A busy summer of construction and renovation at CIU
There have been 100-plus-degree days and the humidity that the Midlands of South Carolina is famous for has returned. But committed, hard-working construction crews on campus are moving toward completion of important projects before students return in late August.
The much-anticipated $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center is nearing completion. It was May 2018 when a ceremonial groundbreaking at the entrance to CIU signaled the beginning of the project named for CIU Chancellor Dr. “Bill” Jones who also served as CIU’s sixth president. The Center will be a training ground for best business practices at home and abroad; for business as mission; and a hub for Monticello Road community business development.
Meanwhile, the $4 million renovation of the CIU Dining Hall that began in April continues. Hallmark Dining Services says students can look forward to a traditional serving line plus a multi-station elliptical that expands nutritional options to meet the diverse culinary needs of local and international students. Other new concepts will include Nonna’s Cuccina featuring freshly prepared pizzas, flatbreads and “a variety of chef-inspired signature pasta entrees.” A brand new concept called “Showcase” will feature world flavors that rotate every two to three weeks “creating a completely new destination in the dining room.”
Additionally, other important campus renovations underway include roofing on the Ridderhof Media Center.
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