Plans for the construction of a new Business and Professional Development
Building (later renamed West Complex) moved forward following the
June 30 approval of funding by the Michigan Legislature. The state
was expected to provide $33 million over the next three years. The
center would serve as the main entryway to SVSU's campus, linking
Doan Center with the Arbury Fine Arts Center.
Once completed, the three-story 202,900-square-foot structure became
the largest on campus. It houses a 300-seat recital hall, 600-seat
performing arts auditorium, multipurpose classroom and computer
laboratory space, office space, and a three-story, glass-enclosed
reception area. The building was to be completed sometime in 1994.
In March, 20-year-old
underground electrical cables were replaced in an effort to prevent
campus blackouts. Classes were canceled in late 1991 due to a blackout.
hosted "Gearing Up," a conference designed to acquaint manufacturers
in Michigan and the Midwest with the latest in research, technology
and marketing. The exhibit included holograms produced by a camera
invented by faculty members from the university's College of Science,
Engineering and Technology; a process for recovering chromium particles
usually lost in electrolytic processing; and a process for chemical
decontamination of nuclear power plants.
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