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Department Moves Out of Storm Hall

Well, it's finally happened. The CSU has finally given the go ahead to renovate Storm and Nasatir Halls. After a few false starts, the Geography Department can no longer call Storm Hall home. At least temporarily. The department will return to a new Storm Hall in the summer of 2014. At least that's the plan. Read on for more information.

Geography Annex

View of the front of the Geography Annex building

The last few boxes, computers, and other equipment have made their way from Storm Hall to the newly christened Geography Annex. The department is now located on the central/east side of campus. The Annex is a bit smaller in terms of total square footage, so folks have had to do a bit of purging in order to fit. On the bright side, the department has its own building. Yes, we are the sole occupants of the two story structure. Faculty, staff, and students moved over Spring Break, March 26–30. The Richard D. Wright Spatial Analysis Laboratory and the Physical Lab completed the move the week after 2012 Commencement. The CESAR complex will remain in its familiar place and move directly into Storm when it is completed.

Diagram showing the new location of the Geography 
      Department

Here's a few photos of our new home:

Storm Hall Renovation

Artist's aerial view from the northwest of Storm Hall 
      complex

The construction fences are scheduled to go up on June 1, 2012. Construction is set to begin on June 15. Probably the most noticable change resulting from the renovation will be that Storm and Nasatir will no longer be connected. The removal of the connecting corridors will provide a more open and inviting area for folks.

The CESAR complex will remain in its same Nasatir Hall location during the construction. The lab will be afforded some protection from the ensuing chaos of demolition and being next to a construction site, however, it will be noisy and maybe a bit dusty for a bit as the construction/demo crews strip both Storm and Nasatir Halls down to bare concrete walls.

Once the buildings are completely gutted and separated, the renovation begins. All new everything will be installed to bring the buildings into the 21st Century. A new building will be built on the west side of Storm. This building will house two large lecture halls, offices for Linguistics and Rhetoric and Writing, and a large patio area. The balcony views from the third floor office suite will not be impeded.

When construction is complete, the department will move back to the third floor of Storm Hall. The CESAR complex will move into its new home also on the third floor of Storm Hall at this time. This is scheduled for Summer of 2014.

When CESAR has moved, the second phase of construction will begin and the building where CESAR was located will be demolished and a new food service/convenience store built. When construction is finished, all of the College of Arts and Letters will be located in the Northwest corner of the campus.

Some architectual drawings of our new home:

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