American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en San José State University completes Yoshihiro Uchida Hall Renovations http://asumag.com/renovation/san-jos-state-university-completes-yoshihiro-uchida-hall-renovations <div class="node-body article-body">Multi-purpose facility is part of $39 million project to modernize university’s historic Spartan Complex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/san-jos-state-university-completes-yoshihiro-uchida-hall-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/san-jos-state-university-completes-yoshihiro-uchida-hall-renovations#comments Renovation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:18:00 +0000 47161 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Yoshihiro Uchida Hall at San Jose State University.</span></p> Photo courtesy of Sundt Construction Inc. FCC to bring high-speed Internet to more schools http://asumag.com/legislation/fcc-bring-high-speed-internet-more-schools <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Communications Commission has announced a 60 percent jump in spending for its E-Rate program, a move designed to roll out high-speed Internet access in schools and libraries in poor or rural areas.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/legislation/fcc-bring-high-speed-internet-more-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/legislation/fcc-bring-high-speed-internet-more-schools#comments Legislation Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:14:00 +0000 47141 at http://asumag.com Does your school, college or university have a social media policy for students and/or faculty and staff? http://asumag.com/poll/12162014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/12162014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-461-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-461"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-461" name="choice" value="461" class="form-radio" /> Yes (Please describe in comments)</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-471-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-471"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-471" name="choice" value="471" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="47131" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-1phKC09nNYqQTEaFoXcbXHtJ6KIiV7LtAp73MX070OY" value="form-1phKC09nNYqQTEaFoXcbXHtJ6KIiV7LtAp73MX070OY" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/poll/12162014#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:56:32 +0000 47131 at http://asumag.com Tulsa school board to make $415 million bond recommendations http://asumag.com/bond-issues/tulsa-school-board-make-415-million-bond-recommendations <div class="node-body article-body">Among the recommendations presented to the Tulsa, Okla., school board for the bond proposal are monies to provide computer access to every student in the district whether by desktop, laptop or tablet. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/bond-issues/tulsa-school-board-make-415-million-bond-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/bond-issues/tulsa-school-board-make-415-million-bond-recommendations#comments Bond Issues Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:38:00 +0000 47121 at http://asumag.com Alabama high school gets threat via controversial mobile app http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/alabama-high-school-gets-threat-controversial-mobile-app <div class="node-body article-body">Good Hope High School in Cullman County, Ala., will see an increased presence of law enforcement officials in the wake of an online threat indicating "something" could happen at the school.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/alabama-high-school-gets-threat-controversial-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/alabama-high-school-gets-threat-controversial-mobile-app#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:32:00 +0000 47111 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Yik Yak is a popular mobile app that allows students to post anonymous comments connected to a geographical area.</span></p> Wyoming student data may not be protected http://asumag.com/safety-security/wyoming-student-data-may-not-be-protected <div class="node-body article-body">A statewide technology audit in Wyoming showed that 12 of the 38 school districts that participated do not use encryption software to protect student data.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/wyoming-student-data-may-not-be-protected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/wyoming-student-data-may-not-be-protected#comments Safety & Security Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:28:00 +0000 47101 at http://asumag.com University of Rochester looks to alternative transportation http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/university-rochester-looks-alternative-transportation <div class="node-body article-body"> The school is encouraging students to utilize UR Connections, a program that promotes alternate transportation to reduce emissions and congestion.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/university-rochester-looks-alternative-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/university-rochester-looks-alternative-transportation#comments Planning & Design Transportation & Parking Sustainability Initiatives Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:06:00 +0000 47091 at http://asumag.com Clark College to update culinary center http://asumag.com/renovation/clark-college-update-culinary-center <div class="node-body article-body">College officials at the Vancouver, Wash., school plan to request bids for architectural and engineering services by the end of the month and will begin gathering and reviewing proposals early next year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/clark-college-update-culinary-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/clark-college-update-culinary-center#comments Renovation Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:22:00 +0000 47041 at http://asumag.com Central Oregon Community College opens new technology center http://asumag.com/construction/central-oregon-community-college-opens-new-technology-center <div class="node-body article-body">The 34,000-square-foot building on the school's Redmond, Ore., campus will house technology-centered programs that will allow residents to train for present and future family-wage jobs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/central-oregon-community-college-opens-new-technology-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/central-oregon-community-college-opens-new-technology-center#comments Construction Daylighting Technology & Communications Windows Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:12:00 +0000 47031 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Community College Time Machine Tuesday http://asumag.com/architecture/time-machine-tuesday <div class="node-body gallery-body">See how far School Facility Design has come since 1928. All the school's shown were featured in an issue of American School & University magazine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/architecture/time-machine-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/architecture/time-machine-tuesday#comments Architecture Facilities dailynews Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:21:00 +0000 46831 at http://asumag.com Tennessee elementary school scores big for recycling (with video) http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/tennessee-elementary-school-scores-big-recycling-video <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Tennessee gave Valley View Elementary School in Cleveland, Tenn., an award for the effort students, faculty and staff have put forth to launch and maintain a recycling program. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/tennessee-elementary-school-scores-big-recycling-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/tennessee-elementary-school-scores-big-recycling-video#comments Sustainability Initiatives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 46921 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Cleveland Daily Banner. Nebraska district to close three facilities and build a new school (with video) http://asumag.com/budgeting/nebraska-district-close-three-facilities-and-build-new-school-video <div class="node-body article-body">The Adams Central School Board in Hastings, Neb., has decided to close three existing facilities and to build a new elementary school on the site.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/nebraska-district-close-three-facilities-and-build-new-school-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/nebraska-district-close-three-facilities-and-build-new-school-video#comments Budgeting Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:53:00 +0000 46911 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Adams Central School Board hears from task force on facility management.</span></p> Photo courtesy NBC Nebraska. Abandoned Birmingham middle school to get new life as trade school http://asumag.com/renovation/abandoned-birmingham-middle-school-get-new-life-trade-school <div class="node-body article-body">The Birmingham Board of Education closed the school in 2006, but Marvin Brice Smith, Jr. plans to convert it into a trade school.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/abandoned-birmingham-middle-school-get-new-life-trade-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/abandoned-birmingham-middle-school-get-new-life-trade-school#comments Renovation Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:47:00 +0000 46901 at http://asumag.com Vaughn College of Aeronautics unveils $40M expanded campus http://asumag.com/renovation/vaughn-college-aeronautics-unveils-40m-expanded-campus <div class="node-body article-body">The Flushing, N.Y., school serves 1,700 students in aerospace engineering, airport management, maintenance, air traffic control, and flight education programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/vaughn-college-aeronautics-unveils-40m-expanded-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/vaughn-college-aeronautics-unveils-40m-expanded-campus#comments Renovation Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:51:00 +0000 46891 at http://asumag.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>New cutting-edge technology at the renovated and expanded Vaughn College includes multiple flight simulators.</p> Photo by Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications Northampton Community College makes effort to improve pedestrian safety http://asumag.com/safety-security/northampton-community-college-makes-effort-improve-pedestrian-safety <div class="node-body article-body">The new crosswalks, which requires Pennsylvania Department of Transportation approval, is slated to be located on Green Pond Road, a perennial trouble spot for the college.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/northampton-community-college-makes-effort-improve-pedestrian-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/northampton-community-college-makes-effort-improve-pedestrian-safety#comments Safety & Security Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:44:00 +0000 46881 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live. Oregon school district utilizing approved bond money http://asumag.com/planning-design/oregon-school-district-utilizing-approved-bond-money <div class="node-body article-body">The Springfield School District in Oregon is planning how to spend the $71.5 million bond measure that voters approved last month to make upgrades and improvements to its schools.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/planning-design/oregon-school-district-utilizing-approved-bond-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/planning-design/oregon-school-district-utilizing-approved-bond-money#comments Planning & Design Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:34:00 +0000 46871 at http://asumag.com Wisconsin school district brings students under one roof http://asumag.com/building-structure/wisconsin-school-district-brings-students-under-one-roof <div class="node-body article-body">As part of what the district is calling its United Campus, it opened a new 90,000-square-foot facility that includes new classrooms, a new gymnasium, and a new auditorium. