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PSU Uses Spring Break As Opportunity To Make Improvements

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While students across the Four States are happily leaving work behind for Spring Break this week, maintenance crews at Pittsburg State say they are staying busy with campus updates.  
It might not look like it now, but this classroom will soon be the new temporary home to most of Pittsburg State University's Biology and Chemistry Departments. Beginning next month, the University plans on adding a new air and ventilation system to Heckert-Wells hall where the Departments and classes are currently held. And that means there are a lot of chemicals and equipment that has to go. Lucky for Biology Lab Technician Kimberly Grissom, this week is Spring Break and the campus is empty.
  
"We're not interrupting classes making all the noise and taking things in and out," Grissom said.

According to the PSU Maintenance Director Tom Amershek, many of the classes will be moved to the second floor of Hartman Hall. Something that has been used by the ROTC in the past, but most recently it was just a storage space for the school.
 
"We've been working on that project the last couple months, renovating Hartman to get it ready for the move," Amershek said.
 
And the Chemistry and Biology Departments are starting now because by April 28 everything that needs to be at Hartman Hall has to be out of this building. And Amershek says Spring Break is the perfect time to get the process going.
  
"More efficient in moving the equipment, based on there's not people walking the hallways, using the elevators, things like that, so we can get the equipment here without disturbing classes," Amershek said.
 
Obviously moving an entire building to the second floor of an existing space means less room. And Grissom says she's having to downsize, while construction workers take over her current lab.

"Some of the stuff won't be moving, but will be secured in place with some plywood and will be protected from the dirt and grim and dust as well as accidents," Grissom said.
 
Grissom says while it might be a tight squeeze in Hartman Hall through August when construction is due to be complete, the new ventilation and air in Heckert-Wells will make it all worth it in the end.  
And the big move and renovation is not the only thing PSU is working on this week. The school says it's also fixing a water pipe and doing small touch up projects around campus while the students are away.   

To visit the PSU website, click here. 

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