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The Center for Science and Business, a 138,000-square-foot structure, is Monmouth College's first new academic building since 1990. The innovative facility is designed to promote interaction among what have been traditionally independent departments, in the belief that students who are able to understand the principles of both business and science will be better prepared for the increasingly demanding challenges of a global economy.
“We want our business students to leave here with a real knowledge of what’s happening on the cutting edge of science,” said President Mauri Ditzler. “We want them to be comfortable talking to science students. We want them to form contacts they will use later in life. And the reverse – we want our science students to be comfortable with ideas of business.”
The building signals a shift for the college from focusing on constructing and renovating residence halls and athletic facilities to striving for excellence in academics.
Designed by the award-winning international architecture firm Burt Hill, the $40 million building stands in the 700 block of East Broadway, just south of Archer Ave. It will house the departments of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, psychology, political economy and commerce, and accounting.
Dedication ceremonies are planned for May 10, during Commencement Weekend. Construction is scheduled for completion in March and the building will be put into service during the fall 2013 semester.