Monday, December 12, 2016

Safety First: Second St. closure

Beginning Monday, Dec. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Street, behind the Adon Doran University Center, will be closed.

Monarch Construction will be excavating portions of the street to complete utility line work necessary to the ADUC Renovation. Please use caution during this time.

Facilities Management appreciates the patience and support shown while the construction projects continue.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Past, Present, Future: Camden-Carroll Library

Staying on the crescent of University Boulevard stands an eighty-six year old building that holds an abundance of history not only in its structure, but quite literally in its contents. 

The Camden-Carroll Library is probably one of the most academically-influential historic buildings on campus and many of us call it home during finals week.  Currently the CCL houses the University’s Archives, Appalachian Collection, James Still Room, Jesse Stuart Room, Patti Bolin Display, Learning Technology Lab, Learning Resource Center, and the Java City Coffee Shop. 

The library features technology centers and study spaces to help you with research and prepare class projects, as well as books, magazines, and journals that make it an iconic stop for continual education at MSU.

Built in 1930, the Johnson Camden Library sits prominently in the center of campus as a registered National Historic Place and was named for U.S. Senator Johnson N. Camden Jr.  It has undergone two expansions allowing it to hold the immense amount of educational resources for nearly 11,000 students from 110 Kentucky counties, 41 states and 31 nations

The first addition in 1965 expanded on the left side of the main structure and the second addition gives us what we know as the library tower, or the Julian Carroll Library Tower, named in recognition of Governor Julian Carroll. 

Currently, some work is being completed on limestone that is chipping on the historic structure.

When it comes to student education, the library offers programs such as free tutoring sessions for students needing assistance in any of their classes.  They offer a schedule that operates great hours during the week and a 24-hour operation schedule during semester finals weeks. 

During finals week operations, floors are designated for study areas that include quiet zones and napping zones and they also provide students who have a hard time separating themselves from the books with snacks.

It is evident that the Camden-Carroll Library plays a vital role in the academic state of MSU while also contributing to the rich and historic background of the University.  

Library before addition of tower.

Current view of main building and tower.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Safety First: Traffic interruption on Earle Clements Lane

Earle Clements Lane will be limited to one lane traffic on Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 to continue paving. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.  The blocked area will begin at Alumni Tower, but will not block access to that building and will end at the entrance to the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Also on Monday, the parking garage will be one way entry and exit beginning at noon and lasting until 3 p.m.

There will be traffic directors and an alternate route is available behind Andrews Hall.

Thank you for your continual patience as we continue the progress at Morehead State University!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Past, Present, Future: Lundergan and Padula Halls

The Derrickson Agricultural Complex has recently seen two new residential halls erected on the farm. This has added much needed improvements to the living standards on the grounds. 

Lundergan Hall and Padula Hall are two-story apartment-style residential facilities that each feature four individual units housing six students, or 24 students in each building.  Each of the apartment units include three double-bedrooms with full size beds, three full bathrooms, washer and dryer accessibility, and a kitchen combined with a living quarters.  The luxury of these new facilities far exceeds previous offerings at the complex.

The first of the two identical structures, Lundergan Hall, was named after Mr. Eddie Lundergan, a man that gave so much of his own life to the success of the farm.  He began working at the MSU farm in 1979 after graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He began his tenure there as equine breeding coordinator and manager of the horse barn. In 1982 he became farm manager, a position he held until his 2006 retirement.  “He contributed his whole life to this place,” said MSU President Wayne Andrews, “he helped this farm become the agricultural sciences facility that it is today.”  Lundergan Hall was dedicated on Thursday, November 5, 2015 with many of Eddie’s family members in attendance.

The second of the two buildings to be completed is Padula Hall, named in honor of Mr. Michael Frances Padula.  Padula was the MSU Farm Maintenance Supervisor at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex for 25 years.  His life was cut short in 2012 at 53 years of age during a fishing accident, but his contributions to the Derrickson Complex and the University will now live on forever.  Family and friends explained that Mike, a strong man in his faith, enjoyed his work and treasured his friendships with coworkers and students. He especially liked giving tours to visiting elementary students.  Padula Hall is scheduled for dedication this Friday, November 11, 2016.

