Missouri State University in midst of construction boom

7 months 1 week 6 days ago August 12, 2016 Aug 12, 2016 Friday, August 12 2016 Friday, August 12, 2016 9:49:45 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Missouri State University is in the midst of a multi-million dollar construction boom on its Springfield campus.

The Springfield News-Leader reports many of the smaller of the $123 million in projects are expected to be completed when fall classes start Aug. 22 but larger projects will continue and others haven't yet broken ground.

The smaller projects include improving fire suppression and accessibility for students. The largest project is the expansion and renovation of Glass Hall, the home of the College of Business.

University President Clif Smart said the projects will be funded by a mix of university, state, federal and private money.

Another project, a $1.6 million safe room to provide shelter during tornadoes, will be the first of its kind on campus.

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