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$4 Million for "Big Ideas" at MSU

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MANKATO, Minn. -

Minnesota State University will divvy out more than $4–million to support some big ideas on campus.

At the beginning of the school year, President Richard Davenport challenged students, faculty, and staff to come up with "Big Ideas" to improve learning at MSU Mankato, 31 proposals were chosen from a field of 132.

$580,000 will go to renovate and innovate Armstrong and Morris Hall.

Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Kimberly Greer says, "One of the priorities on campus is to become a campus of the future and this is a piece of that, I think getting to remodel classrooms that have been in use for a number of years.  Create multifunctional adaptive flexible kind of classrooms that are develop with 21st century learner in mind."

Also to receive funding, an almost $700,000 Dental Simulation and Technology Lab.

And $420,000 to connect Centennial Student Union to the library.