The first floor of the College of Allied Health Sciences is getting a major overhaul this summer.
Construction in the college’s largest lecture hall, French East 135, is expected to continue through the season. Once completed, the hall will have new carpet, new upholstery and better infrastructure to reduce disruptive noise during classes or lectures. The space is closed to students, staff and faculty during the project.
"Perhaps most importantly, we are updating the technology in 135,” says program coordinator Rachel Bednar. "We’re putting in new audiovisual systems to upgrade the video streaming capabilities for distance learning, and especially courses using video teleconferencing at UC East. The improvements will also help on-campus students and provide faculty with more opportunities to integrate technology into their classes.”
Bednar says the digital renovations are part of the university’s 2019 goal of enhancing all classrooms for 21st-century learning.
Also on the first floor, the college has replaced all the furniture in the student lounge with modern sectionals, club chairs and dining tables. Later this summer, Bednar says the college will install new appliances, including a microwave and refrigerator, for student use.
All College of Allied Health Sciences students have swipe card access to the lounge (Room 165) which they can use between classes during the summer.
For questions or more information about either project, contact Bednar at 513- 558-8512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.