KENT STATE HOSTS GRAND OPENING OF NEW INTEGRATED SCIENCES BUILDING ON SEPT. 15; E-Inside;
The grand opening of Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building will be held Sept. 15 from 2:30-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Following the ceremony, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception and tours of the new building and renovated spaces in Cunningham, Smith and Williams halls, all part of a $95 million upgrade to the Science Mall. Kent State President Beverly Warren will speak at the event.
Construction of the $40 million Integrated Sciences Building started in October 2015 and was completed in August in time for fall 2017 classes.
The 66,000-square-foot building houses state-of-the-art classrooms, instructional labs, research lab space and faculty offices for the departments of Biological Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry and Biochemistry. Located adjacent to the Student Green and Summit Street, the Integrated Sciences Building wraps around and connects to the existing Williams Hall in the Science Mall and has 13,500 square feet of unfinished space on the basement level.
The new building is part of Kent State’s Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative, which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic and new spaces. The goal of this initiative is to create the most outstanding academic experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community enriched by the university.