As you know by now, Gov. Quinn announced a $2.2 million investment in Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Science facility on Saturday, Oct. 18 at a press conference held in the new Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT), which was also renovated through a combination of State, Federal, and foundation funds as well as support from alumni and friends of the university. For those who were unable to attend over the weekend, please enjoy full footage of the press conference that includes the school tour and exciting announcement!
These funds will provide our students with a contemporary science facility that fosters creativity and collaboration that we know will prepare them for successful careers in the 21st Century. This important investment made will turn SXU’s strategic planning goals into a reality for over 1,000 students pursuing careers in science and nursing.
SXU will receive $2,280,092 to help fund construction of additional chemistry and biology labs as well as innovative learning environments that will introduce students to new laboratory techniques, experimental design opportunities and statistical analysis. SXU has received a total of $8,669,187 from the state of Illinois. These funds have been used to renovate the following SXU areas: the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library, a new Art Gallery and four state-of-the-art smart instructional rooms.