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.