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Sneak peek available of Jessup's expansion project

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William Jessup University, the Sacramento area’s only residential four-year private university, has unveiled a digital rendering video depicting the university’s second major expansion project since it relocated to Rocklin in 2004. The latest expansion of the Christian Liberal Arts University broke ground last July, and will add a full-feature dining facility, an intercollegiate gymnasium, multiple classrooms, and music practice rooms to accommodate the growing number of students. “We wanted to share our excitement with students, faculty, staff, donors and the surrounding community,” said WJU’s Vice President of Development Eric Hogue. “This video provides a glimpse of our premier venue that will serve many uses for our expanding campus now and well into the future.” The video is available for viewing on the University’s website at www.jessup.edu or vimeo.com/35904243. “The dry winter has allowed us to stay on track to meet our initial scheduled completion date,” said Gene DeYoung, Jessup’s chief financial officer. The state of the art 54,000-square-feet facilities allows the university to expand its role as a meeting place for major community events and the Christian community in the Greater Sacramento area. The new expansion will include: ??• A 19,400 square-foot dining facility with open-style kitchen and specialty eatery areas that focus on providing convenient, fast, fresh food • A 1,018-seat gymnasium for basketball and volleyball that also features athletic offices and a training room • Six classrooms, totaling 6,291 square feet; two of the classrooms can accommodate seating for up to 100 students • 11 music practice rooms with studio pianos, including two larger practice rooms with grand pianos General contractor for the expansion project is Reeve-Knight Construction Inc. and Russell Taylor of Taylor Teter Partnership is the project architect. ~ Staff Report