With 27,000 square feet and seating for 1,350 people, Christ Chapel will be a non-denominational space for students, faculty, and staff members to practice their faith on campus. The chapel will also offer much-needed space for college ceremonies, concerts, and religious services. It will have two organs and accommodate the full student orchestra and choirs.
Jack and Jo Babbitt generously provided a leadership donation to begin construction. Duncan Stroik, a professor of architecture at Notre Dame University and a leading designer of sacred spaces throughout the United States, designed the chapel.
Those interested in more information or to support Hillsdale College's Christ Chapel should visit hillsdale.edu/christ-chapel.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.5 million.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/groundbreaking-announced-for-chapel-at-hillsdale-college-300405582.html
SOURCE Hillsdale College