Millikin’s $27 million University Commons project, part of a larger “Transfer MU” capital campaign, opened in August 2017. The building includes offices, banquet rooms, a library, study spaces, a dining hall, coffee shop and more.

The project included both new construction and renovation of the old Staley Library building, which was originally completed in 1976.

Bodine Electric’s work on the 87,000-square-foot campus centerpiece included lighting, site lighting, lighting controls, distribution and fire alarm systems. In addition, Bodine Communications installed structured cabling, video surveillance and audio/visual equipment.