News of the College 2001
 

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STUDIO ART Construction began in February for the 4,800 sq. ft remodeling and expansion of the studio arts building. In recent years the number of majors in art has increased dramatically, which was not anticipated in the original 1979 design. For the past two years, thesis students have been housed in a trailer. "I do think students are considering this an important area to major in," said Geraldine Ondrizek, associate professor of art and an actively exhibiting sculptor. "The college's commitment to studio art is now clear to the students. I have very serious students in all of my classes and the quality of work is high."

A new structure will be added to the east and south exterior of the existing building that will increase space for printmaking, drawing, painting, computer graphics, darkroom, and exhibition and critique. Improvements include additional faculty office and studio space and additional student thesis studios. The project should be completed by this fall. (More information).

BIOLOGY The last phase of the biology project is well under way and on schedule. The faculty has moved into new offices and research labs, and common equipment rooms and a new greenhouse are under construction. The project should be complete by August. (Photos and information)

LIBRARY The 23,000 sq. ft. addition and renovation of the southeast area of the library is scheduled to begin in mid-May. This project will allow for additional stacks for the expanding book collection as well as additional art collection storage, unified offices for the library staff, classrooms, faculty offices, and a new computer study space. The work should be completed by fall semester 2002.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER The educational technology center will follow the same schedule as the library addition. It will provide for centralized computer staffing, sales and services, temperature-controlled equipment rooms, the writing center, the public policy workshop, faculty offices, the faculty multimedia lab, classrooms, enhanced and expanded facilities for the information resource centers, and student lounges.

SPORTS CENTER The sports center will be remodeled this summer. Work will include renovation and expansion of the squash courts, reconfiguring of the locker rooms to make the men's and women's areas equal in size and increase locker space, renovation of the cage area, and expansion of the weight room, with new equipment and daylight windows. The bus garage and basket room will be converted to usable workout space, and a new classroom will be added. R

 

 

Reed Magazine, May

2001
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