News Briefs Sept. 3, 2010

Post Moved To Adam’s Plaza
Due to growth within CBU, school administration has moved the Post from the basement of the James building to Adam’s Plaza. Space was needed for growing programs such as Kinesiology. More labs and classrooms have been added for these programs in the old Post space. Safety was also a concern and motivation for moving the Post off campus. “We would have to open the building up and the entire building would stay open. This was a great safety concern, especially on Saturdays when few staff members are around,” Kent Dacus, vice president of enrollment and student services, said.

Future Plans for Adam’s Plaza
CBU will eventually take over the entire Adam’s plaza. Construction is said to start on a new health center for students with a staff of nurses and doctors at the beginning of the Fall semester. There are also plans for a Student Recreation Center to open in the spring, complete with rock climbing walls, spinning and yoga rooms, weight rooms and racquetball courts.

Improvements to Wallace Theater
Construction has started on the offices and classrooms in Wallace Theater. The existing classrooms are being torn out and new facilities will be put in. There will also be the addition of a ticket booth on the outside of the theater for when “it gets too busy for people to walk inside and buy a ticket for a production,” Dacus said.

More Academic Space
Engineering will expand to the “Blue Building” on the other side of Adam’s Plaza. This space will be designated for additional classrooms and more office space. Graphic Arts has obtained new lab and classroom space in the James building. Visual Arts has moved from the space on the third floor of the James building. Visual Arts has moved to the Rose Garden chapel, which faces Adam’s Plaza. Modifications to the chapel will allow the building to be utilized as a painting lab.

Volleyball Courts
The volleyball courts on the south side of Lancer Arms are officially up and running for the use of all students. They were a senior gift from the class of 2010. The courts will be available for students as well as intramural sports teams.