Campus recieves makeover during summer

Kathleen Cunningham

Many renovations have taken place on Missouri Southern’s campus this summer.

“We remodeled a classroom into a new office suite for the Human Resources Department in Hearnes Hall,” said Robert Harrington, Director/Risk manager of the Physical Plant.

“We repainted and re-carpeted the old Human Resources suite in Hearnes Hall and then moved the Budgeting and Purchasing Offices into this suite. We relocated several of the staff out of the Business Office while we constructed a new conference room for them and remodeled several of the interior offices. We then repainted and re-carpeted the area and moved everyone back into their new offices.”

The Intensive English Program needed a room, so a Blaine Hall storage room was remolded to accommodate it.

Some buildings were in need of additional office space. Matthews and Webster Halls both received room makeovers for new work stations.

In addition to room renovations, fire alarm systems were replaced in Reynolds Hall.

Harrington said the system was now a fully integrated.

New roofing will also take place in Reynolds Hall and the Mansion sometime in the near future.

Residents halls will see a big change in the upcoming weeks.

Dishman Hall is set to get a new boiler system.

Many other apartment buildings received new roofing, lighting and carpet.

Some apartments will also get new furniture.

Currently, couches and chairs have holes and stains.

” In Maupin, Mitchell and Stone Hall a sofa and two upholstered chairs will be delivered for each apartment on September 15,” said Tim Dodge, facilities planner.

Harrington is aware of the need for paint and maintenance repairs the Residents Halls and in some of the older buildings.

“All renovations were badly needed to create added space for different departments that the space was created for,” Harrington said.

We did some major rewiring in the machine shop at Ummel Technology to accommodate the removal and replacement of several pieces of equipment.”

Be on the lookout for new equipment, floors and lighting in various buildings around campus.

Other projects are still in the works and should be completed by the end of October.