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Sept. 26: Clinical Sciences Building Groundbreaking

Ceremony set for 1:30 p.m. outside Ford Hall entrance.

2014-09-29
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-22-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Clinical Sciences Building from 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 near the entrance to Ford Hall.

The general public is welcome to attend and parking for the event will be reserved in Lot 5 (located across from the Taylor Center; enter from Warren Street).

Scheduled speakers at the event include Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport, College of Allied Health and Nursing Dean Kristine Retherford, Minnesota Sen. Kathy Sheran and Julie Frederick, executive director of Healthy Brains for Children Making a Difference (Mankato, Minn.) and a member of the Minnesota State Mankato Foundation Board of Directors.

Expected to join the speakers for a group groundbreaking photo are state Reps. Clark Johnson and Bob Gunther, Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson, Minnesota State and Mankato Vice President of University Advancement R. Kent Clark. Governor Mark Dayton and state Rep. Kathy Brynaert have also been invited.

The state-of-the-art Clinical Sciences Building will be a new 59,100 square-foot, three-story facility that is expected to be completed in 2016. It will be built on Warren Street north of the Taylor Center and east of Ford Hall. The Clinical Sciences Building will benefit not only Minnesota State Mankato students through real-world interactions with patients, but also the greater Mankato community by providing speech and hearing services and health and dental care to thousands of clients in the local and regional area who may not otherwise have access to that care.

The building was made possible in May when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a Minnesota Jobs Bill into law that included $25.818 million in funding for the Clinical Sciences Building.

More information on the Clinical Sciences Building is available in a May 20 news release.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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