The Ursuline Sisters have a tradition of placing religious medals in the cement footers of their new buildings asking God’s blessings on all those involved in the construction and on all who will use the building. The College Community gathered at the construction site Tuesday morning to place religious medals in the new building footers for the Center for Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences.
Ursuline College is currently constructing two new buildings on campus, an academic building and an athletic center – the College’s largest project in over 40 years.
The Center for the Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences will house the Art Therapy and Counseling department and The Breen School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The building is comprised of 28,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and conference and meeting space equipped with the latest technologies in education. The new athletic center is $10 million facility constructed to accommodate the needs of Ursuline’s 1,500 students and host the College’s 11 NCAA Division II athletic programs. The new athletic center will replace the O’Brien Athletic Center destroyed by a tornado in July of 2013.