Getting around campus just got a lot easier thanks to completion of a multi-million dollar campus wayfinding project, led by Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) to add and improve signs on campus roadways and garages and on Interstates 70 and 71 and State Route 315.
“In today’s day and age, wayfinding signs can be an afterthought,” said Steve Malone, university signage coordinator. “But on a college campus that is home to more than 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors, this initiative was designed to help folks navigate a campus that continues to change and grow.”
On a crisp October day at Mirror Lake, senior Michael Madson surmises why dissolved solids in the lake have dropped in the past few months.
He discusses a few hypotheses with Audrey Sawyer, assistant professor of earth sciences. Could it be seasonal? Or manmade: The fact that the renovation of the lake is completed and construction work is no longer stirring up the lake’s sediment? Maybe it’s biological, caused by algae and plants growing in the lake. Or a more complicated possibility: The lake is currently supplied by both city water and groundwater from a limestone aquifer, and the...
The Historic Mirror Lake District that has been under construction since fall 2016, which included the renovation of Mirror Lake, Browning Amphitheater and Pomerene and Oxley halls, officially removed its fences Aug. 10. The project budgets were more than $69 million, collectively.
Fences have come down, walkways are clear and the iconic Mirror Lake is open on campus.
Video captured by Ohio State News shows the evolution of the new Mirror Lake after construction started in late 2016.
The historic Mirror Lake District renovation, which includes Baker Commons, Browning Amphitheater and Oxley and Pomerene Halls , aligns with the university’s campus master plan, Framework 2.0. The renovated Mirror Lake was designed with input from students, faculty and staff to be safer and more sustainable.
The new and improved Mirror Lake District will once again be open to the public. For the past two years, Mirror Lake has been under renovation with a focus on enhancing safety and sustainability. Click here to watch ABC6's story about about the work.
Alexandria, Virginia – APPA is pleased to announce that The Ohio State University has been selected for the 2018 APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award for its submission Employee Video Archive .
“The Effective & Innovative Practices Award recognizes new programs or significant restructuring to existing programs that will enhance service delivery, lower costs, increase productivity, improve customer service, generate revenue, or otherwise benefit the educational institution,” said Dan Bollman, APPA’s vice president for Professional Affairs. “The 2018 selections demonstrate the breadth of projects that can be considered, ranging from smart restroom technologies for fast...
Construction of the centerpiece of the historic Mirror Lake District started in late 2016. The lake has remained largely empty since then – filled with backhoes and construction workers. That’s changing.
Work crews continue to install walkways, add landscaping and refine some of the features surrounding the new Mirror Lake. Now the area looks more like the iconic campus location that it was and less like a construction site. An opening date in mid-August is expected.
“I think the biggest change in my mind is it is going to look...
The Ohio State University was recognized as the 2017-18 Big Ten Champion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any of its conference competitors.
Green power is zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, eligible biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
Ohio State beat its conference rivals by using nearly 106 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 18-percent of the school’s annual electricity...
The Ohio State University once again had a strong showing in the annual RecycleMania competition. Ohio State finished in fourth place among 300 colleges and universities in North America in the total recycling category of RecycleMania in 2018, with nearly 1.3 million pounds of recycled material during the eight-week competition. This was an improvement upon its 2017 finish, where the university finished in eighth place overall, recycling 1.1 millon total pounds of material.
Ohio State also topped the Big Ten Conference in the Gameday Basketball diversion rate category, diverting 85%t of its material from...