Butler County Times Gazette
  • Emporia State to mark union renovation

  • Emporia State University students and alumni will mark the rededication of the Memorial Union, which recently underwent a $23 million renovation.
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  • Emporia State University students and alumni will mark the rededication of the Memorial Union, which recently underwent a $23 million renovation.
    The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday during the university's homecoming activities.
    Crews broke ground on the renovation in April 2010 after students approved a fee increase to fund $14.5 million of the cost. The project was completed in three phases, ending this fall.
    The original building was opened in 1925 with additions built in 1958, 1963 and 1972. It was last remodeled in 1989. New features of the most recent renovation include a 5,500-square-foot addition for a two-story glass entrance.
    Emporia State is a four-year university with an enrollment of more than 5,800 students.
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