For Release: Immediate
From: Mike Counter, St. Norbert College, [email protected], 920 403-3089
April 29, 2013
Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m.
DE PERE,WIS. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art science center at St. Norbert College will be held on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the site of the new facility, on the south side of the campus between the old John Minahan Science Hall and Boyle Hall. A social will follow. In the event of rain, the ceremony and social will be held in the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center. Both events are open to the public.
Lead donors Carol H. and Paul O. Gehl and Miriam B. and James J. Mulva, for whom the science center will be named, will be in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony.
The 150,000-square-foot facility will include a complete renovation of the 50 year-old science building and a 57,800 sq. ft. addition. It will feature 36 laboratories for research and teaching; small-group workrooms and informal collaborative spaces; a solar voltaic panel and other green technologies; a state-of-the-art greenhouse; a science gallery; and displays honoring the scientific contributions of Norbertines including noted biologist the Rev. Anselm Keefe, O.Praem.
The Gehl-Mulva Science Center will also house the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Green Bay campus. The medical college will have classrooms, offices and some learning laboratories in the new building and will also occupy 6,600 sq. ft. of dedicated space connected to the main building. The community medical education program will admit its first 15 students in July 2015.
To follow construction activities of the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, visit http://www.snc.edu/webcam/.