To advance Hillsdale's aggressive Campus Master Plan, the College is continuing the development of its new Shooting Sports Center, located just a few miles from campus. The completion of the first phase of development resulted in extensive site work, paved parking and sidewalks; construction of four American Trap fields; construction of a pavilion; and renovation of an existing pole barn. The second phase will involve construction of one, five-stand sporting clay field. The third phase will involve construction of a sight-in rifle range (200 yards); a sight-in pistol range (25 and 50 yards); two pole-type buildings for storage; and an additional paved parking lot and driveway. The final phase of development will be the construction of a clubhouse with landscaping and furnishings. The Hillsdale College Shooting Sports Center will enable the development of competitive programs, competitions and other shooting events, classroom instruction, and offer seminars on the Constitution and Second Amendment rights.
The College's new Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, headquartered in Washington, D.C., will occupy a historic building on Massachusetts Avenue, just minutes away from Capitol Hill. Major renovation of the building began in October 2009, and the building was completed during the fall of 2010. The Kirby Center has been established to enhance undergraduate education and internship programs, and to teach and promote the principles and practices of American constitutionalism through citizen outreach programs and seminars for public servants.
All construction and renovation plans are a major component of the Founders Campaign, Hillsdale College's $608 million capital and endowment campaign that will conclude in 2012.
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