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Professors paint, decorate offices for more personal, ‘welcoming’ feel

Though many faculty offices are nought but a small white box, some professors take it upon themselves to do a little more personalization. “When I moved into my office, it was full of rusted, steel furniture,” said Cherie Strachan, assistant […]
Budget / Facilities Management

CMU has $100 million in deferred maintenance projects, board approves to maintain $5.7-million budget

The board approved to funnel $5.7 million into deferred maintenance and $1.4 million into the classroom improvement fund Thursday during the board of trustees meeting. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said there are 38 different project areas […]
Facilities Management

EHS building recognized as state’s top construction project of 2010

The Education and Human Services Building was chosen over nearly a dozen other recently-completed projects for the 2010 Construction Project of the Year. The Greektown Casino in Detroit and Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids were among other […]
Facilities Management
Saudi Arabia senior Naif Alsultan works on a project in the Grawn computer lab Thursday. (Erica Kearns/Staff Photographer)

Grawn computer lab being discussed for relocation, no final plans in place

A popular campus computer lab is under discussion for relocation by university officials. The Grawn Hall computer lab is one of two extended-hour computer labs on campus. The Grawn lab is open as late as 1 a.m. on weekdays. “A […]
Facilities Management

Fitness center completion pushed back four weeks; problems stem from January issues

Health-minded students will have a few more cramped weeks with the completion date for the Student Activity Center's Fitness Center renovation pushed to April 25. Stan Shingles, assistant vice president of University Recreation, said the plan for construction and moving […]
Facilities Management
The windshield of this vehicle was smashed in after snow and ice fell onto it from the roof of Celani Hall Thursday. Six vehicles were damaged and four had to be towed, though nobody was hurt. (Photo courtesy of Tanner Parmentier)

Safety primary concern when snow, ice fell from roof of Celani Hall on Thursday

No injuries were incurred when snow and ice damaged parked vehicles next to Celani Hall Thursday. Central Michigan University Police Capt. Fred Harris said heavy snow and ice collected on the metal roof of the residence hall from Tuesday’s storm. […]
Facilities Management

No timeline set for biosciences building’s construction as some students lament Brooks Hall’s fate

Concrete plans for the new biosciences building have not yet come to fruition three months after funding was approved by the state. “The capital outlay bill for a new biosciences building begins a lengthy process and no timeline has been […]
Facilities Management
Ron Hoyt, of Alma, works on Thursday afternoon to complete the wood framing of the new sun screens being built on the south side of the Education and Human Services building, which will provide shade for the playground. Hoyt has been working with Denali Construction for five years. "The rest of the wood should be done in a matter of one more good day," he said. (Photo by Sean Proctor/Staff Photographer)

Education and Human Services Building outdoor playground having sun screens installed

Weather will determine when the sun screens being put in place outside of the Education and Human Services Building can be completed. The screens are needed for the playground facing the south end of campus to provide shaded areas for […]
Facilities Management

‘Green’ projects on campus show energy, power savings as institute reaches out nationwide

The installation of 64 solar panels onto the Education and Human Services Building could save Central Michigan University money while reducing its negative environmental impact. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said the solar panels will save the […]
Facilities Management

Board members get first-hand look at RFoC, preparing to vote on renovation proposal at future meeting

A detachment of suited professionals lingered among the usual rush of hungry students craving a quick breakfast at Real Food on Campus. The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees paid a visit to Carey Hall’s RFoC residential restaurant Thursday morning […]
Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / News / University

Trustees hear graduate housing plans, construction updates during first open committee meetings

Trustees heard updates on several infrastructure projects during the board of trustees' newly opened committee meetings Wednesday. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, requested permission from the board on proposed renovations to Pearce and Powers halls totaling $24.5 […]
Administration / Facilities Management

Pearce, Powers halls could receive $24.5 million in structural improvements

A $24.5 million Capital Outlay renovation to Pearce and Powers halls is up for approval at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The request, which includes upgrades to classroom furniture, floors, lights, windows, roofing, doors, fiber optics, ceilings and a new […]


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