Campus Center Update
Construction has begun on the new Campus Center and it is set to open in November. Dr. Heath Boice-Pardee, SG advisor and associate vice president for Student Affairs, visited the facility last week and gave an update on the construction’s progress. Heath noted that tiles are being installed in the fountain, glass is being installed in the walls, metal “clouds” are being placed in the ceiling of the multi-purpose room, and furniture is going to be purchased soon.
Club spaces need to be cleaned out by October 2. Items in lockers and storage bins do not need to be moved, but clubs need to make arrangements for any other items during the transitional period into the new Campus Center. Transitional space is being researched for items in lockers and storage bins, but Karey Pine, SG advisor and director for the Center for Campus Life, encourages clubs to bring her suggestions.
Posting Public Service Procedures
The current procedures for posting advertising and announcements are being updated. Cory Gregory, OUTspoken president, proposed new ideas to help make the campus walls, floors, stairways and buildings cleaner.
Inspired by Washington University’s current posting procedures, Gregory wants to see fliers placed either on bulletin boards or in strategically located glass cases. Banners would be posted where most flyers are now. Gregory added that glass cases would be particularly useful outdoors so that posters aren’t “flying all over the place.”
One of SG’s major goals for this year is to update the room reservation process on campus. There are currently over 25 different locations that students may need to visit in order to plan an event on campus. This can become, as SG President Matt Danna put it, “a wild goose chase.” Each department has their own system ranging anywhere from advanced technology like the Event Management System to the more simple pen and
A task force has been proposed to analyze the current situation, research what other colleges are doing, make technological and cultural recommendations and, hopefully, submit a report and proposal by May with changes taking place as early as summer of 2010.