• Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
  • Beautifying Berry
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Beautifying Berry

This summer, Berry's campus has been abuzz with construction.

Roy Richards Memorial Gymnasium has been given new life after months of interior and exterior renovations. The old swimming pool was filled in and is now a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room open to all students, and student-athletes. Connected to that area is an athletic training room. Football, men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's tennis also have locker rooms in the facility with Viking-themed accents.

The Dance Lab floor was replaced and the building received all new electrical, heat and air, paint, and flooring throughout. Offices have been refurbished for BOLD, and added for football, men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's tennis. One of the intramural fields has been converted to a practice field for the football and lacrosse teams. Students constructed Memorial Gymnasium in 1937 and it was renovated in 1986 through donations by the Roy Richards estate. The recent renovations are again thanks to generous Berry donors.

The newly adopted Nursing Program's home in Evans Hall has been transformed over the summer into new classrooms, offices and labs. The new facilities will provide hands-on nursing practice in a state-of-the art clinical practice lab using Human Patient Simulators.

Shortly after the SOAR sessions in June, construction also began on the traffic circle. New sidewalks and flag poles will be added along with lights and shrubbery. The circle and sidewalks have been redesigned to improve safety. Other improvements on campus include new shingles on the College Chapel and Ford buildings, a new sidewalk from Viking Trail to the Log Cabin Campus and repaving of multiple roads.

Article and photos by Student Public Relations Assistant Brittni Trollinger, and Student Photographers Lauren Neumann and Blake Childers.