MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University groundbreaking ceremony for Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning

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February 15, 2024


Vincennes University leaders will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new 72,000-square-foot Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning. The $33.9 million two-story center will be built on the site of the former Harrison Hall on Indianapolis Ave. The center promises a state-of-the-art facility with the newest technology where students can cultivate their skills and knowledge amidst dynamic learning environments. The groundbreaking is open to the public.


Speakers include:

VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson

VU Board of Trustees Chair Mike Sievers

Good Samaritan Hospital CEO Rob McLin

VU Director of Architectural Services and Facilities Andrew Young


12:30 – 12:55 p.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 19, 2024


Site of future Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning

Vincennes University

Vincennes Campus

On Indianapolis Ave. between Chestnut and 2nd streets

Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Parking is available on the east side of Beless Gymnasium, 116 Indianapolis Ave.


  • Two-story 72,000+ square foot building
  • A new home for:

Nursing Programs

Health Information Management 

Surgical Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Pharmacy Technology

Funeral Service Education

Center for Active Learning

  • State-of-the-art classrooms and labs for health science and active learning that are infused with the newest technology.
  • New simulation labs will simulate real-world healthcare scenarios for a realistic educational experience.
  • Breakout learning and lounge spaces are included to promote student and faculty interaction.

List of spaces

  • Classrooms (8)
  • Simulation Labs (3)
  • Multidisciplinary Health Labs and Classrooms (4)
  • Surgical Technology Lab and Classroom
  • Funeral Services Lab and Classroom
  • Physical Therapy Lab and Classroom
  • Pharmacy Tech Lab and Classroom
  • Active Learning Labs (2)
  • Administration Offices
  • Faculty and Staff Offices
  • Student Study Areas
  • Lounge Areas
  • Elevated Outdoor Seating Areas

Images, a press release, and more will be available following the event.

Media Contact:

Marcia Martinez

Director of Public Relations, News and Social Media

University Relations

Phone: 812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell


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