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Duncan Family makes gift for student center at Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame alumnus Raymond T. Duncan, his wife, Sally, and their family have made a gift to his alma mater for construction of the new west building of the Campus Crossroads Project. In recognition of the gift, the University will name the building the Duncan Student Center.

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Campus Crossroads Project: A state-of-the-art facility for music

Author: Dennis Brown

Among the most noticeable features of the Campus Crossroads Project’s design to enhance and harmonize the University of Notre Dame’s academic, athletic and student life programs will be the South Building, a six-level structure connected to the south side of Notre Dame Stadium, on which work will begin in November 2015.  

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Student Center and Rec Sports facility reflects commitment to the whole student

Author: Dennis Brown

The Campus Crossroads project’s West Building will be an expression of the University of Notre Dame’s commitment to the development of the whole student, and a daily destination for student life and campus activities.

The new student center features ample space to enhance programming opportunities for the more than 400 student clubs and organizations at Notre Dame. The building features a new 10,000-square-foot ballroom with gorgeous campus views that can be divided to host multiple student events at once.

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Helping students find their passion

Author: Dennis Brown

Students face many decisions during their time at Notre Dame, including important choices about their future after graduation. These choices will begin to shape them as individuals and the potential impact they will have on the world.

Career services at Notre Dame offer a holistic approach to helping students find their calling through a number of resources and experiences. These services and programs are about to be significantly enhanced as a result of the Campus Crossroads project.

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Economic development: Solid impact

Author: Dennis Brown

The recent financial crisis truly hit the Michiana construction industry in late 2009 after the completion of major projects at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Cook Nuclear Plant.

Area demand became so soft that the local unions stopped taking on new apprentices while their members struggled to find enough work, said Mike Compton, the business manager of IBEW Local 153, the region’s electrical workers’ union.

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Digital Media Center: Cutting-Edge Technology, Traditional University Values

Author: Dennis Brown

At the core of the University of Notre Dame is an aspiration to become a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic mission and an unsurpassed undergraduate education. Those values will find expression in the new Digital Media Center, a component of the Campus Crossroads project.

The Digital Media Center (DMC) will be located on the first floor in the project’s east building and will consolidate the University’s digital media resources, programs and offices. A primary stakeholder with an academic perspective is the Office of Digital Learning, led by Chief Academic Digital Officer Elliott Visconsi, who will coordinate the design and production of digital content to foster innovative teaching and learning at Notre Dame.

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Anthropology: An Audacious Plan

Author: Dennis Brown

In one section of the Lithic Lab in the basement of Flanner Hall, a half-dozen piles of chipped rock litter the floor from students learning to make obsidian tools from the Neanderthal Age. In another area, students study life during the Irish Famine through examination of pottery, coins and clay pipes unearthed last summer beside an abandoned home on an Irish island.

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Psychology: Finding solutions to real-life problems

Author: Dennis Brown

A famous psychological test asks children to sit in a room with a marshmallow or cookie for 15 minutes. Those who can delay gratification and endure the torture of temptation get a second sweet treat as reward. Their self-discipline is also likely to lead to success later in life.

The Notre Dame Department of Psychology turns 50 next year, and its patience and growth will soon generate a significant reward – a new building attached to Notre Dame Stadium to call its home. The East building of the Campus Crossroads project will provide classrooms, offices, laboratories and a student lounge for the Departments of Psychology and Anthropology. Construction is expected to start in November and be finished in 33 months.

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Campus Crossroads construction to begin in November

Author: Dennis Brown

Construction on Campus Crossroads, a $400 million project that will use the University of Notre Dame’s iconic football stadium as a hub for new facilities supporting academic and student life initiatives, will begin in November, after the final home game of the season.

“We announced this project in January with the hope – though not necessarily the expectation – that we could begin in November,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said. “Thanks to the tireless work of many, plans have been finalized and funds have been raised so that we can, indeed, commence construction on facilities that will unite and inspire every member of our campus community for decades to come.”…

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Biggest Notre Dame project ever a 'crossroads' of academics, student life and athletics

Author: Dennis Brown

Stadium View

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

The Campus Crossroads Project will add significant academic space at the same time the University is hiring 80 new faculty to build on Notre Dame’s existing strengths.

“The integrated nature of this project will maintain the compact walkability of campus, facilitate deeper connection and collaboration across the various units of the University, and offer an exciting addition to what we believe is the best on-campus student learning experience in the country,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame's president, said in the letter to the campus community Wednesday.

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