Thursday, April 12, 2012 marks the groundbreaking of the new Miller Nichols Library Learning Center. The Learning Center will include a 350-seat auditorium, two 200-seat lecture halls, and two 100-seat classrooms along with an expansive lobby for gathering and collaborative learning. This marks Phase II of the Miller Nichols Library Classroom Building Addition, which was approved by the Board of Curators in 2010 and funded via an $18 million UMSystem bond.
The Learning Center will provide an expanded space for classroom learning, and meets the ongoing UMKC Strategic Plan goal of providing an optimal learning environment for all students. The project will accommodate a 23 percent increase in enrollment without adding classrooms elsewhere on the main campus, and simultaneously serves as cost-effective financial strategy for UMKC’s growth.
Join Chancellor Leo E. Morton and Provost Gail Hackett for the Groundbreaking Ceremony at 2 pm, Thursday, April 12th at the University Playhouse, 51st & Holmes, just west of the Miller Nichols Library.
See the UMKC Master Plan for more details and pictures of the Miller Nichols Library classroom building additions. See the Miller Nichols Library website for more details about the Groundbreaking Ceremony.