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Photos courtesy of Lyric Allen.

By Julia Witt


The Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business is now officially a part of the Concordia campus.

The Dunklau Center was officially dedicated at a service and ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15. The service featured music sung by the University A Capella choir, as well as remarks from the school, the church and the community.

“[Today’s event is] to thank and praise God, from whom all blessings flow,” President Brian Friedrich said. “And, [we are here] to thank the many, many thousands of people who support Concordia, who have given gifts specifically for the Dunklau Center, as well as to recognize our alumni and all of our faculty and staff, who are working and serving in science and business and math and computer science.”

The Dunklau Center has two portions, one for the natural sciences, and another for math and business. The natural sciences portion of the Dunklau Center has been open for classes since the beginning of the fall semester, allowing students to start exploring the sciences in a state-of-the-art facility.

“We celebrate God’s glory by learning about His world, from the farthest star in the heavens, to the smallest atom in the bodies He has given us, and everything in between,” Associate Professor of Chemistry Kristy Jurchen said. “The new Dunklau Center provides an environment where faculty and students in the sciences can share and celebrate what we can learn about God’s world thorough scientific study.”

The math and business portion of the Dunklau Center is expected to be open for class at the start of this spring semester. Tours of this portion of the Dunklau Center were offered to the public at the dedication. Like the science portion, the business and math portion of the Dunklau Center will also see many opportunities for both students and the university alike.

“It should improve the image of the university overall as a university and a learning institution,” board of regents member Dick Helms said. “I look at it as a tremendous investment in the future of the sciences that are so important in our world today.”

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