Once completed, the new Nazareth College Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute will double our clinic and collaboration space and bring our wide array of health and wellness fields under one roof. While students and faculty look forward to this future facility, construction crews are busy now preparing the foundation.
This week at the construction site:
- Deep foundations will be back filled.
- Excavation along the perimeter of the new addition.
- Footings will be formed and concrete will be poured.
- Brick removal on some of the existing building.
With warmer temperatures in the forecast, construction crews are looking forward to making progress with:
- pouring foundations
- continued demolition of the entrance
- building pad preparation
- underground utility relocation
Check out the web cam for a live, bird’s eye view of construction any time: forcollegeandcommunity.org/cam.shtml.
Beginning to clear the way for construction of the new Wellness and Rehabilitation Center
The groundbreaking celebration is slated for April 28, and over the next few weeks we will begin to see the first steps toward that milestone.
Demolition of the greenhouse at Carroll Hall will begin next week. (This is also an asbestos abatement project.) Additionally, please be prepared for limitations in parking access near Carroll Hall.
A preview of what is in store for early March:
- Week of March 3: Beginning to mobilize for work as construction fencing goes up at the site.
- Week of March 10: Tree removal and the start of underground utility relocation.
Please check back for more weekly updates and a link to the construction site web cam as work gets underway.
Nazareth College is proud to announce that Marie Bell, assistant professor in the nursing department, was selected as this year’s recipient of the IBERO-American Action League’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Bell is active in IBERO, serving the first and third Wednesday of the month at Centro de Oro, a day center for Hispanic older adults. She provides assessment services such as blood pressure readings, medication reconciliation, and follow up care.
The IBERO Volunteer of the Year Award is presented every year, recognizing an individual who has collaborated with IBERO, supporting the agency’s mission. Bell attended a recognition ceremony at IBERO’s 44th Annual Luncheon held on October 24, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel of Rochester. The event included distinguished guests, as well as more than 500 participants, and honored four members of the community.
IBERO-American Action League, Inc., has provided services to the community since 1968. The agency has established different programs that offer to assist the Latino population within the community. At Nazareth, the nursing program’s goal is to prepare professional nurse generalists who not only possess an in-depth knowledge of nursing, but also provide culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in and across all environments.
It’s official! Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, is now open.
To learn more about the facility and Nazareth’s math and science academic programs, please visit naz.edu/icms.
And for a Flickr gallery of the day’s events, click here.
Although students, faculty, and staff have enjoyed studying and working in Peckham Hall for a few weeks, today is the official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Nazareth’s newest academic building on campus. As reported by the Democrat and Chronicle:
Nazareth College’s new Integrated Center for Math and Science building, which has its ceremonial ribbon-cutting Thursday, is a sign of where this college is heading.
The $30 million facility — called Peckham Hall — features 20 labs along with six classrooms that provide needed space not only for math and science students but also for the growing number of students majoring in health and human service programs, which often require courses with lab work.
It’s the largest new academic building constructed on Nazareth’s 150-acre campus since the college opened in 1924. The new four-story facility is near the Golisano Academic Center and has a Gothic design to fit in with existing structures but has large windows to give it a modern look.
Join us today at 4 p.m. for the ribbon-cutting and celebration reception!
The grand opening for Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, is six days away!
There is a full agenda of exciting speakers, tours, and experiential opportunities planned. We hope you will be part of this special celebration.
Peckham Hall Grand Opening Agenda
4 p.m. ~ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (east side of Peckham Hall) with speaker Lt. Governor Robert Duffy
4:45 p.m. ~ Wine and Appetizer Reception (explore the building, take a faculty/student led tour, join our faculty and students for experiential opportunities in the new labs and classrooms)
RSVP today to attend: Contact Stacey Stehle at 585-389-2409 or email@example.com
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Nazareth College and RIT have been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support Tech2Teach, a joint program between RIT and Nazareth to support RIT students considering careers as middle school and high school math, science, and technology teachers. As reported by the Rochester Business Journal:
“The Learning Assistant program is the gateway through which RIT students can enter Tech2Teach and should increase the number of students who pursue secondary education careers,” Franklin said. “As a result, public schools will ultimately be able to recruit from a pool of new teachers who have a deep knowledge of a STEM discipline as well as educational theory and practice.”
Franklin is working with Craig Hill, interim dean of the Nazareth school of education, and Patricia Huntington, director of academic support services in the school of education at Nazareth, to develop the two-phase program, most of which will reside at RIT.
“Nazareth College is committed to addressing the decline in the number of college graduates in the U.S. who pursue K-12 teaching careers in science, technology and mathematics,” Hill said. “Nazareth values this creative partnership with RIT that encourages undergraduate students to pursue the further study of education while showcasing a spirit of collaboration among higher educators in our region.”
To learn more about Tech2Teach, please click here.