FEBRUARY 21, 2007

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OPSU campus grows in Texas County

An exciting project right now on the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus is the new Science and Agriculture Building construction project. In 2005, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a $500 million bond issue that addressed the urgent need for higher education institutions statewide to improve infrastructure and renovate learning centers.

With the $6.53 million allotted to OPSU, a building will be built in the center of campus, an appropriate location since agriculture remains the foundation of the Texas County economy. The new structure will enhance learning by providing students with adequate laboratory space and up-to-date equipment. In addition, a water quality testing lab will benefit local municipalities and a chemistry/feed analysis lab will provide service to the agricultural sector.

Construction will begin in earnest later this month following the opening of bids from subcontractors. Construction completion is scheduled for summer 2008 in time for OPSU’s Centennial Celebration in 2009.

Contact: Laura Hays, OPSU, (580) 349-1354