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A campus-wide open forum to discuss the new Active Learning Center will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 13 in Stewart Center, Room 310.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the session, which will include a project overview, discussing both the project goals and initial space plan, and an open, informal time for questions and answers. The authors of the academic program statement, building stakeholders and project designers (BSA LifeStructures) will be in attendance to gather feedback before the design process begins.

The facility will include classroom space to support the IMPACT program, as well as active learning in general, and it will bring together six campus libraries: life sciences; chemistry; physics; earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences; pharmacy, nursing and health sciences; and engineering.

“The goal of the Active Learning Center is to seamlessly integrate the best attributes of the classroom and library into one facility, creating a new environment that is richer, more efficient and more effective than either can be on its own,” says James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and the Esther Ellis Norton professor.

The Active Learning Center will be located on the current site of the Engineering Administration Building and the Heat and Power North Plant. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2015, with the building fully operational for fall 2017.

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability, contact Rustin Meister in the days leading up to the forum at 49-69477 or rrmeister@purdue.edu

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