Performing Arts Building Sidewalk / McElroy View
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The Performing Arts Center was completed in 1967, and is so named to suggest the functions of the disciplines of music and speech which take place there. Formerly called the Music-Speech Building, the center contains the Ted Paul Theater, named in honor of Dr. Ted Paul Jr., director of theater at Mankato State from 1950 until his retirement in 1980, and the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, named in honor of Elias J. Halling, who came to Mankato State in 1936 as vocal music teacher and retired in 1974 as associate dean of the MSU School of Arts and Science. The building also houses scene and costume shops, band and choir rooms, music library, and various studios, classrooms, practice rooms, and related offices.
McElroy Center was completed in 1961, and was the second residence hall on the upper campus of the then Mankato State College. The center takes its name from Frank D. McElroy, sixth president of the institution. The commons area linking the McElroy and Crawford Center was named in 1990 for Chester (Chet) A. Carkoski, assistant dean of students and director of housing from 1960 to 1973.
Departments in McElroy Center
This picture was taken January 30, 2001