Baylor To Dedicate North Village Residential Community

Oct. 21, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

During its 95th anniversary Homecoming celebration, Baylor University will dedicate the first residential facility to be built at Baylor in nearly 40 years - the North Village Residential Community - during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, on the plaza outside the North Village community center.

The North Village is located on University Parks Drive between the Dutton Avenue Office and Parking Facility and the Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building.

Participating in the program will be Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.; Dr. Walter Bradley, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and North Village faculty-in-residence; Dr. Eileen Hulme, vice president for student life; Dr. Frank Shushok, dean for student learning and engagement; and Allan Marshall, a sophomore political science and journalism major from Cuney and a North Village resident.

Following the ceremony, BECK Group, the contractor for North Village, will provide tours of the residential facility.

Construction on the 221,000-square-foot North Village began in March 2003 and was completed in July 2004. The 600-bed North Village consists of three residential houses - University House, home to 175 men; Texana House, home to 169 women; and Heritage House, home to 254 women. The complex also includes a community center, Seasons 3:1 Café, spiritual walkway, faculty offices and classrooms, and also is home to 80 students in the Engineering and Computer Science Living and Learning Center.

The North Village addresses Baylor 2012's second imperative - "to create a truly residential campus." Baylor's goal is to have at least 50 percent of undergraduates living on campus in the next 10 years. Future plans include two additional residential villages.

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