November 4, 2010

Fall Update

After a tremendously busy summer, things have finally slowed down... a bit. I thought I might actually update my blog, since it has been awhile. Although, when I looked at my last entry I couldn't believe that it has almost been a year since blogged - A YEAR! - really?! Man time flies.

Well anyways when I look back at what has been accomplished in the last year, it is incredible.

First of all, we have a brand new 300 bed residence hall (Ackerman), with two new classrooms - the buzz term is a live/learn center. Basically it leaves students little excuse for being late to class when it is just a short elevator ride down to the first floor or down the hall.

Second, we also remodeled the Social Science building classroom wing, which was actually phase two of the remodel of that building. It required me to tear all 10 of those smart classrooms apart, and then re-wire and re-install all of the equipment right before fall classes. Another big project.

Third, OPE was remodeled with updated offices, network wiring, a new Smart Classroom in room 202 (formally known as room 106). New paint, new flooring, and new fixtures really helped to make the "old" section of OPE much nicer.

Lastly, we had a number of smaller install projects that were funded with year end money from the President's Office. These included:

-a very nice new sound system in Maple Hall (it really rocks in there now!)
-a new audio and video system in NPE 201
-a new A/V system in the ED 201G conference room -
-a flat panel TV in the Human Resources conference room
-Hammersly Room 210 was upgraded to a smart conference room
-NS 004 was completely gutted and made into a great Smart Classroom lab w/ 12 computer stations
-Todd 106 was upgraded with a new installed projector, speakers, and a console with a computer
-we also put up several more digital signage units across campus

That's it. Just a few things going on... Well that and our new $30 Wellness Center with 6 smart classrooms, 4 multipurpose rooms, a kinesiology lab, locker rooms, rock wall, indoor track, etc... I'll save that for the next blog though.

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