Baylor To Break Ground On Brooks Village

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    Brooks Village - entry
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    Brooks Village - green view
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    Brooks Village - west elevation
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    Brooks Hall
May 9, 2006

by Lori Fogleman, director of media relations, (254) 710-6275

Baylor University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Brooks Village Residential Community at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, in front of the Brooks Hall Arch. A reception will follow in the Brooks Hall Courtyard.

Brooks Village will consist of a 384-bed residential college for freshmen and upper-division students, and a group of residential flats providing 316 beds similar to Baylor's North Village layout for upper-division students. The architecture of the residential college will incorporate many of the external features of the current Brooks Hall, including the landmark Brooks Arch. The complex also will feature a great hall, a chapel, a dining room, library and resource center, group study rooms and classrooms. Construction will begin this summer, with the complex expected to open in fall 2007.

A fact sheet, Brooks Hall history and architectural renderings of Brooks Village can be found here.

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony will include President John M. Lilley, Interim Vice President for Student Life Dub Oliver, members of the Campus Living and Learning Student Advisory Board, Division of Student Life staff members, current Brooks Hall residents and members of Samuel Palmer Brooks' family.

Following that ceremony, Baylor will dedicate the 2006 Senior Class Gift - the Outdoor Meeting and Social Area at South Russell field - at 3 p.m. Chosen to promote fellowship on campus, the senior gift area includes a sand volleyball court, barbecue pits and picnic tables.

The President's Reception for Graduates will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the second floor foyer of the Bill Daniel Student Center. All graduates and guests are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Amanda Keys at (254) 710-8857.

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