MU Announces New Landmark on Campus

3 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, June 02 2014 Jun 2, 2014 Monday, June 02, 2014 8:01:00 AM CDT June 02, 2014 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri announced Monday the construction of a new landmark to be completed by the fall of 2014.

The Mizzou Alumni Association, or MAA, said it is funding the construction of "Traditions Plaza," which will be an outdoor amphitheater that will provide an outdoor space for MU students, faculty, staff, visitors and alumni.

In a news release, the MU News Bureau said the amphitheater will be located along Conley Avenue on the north side of Carnahan Quad, across from Jesse Hall.

"The Alumni Association is excited to build Traditions Plaza during MU's 175th Anniversary year," Todd McCubbin, the executive director of the MAA, said. "We hope the plaza will enhance the beauty of campus while providing a unique programming space. I believe Traditions Plaza will be another example of how alumni help enhance the Mizzou experience."

The MU News Bureau said MU traditions such as Tap Day, Tiger Walk and Homecoming will be engraved on the bricks and tiles that cover the stage and pillars of Traditions Plaza. The Bureau also said donors will be able to purchase bricks for the new landmark. Some of the proceeds from the brick sales will help fund MAA's student scholarship program.

Construction on Tradition's Plaza is set to begin this summer, and the project is slated to be completed and dedicated by the fall of 2014.

Pictures of the proposed construction can be found here.

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