New home to Language Center and Welcome Center maintains historic elements while going high tech.
FFI (media): Kelly O’Brien, College of Liberal Arts, 612-624-4109
Historic Jones Hall, once home to physics, studio art and art history (among others) re-opened on September 6 after an $8 million remodel. The new and improved Jones Hall houses the College of Liberal Arts Language Center and the U of M Freshman Admissions Welcome Center.
"Minnesota should be proud of what was done to preserve this historic building and, at the same time, turn a 104-year-old structure into a facility that supports state of the art research in language instruction and provides a welcoming atmosphere for prospective students," said Steven J. Rosenstone, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "Jones Hall is an example of the University and College of Liberal Arts' commitment to being good stewards of the public's resources. We are very grateful for the continued support of the state and the Minnesota community."
Tours of Jones Hall are available now. The following people are available for interviews regarding Jones Hall: Jenise Rowekamp, director of the CLA Language Center; Bill Beyer, architect; Steven Rosenstone, dean, College of Liberal Arts. To schedule a visit or interview please contact Kelly O’Brien at 612-624-4109.
Visit the University News Service website for more information about the grand re-opening of Jones Hall.
Jones Hall Photo Courtesty of University of Minnesota Archives