KFA ventilation replacement causes class, office relocation
May 2, 2008
Summer classes that were supposed to be held in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building will be relocated due to work being done in the building to replace the ventilation system. Offices in KFA will be moved to the former Textbook Services location in the Chalmer Davee Library.
“Absolutely no business will be conducted in KFA over the summer other than the ventilation work,” Mary Corey, College of Arts and Sciences project coordinator said.
The work being done this summer will be to replace the ventilation system that is wearing out and performing poorly in many areas in the building.
“The work is to be done over the next two summers,” Tim Thum, facilities management and campus representative for the construction project said.
“This summer work will be done on the second and third floors. The work next summer (2009) will include the basement and the first floors.”
Professors who will be having class over the summer will move their offices to the old Textbook Services area and the others are asked to pack up their offices to be stored away while the construction is taking place. The chairs’, program assistants’ and the deans’ offices located in KFA will move to the temporary office space in the library. A few professors who will teach classes over the summer will have “computer stations” there as well, but a lot of them will be working from their home, Corey said.
Professors are asked to be packed and ready to move by the last final exam, May 16. The contractor will begin work May 21.
Modern Language Professor Peter Johansson says he has known about the move since last year and has been preparing since December.
”I have been giving away books during my classes as rewards and purging files,” Johansson said.
Affected departments include art, english, geography and mapping sciences, modern language, music, political science and sociology/anthropology/criminal justice.
Classes originally located in KFA will be moved to Centennial Science Hall, Chalmer Davee Library, North Hall, South Hall and the Wyman Education Building.