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BGSU begins $24 million building renovation

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Bowling Green State University is set to overhaul another building – this time, South Hall will be getting a multi-million dollar renovation.

The change will have a major impact on students and staff. The entire School of Media and Communication will be switching buildings. They'll move to South Hall from West Hall – for the price of $24 million.

West Hall is currently home to classrooms, the student TV station, radio station and newspaper. With the renovation of South Hall, the entire West Hall will be demolished.

"I think it will be a great idea," said Micah Delaney, a senior telecommunication major. "There will be more space and better equipment, and I think it will be a good look for the campus."

The new classrooms will be complete in the fall of 2015. The radio and TV studios will be operational later that year.

"New office space, new classroom space," said Adrianne Kowalski, a junior. "It's not going to be like the older version, more updated."

Students say a new building with better equipment will help recruit students.

"I think it's going to help tremendously be able to get some college experience in so that way they're able to go out into the real world so they can apply that experience, and they have a chance of getting those jobs," said Grant Crawford, who minors in journalism.

West Hall won't be demolished until the renovations at South are complete.

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