Despite budget delay, Building 26 is on track

By Shawn Riebe - Staff Reporter

Highline's new Health and Life Science Building is on track for completion in Fall Quarter 2019.

The building is being reno- vated to house biology, infor- mation technology, the Well- ness Center and Physical Fitness Center.

This makeover has had some hiccups along the way but Pease Construction is on track and on budget, said Highline Project Manager Christina Neville-Neil.

At first this facility was de- layed for eight months by the state because of authorization problems funding but rigor- ous work by the construction company has kept the work on

schedule, she said.
The $30 million project was

authorized by the Legislature. Also included is consolidation of the individual faculty office building on campus.

The construction compa- ny has been adjusting its work hours to avoid inconveniencing students and the faculty, Nev- ille-Neil said. The construction

workers have been coming in at 5 a.m. while the students don't come in until around 8 a.m.

Neville-Neil is focusing on safety for the remainder of the project. She advises students to be aware of their surround- ings while walking around the project, especially in the North Parking Lot and along all the pathways.

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Club Fair next Tuesday

If you want to join a club at Highline but have questions, visit the Club Fair next Tuesday. The fair will take place in the Mt. Constance room in Building 8. The fair will occur from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, and will have representatives from many of the clubs on campus.

Help with Transfer Portfolio

Students who are planning on transferring to a four-year school but need help with their personal statement essay can attend a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event will take place in the MESA Center in Building 25 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Students who want their portfolios reviewed by a representative from surrounding colleges will have that opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the Mt. Constance room from 1:30-4 p.m. Students must register by Jan. 25. You can register in Building 6 in the Transfer Center, or online at

Women's Programs giving tree brings gifts to children

The annual Women’s Program Giving Tree raised enough contributions to help 27 families, which helped give gifts to 70 children. The Women Program and WorkFirst Services Office sponsored the event in December.

Academic Success Centers open house

The Academic Success Centers is holding an open house today from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on floor 6 of the Library. Students will be able to inquire about AANAPISI, the Math Resource Center, MESA, Puente, the Tutoring Center, Umoja, and the Writing Center. The Academic Success Centers offers help on assignments, and has tutoring services.