MU will dedicate Chinworth Center Oct. 11


Students on the North Manchester campus returned this fall to a new building, the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center. The two-story building is attached to the north side of the Jo Young Switzer Center and houses the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business on the second floor and a range of student services office on the first floor.

The 36,000-square-foot facility is made possible by a gift of more than $5 million from Herb Chinworth ’42c and is named in honor of his parents.

Manchester will dedicate the new building on Oct. 11, Homecoming weekend.

The University also invested $4.8 million over the summer in its oldest residence halls – East, Garver and Schwalm – to upgrade Wi-Fi, safety features, bathrooms, exterior lighting and furnishings.

It is actively raising funds for a new stadium to provide all-weather surfaces for football, track and field, and a range of recreational activities. Naming opportunities include the stadium structure at $1,350,000, the artificial turf field at $500,000 and the Olympic-sized track at $250,000.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium is planned for Homecoming Oct. 12.

“Our investments in facilities and new programs reflect our commitment to the future and our conviction that Manchester’s future is bright,” said President Dave McFadden.