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Newman begins demolition of 51-year-old science center

Newman University began the demolition of Heimerman Science Center, which will be replaced by the Bishop Gerber Science Center as a part of the university’s $30 million Facing Forward campaign.
Newman University began the demolition of Heimerman Science Center, which will be replaced by the Bishop Gerber Science Center as a part of the university’s $30 million Facing Forward campaign. Courtesy photo

Newman University began the demolition of its 51-year-old Heimerman Science Center with a prayer service and demo watch party Friday.

Heimerman is being torn down and replaced by the Bishop Gerber Science Center, the main focus of the university’s $30 million Facing Forward campaign.

Around 125 people showed up to watch as Pearson Construction began demolition, a news release said.

Construction for the new science center began last June. The building – named for Wichita Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber – will be open for classes in August, but the official dedication won’t be until Sept. 21.

Delaney Hiegert: 316-268-6212, @Delaney_C

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