The summer of 2012 was a busy one for the facilities and grounds crews, as the University undertook several major projects to beautify, repair, and improve facilities across campus.
The summer improvements have included a major renovation of the Honda Lecture Hall in the Moore Math & Science Center, acquisition and installation of new computer equipment in the computer labs and in campus offices, new projection equipment in classrooms, resurfacing the gym floor and new carpeting in the Grimes Center, construction of a new press box and concession building at the baseball stadium, and new library carpeting, just to name a few.
In addition, South Hall is reopening to accommodate a growing number of traditional students living on campus this fall. All of this was in addition to maintaining the prairie grass throughout campus that supports the University’s commitment to sustainability.
The extent of this summer’s “To Do” list reflects the University’s ongoing commitment to one of the goals of its strategic plan. “We’re excited to be able to move forward with campus improvements this year. Upgrades in classroom technology and the Honda Lecture Hall renovation provide our students and faculty the tools they need to teach and learn. Projects like these also go a long way to improving the quality of life for all of our students, faculty, and staff, and thousands of visitors to our campus each year," said Jim Thornton, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications.
“None of this would have been possible, at this time, without the generous support of our friends and alumni. Honda of America, The Grimes Foundation, and the Lewis and Jean Moore Foundation, in particular, are strong supporters of these and other campus improvements which will follow in the coming year.”
“The upgrades will support our academic programs, promote health and fitness, and provide important upgrades to our athletics facilities. These projects represent flexibility in our planning, good stewardship of available resources and a commitment to benefiting students while working within our means,” said President Stephen Jones.
Urbana University offers a liberal arts education for graduates and undergraduates in a small college environment. It is located in Urbana, Ohio.