Media Advisory: ISU kicks off construction on its Habitat House with Naildriving Ceremony March 7

March 3 2006

Who: Indiana State University

What: Construction kick-off of Terre Haute's 51st Habitat for Humanity House

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7

Where: John T. Myers Technology Center Atrium

ISU will kick off construction its Habitat for Humanity house in Terre Haute at this short ceremony. In addition to ISU President Lloyd W. Benjamin III, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Michael Longess will participate in ceremonies along with the partner family, Holly Wolfe and her three children, Cearra, Davonte and Abbrianna.

The ceremony will culminate with 12 individuals driving nails on one of the walls of the house. Among those picking up a hammer include Longess, Wolfe, President Benjamin, Kelly Hall, Support Staff Council; Tad Foster, dean of the College of Technology; Jack Maynard, Provost; and two Sociology students, Kristen Fifer and Jeannette Chapman.

The framing of the house will be completed on the ISU campus in the horseshoe drive off of 6th Street with some of the work taking place in the Construction Technology Lab. After it is framed, the house will be moved to the worksite at the corner of 13th and Seabury.

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Contact: Nancy Rogers, Center for Public Service and Community Engagement, (812) 237-7900 or nancyrogers@indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

ISU Communications and Marketing: (812) 237-3773 or http://www.indstate.edu/news

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ISU will begin construction on its Habitat for Humanity House after a Naildriving Ceremony

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