The progress of our University exceeds the boundaries of main campus, so if you’re ever traveling out near the farm grounds, be sure to check out these amazing additions to the landscape!  Stay tuned for more!

Lundergan Hall

Interior of new halls
Interior of new halls

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Safety First: Earle Clements lane closure

Earle Clements Lane will be one lane on Monday, Nov. 14 for paving preparation. Work will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.  The blocked area will begin at Alumni Tower, but will not block access to that building and will end at the entrance to the Recreation and Wellness Center.

There will be workers directing the traffic flow. An alternate route will be open to provide access to the Recreation and Wellness Center and Eagle Lake Apartments. That route will be beside the Space Science Center and through the new access road by Andrews Hall.

This work is being done to repair the roadway that has experienced high traffic and damage because of continual construction on the new Parking and Dining Commons.

Thank you for your continual patience as we continue the progress at Morehead State University.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Past, Present, and Future: ADUC

A building that all are familiar with, is the Adron Doran University Center, or as most know it, “ADUC.”

 As the building undergoes a renovation and expansion, we can reflect on what this multi-purpose facility has provided for MSU and what it will offer generations to come.

Built in 1956 on the site of the first campus building, this three-story building has already been expanded two previous times; once in 1969 and once in 2005.  ADUC was originally known as the Doran Student House, and was named in honor of Dr. Adron Doran, the seventh president of the University, who served from 1954 to 1977. 
During his 23-year tenure as President of Morehead State University, Dr. Adron Doran brought the former state college to university status and oversaw a building program that changed the skyline of the Rowan County town that gave its name to the school.
He became President in 1954, retiring in 1977 with the title of President Emeritus. From 1952-54, he had been secretary of the Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education and director of the Division of Teacher Education and Certification for the Kentucky State Department of Education. For a year previous he had been visiting professor of education at the University of Georgia.
Doran also was a minister of the Church of Christ, and was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives four times (1943-51). He was Speaker of the House from 1950 to 1951. He was a member of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (1943-44 and 1950-51), a participant in the White House Conference on Education of the Disadvantaged in 1966, the White House Conference on Education, 1955 and 1965, and Chairman of the N.E.A. Legislative Commission in 1966.
ADUC has been home to numerous student operations, including the offices of Student Success, Student Government Association, Student Programming Board, Disability Services, Multicultural Student Services, Conference Services, Student Activities and Greek Life, and the Office of University Outreach.  It has also housed the University Post Office, the University Bookstore, and various meeting rooms.  

Dining services were located on the second floor with Aramark, Starbucks, Taco Bell, catering, and more.

With the newest renovation and expansion to the ADUC, the facility will nearly double in size over a 22-month period.  The project will increase student services and amenities on campus with more restaurant-style accommodations, extended hours, and a modern atmosphere for students to collaborate and have a truly invaluable experience while at MSU.

Once it re-opens, ADUC will provide a theater to serve for orientation of new students and a space for current students to use for events and meetings.  A sports pub and tech lounge will offer new experiences that students can incorporate into their college experience.  There will be multiple dining lounges for students and expanded eatery options. These include a Steak ‘n’ Shake, Which Which, Moe’s, a coffee lounge, and a Brick Oven Pizza Parlor – adding to the several already favorite options offered by Aramark. 

A Business Center, Admissions and Welcome Center, Card Services, and an expanded space for student life and activities will make this facility better than anything MSU has offered.

The addition to ADUC will also create an outdoor area for students to gather, highlighting the beauty of the geographic location in the heart of Daniel Boone National Forrest.  This is the first step in creating a “Great Lawn” area that will provide a pedestrian friendly campus.

MSU is offering much more in terms of student and faculty experience with facilities improvements that are turning our campus into one that is truly state-of-the-art.  The excitement for this expansion project is most definitely obvious and will only draw more anticipation with progress.  Stay tuned for all the updates!

