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New College of Education Building to be Dedicated PDF Print
Written by ASU News Bureau   
Friday, 03 June 2011 18:03

Appalachian State University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new College of Education Building Thursday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. The building is located at the corner of College and Howard streets. The new 124,547 square-foot-building will house the Reich College of Education.

Features of the five-story building will include 121 faculty offices, 17 classrooms, 12 conference/seminar rooms, administrative suites, a design lab, computer teaching lab, student computer labs, media production lab, a counseling training clinic and a reading clinic with tutoring and diagnostic rooms.

Departments or centers within the college are the Math and Science Education Center, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, and the Department of Reading Education and Special Education.

The building is targeted to achieve a LEED® designation. The building’s sustainable features include solar hot water heating, a vegetated “green” roof and other enhanced energy and water efficiency items.

Guided tours of the building will follow the formal ceremony. Tours will conclude at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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