MSU Board of Trustees roundup

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Jan 31, 2014

At its Jan. 31 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a piece of property in Lansing that will be used for research and economic development purposes.

The 129,000-square-foot facility is located at 3815 Technology Blvd. and is currently owned by the MSU Foundation.

In other actions, the board authorized the administration to proceed with infrastructure improvements at the West Circle Housing Complex. Improvements will include a new water main, communication lines and electric ducts.

Authorization to proceed with renovations to the Kresge Art Center Courtyard was approved by the board. The work will include a new, permanent stage for MSU Summer Circle Theatre, terraced seating and landscape improvements.

The board authorized the awarding of a contract for the construction of a regulation-sized, artificial turf football field for use by the Spartan Marching Band. The field may also be used for intramural sports, classes and summer sports camps.

The board also authorized the university administration with a renovation project at Wilson Hall. The work includes the creation of a “creative commons” space that will be used from students from a variety of disciplines, including communication arts and sciences, engineering and business.