CONSTRUCTION WORK: Repairs disrupt students, teachers

Kate Russell/The News Workers pour cement onto the floor in Businesss Building South. Construction is expected to be done by March.
Kate Russell/The News Workers pour cement onto the floor in Businesss Building South. Construction is expected to be done by March.

Kate Russell/The News
Workers pour cement onto the floor in Businesss Building South. Construction is expected to be done by March.

Students in the Business Building are having to make adjustments this semester due to construction on the first floor of the building.

Business students have found a new force to contend with – giant wooden walls that block access to parts of the building.

Construction inside the Business Building started in January and has complicated life for students and faculty.

Glynn Mangold, distinguished professor of marketing, said construction in Business Building South has been a troublesome experience.

“I moved two of my classes to the north building to avoid the noise,” Mangold said. “The students complained it was especially difficult to finish quizzes with the noise. I contacted the dean’s office and they found another room for us. Fortunately, it meets our needs nicely.”

Tim Todd, dean of the College of Business, said the repairs should be done by the summer and the accounting department will be moved in and ready for class in the fall.

Students and faculty look forward to the day that construction in the Business Building is behind them.

Lori Allen/The News Two workers examine their work while renovating the first floor of Business Building South.

Lori Allen/The News
Two workers examine their work while renovating the first floor of Business Building South.

Senior Ashlee Campbell said she has two classes on the south side of the Business Building and both of her classes deal with constant noise.

“There are constant interruptions,” Campbell said. “In my first class we often had to take breaks because the noise coming up from the vents was so distracting and we could not focus on our quizzes or what the teacher was lecturing about.”

 

Story by Alex McLaughlin, Staff writer