The Bower-Suhrheinrich Library at the University of Evansville is getting a more than $3 million makeover. Renovations are underway and should wrap up in October.

May 29, 2015

News Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Construction has begun on renovations to the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library at the University of Evansville. The University’s fundraising campaign for the library’s makeover was exceeded with a final total of $3,200,000.

The goal of the library renovation is to blend computer technology services and classical library reference and research and create a hub for students to gather, collaborate and utilize multiple technologies. The library’s interior will be transformed into a bright, open space for group study sessions and collaborative projects. There will also be spaces set aside for individual study and creative work. The building’s new features will include a large wall of windows overlooking Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace Lawn, a popular outdoor gathering place for students.

ARC Construction is the contractor for the project. Much of the major renovation work on the library is expected to be complete by October.

About the University of Evansville: The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university in Evansville, Indiana, with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,300. UE’s diverse student body represents 45 states and 56 countries. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as a top 10 master’s-granting university in the Midwest, and fourth in the region for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” For more information, please visit http://www.evansville.edu.

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