Construction on OSCAR (the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research ) has begun! We (along with the renovations in the Office of Military Services and the Center for Teaching Excellence) are the cause of the racket and dust on the second floor of the Johnson Center, close to the Admissions Office. The space was a small meeting room and several storage closets before. Hopefully, the majority of the construction will be done by the end of the break, and OSCAR will be open for students and faculty at the start of next semester.
OSCAR will consist of an outer meeting area with space for an administrative coordinator and a graduate assistant, and a computer kiosk for undergraduate students. Inside, there will be an office for the Assistant Director of OSCAR and me (as Director of the Students as Scholars initiative and OSCAR).
All the pictures below are from the new entrance, on the atrium (inner) part of the Johnson Center.
|After initial demolition, with walls gone, but the beginning of an outline of the front desk (Dec 14).|
|Starting to frame the back wall, behind the front desk (Dec 15) .|
|Wallboard up to outline the area of OSCAR (Dec 16).|
|Wallboard up to outline offices and front desk (Dec 20).|