SIUE To Dedicate New Athletics Annex


Published on November 28 2012 10:06 am
Last Updated on November 28 2012 10:06 am
Written by Millie Lange

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt will dedicate the new Lukas Athletics Annex Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the main lobby. The $5.4 million facility, which is connected to the Vadalabene Center on campus, was made possible through a $4.2 million donation by the Charles S. and Mary L. Lukas Estate.

Furst-Bowe and Hewitt will speak along with SIUE Foundation Board President Dennis Terry, Bill Lukas, nephew of the donors, and Cougar Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Clark Schmidt.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics moved into the ground floor of the addition in late October.  The top and bottom floors are scheduled to be completed during summer 2013.

Following a light lunch in the Varsity Room, athletics department personnel will conduct building tours.