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.