Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mercyhurst Intel Program Growing Again! New Faculty, New Building! (Shameless Self-promotion)

These are heady times on the shores of Lake Erie!  Within the next six months, we are set to hire at least two new full time faculty members and to break ground on a new building to house (among others) the Intelligence Studies Department and the Center For Intelligence Research Analysis And Training.

As for the faculty, we are currently looking to hire two new full time professors for next year.  For more information about the positions, the Chronicle of Higher Education has the complete details.  For anyone interested in the program, I recommend www.mciis.org, or in the college, I recommend www.mercyhurst.edu.  For those interested in (or nervous about) Erie, I recommend this amazing post.

Those of you who have made the pilgrimage to Mercyhurst know that we are bursting at the seams in our current digs.  The new building will not only give us room to stretch our legs in a state-of-the-art facility but also allow us to more easily interact with the faculty and students of other departments -- an opportunity that I think we all are excited about. 

The latest sketch of the new building is in the picture above.  For those of you familiar with the campus, the building is set to be north and east of the library in the very front of the campus.  The bridge on the third floor (visible in this picture) will connect the new building to the library.  The funding for the basic version of the building, as I understand it, is largely complete.  We are now looking for some generous donors to make it even more awesome...

So, students, parents, alumni and friends of the program, what do you think?  Leave a note in the comments!
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4 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Fantastic news, Kris. Congratulations to you and your colleagues. You've all worked very hard to make it happen.

GirlSpy said...

Where will the building be on campus? Hopefully, if it is closer to other buildings, it will lessen the feeling of being "other" that Intel students experience being on the other side of campus.

Kristan J. Wheaton said...

Jeff,

Thanks for the kind words!

GirlSpy,

It is scheduled to be up next to the library in the front of the campus.

Kris

Bryan said...

I can't wait.... This looks amazing.