Nov. 12, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- A formal groundbreaking to mark the beginning of development for Western Michigan University's new engineering complex will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the University's Lee Baker Farm on the southwest corner of Parkview Avenue and Drake Road.
Among those participating in the 2 p.m. ceremony will be Joan H. Krause, chairperson of the WMU Board of Trustees; WMU President Elson S. Floyd; Kalamazoo Mayor Robert B. Jones; Jeffrey Kaczmarek, senior vice president of business services for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; Dr. Daniel M. Litynksi, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Robert L. O'Boyle of the Kalamazoo firm O'Boyle Cowell Blalock & Associates Inc., who is the project architect for the site plan.
The group will formally break ground for site work that will provide an access road into the complex, which eventually will include the University's new $50 million College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building, along with a new paper and printing science teaching and research facility, and a business, research and technology park.
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