The long awaited renovation of tri towers has finally been completed, but what is it? What does it look like? Well while most students are left to wonder, other students along with faculty and the community got a peak inside on Wednesday the 15th of October. TV2’S Kayla Hodge is here with more on the event
On Wednesday October 15, 2014 Kent State hosted yet another renovations event here on campus. Tri-Towers one of Kent’s largest dorms on campus, help a “renovation celebration” on the 10th floor of Wright and Koonce Hall where the new “Sky Lounge” is located.
This event which was free for the public gave not only students, but faculty and the community an opportunity to get a tour of the new lounge. Leebrick, the third building in Tri-Towers has a newly renovated lounge as well. While it is not attached to the Sky Lounge, it still has the same affect for students living in the dorm.
With dorms being over crowded, it leaves one to wonder why instead of building more rooms for students on campus, did the administrators decide to build a lounge at the top of Tri-Towers. Well for leaders here on campus such as; President Beverly Warren, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Gregory Jarvie, and Kent Interhall Council President Brie Jutte, they saw and opportunity for community.
The new lounge along with all the other buildings being renovated on Kent’s campus are all part of the “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future” initiative, which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. The goal of Foundations of Excellence is to create an outstanding academic experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater university community.
Administrators are very excited for the future of this new lounge and the role it will play in giving the students living in these dorms a chance to mingle with one another.
The lounge is expected to be a new key recruiting tool for the campus, as a way to show future students how community oriented Kent State University is. Administrators are looking forward to the new and improved environment within Tri-Towers.
For TV2 News I’m Kayla Hodge