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Tabor arts center debt-free

Tabor College President Jules Glanzer announced Friday that the college had raised the final $150,000 needed to pay for its new $13.6 million Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Fundraisers have been working for six years to complete the project.

“We were overwhelmed with the response,” Glanzer said.

The first guest performance at the center will be a winter classics concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra.

The center was dedicated last month.

Long-awaited arts center to be debt-free

Tabor College has raised the last $150,000 needed to pay for its new $13.6 million arts center. The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts was dedicated last month after 80 years of discussion and 6 years of fundraising and construction.

“Our donors met every challenge we gave them,” college President Jules Glanzer said. “They have given of their hearts and, in many cases, they have given sacrificially.”

The center features gallery and performance spaces as well as a coffee shop. Glazer said area residents contributed $4 million.

Tabor finishes arts center debt-free

After 80 years of dreaming, Tabor College has raised the last $150,000 for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, a project that has taken the college 6 years and more than $13.6 million dollars to complete.

The center was dedicated last month. A BIT MORE BACKGROUND

Tabor completes arts center fundraising

After decades of anticipation, Tabor College is welcoming the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts with no debts.

“Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus,” said Ron Braun, vice president of advancement.“This is truly a dream come true,”

The final $150,000 needed to pay for the $13.6 million center was raised after the center’s dedication in December.

The center will be a venue for student and guest performances and a  weekly chapel for students, faculty and staff. The building also includes a coffee shop, which opened Jan. 4.

The first guest performance will be a winter classics concert by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra at 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

Flaming Center to be completed debt-free

Tabor College has raised the final $150,000 needed to complete the recently  dedicated Shari Flaming Arts Center. The project has taken 6 years of fundraising, 18 months of construction, and more than $13.6 million in donations.

“This is a very exciting time on campus,” Richard Braun, Tabor’s vice president of advancement said. “Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus.”

More than $4 million came from local people in the Hillsboro area.

More than 800 people attending a dedication ceremony in December. The center will sponsor public art shows and performances by students and guests. A weekly chapel service for the campus community also is planned.

Art center fully funded

After nearly six years of fundraising, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts has reached its goal of opening fully funded. The project, which cost $13.6 million, received the final $150,000 needed after a last-minute push by organizers, part of a larger campaign called “The Grand Finale.”

The art center will house performances as well as a weekly service for campus members. It contains labs, workshops, studios, as well as a theatre and art gallery. The center was opened early this December.

Arts center achieves fundraising goal

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will be completed debt free. Tabor College announced Friday that the final $150,000 needed to pay for the $13.6 million project had been collected.

A crowd estimated at 800 attended the center’s dedication Dec. 9, and 1,100 were there for an alumni chorus and community orchestra performance the next day.

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Associate professor of journalism and instructor for this course. A one-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Meyer is a more-than-40-year veteran journalist who has planned Page One coverage at a metropolitan daily, started and eventually sold an award-winning online news and e-commerce website, currently owns and publishes three award-winning community newspapers and has served as a consultant on new media and as a visiting professor of social media.