JACKSON, Tenn. – March 3, 2010 – Union University will dedicate its new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at a ceremony March 5 at 9 a.m.
Located at 1938 Emporium Drive in Jackson, the center is located in the former Circuit City building, which Union purchased and renovated in recent months.
“We reached a point where there was just no more space on campus to renovate to create office space or classroom space,” said Charles Fowler, Union’s senior vice president for university relations. “So we began exploring properties around town that would allow some office on campus to move off campus and create additional space on our main campus.”
The Circuit City building had been vacant for almost four years. Union renovated the 21,000-square-foot building and is using all of the former retail space for its continuing studies department. The former warehouse space will be used for future growth, either for continuing studies or some other program.
“It’s going to give significant growth opportunities for continuing studies,” Fowler said.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.
A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are 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.