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v 5 r I i 1 vy u 1 . "o) nr re r HJi New Student Health and Wellness center breaks ground today as President Holland shares his outlook for the growth of campus. Students both past and current join the festivities. PHOTO COURTESY OF GSBS ARCHITECTS Construction cf the new Student Life and Wellness Building and a four-story larking structure, begins Monday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m. By MALLORY BLACK Utah Valley University students will say goodbye to the Bunnell House and the north visitor parking lot. In their place the new Student Life and Wellness Building, as well as a four-story parking structure, will be built. Current Student Body President Chad Workman, architects and contractors are slated to deliver remarks at the ceremony regarding the new additions to the UVU campus. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Both the north end of the Sorensen Student Center and the east hallway of the PE Building will connect to the second floor of the new 170,000 square foot building. The 450-space parking garage, expected to be complete in summer 2013, will be constructed west of the LDS Institute Building and north of the Grand Ballroom. "This is good for UVU because the Student Life and Wellness Building provides that place for students to congregate, meet, socialize, have fun, relax, and take care of the mind, body, and spirit," said Dr. Bob Rasmussen, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President of Student Life. Scheduled for completion in December 2013, the open atrium Student Life and Wellness Building will include a 45-foot rock climbing wall, a bowling alley, an indoor track, three full-size basketball courts and amulti-activity court with goals built into the walls. Other features include two dance rooms for the UVU cheer and dance teams,state-of-the-art cardio machines and machine weights, two exercise rooms for yoga, aerobics and spinning and a cardio cinema room. A 50-seat council meeting room will also be in the new building. The first and second floors will house Student Life offices, student government, clubs and organizations, a new ice cream or yogurt vendor and gaming and social areas. The UVU Review office will move to the second floor of the Student Life and Wellness Building, as will Intramurals, the Ombudsman office and the Outdoor Adventure Center. "As we evolve into this comprehensive university, one of the things lacking is a sense of community, that sense of connection, that holistic university experience," Rasmussen said. "It impacts the success of students while they're enrolled if they have a This structure will provide an anchor point for students on what is tradit onally considered to be a commuter campus. Research shows that the more students are engaged with campus life, the more likely they are to reach their educational goals, it will be vet another symbol of LfVU's commitment to student success. -PRESIDENT MATTHEW S. HOLLAND place where they can relieve stress, meditate and clear your head. All of those things contribute to you doing better in the classroom." ' The UVU Wellness Programs, currently located within Student Health Services, will move to the third floor of the building. A new campus Reflection Center, which will be located on the third floor, will be open for prayer, meditation and discussion for all. "We have had the idea for a Reflection Center for about five or six years. President Holland has been looking for a space," Rasmussen said. "The Reflection Center will be totally private and sound GROUNDBREAKING A3 1 PHOTO COURTESY OE GSBS ARCHITECTS Hie new edifice will embrace mind, body and spirit through activities and space to reflect. nnyo i U ii! 0 NEWS r W 1 " " " "
|Title||UVU Review, 2012-06-18|
|Description||UVU Review is the student newspaper for Utah Valley University, starting with June 02, 2008.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVU Review, 2012-06-18|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|