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APSU to break ground on new Fort Campbell center Dec. 12

APSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an historical first when the University breaks ground at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 for its own classroom/office building across the street from the SSG Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center, Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Several dignitaries, members of the Fort Campbell command group and APSU officials will be present for the groundbreaking.
APSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an historical first when the University breaks ground at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 for its own classroom/office building across the street from the SSG Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center, Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Several dignitaries, members of the Fort Campbell command group and APSU officials will be present for the groundbreaking.

If your vehicle is not registered on post, you will need to obtain a visitor's pass from the welcome/registration center inside Gate 4. For the pass, you will need your driver's license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. The process will take approximately 45 minutes, so allow yourself time.

To get to the Army Education Center on post, travel on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Enter Gate 3 (Air Assault Street). Turn right at first traffic light onto Bastogne Avenue. On right-hand side is the SSG Glenn English Education Center — Building 202 (brown building with clock). This process takes approx. 45 minutes, so please allow yourself enough time.

The project, approved by the State Building Commission in 2007, is unique in that, as far as can be determined, it marks the only time in history a state university has been granted permission to build an educational facility on federal property through a 25-year, long-term land lease with the U.S. Army, with an option to renew for an additional 25 years.

At the English Education Center, APSUwhich has the highest enrollment of the four institutions offering classes on posthad filled to capacity all of its available classroom seats.

Although APSU will use the same number of rooms in the English Education Center, the new facility will provide six additional classrooms, laboratory space and faculty offices.

Architects with Rufus Johnson Associates indicate the new $3.4 million building, which will mirror the design of the English Education Center, will be energy efficient. The University will pay for the construction with bonds from the Tennessee State School Bond Authority.

A&K Construction, Paducah, Ky., was awarded the bid for construction, which is expected to be complete by July 2008. Plans for the building' dedication are under way.

For more information, contact University Advancement, 221-7127.