The Albertus Magnus Hall renovation project is ahead of schedule and on budget. All construction and punch-list items are scheduled to be completed by McGough Construction by the end of May. Building code signage will be installed the week of March 27 with the installation of locks beginning the week of April 10. Installation of office furniture along with the installation of office computer equipment will begin April 17 will all office furniture installations to be complete by the end of May.
The departments of political science, history and geography are scheduled to be moved to the fourth floor the week of May 30. The Psychology Department will move to the lower level beginning June 5. The English Department is scheduled to move to the third floor beginning the week of June 12 while the Philosophy Department will move to the second floor on June 19. The Dean of the College as well as the Theology Department will move to the first floor beginning the week of June 26.
Classroom furniture will be installed beginning the week of May 15 with classrooms to be ready for use for the second summer session 2000.
In terms of the public art project planned for Albertus Magnus Hall, the university’s administration, after thorough review, determined that the proposed location of the project is infeasible, particularly in light of maintenance and sidewalk access considerations and the impact of future construction and development of the area. This decision does not reflect on the artistic merit of the sculptural project.
The administration has requested Dr. Mark Stansbury O’Donnell to work with the artist to determine another location for a public art display for Albertus Magnus Hall.