ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- Augustana College completed the expansion of the Hanson Hall of Science.
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday, September 3 to commemorate the opening of the 22,000 sq. ft. expansion. The building includes state of the art science labs, new classrooms and study space for students.
The expansion cost about $8.5 million.
"I think we are very fortunate that people recognize the importance of the liberal arts at a college like Augustana," said Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Augustana College Provost. "We need more students coming out of the sciences, we have a need for students coming out of health care."
Plans are underway to work on a new kinesiology building in the fall of 2019. That building will include classrooms, exercise labs, and an aquatic center. That building is expected to be completed by 2020.