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 - Gift to -Finance Student Center At Notre Dame...
Gift to -Finance Student Center At Notre Dame NOTRE DAME, Ind.. May 22--A gift of 5135,000 to the University ofj Notre Dame by Mr. and Mrs. Jo-J soph LaFortune, Tulsa, Okla., will be used to convert old Science. Hall into a .new student center on the campus, it was announced by ( the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh,! C.S.C., president of the university. 1 The completely renovated and newly newly furnished building will be called the LaFortune Student Center, Father Father Hesburgh said. LaFortune is vice-president of the Warren Petroleum Co., Tulsa. He is a native of South Bend, Ind., a. 1916 alumnus of Notre Dame, and a member of the University's Associate Board of Lay Trustees He was awarded an honorary degree degree by his alma "mater in 1949 The LaFortune gift will underwrite underwrite the construction cost of the new student center. The University's University's Women's Advisory Council, headed by Mrs. Ernest M. Morris of South Bend, is helping finance and plan the dec/jration and furnishing furnishing of the building. Mrs. James S. Jenkins, noted New York interior interior decorator, who was engaged in the decoration of The White House and The Morris Inn on f thc campus, has been retained for the student center project. . More than $17,000 had been raised previously, principally by the students' annual Mardi Gras. Contracts for construction will be signed in the near future, and it is hoped that the building -will be Jeady for-use by the Fall semester. semester. The new student" center has been designed by Frank Montana, head 61 the Notre Dame architecture department, and Robert Schultz, also of the architecture faculty. Incorporated Incorporated in the completely renovated renovated building will be lounges, a game room, a coffee bar and nine meeting rooms as well as offices for the vice-president in charge of student affairs, the building manager, manager, the Student Senate, Blue Circle, Circle, and other campus organizations. organizations. The general lounge on the first floor will provide comfortable seating seating for visiting and studying. It will have a luminous ceiling and wood block flooring with carpeting on the perimeter. Three lounges on the second floor, when used together, together, will accommodate approximately approximately 450 couples for'dancing. An architectural feature of the building will be an open-air, flag- stope court adjacent to the general lounge .and first floor meeting rooms. ni Ti fl '« =*^«* ALMA is the puizler. TRY pictures

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  1. The Kokomo Tribune,
  2. 27 May 1953, Wed,
  3. Page 25

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