Trine University Announces Building Expansion

Posted: Updated:
The expansion is expected to be completed in January 2017. The expansion is expected to be completed in January 2017.
ANGOLA -

Trine University has announced a $6.6 million expansion to its Best Hall of Science. The project includes a 26,000 square-foot addition and additional parking.

The Best Hall of Science houses the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences. The university says the addition will include seven laboratories for biology, chemistry and multipurpose uses, 12 offices and two group study spaces.

"The continuing success of the Invest in Excellence campaign makes it possible to tackle this addition," said Trine President Earl D. Brooks II. "We are grateful for our generous donors who enable us to make the campus even better for our students."

The addition will be named the Rinker-Ross Memorial Center for the Sciences. It is named after Trine alum Dr. James Rinker, who designated a $1.5 million estate gift for the addition.

The university will hold a ground breaking ceremony in early May with construction expected to begin May 9. Construction on the parking area will begin in April and is expected to be completed by May 1.

The university anticipates the addition opening by January 2017.

  • Perspectives

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...

    More

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Forbes Ranks Top Colleges; 3 Indiana Schools Make the Cut

      Forbes released its 12th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges based on direct benefits a university or college provides its students. Several Indiana universities made the list in some “sub-categories”, like Grateful Graduates Index, but the University of Notre Dame was the only school in the state to break the top 20 overall rankings.

    • West Lafayette Center Breaks Ground

      West Lafayette city officials this week broke ground on the $31.5 million West Lafayette Wellness and Aquatic Center at Cumberland Park. Plans for the 72,000-square-foot project feature a natatorium, three gymnasiums, exercise machines, free weights and community rooms. 

    • Photo courtesy of Crestwood Village

      Justus Rental Properties Details Closures

      Indianapolis-based Justus Rental Properties, Inc. has announced it will be closing its assisted living service line at Crestwood Village West and Crestwood Village East. The company is also is in the process of selling the both communities.

    • (photo courtesy of the Marshall County EDC)

      Wire and Cable Startup to Set Up Shop in Argos

      A startup wire and cable company has announced plans to launch operations in Marshall County. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Sequel Wire and Cable LLC will invest $53 million to purchase and equip the 50,000-square-foot Argos Manufacturing Center and create 120 jobs by the end of 2024. The company plans to expand the facility to more than 162,000 square feet and begin operations in early 2020. The $2.7 million Argos Manufacturing Center was built in part with...

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...