Illinois State U. getting $54M to build fine arts complex


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2013, 12:33 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Illinois State University is getting more than $54 million to build a new fine arts complex.

Gov. Pat Quinn was on the Normal campus Thursday morning to announce the state funding. He says it will create 775 construction jobs. The money comes from a state capital program. The first phase will be $7.5 million for designing and planning the new complex.

The project includes renovating three buildings and constructing new space for instruction and performance. Illinois State's College of Fine Arts has more than 1,100 students, 160 faculty members and offers 40 fields of study, including art, music, theater and dance.

___

Online: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/














 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




(More History)