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Union to dedicate Providence Hall Aug. 25

Providence Hall is the new home for Union University's School of Pharmacy.
Providence Hall is the new home for Union University's School of Pharmacy.

JACKSON, Tenn.Aug. 24, 2010 – Union University will dedicate the new Providence Hall at a special ceremony Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.

Providence Hall is a 57,000-square-foot facility, located on the university’s Great Lawn, that houses Union’s School of Pharmacy. The three-story building features state-of-the-art technology and a design conducive to student learning.

The building contains five large classrooms, all equipped for video conferencing, as well as about 20 rooms for elective classes and small group teaching, faculty offices, a student lounge and the School of Pharmacy’s Student Government Association and Student Organizations office.

The building also features seven laboratories for science research in the fields of pharmacology, drug design/pharmacometrics and drug discovery, as well as teaching labs for sterile preparation, simulation and counseling.

In addition, a large portion of the third floor is devoted to simulation, with multiple human patient simulators that the School of Pharmacy shares with Union’s School of Nursing as a part of the university’s Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice.

The dedication ceremony is open to the public. It will include Scripture reading and prayer, words of appreciation for H&M Construction and TLM Associates Inc., singing and a ribbon cutting.

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

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