Classroom renovations improve learning environments, diminish discrepancies across classrooms The ways to make good money Collegian

A crack in the ceramic tiling of eisenhower 014, where there is visible water damage. The floors have lost their shine, and most of the desks have endured some form of ways to make good money damage. Eisenhower hall was built in 1951, and the 10,885 square foot building hosts the department of modern languages ways to make good money and the graduate school. (rowan jones | collegian media group)

“you can see it in students, obviously when the room is uncomfortable,” beim said. “it’s a distraction, especially when you get the clanging from the pipes from ways to make good money the heat. It’s even more of an issue in a language class, where they need to listen. In a foreign language class, you need to focus and pay attention as much as ways to make good money you can, and the rooms can be a distraction.”

“we’re over 150 years, so it’s expensive to try and maintain and keep these buildings ways to make good money up — the heating, cooling,” said cindy bontrager, vice president of administration and finance. “there’s still a lot of window units. … that’s something we’re going to continue chipping away at over time so ways to make good money it’s a better learning environment for our students, instead of hearing these loud air conditioners blowing or cranking ways to make good money of furnaces or whatever.”

At K-state, 1.1 percent of the gross area of buildings (about 72,000 square feet) is categorized by the regents to be of “unsatisfactory” condition value, which is described as requiring “significant renovation or demolition.” another 11.3 percent (about 700,000 square feet) is categorized as “poor,” or needing “major replacement, alteration or upgrading.”

“we’re challenged with perception,” lauer said. “you might have a class in a brand new building, and the next one’s in, for instance, holton hall where it’s really, really old. So, what can we do to upgrade conditions so that there’s not such a discrepancy amongst conditions of spaces or ways to make good money environments?” related: kansas FFA celebrates the power of ‘just one’ at state convention

Part of that problem is resolved through classroom renovation projects ways to make good money set by the classroom planning committee, which includes students. Heather mills, facilities planning manager, said the committee looks at a variety of factors when ways to make good money determining whether to renovate a classroom: room condition, mechanics, accessibility, heating and cooling — but above all is budget.

Eisenhower’s heating and cooling systems will also begin to be ways to make good money modified. This summer, the building will be closed for phase one of the ways to make good money project through the end of july, jack carlson, the project manager for the modifications, said in an email. This phase will prepare the building with mains and ductwork ways to make good money for a conversion to a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that will be less costly ways to make good money and more efficient. Eisenhower hall will be closed through the end of july ways to make good money for room renovations and construction to prepare for updates to ways to make good money the building’s HVAC system. (rachel hogan | collegian media group)

“this phase the students, faculty, and staff will not see any real benefit since the ways to make good money work we need to do will take more than one ways to make good money summer to accomplish,” carlson said in an email. “we only have enough funding to install the first phase. Plus, we are not installing the HVAC units that will be ways to make good money connected to the heating and cooling mains and ductwork we ways to make good money are installing in this first phase.”

The modifications, mills said, “will be nice because we’ll have some central air, which is one of the big factors in there that ways to make good money makes it uncomfortable — having the noisy AC unit.” A large dumpster sits outside the entrance to eisenhower hall ways to make good money on tuesday, june 4, 2019. The building is currently closed for classroom renovations and construction ways to make good money to prepare for updates to the HVAC system. (rachel hogan | collegian media group)

The money from the state comes in the form of ways to make good money the education building fund, a state-wide tax levy imposed by the state to benefit regents’ universities. Bontrager said the levy generates approximately $40 million per year. Of that, K-state receives $12.6 million, and the university uses it for roof replacements, window replacements and road repair for “mission critical buildings,” which excludes athletics, buildings built after 2008 and buildings like all faiths chapel ways to make good money and ahearn fieldhouse.

Other funding sources for classroom renovation projects come from philanthropic ways to make good money work by the kansas state university foundation and the academic ways to make good money infrastructure enhancement fee, a $4 per credit hour fee that generates about $1.8 million each year, by bontrager’s estimates. Part of these funds goes towards paying off the $13 million commitment to the business administration building made by ways to make good money former university president kirk schulz. About $900,000 goes towards classroom renovations. Related: kicker country stampede relocated to topeka

The kansas state university foundation funds renovation projects across campus ways to make good money — both large and small — with donations from alumni. Larger projects, like the business administration building and the engineering complex, take an extensive amount of time and work to fundraise ways to make good money for, said john morris, senior vice president of development for the foundation.

“it’s one conversation at a time, one gift at a time to make it happen,” morris said. “it’s thousands of individual conversations, thousands of visits or phone calls, and then years, honestly years, of engaging donors to kind of earn the philanthropy because ways to make good money it is a gift. They don’t owe us anything. Donors don’t owe the institution, they don’t owe, they don’t have to do any of this stuff. It’s all voluntary.”

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