Academic Buildings

Trask Hall

Trask Hall is a 67,000 sq. ft., three-story structure located near the center of campus. It opened for classes in the Fall of 2005 and was dedicated on October 7, 2005 as a part of the University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The building’s first-floor features the Ephraim Media Center, which houses state-of-the-art TV, radio and recording studios. It also features three large lecture halls, seven general classrooms and five seminar rooms. Special labs are included for publications, speech, multimedia, psychology, writing, languages and computers. Trask Hall also houses offices for five of Evangel’s 10  academic departments:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Theology

All-in-all, Trask Hall is pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to academic facilities. And it’s just one of our great academic buildings on campus.

Zimmerman Hall

Zimmerman Hall is a 72,000 sq. ft., three-story academic building that was completed in January of 1997. Like Trask Hall, it provides space for a number of classrooms, as well as offices for the following:

  • Academic Support Center
  • Business Department
  • Social Sciences Department
  • Science & Technology Department

This facility is also equipped with state-of-the-art labs and a 153-seat lecture/recital hall. Best of all, because Trask and Zimmerman are side-by-side, you almost never end up having to walk far between classes. Forget needing a bike to get from class to class – you’re usually only a few steps away from your next class.

Barnett Fine Arts Center

The Lawrence and Alletha Barnett Fine Arts Center opened for student use in the Fall of 2002. This state-of-the-art facility is home to the Music Department as well as the Art and Drama programs of the Humanities Department. The Fine Arts Center features the following:

  • A magnificent, 300-seat recital hall
  • A 250-seat drama theatre
  • Rehearsal and practice rooms
  • Band and chorus rooms
  • Art studios and gallery
  • Faculty offices

The Fine Arts Center, which is often adorned with student art pieces and projects, is connected to the west side of Evangel’s Chapel by a concourse with stunning skylights.

Klaude Kendrick Library

A rich part of Evangel’s storied history, the Klaude Kendrick Library was the first permanent structure built on Evangel’s campus (as you can see, academics have been important to EU since the very beginning).

Completed in 1963, the building is named for Dr. Klaude Kendrick, the first president of the college. Inside the library, the Carl I. Erickson Reference Room is named after Carl I. Erickson, a reference librarian and sociology teacher who served at Evangel until his death in 1968. For more information visit the Library website.