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Capital Campaign Projects

Alumni, parents, neighbors, and friends are strengthening the University's competitive position and bringing vibrancy to campus through these transformative capital projects.

  • Sullivan Hall Expansion and Renovation

    A new home for the School of Health Sciences

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    Imagine a 57 year old building with outdated technology and spaces for passive learning being transformed into a digitally equipped facility that fosters interactive classwork. That is how we are reinventing Sullivan Hall. This state-of-the-art facility will feature simulation rooms, is equipped to model hospital and home care environments, and offers an entirely new dimension of instruction.

    This is the largest campaign in Saint Francis history and will strengthen programs that are both at the heart of our Franciscan mission and essential to our University's future. The new building will provide:

    • the space we need to collaborate
    • the technology we need to innovate
    • the capacity we need to grow

    By investing in the Sullivan Hall project, you are supporting a school that is thriving, that is meeting vital needs, and that is powerfully positioned for future growth.

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  • Resinski Black Box Theatre

    Dedicating space to performance

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     Here, our students will discover new talents, experience the rewards of teamwork, and nurture confidence. Dedicated space is needed on- and back stage for performance, rehearsals, and training. Together, we are raising $3 million with gifts large and small to take the tradition of theatre at Saint Francis into a new era. The flexible-ready, 200-seat theatre will be outfitted with professional lighting and sound, plus costume and set construction shops.

    The Resinski Black Box Theatre will provide:

    • a space for our students to grow their self-expression
    • a cultural gathering place for the University community and regional neighbors
    • creative endeavors guided by an academic foundation in the arts

    Your contribution to The Resinski Black Box Theatre will unite the diverse programs of the Center for Fine Arts in theatre, arts, and music.

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  • Completed Projects

    Thanks to the support of donors like you, the following capital projects have been completed—their success is enhancing the student experience on campus every day! 

    • Completed--Schwab Hall
    • Completed--Science Center
    • Completed--DiSepio Institute
    Completed--Schwab Hall

    Schwab Hall Expansion and Renovation

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    The Schwab Hall Renovation and Expansion project was completed in less than a year (opening in fall 2016). Thanks to the kind support of our donor base, no debt or student tuition dollars were used to finance the project. The funding for the approximately $7.6 million project came exclusively from generous donations. 

    The home for the Shields School of Business, Schwab Hall houses  flexible classrooms of various styles, including lecture halls, seminar space, and areas designed for group work and collaboration. In addition, the building provides office and meeting rooms for the dean and associate dean of the School, private offices for faculty and staff, small and large conference rooms, and dedicated space for adjunct and visiting instructors. With state-of-the-art classrooms, a new HVAC system, a new elevator, a new finance and data analytics computer lab, LED lighting throughout, a stock ticker in the lobby, and lecture capture technology, Schwab Hall's future is bright. 

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    Completed--Science Center

    Science Center

    Capital Campaign Science Center - hide revealThanks to your generous support of our Capital Campaign, our Science Center complex now stands as a flagship facility for science and technology programs on campus. This new structure houses state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and research facilities (including an aquatic research facility), advanced chemical instrumentation and youth outreach areas, in addition to places for students and faculty to gather, study, and learn.

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    Completed--DiSepio Institute

    The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness

    Capital Campaign DiSepio - hide revealThanks to the generous support of our donor base, particularly the DiSepio and Scharpf families, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we completed the first phase of our campaign in 2009. This state-of-the-art 30,000-square foot education and research center houses a student health center, rehabilitation services, a human performance lab, fitness and spiritual wellness areas, and conference facilities. The institute is actively fulfilling its mission as a clinical training area for students as well as reaching out to underserved rural populations.

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