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A construction update for Turner Hall, Hogarth Dining Center, Fant Library and more is now available.

 Turner Hall (Demonstration School)

This $8.2 million expansion and complete renovation is about to begin!  The renamed Turner Hall will provide room for growth of the Speech Language Pathology program, Speech and Hearing Clinic, and a large tiered classroom/auditorium that will be available not only to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, but also for other university programming. The temporary construction fence is going up this week, which means we will lose about 20 parking spaces in the Martin/Eckford parking lot for the duration of this project.  The large construction site is needed for the construction trailer, laydown of construction materials, and also for the footprint of the expansion of the building.  Construction is expected to be complete in July 2019.  This project is funded from state general obligation bonds.

Hogarth Dining Center Repairs
This $700,000 project provides repairs to the Hogarth infrastructure system.  During part of this project, Sodexo will be using paper and plastic products since the dish machine will be inoperable.  The parking lot behind Hogarth will be closed off for a couple of weeks except for the Sodexo catering van and deliveries.  Repairs should be complete in April, 2018.  This project is funded from the Mississippi Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management.

Fant Library - ITS
The renovation and expansion of Fant Library is complete, except for certain technology installations.  The university is working with an Audio-Visual Consultant and with the State of Mississippi Information Technology Services to procure technology for the tiered classroom and the individual study rooms, as funded by state general obligation bonds.  Remaining technology will be provided as funding becomes available.

Physical Plant
This $1,059,550 project provides a $4,477 square foot single story addition to the existing Physical Plant Building and a 2,500 square foot warehouse adjacent to the existing storage buildings.  The estimated completion date of this project is April 27,2018.  This project is funded from state general obligation bonds.

Softball Field
This $716,399 project for improvements to the softball field provides an artificial turf playing field, fencing, windscreens, bullpens, scoreboard,  deck, backstop netting and pads,  field lighting and updates to the pressbox, concession area and restroom facilities.  The project will be substantially complete in time for the Feb. 11 2018 opening game.  This project is funded from university auxiliary funds and the Mississippi University for Women Foundation.  The windscreens and deck came from athletics fundraising through sponsors and donations.

Residence Hall Mechanical Repairs
All residence hall mechanical and fire alarm systems have been inspected and evaluated by professionals and carbon monoxide detectors have been placed in the mechanical rooms and on each floor.  Obstructions that may restrict airflow around boilers have been removed, and air intake ducts have been extended as necessary.  Repairs have been made where deemed necessary.  The mechanical engineer is preparing a report with recommendations for future modifications.  Estimated costs to date of $35,000 are funded from university plant funds.

Pioneers Plaza
The Plaza is  located on the west side of  Welty Hall.  Construction period was from 3/01/2017 - 11/15/2017.  The Plaza consist of a landscaped concrete patio, benches and 12 markers.  The markers are to recognize Pioneers of the W.  The first Pioneers to be recognized are the six students who in 1966 desegregated MSCW: Diane Hardy Thompson, Laverne Greene Leech, Barbara Turner, Jacqueline E. Edwards, Mary L. Flowers and Eula M. Houser. This project cost $62,200 and was funded from university funds.  The dedication of Pioneers Plaza will be Friday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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