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New teaching spaces in Oechsle Hall and Alumni Hall of Engineering head a long list of installations and upgrades scheduled for completion by Instructional Technology Services before the fall semester. In addition to outfitting rooms for those major renovations, instructional technologists are engaged in projects for almost every academic building on campus this spring.

The Oechsle Hall project will add seven electronic classrooms, laboratories, and a fully equipped auditorium to Lafayette's high-tech teaching facilities. Instructional Technologies staff also is consulting on the design of three remote observation laboratories in the building for the unobtrusive study of birds, fish, and people.

Phase I of the Alumni Hall of Engineering renovation will add four electronic classrooms, including a 60-seat auditorium. (Lafayette will completely renovate and modernize its 90,000-square-foot engineering complex by August 2003 and name it the Acopian Engineering Center in recognition of a major gift from Sarkis '51 and Bobbye Acopian.) New classroom installations will also be undertaken in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Pardee Hall, and Limburg Theater of Farinon College Center.

Equipment upgrades have been scheduled for ten classrooms in Pardee, Kirby, Marquis Hall, PT Farinon House, and the Williams Center for the Arts. Most of this work was completed over spring break. Although the original equipment in these classrooms was installed in 1998, improvements in technology since then already have warranted their replacement. The reconfiguration of rooms in Kunkel and Van Wickle halls will be part of this summer's work.

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