ADUC 1967

ADUC before renovation

ADUC after renovation

Past, Present, and Future: Rader Hall

As we continue our look back in the history of Morehead State University facilities, we now examine a building that sits on the original crescent of University Boulevard.  Rader Hall, built in 1925 is a three-story classroom and office building that houses the office of the Dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of History, Philosophy and Religion; Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminology; and the Exelbirt Seminar Room. 

This historic building, named after former faculty member and administrator Dr. Clifford Rader, was renovated and expanded in 1970.  The renovation included the removal of the original exterior and imposed a complete facelift of the facility to bring it into that decade.

Originally, Rader Hall was simply known as the administrative building, housing administrative offices up until the completion of the Howell-McDowell Building constructed just across the street in 1963.  After administrative purposes were relocated, the old administrative building was directed for re-design to house the Social Sciences.  At the time, Dr. Clifford Rader was the Divisional Chairman and passed away shortly after.  In his honor, the former administrative building was to be named “Rader Hall.”

According to Dr. C. Nelson Grote, “Dr. Rader was not only a professional person, he was also a fine craftsman.  He made steel knives, which he gave to his dinner guests, and he also was a musician and played the banjo.” 

Years after his death, his wife donated two of his instruments to MSU including a crafted banjo with ivory inlays and carvings.  Not only is Dr. Rader honored through name of the building, but he is forever enshrined on the memorial plaza in the center of campus for his 17 years of faithful service to Morehead State University.

It is unreal the history that lies in the brick that houses our education.  With a little bit of atmospheric understanding, appreciation and pride can exponentially rise for students here at MSU. 

The old Administrative Building (1926)

Rader Hall, today

Friday, September 30, 2016

Past, Present, and Future: Andrews Hall

 The landscape of our beautiful campus is full of historic buildings, new amenities are also beginning to take shape in the skyline.  These buildings are sculpting their own story to add to MSU’s rich narrative.

Ground was broken for the Dr. Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews Hall on March 19, 2015 and the five-story complex will be dedicated on September 30, 2016 making it the first main-campus residence hall to be built since Cartmell Tower in 1969. 

Standing on the former site of Regents and Wilson Halls at a cost of $28 million, the new hall will provide suite-style living space for 550 residents.  In addition to the living quarters, student/study meeting areas and community kitchens will be available for residential use.

The room types are a little different than what most have become accustomed to on campus.  Andrews Hall provides suite style options for two-person or four-person accommodation.  The two-person suites are double rooms that share a bathroom with another two-person room next to them.  The door from the bathroom to the room is lockable. 

Rooms come with a built in closet, sinks in the room, a desk and chair per person, and two full size beds.  Maximum privacy is achieved with the floor-to-ceiling wall that separates the sleeping areas.  The four-person suites house four people, who share two bathrooms and a community kitchen area. Within the four-person suites are four single, lockable bedrooms.  Each private bedroom is furnished with a built in closet, desk and chair, and a full size bed.

It is becoming increasingly exciting as we draw closer to the time of opening for this brand new facility.  Students temporarily being housed in Cartmell Hall are showing their anxiousness.  Tayler Singleton, a sophomore student to soon move into Andrews Hall, weighed in with his thoughts. 

“The full size beds are going to be awesome after a year of barely fitting on a twin,” said Singleton.  “Not to mention, the ceiling fans are going to offer a little more temperature control for those hotter months,” he added.  

Jacob Bryan, also a sophomore preparing to move said that he was "extremely pumped to get to be a part of the first generation of students in the hall" and that it was "pretty cool to be the first occupant of his room."

Andrews Hall is named after Dr. Wayne Andrews and his wife Susan.  Dr. Andrews is the 13th president of Morehead State University having served in that position since January of 2005.  He is a graduate of Fitchburg State University where he earned his bachelor’s and West Virginia University where he received his master’s and doctorate.  Andrews has nearly 40 years of higher education experience at three public, comprehensive universities.  He was appointed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher and then reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as one of Kentucky’s five representatives on the Southern Regional Education Board.  He has also served as President of the Ohio Valley Conference.  Dr. Andrews is a U.S. Army veteran whose hobbies include restoration of antique clocks and the singing and playing of traditional music. 

