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Exciting happenings at Franklin Pierce University August 2011 Franklin Pierce University to break ground on new academic center Largest gift in University history! Franklin Pierce University will break ground this fall on a new Health Science and Athletic Training Center to house health programs on the Rindge campus. This two-story, 9,000 square foot, $2 million center will provide academic space for expanding our emerging Health Science program and additional athletic training facilities. The University has received a lead gift of $1.1 million to support the construction of this new Health Science and Athletic Training Center. This gift is the largest the University has received from a private donor. “We are deeply grateful for the donor’s generosity in making this leadership gift,” said President James F. Birge. “The gift will be devoted to the construction of this facility.” will also include three offices to enable athletic training staff to efficiently manage and track the health of athletes without leaving the treatment area. The second floor will provide 4,500 square feet of flexible academic space to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in health profession fields. “This facility will enable us to broaden our health curriculum and better serve our expanding number of students pursuing study in these fields,” said Paul Kotila, Dean of the College at Rindge. “The 4,500 square foot athletic training and rehabilitation center on the first floor increases our capacity to care for athletes and provides expanded space for the athletic training staff to perform their duties,” stated Vice President and Athletics Director Bruce Kirsh. “On behalf of the athletic training staff, coaches and all student-athletes, we are extremely pleased to know that we will have a new state-of-the-art athletic training facility that will serve the entire athletics program in a manner that we have not had in the past.” There will be two unique learning environments for undergraduate and graduate students: a multipurpose, multimedia smart classroom designed to take advantage of technology in education and maximize student-teacher interaction, and a connecting flexible laboratory classroom equipped with technology and media for today’s health education. Three faculty offices on the second floor are designed to allow for greater collaborative opportunities between teaching faculty from undergraduate and graduate programs. This addition allows for expansion of the University’s Health Science program. The proximity of the training and teaching spaces in the same building will also enable health students to observe applications of their classroom work. The space will include multiple taping stations, training tables for treatment and rehabilitation using ultrasound and e-stim, and a hydrotherapy area with whirlpools. The area Construction of the new facility to be built adjacent to the University’s existing fieldhouse is set to begin in fall 2011 and completed and ready for use by the summer of 2012. Greetings to the Franklin Pierce community of students, families, alums, trustees, faculty, staff and friends! Please share this good news with your friends, family and colleagues. We invite you to email your good news Franklin Pierce stories to Thank you! www. f ra nklinpierc e . e d u

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