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Union to dedicate Bowld Commons Dec. 4

Union will dedicate the Kathryn S. Bowld Student Commons building Dec. 4. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Union will dedicate the Kathryn S. Bowld Student Commons building Dec. 4. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.Dec. 2, 2009 – Union University will dedicate the new Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Student Commons building during at a special ceremony Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.

The commons building is the last of the buildings to be replaced on the Union campus following the Feb. 5, 2008 tornado that caused more than $40 million in damage. The new facility is almost twice the size of the old Hurt and Watters commons buildings combined.

The 30,000-square-foot building will be completed in January and open for student use when the spring semester starts in early February. It includes apartments for two residence directors, a large multi-purpose room, three classrooms, two kitchens, game room, conference rooms, piano room, band practice room, TV rooms and gathering areas, outdoor built-in grills and outdoor patio space on both the first and second floors.

Scheduled to coincide with the December trustee meeting, the dedication service will include Scripture reading and prayer, words of appreciation for Brasfield Construction and TLM Associates Inc., singing and a ribbon cutting.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 6

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Friday, March 6, with all classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lex will be closed. No breakfast will be served.

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