Progress in numbers
$27.6 million committed to increasing scholarship support for Wheaton students and their families.
Goal: $50.6 million.
$3.2 million contributed to the Wheaton Fund, with growing participation by alumnae/i, parents and friends.
Goal: $4.1 million by June 30, 2011
Classes were done, grades were in, and the boxes came out.
Immediately after Commencement in May, faculty in the science center traded in their robes and academic regalia for work clothes to pack up their offices, classrooms and labs to move into the new Mars Center for Science and Technology, which is scheduled to open for classes at the start of the fall semester.
The college plans to celebrate the opening of the state-of-the-art, $42 million facility on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in connection with the start of Homecoming and Family Weekend, which will run through Sunday, September 25.
In addition to the ribbon-cutting and applause, the festivities will include tours of the new building’s classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, greenhouse and observatory. Look for more information about the celebration and the rest of the weekend at http://wheatoncollege.edu/homecoming.
Pictured above: The south side of the Mars Center for Science and Technology takes advantage of the sun's warmth.
Photo / Nicki Pardo