Release Date: Nov. 30, 2009
ASU Centennial Village Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Set for Dec. 2
The dedication of a time capsule and a formal ribbon-cutting will celebrate Centennial Village, Angelo State University’s newest residence hall, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Officials from Angelo State University will participate in the ceremony at the Centennial Village Commons, 2675 Avenue N. The ceremony is open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to park in the University Center parking lot, which is accessible from Rosemont Street via Jade to Shamrock or from Dena Drive.
ASU President Dr. Joseph C. Rallo will preside over the ribbon-cutting and ceremony.
Suzanne Campbell, head of ASU’s West Texas Collection, will speak on the time capsule, which provides a snapshot into “A Day in the Life of a Student, 2007-08.” After her remarks, the capsule will be sealed into a limestone monument.
The time capsule is to be opened in 2053, on the 125th anniversary of ASU’s beginning as a community college. Contents of the capsule were determined by a contest sponsored by the Student Government Association and the ASU President’s Office in the spring of 2008.
The $28.6 million Centennial Village is a 526-bedroom residence hall that opened to residents in fall 2008. Construction was finalized in early 2009. The facility was the first major project in the implementation of ASU’s Centennial Master Plan and is considered critical in helping increase university enrollment by providing living quarters more suited to contemporary student tastes.
For more information, contact the ASU Community Relations Office at 486-6399.