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Campus Reaction to JQH Arena Announcement


A buzz is stirring among students and faculty alike after the announcement that the university will build the new J-Q-H Arena.

A buzz is stirring among students and faculty alike after the announcement that the university will build the new J-Q-H Arena.

Cindi Barnett is the Director of Campus Recreation at Missouri State.

She says this is an exciting announcement because Missouri State is also looking into building a new student recreation center.

She says the new arena will give students another opportunity to be involved on campus.

A lot of students agree the new arena will make Missouri State more attractive to incoming students.

Brendon Pienaar swam for Missouri State and is currently working on his graduate degree.

He says this arena will help Missouri State in many ways.

Jason Ayers, a sophomore at Missouri State, says this arena will make Missouri State more attractive when compared to other schools in its conference.

Kristin Lawing is a sophomore at Missouri State.

She says she is excited because the arena should be done in time for her to use it as a student.

Missouri State President Dr. Michael Nietzel says he hopes the design of the new arena will give students more access to seats closer to the action.