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Duncan Hall-Cooperative Management and Housing Laboratory

1707 Russell Ave, Jefferson City, TN 37760

In 1956, Mrs. C. C. James gave the university a large, Colonial Revival style two-story dwelling bullt in the 1920s, located near the campus on Russell Avenue, as a memorial to her brother, J. C. Duncan, who died during his senior year year at Carson-Newman. In 1989, the home was renovated to serve as a showcase of textiles and other interior furnishings and as a model resident management laboratory. This 3,468 square foot house is a facility managed by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Since 2009, the house renovations to improve energy efficiency were made possible through grants received from the Juanita Fasola Foundation.

Duncan Hall is the "living and breathing" classroom for the upper-division course CS 432 Cooperative Management and Housing. Duncan Hall provides an arena in which Family and Consumer Sciences students merge knowledge of subject matter with practical applications using higher order-thinking, planning, decision-making and interpersonal skills. The concepts of teamwork, cooperative learning, and leadership skills develops confidence and professional competencies with a focus on event management and professional networking.

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