Mrs. Andrews works with several student organizations, volunteers, and is retired teacher. The couple have two children, Josh and Jill, and two grandchildren, Nico and Luka.  President and Mrs. Andrews reside on campus in the President’s Home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

More photos of the hall, renderings, and construction are available at

Clock tower on Andrews Hall

Bathroom sinks in Andrews Hall

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Past, Present and Future: Button Auditorium

As we continue to prepare for all of the new amenities that Morehead State University is going to offer, we can’t forget about all that it has offered for years prior.  This campus is one that holds true beauty and history in its landscape with historic buildings and geography.  It makes Morehead State truly one of a kind.

When considering historic buildings on campus, no one can overlook Button Auditorium.  For almost everyone at MSU, it was one of the first buildings you were introduced to at Morehead with summer orientation.  It is still used commonly for guest speakers and organizational events and shows.  
Built in 1928, renovated in 1968 and upgraded in 2005 with new seating, this three-story facility contains classrooms and offices and a 1,200-seat auditorium. It was the site of the University’s first gymnasium which was transformed into classroom and laboratory facilities for Army ROTC. The facility includes an indoor range which is used by the Eagle rifle team

It was named in honor of Frank C. Button, first president of the University, who served from 1922 to 1929. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. Frank C. Button, with his widowed mother, Phebe Phelps Button, founded Morehead Normal School in October 1887, on behalf of the United Christian Missionary Society of St. Louis. Their goal of training teachers was aimed at improving the economic and civil stability of the region, after the Tolliver-Martin Feud.  

In 1922, the Kentucky General Assembly established Morehead State Normal School, in effect closing the privately run school and bringing it under state control. Prior to this action, Frank had served as the Supervisor of Rural Schools for the Kentucky State Department of Education. His service in that capacity apparently influenced the school's transformation into a public institution. Frank continued his service at the school as the first president of Morehead State Normal School from 1922 to 1929. The school was raised to university status in 1966.  Our founder received honor having the historical building named in his memory.

Unlike the newer buildings on campus, students and faculty dating all the way back to the 1920s have been impacted by this structure.

“It’s one of the oldest buildings on campus; however, it being old is what makes it great,” said Brandon Breyer, a member of the MSU rifle team.  “It has always been my home for MSU Rifle.  It is also cool that it has practically become the trademark building on campus because it is where freshman students go for SOAR.  While it is old, it is historical and holds immense value to the rifle team and all students of MSU.  It truly makes you appreciate the history every time you walk inside.”

Button Auditorium-Now

Past, Present and Future

We will be highlighting historical buildings and current projects throughout the next several months. 
Here is the schedule for the buildings we will be writing about;

New construction
Andrews Hall- Sept. (Dedication Sept. 30)
ADUC- Oct.
Padula/ Lundergan- Nov.  (Dedication Nov. 11)
Craft renovation- Dec.
Board of Ed. reno- Jan.
Cartmell renovation-April
Dining/ Parking-May (Dedication)

Historic buildings
Button- Sept.
Rader- Oct.
Library- Nov.
Thompson/ Craft-Dec.
Allie Young- March
Moonlight School- April

Pres. Home- May

Friday, September 23, 2016

Traffic changes due to ADUC Renovation

The renovation of ADUC is beginning and while contractors have been on site the construction fencing is just now being installed. This will cause some traffic patterns to change on and around campus.
Installation of site security fencing will begin on Friday, 23 September.  The first areas to be fenced in include the ADUC parking lot and the lower lawn area from Nickell Place to ADUC (area northeast of ADUC).  Parking in the ADUC lot will no longer be available beginning today, Friday, September 23.
Beginning on Wednesday, September 28, Battson-Oates Drive from Second St. to the Eagle Walk crosswalk will be fenced in.  At that time, all vehicle access to the Battson-Oates entrance of campus will be stopped.  Pedestrian access, from Second Street onto campus, will be the sidewalk adjacent to the front of Lappin Hall.
Second Street will be partially fenced in on Wednesday, September 28.  At that time traffic on Second Street will be constrained to one-way traffic from Battson Oates to Nickell Place.
The area northwest of the crosswalk between the Combs Building and the President’s House will not be fenced in at this time.
            The shuttle route will be changed. It will no longer have access to the pick-up/ drop-off area near Lappin Hall. The shuttle will drop-off and pick-up at the rear of the Combs Building and at the corner of Battson-Oates Dr. and Second Street. 
Access to the Bookstore will continue to be from the ADUC Plaza on the northwest face of the building.  There will be no work in this area for some time.

