For Immediate Release
January 28, 2016

Newly Renovated Physics Lab

Quincy University students have access to a newly renovated Physics lab thanks to a $50,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  The grant was awarded in early 2015 for the Center for Science renovation and applied to the Physics Lab renovation which was completed in December 2015.  The Center for Science renovation is one of seven major projects the university is raising funds for and part of the Forever Forward Comprehensive campaign.  The plans to renovate and expand the Center for Science totals of $5 M and over $2.3M has been raised towards this effort so far.  The Natural Science program at Quincy University is growing steadily, and most recently saw a 25% increase in graduates from 2014 to 2015.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. The charitable goals of the Foundations reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst and are designed to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.