Students returning to St. Cloud State for fall semester will notice some impressive new updates to campus including the completion of the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratories Facility (ISELF), the opening of the first phase of renovation at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center and a remodeled Atwood Memorial Center student union.
Since the real world workplace requires working with professionals from various fields of science and engineering, ISELF will have infrastructure to provide students with the opportunity to work across disciplines.
The new atrium, suites and concourse area of the recently renamed Herb Brooks National Hockey Center will see their first public visitors this season.
“We have a vision for this university. You can see it come alive as you drive throughout campus today,” said St. Cloud State President Earl H. Potter III during a press conference announcing the center’s new name. “This is our new front door. And, I am very proud to share the news with you that this is the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.”
A $4.8 million construction project in Atwood Memorial Center is updating space for student organizations, staff offices and infrastructure. The more than 240 student organizations this fall will enjoy a large collaboration spaces, two meeting rooms and four offices on the main floor. The Atwood Gallery and LGBT Resource Center are being relocated. On the lower level, student organizations will have a greatly expanded storage space, a multi-use room and rehearsal room. To make way, the Valhalla Room and associated catering space is being relocated to the Brickyard.