Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Crew Spotlight: Kari Cassity

Meet Kari Cassity, an MSU groundskeeper who has been here for the past eight years. Kari graduated from Morehead in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Before working at MSU, Kari worked as a caregiver for 12 years. Her sister, who also works at MSU, notified her of the grounds keeping job opening eight years ago, to which she then applied. Kari says her favorite part of her job is the people she works with. When she isn’t at work, Kari enjoys outdoor adventure activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking. Kari says if she could hang out with a famous person for a day, she would like to meet Elvis Presley. Kari says the best concert she ever attended was 38 Special and Bon Jovi in Evansville, IN in 1986. MSU is lucky to have Kari on our Facilities Team! 
Stay tuned for another Crew Spotlight next Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crew Spotlight: Russell Adams

Crew Spotlight: Russell Adams
Russell AdamsRussell Adams has been a Maintenance night shift Technician for 18 years. Before employment at MSU, Russell worked in regional sales for Famous Foods of Kentucky for 12 years, and was a foreman for a swimming pool company installing pools for approximately 25 years. Russell says his favorite part of the job is interacting with students. Some of his hobbies including farming, hunting, fishing, and really anything outdoors. If Russell could hang out with anyone (dead or alive) for a day, he would choose to spend the day with Jesus. Russell also says his favorite concert would be the Ichthus Christian Music Festival in Lexington. MSU is lucky to have Russell Adams on our Facilities Team!

 Stay tuned for a Crew Spotlight every Wednesday! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Safety first: Second St. closure for deliveries

The Office of Facilities Management at Morehead State University will be closing the portion of Second St. behind the Adron Doran University Center on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This closure will allow Monarch Construction to unload sheet rock for the renovation portion of the project.

 Please use caution during the closure.

For up-to-date information on traffic and project updates visit or follow Facilities on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Safety First- Second St. closure for concrete pour

The Office of Facilities Management has announced that the portion of Second Street behind the Adron Doran University Center will be closed from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20.

The closed section will run from the intersection of Battson-Oates Dr. and Second St. to the intersection of Second St. and Nickell Place.

Monarch Construction will be pouring concrete for to create the second floor of the expansion of ADUC.

For up-to-date information on traffic and project updates visit or follow Facilities on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

East Mignon chiller

East Mignon students, 

Thank you for your patience as Facilities Management has worked to repair the chiller in your residence hall. 
We wanted to share some information with you about the process and what has been going on to remedy this situation. 
It is important to know that chillers that are used in buildings the size of East Mignon are much larger than those used in homes. For comparison, a window unit uses about one ton of coolant and the one in your resident hall uses 130 tons of coolant. 
Facilities found a leak in the chiller during the first week of April when they began the changeover process. 
The equipment was disassemble and the part remove that was causing the leak. The part was then sent to be repaired. Unfortunately, the repair time frame was a week for Facilities to get the part back from Price Solutions. 
Earlier today, another leak was found, about the size of a pin hole that was repaired this afternoon. 
Facilities HVAC technicians are working diligently to reassemble chiller, test the system and to ensure the system is clear of moisture - a process that takes 24 hours. 
On Friday morning, the HVAC technicians will add refrigerant to the chiller and charge the system. A process that takes about two hours. We anticipate the chiller operational by Friday afternoon. 
This is not ideal and we apologize that this has happened. Our goal at Morehead State University is to provide the best experience for our students and we will continue to strive to do just that. 

Thank you, 
Shayla Menville 
Marketing and Communications Manager 
Facilities Management  


Friday, April 14, 2017

Nickell Place closed Monday

A portion of Nickell Place will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 17.

The closed section will be between University Street and the entrance to the parking lot. There will be access to the parking lot and University Street will still be open.

Monarch Construction will be receiving deliveries to continue work on the renovation and expansion of the Adron Doran University Center.

For up-to-date information on traffic and project updates visit or follow Facilities on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heating and cooling at MSU

This time of year goes from hot to cold in a matter of hours. 

With the significant changes in weather conditions that occur during Kentucky springs, the staff at Facilities Management puts extensive thought, planning, and research into when it is best to transition from heating to cooling.

Today, March 28 is warm but last week at this time it was cold. We watch weather trends and have monitored that temperatures begin to remain consistent in the first two weeks of April.

This year the transition process will begin on April 10 through April 14. 

The process is much different than changing the thermostat in your home. Many of the buildings have a two-pipe system which means it either heats or cools but does not do both. 

Our staff will begin cleaning and filling the towers, cleaning the outside of the air conditioning condensers, and doing inspections. This is a lengthy process that requires man power and the proper equipment. It can take an entire work day to complete one building. 

We also must ensure that the weather is warm because cold temperatures could cause the systems to fail. And once these two-pipe systems are switched to cooling they cannot be switched back to heat until the fall due to the coolant used.

The transition coincides with the process our Heating and Water Treatment facility manages. A steam tunnel runs through part of campus and the steam is used for heat during the fall/ winter and chilled water cools buildings in the spring/summer.

Facilities Management works diligently to provide the most comfortable conditions possible for students and employees at Morehead State University. We appreciate your patience and hope that having the information gives better understanding to the reasoning and process.