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Groundbreaking ceremony christens new dorm

“With what the Holy Spirit is doing here, how dare we muster the audacity to keep it small?”

The words echoed from Dr David Black, commenting on the fact that Eastern’s campus is growing at a fantastic rate, and the administration is ready to adjust to the demand of specific needs.

The groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 23 was the beginning of a new residence hall that will open on Eastern’s campus next fall. A ceremony for the new office building was held on Oct. 21.

The dorm is to be given the name Eagle Hall until a donor contributes a significant amount of money to the project, and then it could be renamed.

Many of the comments that were made by the faculty, staff, and students regarded community.

Vice President of Student Development Bettie Ann Brigham said that students want to be on campus, which is one of the primary reasons for the construction.

There is a great deal of emphasis on bringing people together, according to Dr. Black, “for the sake of community formation.”

The ceremony was marked by an official groundbreaking. Black, Brigham, and SGA president Jared Bass all grasped a silver shovel and ceremonially dug the first hole of the construction process. The groundbreaking marked another beginning for Eastern.

“By breaking ground here today, we are affirming our commitment to Eastern University,” Bass said.

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