Moenkemoeller Hall Renamed and Repurposed
The university has begun renovating and repurposing Moenkemoeller Hall from a residential building to an academic building that will house the new doctor of physical therapy program. The building has been renamed Thompson Hall after the donors who are helping fund the renovation.
Concordia purchased the three-story apartment building on the corner of Marshall Ave. and Syndicate Street in 1961 and used it for women’s housing and married student housing. The building has been vacant since Holst Hall opened in 2008. It was named in memory of Professor William Moenkemoeller, who taught languages, history and religion at Concordia for 28 years.
The building will now feature classrooms and offices. Other planned improvements include a new entrance on Syndicate Street, a new roof and paving the existing parking lot behind the building.
Concordia’s DPT program is still in pre-approval status. Candidacy application was submitted to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) on Dec. 1, 2013. The anticipated application deadline for the fall 2014 inaugural class is March 1, 2014. The program will be limited to about 30 students per year.