Sixteen months after Cedarville University broke ground on the $8 million Callan athletic and academic expansion, the university is prepared to officially open the facility at a dedication program on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. inside the facility's new weight room.
Funded by generous donors through Cedarville's One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville, this facility includes a new athletic weight room and a 2,000-square-foot team room for the athletic staff and student-athletes to meet, review film, host events, and recruit students. It will also include program space for faculty offices, classrooms, and labs for the new Master of Athletic Training and the PA Studies graduate programs.
This expansion is a part of Cedarville's 10-year campus master plan which is being funded, in part, through the One Thousand Days campaign. To date, the comprehensive campaign has received $106.2 million in contributions toward the $125 million goal.
In the new expansion, the second floor offers additional classrooms, lab space, and offices for the school of allied health. Cedarville’s new Master of Athletic Training program, which began enrolling its first graduate students this summer, will use this space. The developing physician assistant program is expected to begin in 2023, pending all external approvals, and will also be housed in the Callan facility.
“We are grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to grow and expand our academic and athletic facilities,” noted Cedarville University President Dr. Thomas White. “The transformation of the Callan Athletic Center will bless our allied health majors, our athletes and athletics staff, and our entire campus. We thank God for the resources he has graciously provided.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu