A new academic facility will be constructed near the Weatherspoon Gymnasium/Lowery Fitness Center providing new, cutting-edge instructional space for Meredith's growing communication and exercise and sports science programs. The building will open in 2022.
Meredith College recently announced plans to build a new academic facility. Watch the video to learn more about the new building, which will house growing programs in Exercise and Sports Science and Communication. The new building is expected to be completed in 2021.
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The Meredith College Board of Trustees has reaffirmed the decision to begin construction on a new academic building that will house two of Meredith’s growing programs: communication and exercise and sports science. The new building project was paused in 2020 because of the pandemic.
The approximately 13,000 square foot building will provide instructional space for Meredith’s thriving communication and exercise and sports science programs.
The construction of a new academic building on Meredith's campus is just one example of the exciting growth taking place at the College.
Since 2011, enrollment in Meredith’s undergraduate communication and exercise and sports science programs has increased by 29% and 52% respectively. The new academic building will provide instructional space for the growing programs. Planned specialized spaces include an agency-style classroom, a media studio, editing rooms, a human performance lab, an assessment lab, a conference room, and common areas.
The new media studio, podcast studio, editing suite and agency-style classroom will give students access to innovative spaces that allow for creativity, collaboration, and flexibility in the ever-changing landscape of communication in the digital age. These classrooms will be conducive to experiential learning, preparing students for their career through an applied learning method.
The updated Human Performance Lab will give students access to new technologies, new equipment, and increased opportunities to gain hands-on experiences. Applied learning is critical in a field like exercise and sports science and will enhance students’ preparation for internships, employment, and graduate programs.