Monday, February 19, 2007

Designs for prospective Center for Bowling Science unveiled

Old Dominion, NC (WZIP 2/19/07) -- Administration officials unveiled several architectural drawings offering alternative renditions of the projected new state-of-the-art Center for Bowling Sciences today at a brief press conference at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

George Riley, a university public relations spokesperson, speaking on behalf of the administration, said that no expense had been spared in finding the best possible architects to submit bids for the project.

"We're all about academic excellence here," said Riley. "We aim to recruit from the most elite ranks for our program in Bowling Science, and so we intend to do our best to provide the ultimate in academic facilities for these students."

When asked about the fate of the School of Metaphysics, whose program had earlier been described as "growing" and "quite popular," Riley replied that earlier estimates had been based on misinformation.

"We just did not have accurate data at the time of the initial Rudisill donation," said Riley.

The Rudisill family had donated $6.1 million on February 7, 2007 for programs in the LRU School of Metaphysics.

WZIP learned over the weekend that Mrs. Abigail Rudisill is continuing plans to sue LRU for its plans to redirect the funds from the Rudisill family gift for its new program in Bowling Science.

Artist's drawings for LRU's state-of-the-art Center for Bowling Science depict a variety of different plans. One Bauhaus design calls for a structure covering the equivalent of two football fields with multiple levels and a total of 50 bowling lanes.

"We expect any student in the United States -- or the world, for that matter -- to look to our graduate program in Bowling Science," said Dr. Jimmy Holman, Chair of the School of Bowling Science at LRU.

Holman is the recent recipient of the John Jay Rudisill endowed Professorship of Bowling Science at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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