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University breaks ground on Griffin Center

The Griffin Center will be located on the southwest side of Reflection Lake.

Paola Marizan

August 20, 2014

Another addition to the USI campus is underway. The university broke ground on a new conference center July 21, after receiving a $5 million donation from Bob and Judy Griffin. Construction of the $5.75 million Griffin Center is scheduled to start in October. It will overlook Reflection Lake...

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Jessica Stallings

November 19, 2013

The west side of Reflection Lake will soon be home to a 13,800-square-foot Conference Center and an 80 to 90 car parking lot. A private donor paid for the $5 million facility. “We're calling it the Conference Center,” said Stephen Helfrich, director of facility operations and planning. “Maybe...

Conference Center would impact campus nature

James Vaughn

April 24, 2013

As plans for the unconfirmed addition of a Conference Center to USI’s campus move forward, students and environmentalists express concern for the proposed location. Recent design plans illustrate the possible Conference Center on the west side of Reflection Lake. University architect Mike Mohr said ...

Visitor, Conference Centers a possibility

James Vaughn

March 27, 2013

If university donors give the university enough money, a Visitor Center and a Conference Center could be added to USI’s campus. Vice President for Finance and Administration Mark Rozewski said construction could start years from now as they are in the very early stages of planning. He said he does...

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