Updated October 10, 2010
South Hall is the final residence hall in the university’s East Village community. East Village was conceptualized in the 2003-04 Master Plan as a mixed housing community for nearly 1,000 residents, and provides a quality living experience for students through a variety of living arrangements ranging from upper-class lodge apartments to first-year suites. South Hall Complex is conveniently located within a short walking distance of the Recreation and Wellness Center, Student Center, Athletic Fields, and Chapel-Auditorium.
South Hall is a 300-bed, three-story residence hall complex that is actually comprised of two independently operated, single-gender residence halls, one for first-year students and the other for sophomores, juniors and seniors. This arrangement is built upon a mentoring model whereby upper-class students are invited to enter into a mentoring relationship with first-year students to help contribute to their success in entering university life.
South Hall amenities include suite-style rooms with shared bath, study and fitness rooms, a coin-operated laundry on each floor, a small chapel, and a living-learning classroom. The hall also includes ample common space for a variety of community and social activities.
Project complete and opened on August 1, 2010.
The Track and Field facility underwent significant improvements in the fall of 2009. It now has two large earth berms for additional lawn seating, expanded bleacher seating, a new Hammer cage and a new digital scoreboard. New black fencing adds to the aesthetics and security of the facility. An expanded press box accommodates more officials and room for event operations. An improved sound system was installed in the spring of 2010. The improvements culminated with IWU hosting the NAIA Track and Field Championships in May 2010.
Updated March 8, 2010
The second-largest auditorium in Indiana, the IWU Chapel-Auditorium seats 3,800 between the raked main floor and balcony. The 85,000-square-foot building was designed with loge seating to enable participants to move from the balcony to the lower level without exiting the auditorium, and incorporates sustainability features such as low-E glass, off-peak ice generation and storage for cooling, high efficiency lighting, and integrated energy management systems.
The Chapel-Auditorium is used primarily for student chapel three days each week. It is also an important venue for special assemblies, convocation services, commencement ceremonies, special musical artists and community events.
The Chapel-Auditorium bells represent an external presentation to the community of our Christian heritage and tradition. Church bells became common in Europe in the early Middle Ages, reflecting Irish missionary influence, and have come to signify a call to worship and reverence, and to gather the community for a service, wedding or funeral. For IWU, the prominence of the bells on the outside of the Chapel-Auditorium is an audible and visual reminder of our connection to our community and our Creator. The five-bell peal affords the versatility of ringing in celebratory peal, call to worship, and hourly Westminster chimes to provide a tranquil and reverent campus atmosphere.
IWU’s chapel bells were carefully cast solely of bronze composed of pure red copper and block tin meticulously hand-crafted by Christoph Paccard Bellfoundries in Sevrier, France, using the lost wax process, and finely tuned to exacting musical standards. Together the five-bell configuration weighs over 4,400 pounds and is operated by an interior clapper that receives its signal from a digital control panel in the Chapel-Auditorium.
The stained glass windows on the south façade were designed and created by IWU artist Deb Luttrull and artist-in-residence Rod Crossman. The window panels were created using the dalle de verre (“tiles of glass”) method, also called faceted glass. The theme of the windows was developed by a team of IWU artists, church historians and theologians to enrich the worship experience with an intimate view of God as creator, sustainer and redeemer.
This provocative painting, which took three years to complete, was presented to Indiana Wesleyan University by artist-in-residence Rod Crossman in 1984 as a tribute to his mother, Victoria Crossman, who was his constant inspiration and model of a Christian warrior. It was originally displayed in the lobby of the Noggle Christian Ministries Center and was moved to the east entrance of the Chapel-Auditorium in January 2010 to provide inspiration and perspective as visitors enter the building.
Project complete and opened on January 13, 2010. Read about the dedication.
Updated February 22, 2010
During the 25 years prior to its renovation, the Noggle Christian Ministries Center was a cherished icon on the IWU campus. Home to the School of Theology and Ministry and numerous other divisions over the years, the 2008 renovation recommitted this facility to the education and training of Christian leaders.
The 2008 project was a complete renovation. Nearly every wall and building system was removed and replaced with state-of-the-art materials and equipment. The first floor was dedicated completely to classroom space, and now includes a number of classrooms and seminar rooms to accommodate a variety of class sizes and uses to enhance the learning experience. Also included are such innovative learning spaces as the 120-seat youth lab, a worship lab and the popular bistro classroom. The second floor is now home to the Theology and Ministry faculty.
Other amenities designed to broaden learning opportunities include advanced instructional technology in classrooms, facilities for training in church lighting and sound, an inviting lobby with ample study and community space, and a convenient covered walkway to the adjoining Elder Hall.
Construction of the three new townhouses on the north side of campus was completed in August 2009 for the arrival of students. The first floors of the townhouses are ADA accessible. All three townhouses are equipped with modern safety and security features.