November 23, 2014  

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Science, Technology Faculty Decorate Shovels for Groundbreaking

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Marlene Naquin, mathematics instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, uses a protractor, ruler and geometric shapes to decorate her shovel for the groundbreaking ceremony of the university’s new Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss Gulf Coast will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of their new building by decorating shovels to represent their educational discipline. The groundbreaking is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

The $10 million construction project will feature nine teaching laboratories, research space, approximately 20 faculty offices, the associate dean’s office, and an 80-seat instructional classroom within the three-story Science Building.The Science Building, with its adjacent parking lot, will be located in the northwest section of the Gulf Park campus. The building is expected to be completed by early 2012. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)