September 26 was a historic day for Missouri State-West Plains as an estimated 250 students, faculty, staff, government representatives and area residents gathered for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hass-Darr Hall. The recent expansion and renovation of the former post office building was made possible through state bonding funds and private donation. The facility is named Hass-Darr Hall in recognition of significant gifts from two families who are long-time university supporters, Mary Hass Sheid, the William R. Hass family and William and Virginia Darr. The 18,000-square-foot facility will become the “heart of the campus” with the variety of services it houses. These include the Darr Honors Program, Carol Silvey Student Union, Drago College Store, Admissions Welcome Center, Veterans Center, student life and development office, tutoring services and other much needed classroom and administrative space.