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SOU Improving Science Building

7-21 souASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University is investing $21 million into its science building, part of a series of capital improvements going on through 2016.

This latest work is part of an investment from the Oregon University System. The science building is being remodeled for scheduled seismic upgrades, as well as electrical and plumbing modernization. Meanwhile its labs are being temporarily moved to the old dorms.

It’s part of a series of changes happening at the university.

“We have some exciting times here with our new president and with some new programs that we’ve started up,” said SOU Director of Facilities Drew Gilliland. “With the new facilities, new energy at the administration, and the new programs that we’ve got going on, it’s a really exciting time to be at SOU.”

Other major improvements include the McNeal Pavilion, which just received $21.8 million for emergency improvements and repairs. The theater is also getting improved, along with a student-voted and student-funded recreation center.