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Update from President Gibralter on Lane Center Reopening

Dear Frostburg State University Faculty, Staff and Students,

As our faculty, staff and students return to campus, I know we are all looking forward to the re-opening of the Lane Center. I wanted to update everyone on its progress.

First of all, I wanted you all to know that the renovation and new additions are spectacular. The new office and meeting spaces, new university bookstore and the fitness center will exceed all of our expectations. In short, this much needed and anticipated renovation will provide an important hub of activity to our campus.

Unfortunately, with all major construction and renovation projects, there are unanticipated issues that occur over which we have no control. One of these occurred this past weekend when a pipe in one of the new bathrooms flooded parts of the building. While the Bookstore suffered the most significant damage, other areas of the facility were also affected. Luckily, we hadn't yet occupied the building, so the contractors are working to remediate the situation. However, this means the Lane Center opening will now be delayed by up to two weeks.

Please note that the Bookstore will temporarily remain in Tawes Annex to accommodate this unexpected delay. Check the Bookstore web page for specific details about book purchases. The food court is now scheduled to open on Jan. 31. As we assess the damage and repairs are made, we will keep the campus community informed of any additional changes or delays to other offices and activities.

Thanks to everyone for your patience.

Jonathan Gibralter, President

Frostburg State University

101 Braddock Road

Frostburg, MD 21532


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