Crews make campus improvements over summer break
The Cornell College facilities team is checking off their to-do list after a summer of making repairs and enhancements in preparation for the return of the students.
Facilities Director Joel Miller said the team works hard over the summer to make campus feel more like home.
Crews spent a lot of time working on Bowman-Carter Hall, including installing about 60 energy-efficient windows and completing masonry repair work.
The women’s residence hall was also one of many sites to receive new LED lighting. Armstrong House and Russell Hall received new LED lights too. This is part of a much bigger process to increase energy efficiency on campus.
“Because of our energy saving efforts, we are saving money on our utilities,” Miller said. “That allows us to make more enhancements on campus, so students enjoy their day-to-day lives.”
Students may also notice that room 102 in College Hall looks different. It was transitioned from a computer lab to a classroom, which included new carpet and paint.
Workers also spent many summer hours painting all of the rooms in Smith Hall.
Student athletes and spectators will feel more at home in a newly renovated gym inside the Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center. New bleachers are getting installed just in time for the first volleyball match on Sept. 6. The gym also has a fresh coat of paint and new windows.
On a safety note, campus security increased the number of security cameras on the Hilltop.
“The safety of our students is our number one priority, so we’ve expanded our camera views on and around campus,” said Director of Campus Safety Mark Winder.
There’s also about thirty more parking spaces in the newly renovated Cole Library parking lot.
If students have any facilities issues regarding their residence halls throughout the year, they can contact their RA with their concerns.