Opening of Weisberg complex to take place tomorrow; university community encouraged to attend


The opening of its $56 million Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug.13, on the Morrow Library lawn, across Third Ave. from the complex. Members of the university community are welcome and encouraged to attend .

A portion of Third Ave. between 20th St. and Hal Greer Blvd. will be closed from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for the ceremony. All west-bound traffic will be rerouted during that time.

Among the guest speakers will be:

  • Dr. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs;
  • Pamela L. Weisberg, Esq.;
  • Interim President Gary G. White;
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III;
  • U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins;
  • W.Va. Sen. Robert Plymale; and,
  • Marshall engineering student Taylor Lipscomb

A reception and tours of the building will follow the ceremony.

The university community is reminded that parking on campus will be difficult that day due to the number of guests expected. No parking will be permitted at the meters on Third Avenue between 17th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard, and the university parking lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard will be reserved for ceremony guests.