Friday, January 6, 2012
The new wing now hosts faculty offices for the Department of Psychology and the Department of Kinesiology. Also opening this week is the new Psychology Observation Laboratory, which will serve as a space for the Counseling course and for small-class lectures and seminars. For faculty member Kaye Cook, professor of psychology, settling in the new space entails moving 33-years of scholarly work. Cook has spent just over two decades in an small office stacked with books and journals on the third floor of Frost Hall. For 21 years the office served as the writing space where Cook authored two books, contributed two chapters, ran four grants, wrote 27 scholarly papers, prepared countless presentations, and advised several hundreds students. “During that time, I acquired more great memories than books, and I’ve got a lot of books!”
Though the new wing is open and faculty are starting to prepare their offices for the start of the spring semester, the Ken Olsen Science Center still has additional construction before the building is complete, including a botanical studies green house, a bioenergetics lab, a biomechanics lab and a neuromotor control lab.
Photo 1: Professor Cook unpacks books in her new office in the Ken Olsen Science Center. Photo 2: movers in Frost Hall carry thousands of papers, files and books to the new suite of faculty offices.