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By Stephen Barnett

PROGRESS

By Stephen Barnett

Construction at the Riverside Campus rumbles on, as the beginning phases of the A.G. Paul Quadrangle renovations are just right around the corner.

A strategic planning meeting was held April 28 to focus on getting the faculty prepared for the imminent move of 40 classrooms and 73 offices from the Quad, primarily into the portables located on Lovekin Field.

Much of the faculty must have all of their supplies packed and ready to go by July 1. This extensive move from the Quad will happen during this upcoming summer session at Riverside Community College. Those students and faculty relocating to the portables this summer must be prepared to move into the new classrooms on July 16.

Faculty has been warned: Any items or furniture left in their offices after the move will remain there the entire two years of construction while the area is off- limits.

The administration has taken steps to provide parking for faculty and students near Lovekin Field.

“Facilities have worked hard to plan these next few months so that projects can progress with as little disruption as possible,” said Strategic Planning Committee member Kristine Anderson.

Students coming back this fall will have the added bonus of access to the new Martin Luther King Facility labs. The current RCC math lab located beneath the digital library is one of labs making such a move.

“With all the labs in one location it makes it easier for us to find,” Deepa Ehhagan, a student at RCC said.

The reading and writing center will also have a new home within the MLK Facility. The Information systems technology lab located in the Alan D. Pauw business center, along with the others will be relocated in the MLK facility during the first week of August.

The space left from the old labs will be used as classrooms and offices while the portables on Lovekin Field are expected to house 38 classrooms and about 60 offices.

“I didn’t even need to use the labs, but it’s a requirement for some of my classes, so it’s good they’re all going to be in one location now,” Andy Duncan, an RCC student said.

With This $16.5 million dollar project soon underway, the students and faculty will have to deal with their less familiar surroundings on Lovekin field.

“RCC will do its best to make sure the campus runs smoothly, during this time of great change,” Robert Gurrola, Director of Facilities, Facilities Planning and Management said. Students coming back this fall will have the added bonus of access to the new Martin Luther King facility labs. The current RCC math lab located beneath the Digital Library is one of labs making such a move.

“With all the labs in one location it makes it easier for us to find,” said Deepa Ehhagan, a student at RCC.

The reading and writing center will also have a new home within the MLK Facility. The Information Systems Technology Lab located in the Alan D. Pauw business center, along with the others will be relocated in the MLK facility during the first week of August.

The space left from the old labs will be used as classrooms and offices while the portables on Lovekin Field are expected to house 38 classrooms and about 60 offices.

“I didn’t even need to use the labs, but it’s a requirement for some of my classes, so it’s good they’re all going to be in one location now,” said Andy Duncan, an RCC student.

With This $16.5 million project soon underway, the students and faculty will have to deal with their less familiar surroundings on Lovekin field.”RCC will do its best to make sure the campus runs smoothly, during this time of great change,” said Robert Gurrola, director of Facilities, Facilities Planning and Management.

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