AUBURN, AL (EETV) - Next Friday, October 20, marks the beginning of the new School of Nursing building with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. This building is the the first one designed at Auburn specifically for nursing education. The building, located on the corner of South Donahue Drive and Lem Morrison Drive, has multiple new features within the 89,000-square-foot facility.

The first of its kind building features, active learning classrooms, a student lounge, tiered auditorium, public spaces, a simulation lab, a skills lab, 34 faculty offices, common areas, and multiple group meeting rooms. The building is also in a convenient location, near the new Pharmaceutical Research Building and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to foster interdisciplinary research and education.

The ceremony will include Auburn University President Steven Leath, Provost Timothy Boosinger, School of Nursing Dean Gregg Newschwander, Auburn Trustee Wayne Smith and Nursing Alumnae Caralise Hunt and Samantha Baggett. The new building is located at 710 S. Donahue Drive, Auburn, and parking for the event will be marked with signage.