Greetings from the Foundation!!
Summer has finally arrived in western Nebraska, so of course now we are ready for fall! The rain we received in June has been a mixed blessing; the campus is so beautiful and green but the grounds crew is working overtime to keep up with the bumper crop of weeds!
Several summer registrations have been held welcoming prospective students to campus and we hear many positive comments about how great the campus looks. If you have not been back for a while, I encourage you to come back and visit the campus!
Construction on the capital projects is moving along. There are pictures on our website of the new windows on the west side of Armstrong looking over the football field from what used to be the swimming pool. That area will be the strength and conditioning room. The south side of the building where the quonset hut used to be is a big pile of dirt. The earth has been moved to make way for the new student housing on the east side of campus called Eagle Ridge, and the Coffee Agriculture Pavilion is very near completion. There is still much work to be done around the surrounding area, but construction will begin on Phase 2 of the Rangeland Complex as soon as the Pavilion is complete.
The community of Chadron is also experiencing a construction boom. A new bank and sporting goods store are being built. A new Mexican restaurant will open soon in the old A&W building. The former Elks building, S&S store, and the Eisenbarth building have all been renovated. All this construction on campus and in the community has temporarily increased the population in Chadron. It has been estimated that approximately 500 people a day drive to Chadron to work. We may need another stoplight soon - a nice problem to have!
Please call or stop by if you are in town. We would love to show you all of the exciting changes!
Connie Rasmussen, Executive Director
Chadron State College commencement speakers this semester include current CSC English professor Kathy Bahr and former Chadron resident and distinguished service award recipient Steve Erwin.
Over 200 Chadron State College students will receive their diplomas Dec. 13 in two separate ceremonies.
At 2 p.m., 79 graduate students will receive their diplomas in the Memorial Hall Auditorium while later the same afternoon, at 4