Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
This week’s Women’s History Spotlight is Edith Clarke, the first woman to earn an electrical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Before earning her degree, Edith spent time teaching mathematics at an all-girls school in San Francisco, and then at Marshall University. After earning her degree, Edith began working at General Electric as an electrical engineer in 1919. In 1921, Edith Clarke acquired a patent for her creation, the Clarke Calculator, which was created to solve electric power transmission line issues. Edith worked for General Electric until 1945, and then went on to be the nation’s first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas, where she taught for ten years. Edith Clarke’s passion, drive, and many accomplishments in the field of engineering have served as an inspiration for women in STEM!
Friday, March 9, 2018
Kentucky Utilities must make a repair to their substation on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
This will require power to be shut off for the duration of the repair.
Most of campus will be impacted. Those locations not affected are; The CHER Building, the Enrollment Services Center, Third St. Eats, the Water Testing Lab, the Educational Services Building, Allen Field, Softball Field, the Phil Simms Weight Room, and the visitors side of Jayne Stadium.
Facilities Management is not coordinating the shut-off, however our crew members will be on campus to check buildings, generators, and ensure the transition is made smoothly.
In the event of rain on March 24, this outage may have to be rescheduled by Kentucky Utilities.
Thank you for your patience.
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Thursday, March 8, 2018
When Emily Roebling’s husband, Washington, fell ill, he asked his wife to help him by taking his place as the supervisor over the construction over the Brooklyn Bridge. At first, Emily took charge of day to day planning and supervision until she became the first woman field engineer, and eventually named Chief Engineer for the Brooklyn Bridge. For her work, she was awarded and recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was the first person to cross the bridge upon its completion on May 24, 1883. We are honored to highlight a woman who led the way for women in engineering and leadership! Had it not been for Emily's intelligence and ambition, an important staple in American architecture may have never reached completion. Happy #InternationalWomensDay, everyone!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
This week’s Crew Spotlight is David Bowlin. David is a Building Service Technician, and has been working here for three years now! Before this job, David worked in maintenance. David says his favorite part of his job is cleaning, and when he isn’t working, he enjoys spending his time working on cars. If David could spend the day with any one, he would spend his time with his wife, Brenda, who is also a part of the MSU Facilities Management Team! MSU Facilities Management greatly appreciates David and all of his hard work! Stay tuned every Wednesday for another Crew Spotlight.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
As part of Women’s History Month, we will be highlighting women who have made history in the fields of construction, engineering, or management. Our first Women’s History Spotlight is Lillian Gilbreth, whose achievements paved the way for women in engineering. She studied industrial engineering and ergonomics, which is the study of workplace efficiency. In 1926, Lillian became the first women to be a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. After years of making contributions to the field of industrial engineering, she was recognized by winning the Hoover Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1966. In addition, she became the first female professor in the school of engineering at Purdue University, as well as being the first woman elected into the National Academy of Engineering. Have you ever heard of the book or movie “Cheaper by the Dozen”? The story and plot line is based on the lives of the Gilbreth family! Lillian Gilbreth made room for women in engineering and workplace management, ultimately advancing the field and making it more inclusive. We should all be thankful for her contributions!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Teresa Riddle is an MSU Building Service Technician, and has been working for Facilities Management for three and a half years! Before working for Facilities Management, Teresa worked at the Morehead Kroger for five years. When asked about her favorite part of the job, Teresa says interacting with and getting to know students is the best part. When she is not working, Teresa enjoys hunting and hiking. If she could spend the day with anyone, Teresa would choose to do so with her grandson, Jacob. MSU Facilities Management is lucky to have Teresa on our team, and we appreciate all her hard work! Stay tuned every Wednesday for another Crew Spotlight!