Story & Photos by Bailey Bussell
With the spring semester coming to an end, there is no doubt most students have been going crazy over finals week. But among all the craziness that comes toward the end of the semester, there should always be a time to relax and take a breather from the everyday stress. So, what better way to take a break than to watch the old Student Center begin its demolition to create space for the new Student Union.
Rose State celebrated the beginning of the construction for the new Student Union Wednesday, May 9. The celebration kicked off with Rose State President Jeanie Webb. The event was open to the public, as students and faculty gathered around the west side of the student center to witness the demolition of the Student Center. The sledgehammer event not only included Webb, but also Chancellor Johnson, Chairman Majors and incoming Student Senate President Brianna Sanders.
The new Student Union will have two stories, with the upper floor to include a 400-seat ballroom and many conference rooms available to the community. The construction of the Student Union is set to begin in August after the old Student Center has been torn down over the summer. The expected finish date for the Student Union is set for the year 2020. So, for those who plan to attend RSC in the near future, be looking for the completion of the new Student Union.
Click here for more information about the new Student Union.