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Campus Technology

ASUS Unveils New ExpertBook Series Devices

Global technology provider ASUS unveiled its new 2022 Expert Series portfolio today, offering new computing solutions to the education, retail, healthcare and enterprise markets, among others.

New Construction

North Dakota School Board Approves New $94.5M High School

The Mandan School Board in Mandan, N.D., recently approved the construction of a new, $94.5-million high school.

New Construction

Indiana District Approves $80M for Two Construction Projects

The Tippecanoe School Corporation in Lafayette, Ind., recently approved $80 million in bids for two district construction projects.

Safety and Security

University of Kentucky Installs New Video Management System

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently announced its plans to deploy a new video management system from Salient Systems.

New Construction

LSU Vet School Debuts Pet Clinic with “Ribbon-Biting” Ceremony

Officials from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, La., gathered on Monday, May 9, to celebrate the opening of the new Stephenson Pet Clinic.

Adaptive Reuse

University of Kentucky Receives $5.2M Gift for College of Design

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently received a $5.2-million gift from Gray Inc. for the construction of a new home for the College of Design.

Campus Technology

Microsoft Education Releases Accessible Technology Survey Results

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 19, and Microsoft Education released the results of a nationwide survey it conducted among 1,000 K–12 educators regarding learning, classroom technology and the accessibility of environments for students.

New Construction

Mercer University Breaks Ground on Pharmacy, Health Sciences Center

Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Ga., recently broke ground on the new Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center.

Furniture

Hertz Furniture Acquires School Furnishings

K–12 school furniture provider Hertz Furniture recently announced its acquisition of the New-Hampshire-based School Furnishings as part of a national growth strategy.

Sharp NEC Display Solutions PE506UL

Campus Amenities

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Debuts New LCD Laser Projectors

Sharp NEC Display Solutions, which provides projectors and displays to a worldwide market, recently announced the addition of two new LCD laser projectors to its PE Series.



Awards Program

Spaces4Learning Launches 2022 New Product Award Program

Spaces4Learning is now accepting entries for the 2022 New Product Awards!

Campus Renovation

SMU Breaks Ground on Business School Expansion

Officials from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, gathered on Friday, May 6, to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for a $140-million expansion and renovation of its business school.

Campus Renovations

College of Charleston Begins Renovation Projects

The College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., recently kicked off two campus renovation projects.

Professional Development

SEL Vision Summit Calls for Presentations

Aperture Education, which provides K–12 research-based social and emotional (SEL) learning assessments, recently announced a call for presentation proposals for the 2022 SEL Vision Summit.

California State University Dominguez Hills Innovation Instruction Building

New Construction

Calif. School Debuts New $66.5M Academic Building

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), located in Carson, Calif., recently completed construction on its new, $66.5-million Innovation and Instruction Building.

Campus Renovation

Modernization Project Begins at San Diego High School

San Diego High School in San Diego, Calif., recently kicked off a Whole Site Modernization project intended to rejuvenate the 140-year-old campus.

University of Alabama Birmingham Science Engineering Complex

New Construction

New Alabama STEM Complex Reaches Construction Milestone

The new Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) recently celebrated a construction milestone.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: See Something, Say Something

This episode's guest is Jim Lee, the Enterprise Sales Director at Vector Solutions. We'll discuss topics like common safety issues and concerns in schools, what to look for in an emergency communications system, and how these systems can help schools get ahead of issues to keep students, staff and facilities safe.

New Construction

Texas District Debuts New Agriculture Building

The Stafford Municipal School District in Stafford, Texas—part of the Houston metropolitan area—recently celebrated the opening of a new Agriculture Building.

teacher cleaning a desk

Cleaning & Maintenance

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K-12 Schools

Schools can be breeding grounds for infection, but simple interventions can reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.

Editor's Note

What a Difference a Technological Revolution Can Make

If there's one thing that continually amazes me, it's how much K–12 learning environments have changed since I was in school.

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THE Journal Spotlight

IT Experts Call For Transparency and Accountability

IT professionals are calling for greater transparency and accountability from school districts in their cybersecurity efforts—including mandated public disclosure when student or staff data has been breached.

Ohio University Chilled Water Plant

Facility Focus

Facility Focus: Ohio University Chilled Water Plant #3

Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, recently completed construction on a third chilled water plant for its campus.

San Marcos High School

Building Blueprints

Building Blueprints: San Marcos High School

The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District and Perkins&Will's Austin studio recently partnered to expand the district's facilities by over 42,000 square feet.

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Disaster Response

Automating Disaster Response Plans with Mass Notification

During a crisis, school leaders have a large number of tasks they need to accomplish to fulfill the measures established in their safety plans. Each item can impact the safety of their students and staff, but the more items they are responsible for, the higher risk there is that one of those steps will get missed.

FLEXspace

Campus Technology Spotlight

FLEXspace: Building a Community For Learning Space Design

Recently, Campus Technology visited with Lisa Stephens, Senior Strategist for Academic Innovation in the Office of the SUNY Provost and Assistant Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering, about current and future developments in the FLEXspace platform.

Acoustics and Audio Enhancement Technologies

Instructional Audio Helps Students Succeed

Access to intelligible, clear audio has never been more important with educators and students back in classrooms across the nation.

Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete High Performance Center

New Construction

Northern Arizona University Opens New Athletic Center

Officials from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a new athletic facility. The Student-Athlete High Performance Center measures in at 72,000 square feet and cost about $46 million.

UE Innovation Hub

Campus Design

The Future of Studying: New Studying instead of Old School Campus

While "New Work" has already become something of a buzzword, studying and learning is often still stuck in old habits and environments. With its new campus in Potsdam, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) impressively demonstrates that things can be different.

Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health

New Construction

ASU Dedicates New Center for Planetary Health

Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., recently finished construction on the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7). The 281,000-square-foot facility was dedicated as the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health.

Healthy Schools

Orlando High School Installs UV Angel Clean Air Units

Chancery High School in Orlando, Fla., recently installed a new clean air solution from pathogen control technology company UV Angel. According to a news release, the school installed 59 UV Angel Clean Air units.

Booker High School Visual Performing Arts Center rendering

Campus Renovations

Florida High School Renovates Performing Arts Center

Construction recently began on a series of renovations and expansions to the Visual Performing Arts (VPA) Center at Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla.

Tips for Overcoming the Supply Chain Crisis

Campus Security

How Schools Can Combat the Supply Chain Crisis

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in the supply chain but also provided opportunities to strengthen it. We’ve realized that many K–12 school districts and higher ed institutions have outdated models for supply chain management and procurement, and they lack the technological platforms and processes that other industries have put into place.

Campus Security

Suspect in Pa. School Shooting Turns Himself In

A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday, April 5, turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, April 6, according to national news.

Teachers, Books and Clouds: 5 Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

Campus Security

Five Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

For so many schools today, math and spelling tests serve as accountability to ensure students work hard and concentrate on learning.

Building Interiors

Serge Ferrari Group Debuts Building Skin for Interiors

Serge Ferrari Group, a manufacturer of flexible composite membranes, recently launched a lightweight and durable building skin intended for indoor spaces.

Campus Technology

Tech Companies Partner to Bring Cellular Coverage to Schools

Two tech companies—Athonet, which offers private network technology solutions, and BearCom, a wireless integrator—recently announced that they are partnering to bring private cellular coverage including LTE, 5G and CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) to North American schools.

New Construction

CU Denver Selects Design Firm for New STEM Building

The University of Colorado Denver recently selected architecture firm SmithGroup to design its new engineering, design and computing building.

New Construction

UT-Austin Breaks Ground on Grad Student Housing

The University of Texas at Austin recently began construction on a graduate student housing development in the Blackland neighborhood in East Austin, according to a news release.

Campus Sustainability

Indiana High School Installs Solar Farm

Shakamak High School in Jasonville, Ind., recently installed a solar farm that is projected to save the school more than $1 million across the next 12 years, according to local news.

Healthy Schools

Schools See Vital Protections with Antimicrobial Copper

As the pandemic continues to affect the status of education, challenging school districts to develop plans that protect the need to learn, antimicrobial copper can play an effective role in a lasting strategy to combat the spread of infection.

New Construction

DFW-Area District Plans New Middle School

The Richardson Independent School District in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex recently approved a budget for the construction of a new middle school. The district’s board of trustees voted on April 11 to approve $81 million toward the construction of the new Lake Highlands Middle School.

Campus Renovations

Illinois High School to See $93.2M Renovation Project

Officials from Springfield School District 186 in Springfield, Ill., gathered last week to break ground on renovations to Lanphier High School. The project comes with a price tag of $93.2 million and is expected for completion by December 2023.

Overly Tall Wood Acoustic Door

Campus Amenities

Overly Door Company Introduces Taller Option

Overly Door Company in Greensburg, Pa., recently announced that it has introduced a larger version of its Wood Acoustic Door.

Bristol Aggie Lab

Campus Design

Hands-On Learning Spaces: 5 Lessons from Career Tech

The expanding importance of STEM education and project-based learning requires a rethinking of the traditional school planning and design process. A practical way to start is to adopt a broader, non-traditional mindset - especially during a school project’s conceptual phases.

New Construction

Texas District Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Bushland Independent School District in Bushland, Texas—located near Amarillo, in the state’s panhandle—recently broke ground on a new elementary school.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: With the Press of a Button

Our guest today is Mark Berger, who’s the President and Chief Product Officer for Securitech Group, Inc. He’s here to discuss a school security solution that gives every student, teacher and staff member the agency to secure themselves in the event of an emergency with the press of a button. He’ll discuss its theory of operation and the installation process, as well as his own experience working with Sandy Hook Elementary School following the school shooting incident there in December 2012. This episode is sponsored by Securitech Group, Inc.

Campus Amenities

Temple University Installs Brightline Lights Solution

Video lighting systems manufacturer Brightline recently announced the installation of a variety of its products at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

OSU Reser Stadium Rendering

Campus Design

Oregon State University Reveals Stadium Redesign

The Reser Stadium Expansion at Oregon State University (OSU) will transform the stadium into a best-in-class football facility with year-round amenities accessible by all students, athletes, faculty and staff. SRG Partnership, in collaboration with Populous, and design-build partner Hoffman Construction are leading the project which puts the fan experience front and center.

New Construction

Maryland to See New $180M High School

Montgomery County Public Schools recently approved design plans for a new, $180-million high school in Gaithersburg, Md.