New shuttle route

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Whole New MSU: A Student's Perspective

            A new schedule. A new set of classes. A new student body. A new landscape. A whole new experience!  It is quite obvious that year after year, the experiences we had before are never quite the same the next go-around.  We enter each year with a new skillset and new expectations. 
The word “new” means existing for the first time and it is a word that takes on a different meaning every single day because something is always, new.  With these words I hope to express that new can be great.
            As a first year student here at Morehead State University, every single bit of this is new to you.  Your responsibilities have become YOUR responsibilities.  You have freedom that you have never had before.  To a degree, you are for the first time your own person and making decisions without the crutch of parental guidance. 
            As a returning student, you are also experiencing new.  What you saw on campus last year is not the same as what you’re seeing now; mentally and physically.  Your rank has gone up, your comfort has increased, your time management has probably improved, and your tolerance for responsibility is growing.
            While the definition of new has different meaning with different experiences, one thing is new for every single person walking these sidewalks, from the administration rank all the way down to the freshman class, and that is the campus amenities. 
That is why working at the Office of Facilities Management is such a humbling and unique experience for me.  Every project and every renovation adds something new for everyone at Morehead State.  Each thing that is proposed here, transforms everyone’s definition of new with any tie to the school at all.
            We can already see that with this fall semester.  What you first-year-students see as new when you go and swipe your eagle card at Third Street Eats, is just as new to us returning students who have been here for two or three years already.  When you walk past the beautiful east-campus skyline on your way to class or to the recreation and wellness center, things like Andrews Hall and the parking garaga/dining commons are just as new to the professors who have been teaching here for twenty-plus years as they are to you.
            What is even cooler is that when you all are the returning students, you will be able to share a new definition of new with a brand new bunch of incoming students.  When the ADUC expansion project finishes, you will get to experience things that none of us returning students have gotten to experience during our career here; amenities added that will allow your stay at Morehead State better than anyone could imagine.  Get ready for a whole new and better MSU 

Brandon Heinrich, is a senior Engineering Technology student at Morehead State University.
He is a work study for Facilities Management. Heinrich has been an integral part of developing social media presence and often tours the construction sites, documenting progress.
He is Vice President of Pi Kappa Phi and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Earl Clements traffic interruptions

Work continues to progress on our East Parking and Dining Complex. 

In order to stay on schedule Wehr Construction will require some vehicle traffic be prohibited over the next several days.

Wed., Aug. 3- From 4 a.m. to noon vehicle traffic will be fully blocked on Earl Clements Lane, near the cross section of Satellite Road. Wehr will be moving the crane from one place on the job site to another in order to install concrete panels. This time frame will also include securing the roadway and clearing it after the move. Foot traffic will be accessible. 

Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 4 and 5- Six concrete panels will be put into place for the Parking and Dining Complex. There will be intermittent traffic interruptions that could last up to an hour while the panels are moved. The majority of the time one lane will be open for vehicle traffic. Foot traffic will be accessible. 

Sat., Aug. 6- Earl Clements, near the cross section of Satellite Road, will be blocked from 4 a.m. to noon for vehicle traffic. Wehr will be moving the crane off the job site to begin disassembling. This time frame will also include securing the roadway and clearing it after the move. Foot traffic will be accessible.

Mon. and Tues., Aug. 8 and 9- Disassembling of the crane will occur. During this time the crane will be taken apart and moved by tractor trailer from an area near the job site. This will cause some traffic congestion on Earl Clements.

MSUPD has been made aware of the situation. Flaggers will be on site.

