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Ferris State University Building Getting a Makeover

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Ferris State University's Rankin Student Center is getting a $35 million face lift.

The board of trustees approved the spending plan today to modernize the aging building and provide more space for students.

Ferris State has about $16 million on hand to pay for the project and will finance the rest through tax-exempt bonds.

The Rankin Center originally was built in 1957 and has not been updated since 1987.

It currently houses offices for the university's student government, the dean of students, and the university bookstore.

Construction is expected to begin in May and wrap up in August.