SportONE/Parkview Softball Field
The SportONE/Parkview Softball Field and the Ben Davis Memorial Press Box opened in April 2015 and will be dedicated during Homecoming on October 10.
Trine trustee Jerry Allen and his wife, Jorja, Trine alumni, were lead donors for the project. And, thanks to a partnership with the Parkview Foundation and SportONE, the stadium features a new field, dugouts and batting cages along with expanded seating. It is named to recognize donors Parkview Ortho Hospital and Drs. Brett F. Gemlick and John C. Pritchard. Gemlick is an orthopedic surgeon and Pritchard is a sports medicine specialist, both are with SportONE, a division of Orthopaedics NorthEast of Fort Wayne.
A commitment from Harold Chevrolet of Angola memorializes the late Ben Davis, former co-owner of the Chevrolet dealership, with a new brick press box complete with concessions and restrooms.
In addition to stadium seating, the new diamond also boasts a brick wall between the dugouts and home plate and new fencing behind home plate. Additional field drainage was also part of the project.
Open Date: April 2015
T. Furth Center for Performing Arts
Trine University’s new T. Furth Center for Performing Arts opened in May 2014 and was dedicated May 2.
The $8.3 million Furth Center is the region's premier destination for hosting world-class performing arts. Trine has preserved an Angola landmark, the First Christian Church, while yielding a tastefully appointed venue for university and regional music, drama, dance and celebratory events. The Ryan Concert Hall with its lush look of gold detailing, marble statuary, chandeliers and paintings is reminiscent of Wiener Musikverein concert hall in Vienna.
This facility houses our music programs and has practice rooms, studios, offices and a music library. Ryan Concert Hall, with seating for 750 guests, provides a prominent place for the arts in the lives of residents and students, expands the cultural resources of our region and creates an environment where artists can thrive.
The Furth Center is named for Dr. Tomas Furth, an alumnus and trustee. He and his wife, Ema, share a passion for music and the arts and support those efforts as well.
Open date: May 2014
Jim and Joan Bock Center
for Innovation and Biomedical Engineering
Trine University’s new Jim and Joan Bock Center for Innovation and Biomedical Engineering opened in August and was dedicated Oct. 4, 2013.
The $6 million, nearly 25,000-square-foot facility is home to Trine’s Innovation One (i1), an incubator for technology and business to help spur economic development in the region, and laboratories stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to support i1 and the Allen School of Engineering & Technology.
In the Bock Center’s lower level, the south end is anchored by a cast metals laboratory while the north end has a new plastics laboratory to support Trine’s plastics engineering minor. The new minor was offered for the first in 2013. Other laboratories in the building include rapid prototyping and motion analysis on the upper level that also has space for i1 offices and Career Services. Trine is the only Indiana university to have an entrepreneur-in-residence on campus through Elevate Ventures and that office is on the first floor.
The Bock Center is named for Jim Bock, an alumnus and trustee, and his wife, Joan, who gifted $1 million to Trine for the building.
Open date: August 2013
The Depot Grill
Trine University has resurrected the former Lakeshore Depot at 611 W. Maumee St., and opened it as The Depot restaurant. In summer 2014, The Depot transitioned to Depot Mexican Grill and features Mexican fare. Trine purchased the depot in late 2011 from Dennis Spidel and Janny O’Connell, a husband-and-wife team who used it for interior design and custom home construction businesses. They were vital in the renovation because the university wanted to maintain the architectural integrity and history of the building. Much of the floor, walls and trim are original. Period colors were selected, and light fixtures and décor are intended to make visitors feel as if they’ve caught a glimpse of early 20th-century America. Old pictures and newspapers hanging on the walls also help tell the depot’s story.
Open date: June 2012
Ryan Skywalk, an open–air pedestrian walk that spans across Park Avenue from the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center to the Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium, provides ease of access to stadium suites and means of egress. Gifts from trustee Cliff Ryan and his wife, Sig, of Naples, Fla., and alumnus and trustee Jack Shaw and his wife, Sue, of Coldwater, Mich., made the skywalk a reality. Design Collaborative in Fort Wayne designed the skywalk, with Ron Dick serving as the lead architect.
Open date: August 2011
Hershey Hall Boiler Retrofit
This project brought four Lochinvar Copper Fin II hot water boilers, pumps, pipes and fittings sized to provide Hershey Hall with more efficient heat. The new system replaced two American Standard Kewanee 200-horsepower steam boilers that inefficiently served the heating needs of the athletic facility.
This project was funded, in part, by the Indiana Office of Energy Development and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Completion Date: Winter 2010
Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium and
Metal Technologies Inc. Health and Fitness Center
Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium, completed in 2010, is a state-of-the-art micro-stadium for football and lacrosse. With a capacity of more than 5,000 fans, the stadium is complete with four suites, press box, control room, a spacious hospitality box for supporters and its open-air Thunder Club Thunder deck. The stadium provides a tremendous facility for both day and night games and practice for Thunder teams. The stadium also houses football offices, a weight room, sports medicine area and a large scoreboard.
Open date: Fall 2010
Jannen Field is home of the Thunder baseball team. Updates include a grandstand with seating for 100 fans, s restrooms, a full-service concession stand and a new sound system. The grandstand also includes an Internet-accessible, 12-seat, air-conditioned press box.
Open date: Spring 2010
Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc.
Athletic and Recreation Center
The Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center is a multipurpose sports complex with an indoor 200-meter track, tennis courts, volleyball, baseball/softball cages, basketball, indoor soccer, lacrosse and more.
Open date: Spring 2009
Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center
This 73,000-square-foot facility houses the LINK, 320-seat Fabiani Theatre, Whitney Commons dining area which was expanded by 300 seats in January 2015, Sponsel Library, Bookstore, Hornbacher Fitness Center, rock climbing wall, WEAX radio station and more.
Open date: August 2007
C.W. Sponsel Administration Center
Originally built in 1887, the C.W. Sponsel Administration Center in Sniff Hall was restored in 2007.
Open date: October 2007
Golf Course Apartments
Students in Golf Course Village apartments enjoy breathtaking views of Trine's Zollner Golf Course. The common area includes vaulted ceiling, leather furnishings, big-screen TV and cozy fireplace. Fully furnished apartments have central living areas, double room occupancy, 10-foot ceilings, private balconies, climate-controlled bedrooms, and cable and Internet access. Located on the lower level is a game room; laundry areas are available on each floor.
Open date: August 2008 and January 2009