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A summer of improvements

Bailey Thompson | News Editor

Arriving back to Western’s campus this week, students can observe a number of changes from last spring. Although certain locations are still under construction, others have completed their transition and are open for students to utilize and enjoy.

Completed Relocations:

Three of Western’s organizations have recently acquired new homes: the WOU Food Pantry, the Student Activities Board and the Stonewall Center. The WOU Food Pantry is now located in the former Oregon Military Academy building, which lies across the street from Heritage Hall. Volunteers at the Food Pantry urge students to take advantage of this free resource, as many may not have realized it has moved. Additionally, SAB and the Stonewall Center have also undergone relocations within the Werner University Center. The SAB office will hereafter be housed on the second floor of the WUC, where the Wolf Express was previously located. The Stonewall Center, which formerly shared a space with Abby’s House, has moved to the location recently vacated by SAB.

Current Renovations:

The Child Development Center and Natural Sciences have both began construction on upgrades to their facilities. The Child Development Center, when construction is finished, will be moving from Todd Hall to the University Park and Conference Center buildings. According to the University Computing Services newsletter, the remodel will join Units A, B and C together, and, to prepare for this, the ROTC program and Forensics Lab have been moved to Academic Programs Support Center and Bellamy Hall, respectively. Natural Sciences has also begun an extensive remodel, which is not slated to be completed until September of 2019. However, the basement and first floor will be open for classes as usual for fall term.


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