Groundbreaking First Step In Construction Of Baylor Sciences Building

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    The chairs of the sciences departments take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Baylor Sciences Building.
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    (L to R) David Sibley, Regents academic affairs committee; John Wilkerson, chair of the Board of Regents; Dale Jones, Regents facility committee; and Dr. Wallace Daniel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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    Members of the Baylor Board of Regents.
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    Student and faculty representatives from Baylor science honor societies.
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    (Left) Rick Creel, assistant vice president for operations and facilities; (third from left) David Brooks, vice president for finance and administration; and representatives from architectural firm HarleyEllis; BECK Group, general contractor; and ARAMARK.
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    Representatives from University Development; (second from left) Cynthia J. Dougherty, director of academic foundation development; (second from right) Harold Cunningham, vice president for special projects; (third from right) Dr. Richard Scott, vice president for university development.
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    Baylor science faculty members representing each of the six academic disciplines.
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    Dr. Sloan takes his place aboard the bulldozer that turned the first dirt for the Baylor Sciences Building.
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    The first dirt is turned on the Baylor Sciences Building project, as Dr. Sloan rides along.
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    Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.
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    An audience of more than 150 witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Baylor Sciences Building.
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    Dr. Ben Pierce, professor of biology and associate dean for sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
May 17, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Several groups of Baylor administrators, regents, faculty, staff and students took part in the May 17 ceremonial groundbreaking on what will be the largest academic center on the Baylor campus, the $103 million Baylor Sciences Building.

Construction on will begin in June, with completion slated for fall 2004. The four-story, 500,000-square-foot building facility will be built on the current intramural fields adjacent to the McLane Student Life Center.

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