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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Last modified: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Work begins on expansion of School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation building

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June 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at Indiana University Bloomington is buzzing with the sound of construction as it prepares to add 24,000 square feet of space to its existing building.

The School of HPER has started phase one of the construction, which includes staging the construction area, installing water lines, and filling in windows that border a soon-to-be non-existent interior courtyard. Construction in the courtyard will include a new student advising center, a 178-seat auditorium, faculty offices, conference rooms and future laboratory space. Additional renovations will take place within the existing HPER building.

"This expansion project has been in the planning stages for years, and we are very happy to begin construction at a time when the school is in the process of growth and transition as a school of public health," said Robert M. Goodman, dean of the School of HPER.

The construction project is part of an overall campus construction bid that has allowed the school to control costs through a 'group buying' concept. The cost for this particular construction project is $6.3 million, and the project is expected to be completed by August 2011.

Naming opportunities are available for those wanting to support this project with their philanthropic efforts. For more information about this, please contact Natalie Kubat at

About the School of HPER

Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) encompasses a broad spectrum of academic interests and professional fields. HPER offers nearly 50 undergraduate and advanced degree programs through its departments of Applied Health Science, Kinesiology, and Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies. To further the school's health and wellness initiative, Campus Recreational Sports provides sport and fitness services for the IU community and the public. More information can be found at

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