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September 26, 2003

Hoover nearly complete

Auditorium in Hoover Hall
Work continues on the 400-seat auditorium in Hoover Hall, which will be dedicated Saturday, Oct. 4. Its new occupants will begin moving in during November. Students will first use the building when spring semester begins in January. Photo by Bob Elbert.
The second phase of the Engineering Teaching and Research Complex, Hoover Hall, will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

The complex, at a cost of $70 million, is the largest building project in the history of the university.

The new Hoover Hall is linked to phase I of the complex, Howe Hall, by the university's first skywalk.

Hoover will become the home of the department of materials science and engineering, engineering computer support services and college computer laboratories and classrooms.

The building features labs for fabrication, multidisciplinary design and mechatronics, as well as four general classrooms and a 400-seat auditorium, one of the largest on campus.

Hoover Hall is named for Gary and Donna Hoover, Coon Rapids. Their leadership gift helped make the project a reality.

Speakers during the dedication ceremony will include President Gregory Geoffroy, Dean James Melsa and the Hoovers.

Refreshments and tours of the building will follow at 2:30 p.m.

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