03/10/2006

WVU Eastern Division Moves to New Complex

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Students, faculty and staff of the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division are moving into the new education center on the campus of City Hospital.

“This is a great day for our students, faculty, staff,” said C.H. Mitch Jacques, M.D., dean of the Eastern Division.  ““With this state-of-the art facility we will create a core environment that will cultivate the development of new and innovative teaching techniques, and enhance interaction and communication among students, residents, faculty, and researchers.” 

The new 30,000 square foot complex will provide third and fourth year students with a place to learn and study.  The two-story education center features a computer lab, a paper–and-electronic learning center/library, a 180-seat auditorium, a 40 seat high-tech classroom, and several meeting rooms.  It will also, include administrative and faculty offices.  The second floor will remain unfinished space.

Construction for the new center began in late 2004 and was funded in large part through a $6 million federal grant obtained with the assistance of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd.  A dedication for the new building will be scheduled in the spring.

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For more information:
Tracie Ford, Eastern Division, (304) 264-9202
Tford@hsc.wvu.edu
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