Elected Officials, Faculty, Staff Speak at New Science Building Dedication

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Today on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, Phase II of the new Science Building was officially dedicated in a beautiful ceremony, which included live music accompaniment by a brass quintet.

The project is the largest science facility on any campus across the state, and will be used by over 1,400 students both graduate and undergrad at EKU. Phase I of the project opened in January 2012, and was just joined by the completion of the Phase II part of the facility in August.

Elected officials, including EKU alums Senator Jared Carpenter and Representative Johnathan Shell spoke about the exciting improvements that have been made on campus in recent years.

Senior Geology Major Laura Kelly also took to the podium to express her gratitude and pride for Eastern, but lamented that she only has one semester left to enjoy the building that it is now full operational.

There are 25 teaching labs, 31 research labs, conference rooms, and four large classrooms in addition to a large greenhouse on the property.