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FAU Dedicates New Student Union on Davie Campus

        DAVIE, FL (February 1, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University dedicated its new $6 million, 20,000-square-foot Student Union this afternoon on the Davie campus.  FAU Board of Trustees Chair Norman Tripp, as well as student government leadership, past and present, were present for the dedication.

                “This ribbon-cutting marks an important milestone in the development of the university’s Broward campuses,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan. “University life is all about serving the needs of students, and that is precisely the mission of this beautiful new facility. Now in addition to benefiting from a first-rate classroom experience, students on the Davie campus have a very special place to call their own, where they can gather to study, talk or just relax. The Davie Student Union will rapidly become a focal point of student life.”      

The building is located on the northwest side of the Liberal Arts Building and houses offices for Student Government and campus organizations, a student lounge with computer room, a large multipurpose room for events, health and counseling services, Steve’s Espresso Café and a 5,800-square foot University bookstore in partnership with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.

                Planning for the Student Union began more than six years ago and was funded through a variety of sources, including the Student CITF (Capital Improvement Trust Fund), auxiliary dollars from previous bookstore sales and auxiliary dollars from student health fees.  

            Architects for the project were Schwab, Twitty and Hanser Architectural Group of West Palm Beach and James B. Pirtle Construction of Davie.   For more information, contact Marion Merzer, associate dean, Broward student affairs, at 954-236-1235 or mmerzer@fau.edu.

-FAU-

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