By Heather Mills, Assistant Director Space Management
The 2015 Space Migration Project was initiated to optimize the space allocation opportunities created by new construction on the Manhattan campus. The Space Migration Work Group (SMWG) reviewed 19 concept proposals, narrowing the selection to 12 final proposals. After a review of the final proposals the SMWG presented their recommendations to the President and President’s cabinet to determine which mix of applicants would create the diversity and synergies required to fulfill the project objectives. Proposals were selected that best utilized the spaces being vacated in Calvin Hall, Foundation Tower, Holtz Hall and Nichols Hall.
Listed below are the successful proposals by building:
Calvin Hall will become the new home of the Arts & Sciences dean’s office, the history and political science departments, and the security studies program (Proposal 02). There is little need for renovations and the plan maintains existing classroom space. Calvin classrooms are designated for general use and will be scheduled by facilities. Technology classrooms on the third floor will help address Information Technology Services’ request for teaching and research computer labs (Proposal 05).
Three proposals requesting space in the Foundation Tower were accepted, which frees up space in the core of campus. Information Technology Services will expand to the second floor (Proposal 04), Engineering Extension will relocate from Ward Hall to the third floor (Proposal 08) and Financial Services will relocate from Anderson Hall to the fifth and sixth floors (Proposal 10). The fourth floor will be used as swing space as other construction projects occur on campus.
The Tutoring Center (Proposal 07) will relocate to Holtz Hall from Leasure Hall and Lafene Health Center at Mercy, freeing up valuable space in Leasure Hall and consolidating tutoring services into a central location with easy access.
The communication studies department and School of Music, Theatre and Dance — already housed in Nichols Hall — will expand and reorganize to create more natural, collaborative groupings (Proposal 01). The Center for Engagement and Community Development will relocate to Nichols Hall from the Ahearn Gymnasium. Classroom spaces also will be available for the geology department.
With the success of this space migration project, we will initiate a second round of space migration planning this fall. The second round will reallocate spaces being vacated as a result of the current space migration project. Additional details will be provided at a later date.
“The College of Architecture, Planning and Design community would like to recognize Gerry Negron and Mike Price and their crews for their incredible efforts during the evening flooding of Seaton Hall on September 10th in the midst of many other emergencies across campus, making their efforts all that much more appreciated! Our thanks go out to them for all they do to make every day special here at Seaton Hall!” – Ann Cook
“Kudos to Facilities staff for the quick work on cleaning Seaton last week after the heavy rains. My staff told me that Seaton 63 had water, mut, etc. However, the staff worked through the night to have the room ready for class the next morning. Thanks, thanks and every thanks to the hard work of the Facilities Staff!” -Rebecca Gould
Congratulations to Maria Lomibao, Custodial Specialist, for being selected to receive the K-State University Support Staff Opportunity Fund Meritorious Service Award! This award is given to a KSU support staff member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and/or extraordinary effort in their position which proves to be a valuable service to the K-State Community.
The University Support Staff Senate would like to express their sincerest appreciation for Maria’s support and dedication to Kansas State University. Way to go, Maria!
By Loleta Sump
The All-University Campaign for K-State is being conducted now through November 13th. The goal is to have 50 percent faculty and staff participation this year. Any donation is welcome, whether it is $1, $10, $100…every gift makes a difference. A popular fund that Facilities employees direct their donations to is the development fund used for hospitality and awards for Facilities staff. The code for this fund is C22483. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Congratulations to Anne Murphy who was promoted to Administrative Officer in Central Mail Services. She is working for Loleta Sump in Customer Service.
Amanda “Mandie” Christensen is an Administrative Specialist (responsible for Room Scheduling) in our Customer Service Department, supervised by Loleta Sump. She grew up in Manhattan with 6 brothers and 1 sister. She has worked at K-State for 2 years, 7 months, and 13 days. Her favorite part of K-State is the diversity and the people that make it run, “Everyone is a delight.” Mandie’s connection to K-State goes back further than most of us realize. Her grandfather, John Kipp, was a K-State professor in Electrical Engineering from the mid 1960’s until 1981.
While working at K-State, Mandie became EMT certified and volunteers on the weekends for Geary County. She is studying to become a registered nurse (RN) and loves learning about all kinds of “medical stuff”. She also enjoys reading comics, playing soccer, fixing cars, target practice, and collecting anything “Batman”. Her favorite website is Pinterest and her favorite food is coffee….although Gumbo is a close second. Lake Wilson Campground is her favorite place to get away from it all,
“I love waking up to the sun shining and birds chirping. The people around the campsites are always friendly and interesting…..and NO ELECTRONICS is fabulous!”