet art gallery to accommodate
330 patrons. The lobby
and atrium can be used for small receptions and will cover
2,700 square feet.
In total, the ICC will be 60,000 square feet and the cost
includes construction, furniture, fixtures and equipment.
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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