A brand new science and business center at Monmouth College is causing a lot of excitement on campus. The building will give business and science majors a hands on experience. The college has already seen more future students applying.
Cyrus Turner is one of the first students to take a tour of Monmouth College’s Center for Science and Business.
"It's pretty amazing. I’m just blown away on how big it is,” says Cyrus Turner, a junior studying physics at Monmouth.
Construction is still going on, but the center is expected to open up at the end of March, 2013. Students like Cyrus can’t wait to start taking classes there, “Our current science building is a little bit small and congested. I think this will open more room."
The new facility has been eight years in the making and was designed to provide a better way of teaching.
"Quality education is really vitally important. Young people right now they're asking am I getting my money's worth,” says Monmouth’s President, Mauri Ditzler.
There are eight different departments in the building and both business and science studies will be integrated.
"I think that this new facility will provide more interactive conversations between the business students and the science students,” says Cyrus.
Not only is the new edition going to help out students, but it’s already helped the college itself. They’ve seen more applicants this year than ever.
"I think the facilities here at Monmouth were a big draw here for me to come here in the first place and just knowing that I was going to be able to spend three years in a brand new business building,” says Freshman Drake Decker, who’s is studying business.
The new center is just one thing that Drake says makes Monmouth stick out, “I think it definitely gives Monmouth a unique aspect and kind of separates us from the pack a little bit."
The project cost a little more than $40 million dollars and was paid for by donors and alumni.