The new Hopper-Danley Spirituality Center on the UND campus is rising out of the frozen banks of the English Coulee. Construction is well underway on the small, ecumenical chapel which will sit near the Adelphi Fountain at the heart of UND.
I came across the construction site on Tuesday afternoon and I was shocked to see how fast the project is moving forwards. Perhaps I missed something, but I swear there wasn't any construction going on even just last week. Some groundwork was done last fall, but work on the building itself just started.
The building, modeled to look somewhat like the prairie churches of the rural Red River Valley, will not be a "church". Instead, it will be an ecumenical center that will host prayer meetings, weddings, and other events. Should be an interesting addition to campus.