Thank you for patience and understanding as we work to make Morehead State, much more!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Safety First: Outages and closures in July

As a part of our Andrews Residence Hall project, Denark Construction will be excavating and working on water lines (fire and domestic) in the area of the Lakewood Trail vehicle drop-off in front off the Recreation Center next week.  

This work will start at 7:30 a.m. Monday, 18 July and will be concluded no later than 5 p.m. Friday, 22 July.  Please note the following:
  • For the duration of this work, vehicle access to the drop-off will be blocked at Earl Clements Dr.
  • The work will only affect vehicle access.  The sidewalk access from Earl Clements Dr. to the Recreation Center entrance will be maintained.
You will still be able to access Eagle Lake and parking at Eagle Lake Apartments.

NOTE:  As a part of this work, fire and domestic water supply to both the Recreation Center and the Eagle Lake Apartments is currently scheduled to be shut down on Wednesday, 20 July, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Facilities Management will be conducting a steam outage, on Monday July 18 at 8 a.m. and lasting until late evening on Friday, July 22.

There will be no hot water in any campus building, with the exception of; Third St. Eats, The President’s House, West Mignon, East Mignon, Mignon Tower, Mignon Hall, Fields Hall, and Eagle Lake Apartments.

This is for our annual state boiler inspection.

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open during this time, however, the pool will be closed from 2 p.m. on Friday July 15 until August 11 for maintenance projects. The summer hours of the facility are listed on their website, 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Student Tours: A Student's Perspective

Facilities Management spent several weeks taking groups of students on tours of the new residence hall on campus. The purpose of these tours were to engage students with all of our progress!

I wanted find out what some of the students thought about the tours and how their perspectives changed about the construction afterwards. Kennedy Womack and Brandon Bryer were both kind enough to give me their input.

Here’s a short bio on these two awesome students and what they thought about their tour.

Kennedy Womack is a junior, Government and Philosophy Double Major from Ashland, KY. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and serves as the Executive Vice President for the Student Government Association. She also is a member of the Relay for Life Committee, Phi Eta Sigma, the Pre-Law Society- NSCS, Love Your Melon Campus Crew, and College Democrats.

I asked Kennedy if her perspective changed about construction after the tour.

She said, “Yes it definitely did! I learned a lot about the inner workings of the new residence hall, which I was not aware of before the tour. I am extremely excited to see the final product, because the progress thus far looked great!”

She said that the after the tour she is much more aware of the need for the construction and that she understands that although the construction is not the most convenient thing, it is being done for a great outcome.

One thing that Kennedy learned on the tour was how the overall structure of the building and how the rooms would be set up.

She said, “After the tour, I understand how the inner and outer residence hall would be structured. This was quite helpful.”

When I asked about her overall experience she said, “The tour was very fun and all of Facilities Management team was so kind to the group. I loved getting to see the inside of the new residence hall and having the opportunity to be on a working construction site. It was a great opportunity! The tour was amazing and I would recommend it highly to anyone. I thought the experience could not have been better.”

Brandon Bryer is a freshman, Government Major and Business minor. He is on Morehead State’s NCAA Rifle team, a member of Student Government Association, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and MSU Students for Rand.

I asked Brandon if his perspective changed about construction after the tour. He said, “Yes, my perspective toward the construction changed greatly! From behind the fences it looks like a bunch of wood being put together, but after seeing the inside, it has taken shape and it was so cool to see my room for next semester and see all the amenities the new dorm will have.”

Brandon lived in Mignon Tower during the Spring semester and sometimes woke up to the blasts and clanks of the loud machinery outside his window at 8 a.m. He said that seeing the interior construction and how hard the guys are working to get the buildings put up, makes it all worth it. He said the tour changed his view of all the construction sites on campus because he knows they are going towards a really impressive cause.

A few things that Brandon learned on the tour that he didn’t know before was where the elevators were going to go, where and how many common rooms for studying and socializing were going to be on each floor, and that the building is almost entirely wood so that the Wi-Fi signals will be better in this building.

