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Returning students and faculty to see progress in Student Health Center

January 13, 2009 12:00AM

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Crews worked quickly over winter break to get the foundation and steel framing of the PSU Student Health Center in place.

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We'll make great leaps and bounds visually over the next two months. "
~ Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning
nts and faculty returning from winter break this Thursday will no doubt notice some big changes to the PSU horizon. With about one-third of their work behind them, construction crews are making headway on Pittsburg State University's new Student Health Center.

Over the winter break, crews with Crossland Construction have finished the first round of the most visual signs of the building by putting all the structural steel in place. With the steel outline of the 11,400-square foot building up, the future center has begun to take shape.

"Now that the steel is in place, people will see a lot of progress until we get the exterior done and the building enclosed," said Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning at PSU. "We'll make great leaps and bounds visually over the next two months. Then the work moves to the inside."

The $3 million project, located at the corner of Lindburg and Broadways Streets, will house all the health services offered to PSU students, including physical and mental health. With a vast majority of college students being underinsured, health care services at the center are often provided free of charge.

Stewart said the next leg of the project will be framing the exterior walls. As soon as they are complete, masonry work will begin. Plans call for the building to be complete in June.

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