Baker University plans groundbreaking for Mulvane Hall
Baker University will celebrate the groundbreaking of the addition to Mulvane Hall on the Baldwin City campus as part of the $10.3 million Mulvane Transformation Project. The public is invited to the event, set for 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at 413 Sixth St.
Mulvane Hall, constructed in the 1920s, houses classrooms for biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and information technology. The renovation to Mulvane and the 9,000-square-foot expansion to the east of the facility will provide new laboratory space, classrooms and student collaborative areas.
Construction will continue throughout the 2011-12 academic year.
In August, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., committed $750,000 toward the Mulvane Transformation Project. The challenge grant was the largest single gift Baker has received from a foundation and the fifth largest one-time contribution to the University since its founding in 1858.