When I asked Brandon about his overall experience, he said, “I enjoyed actually standing in my room for next year. It was neat to see it now and then again in the fall when it is complete and ready to move into. I liked seeing the work they have been doing and how quickly it has taken shape. The overall experience was excellent! The tour guides were very helpful with questions anyone had and had a really well developed knowledge on the work being done. It was a safe environment. Again, it was cool to see where I will be living next year and all the upgrades there will be from where I am living now. Overall, it is a very useful and well organized opportunity for student organization representatives like myself to relay the great things being done here on campus.”

The Office of Facilities Management and I would like to thank these two along with all the other students who have been a part of these tours for getting involved and helping us make much more progress at Morehead State University! 

Student construction tour

Construction of new residence hall

Progress on construction of new residence hall

Kennedy Womack, Brandon Bryer, Sierra Crum, Melanie West, Anna Rucker, Leighann Neal, Andria Hansford

Andria Hansford is a junior studying Marketing and Public Relations at Morehead State University.
She is a student employee for Facilities Management. Hansford will be helping develop communication efforts on campus that highlight progress on projects.

She is Intramural Chair for the social sorority, Chi Omega and will be pursuing a graduate degree in Business Administration when she graduates.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Department Moves Impacted by ADUC Renovation

Facilities Management began moving departments located in the Adron Doran University Center last week. 

Some departments have not yet been scheduled for moves. We do want to communicate with campus the moves that are finalized and underway in order to best transition students, staff, faculty, and the regional community.

Conference and Event Service began moving on May 4 and are now fully located in the basement of Allie Young. The rooms dedicated to Conference and Event Services are; 006, 009, 011, and 013.

The University Post Office is moving this week (5/9- 5/13), also to the basement of Allie Young. That department will occupy rooms 004 and 007.

The Eagle Card Office is scheduled to move beginning the week of May 23. They will also be housed in the basement of Allie Young in rooms 030 and 031.

Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC) will be located in Allie Young 317, 318, and 319. The move times are tentative.

The University Call Center will relocate to Allie Young, room 033 at a date to be determined.

MSU Teach will now be in Lloyd Cassity rooms 101, 102, and 109.

Student Life will be located in the former Rowan County School Central Office and will be moving to that location on June 1.

Student Activities will begin moving on June 6 and also be located in the former Rowan County School Central Office.

Admissions and Financial Aid will also be moving into the former Rowan County School Central office the last week in July.

The temporary dining facility is scheduled to be open by the second week of June.

Both the temporary dining and the former Central Office will have formal names finalized by August 1.

More information regarding the moves will be communicated as it is available.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Safety First!: Traffic on Battson-Oates Dr.

Facilities Management will be installing a temporary chiller system for Ginger Hall, beginning this afternoon, Monday, April 18, 2016.

This is a very large piece of equipment that must remain outside of the building until June or later. 

Because of this temporary chiller, Battson-Oates Drive will be heavily congested and traffic will be limited.

We encourage everyone to be cautious when driving and aware of the additional time it may take to pass through that roadway.

Students have a dedicated walk way and wheel-chair accessibility.

Morehead State University Police will be helping direct traffic to make the transition run smoothly. 

We appreciate your patience as we make the college experience the best it can be!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring is here: A Student's Perspective

The flowers blooming on Morehead State’s                                                                                          campus are here to prove that Spring is here!

 MSU is located in the Daniel Boone National forest and makes the university an even more aesthetically pleasing environment. Thanks to our grounds keeping crew the students, employees, and the community get to enjoy the beauty of our university.

The men and women of our grounds team are responsible for the beautification of over 700 acres of campus. This includes sidewalks, parking lots, grassy areas, and of course the breath taking flower beds that are pictured below.

I don’t know about you, but seeing these flowers when I take a stroll through campus really makes me appreciate Morehead State University much more.

We are so lucky to attend a university with such a beautiful campus and even luckier to have men and women that take pride in maintaining it.

Thanks goes to our ground crews for their hard work to make campus much more beautiful! 

 Andria Hansford is a junior studying Marketing and Public Relations at Morehead State University.
She is a student employee for Facilities Management. Hansford will be helping develop communication efforts on campus that highlight progress on projects.

