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DIXIE BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW STUDENT UNION

Dixie College's growing student body of more than 3,000 will have a new student union in 1993.

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this week for the new three-story building, which will house a convention hall, new bookstore, meeting rooms, student government and activities offices, games room, computer room, study room, post office, health center and lounge.The new union will be named for the late Kenneth N. Gardner, whose family donated funds.

Other union financing will include $3.1 million in tax-free revenue bonds. The 20-year bonds will be repaid with student fees, which will go up $10 next year.

After the new union opens, the college will move more offices into the old building, which still belongs to the students. The college will pay rent into the students' fund.