Graduating biology seniors experience Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center Twitter
Story by Katie Neitz, photos by Clay Wegrzynowicz
Seniors who graduated Saturday won’t get to attend classes in the new Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, which will be open for the fall semester. But thanks to special efforts of biology faculty, 2019 grads were able to spend time in the state-of-the-art facility during their final hours on campus.
The biology department hosted a celebratory breakfast for seniors and their families on the third floor of the new building on Commencement morning.
“Students and their parents always like to meet and talk to the faculty who have shepherded their children through college, and we love to meet the parents of these new graduates,” says Laurie Caslake, professor and head of biology. “My desire to host breakfast in the Rockwell Center stemmed from talking to seniors who watched the building go up for 18 months, knowing they won’t be moving in. This gave them a chance to see the building up close.”