She is Intramural Chair for the social sorority, Chi Omega and will be pursuing a graduate degree in Business Administration when she graduates.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tours start today!! : A Student's Perspective

Today will begin student tours of our construction sites!  We are very excited to be able to get the student-body involved and finally see all the progress.
In my experience here at Facilities Management, I have been able to go out at any given time and walk through these sites and get a true feeling of what is to come.  It is one thing to see it in pictures or from outside of the fence. But it only becomes real when you are able to strap on that hard-hat and see from the inside, exactly what it is that has us so excited.
 As I’ve been in the construction zones documenting progress, I have gotten to talk with the contracting crews that are bringing these concepts to life.
From the first concrete pour, to the now four stories that tower over the ground which you and I used to park our cars on, projects like the new main campus residence hall have been a very exciting process to be a part of. 
Of the decades and decades of alumni generations, no group has gotten to see this campus progress to the degree that current students are getting to see now.  Enjoy your tours and be sure to take lots of pictures to share!

Tours will be given from April through May and the first six will focus on the new residence hall.  Three tours will be solely dedicated to students, one will be for community and regional partners, one will be for university faculty and staff, and one will be a combination of people.
Guests will be required to sign a waiver before entering the sites and hard-hats will be provided!
Ask lots of questions and get all that you can out of your experience!

 #MuchMoreAboutYou                                                                                           #MuchMoreProgress

          Special thanks to Asst. VP for Auxiliary Services, Bill Redwine for branding our hard-hats!

Brandon Heinrich, is a junior Engineering Technology student at Morehead State University. 
He is a work study for Facilities Management. Heinrich has been an integral part of developing social media presence and often tours the construction sites, documenting progress.
He is Vice President of Pi Kappa Phi and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Much more gratitude: A Student's Perspective

Every new day I wake up and am blessed to be able to pursue my passions and education at Morehead State University. 
Now into my third year of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in applied engineering technology I realize I spend most of my time in one building, Lloyd Cassity.
  I wake up at 7 a.m. for classes which start at 8 a.m. each day. I stay there until at least 1 p.m. From time to time I do some lab work in other campus buildings. 
Some might find that to be a bit depressing and other students spend even more time in specific buildings. I like to see the light in every situation. 
By spending so much time in one building I have gotten to personally know almost all academic faculty teaching in that facility, whether they teach in my specific major or not.  I have gotten to know a lot of students including many of my, now, very close friends because of the amount of time in one building. 
The personal relationships many of us have are all thanks to a building.  I’m sure many of you upperclassman students who read this can relate when it comes to major specific classes dominating your schedule now. 
For new students, in due time this will make a lot of sense to you.
I have gotten to know the students and the teachers very well, but what about the people that keep all the buildings going?  What about the maintenance, custodial and ground crews that work hard to make sure you have a clean and safe learning environment? 
  But these are people that get up every day (some at 3 a.m.)  and dedicate their time and energy to making our campus all that it can be. 
 Whether there’s a leak that needs to be fixed, a heating or air conditioning unit that needs to be repaired, or tasks such as cleaning floors, bathrooms, windows, and entry ways, the job always gets done! 
In Lloyd Cassity we have wonderful people on our Custodial Crew like Brenda Wilson, June Glover, Sue Simmons, and Jonathan Barnette to thank for the work that many times goes unnoticed. There are countless others in maintenance and grounds that work night and day to take care of not only Lloyd Cassity, but each and every building at Morehead State University.
Facilities Management has employees on campus or on call 24/ 7 to not only take care of the buildings on campus but to take care of students.
So, if you’re walking the halls of a class building or even your dorms, and you see a maintenance, grounds or custodial worker, take a few seconds out of your day to let them know you appreciate all they do.  We have a lot to thank them for and I, for one am very grateful.

Brandon Heinrich, is a junior Engineering Technology student at Morehead State University. 
He is a work study for Facilities Management. Heinrich has been an integral part of developing social media presence and often tours the construction sites, documenting progress.

He is Vice President of Pi Kappa Phi and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.