Swain Hall ribbon cutting shows Minot State's continued commitment to education
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event marked the reopening of Swain Hall, a key education building on the campus of Minot State University.
"Swain Hall 2010: Strengthening our Commitment to Education" featured tours of the completely renovated building and a look back at Swain Hall through the years. Attending dignitaries included Governor John Hoeven, Congressman Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota University System Chancellor Bill Goetz, State Board of Higher Education President Jon Backes, State Senator Karen Krebsbach, State Representative Matt Klein and others.
Swain Hall underwent a complete overhaul in the past two years. The new Swain Hall now houses the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance. By taking advantage of previously unusable space, a third floor was created in the space that used to be the gymnasium bleachers, and four new classrooms were added to the building. The basement was opened up and now features high-tech athletic training equipment that will be used by students as they take health, physical education and recreation courses. The former gymnasium has been converted to a pedagogy lab, and it will be the primary location for physical education classes as well as fitness courses. With three phases of construction, Minot State worked with three separate general contractors, Environmental Plant Services of St. Paul, Minn., Mackley Construction of Minot and Mattson Construction of Minot. The total cost to renovate Swain Hall will come in just under $13 million.
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