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/wisconsin-school-district-brings-students-under-one-roof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/wisconsin-school-district-brings-students-under-one-roof#comments Building Structure Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:27:00 +0000 46861 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy TCI Architects. Tulane University opens Barbara Greenbaum House student residence http://asumag.com/construction/tulane-university-opens-barbara-greenbaum-house-student-residence <div class="field-byline"> Steven Averett </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 80,000-square-foot building has two wings of four and six stories that contain 256 bedrooms, extensive social and study rooms, a multi-purpose event space with a demonstration kitchen, a classroom and apartments for a faculty-in-residence and community director.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/tulane-university-opens-barbara-greenbaum-house-student-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/tulane-university-opens-barbara-greenbaum-house-student-residence#comments Construction Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:15:00 +0000 46811 at http://asumag.com <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">A view of the&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif;">Barbara Greenbaum House at Tulane University</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;from across Newcomb Lawn.</span></p> Photo © Elizabeth Felicella, courtesy of Architecture Research Office. Chapman University opens new health science campus http://asumag.com/construction/chapman-university-opens-new-health-science-campus <div class="node-body article-body">Chapman University, based in Orange, Calif., has expanded its health science programs to a new campus in Irvine, Calif., the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/chapman-university-opens-new-health-science-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/chapman-university-opens-new-health-science-campus#comments Construction Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:07:00 +0000 46801 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Chapman University. Toxic water treatment chemicals stored dangerously near millions of Texas students (with video) http://asumag.com/safety-security/toxic-water-treatment-chemicals-stored-dangerously-near-millions-texas-students-vide <div class="field-byline"> Kimberlee Payton-Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Municipally owned water treatment plants have been storing hazardous chemicals near hundreds of Central Texas schools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/toxic-water-treatment-chemicals-stored-dangerously-near-millions-texas-students-vide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/toxic-water-treatment-chemicals-stored-dangerously-near-millions-texas-students-vide#comments Safety & Security Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:11:00 +0000 46791 at http://asumag.com University of Central Arkansas opens new fitness center (with video) http://asumag.com/construction/university-central-arkansas-opens-new-fitness-center-video <div class="field-byline"> Kimberlee Payton-Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center at the University of Central Arkansas officially opened after being delayed as a result of weather and plumbing issues</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/university-central-arkansas-opens-new-fitness-center-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/university-central-arkansas-opens-new-fitness-center-video#comments Construction Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:35:00 +0000 46781 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of the Log Cabin Democrat. GCA Honorable Mention (Sustainability) K-12 School Districts: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-k-12-school-districts <div class="node-body article-body">Virginia Beach City Public Schools built the state’s first LEED-certified elementary school, but yet the staff was still using cleaning practices that did not match the environmental consciousness of the school’s architecture. In 2007, students, teachers, administrators and parents collaborated to change that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-k-12-school-districts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-k-12-school-districts#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47081 at http://asumag.com GCA Honorable Mention (New Program) K-12/School Districts: Clarke County School District, Athens, Georgia http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-new-program-k-12school-districts-cla <div class="node-body article-body">The Clarke County School District (CCSD) Plant Services Department began its green cleaning initiative in the fall of 2011. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-new-program-k-12school-districts-cla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-new-program-k-12school-districts-cla#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47071 at http://asumag.com GCA Honorable Mention (Sustainability) Higher Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-higher-education-univ <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Green Cleaning program, started in 2007, is part of a growing sustainability effort undertaken by student groups, faculty and staff, and in the Duluth community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-higher-education-univ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-sustainability-higher-education-univ#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47061 at http://asumag.com GCA Honorable Mention (Evaluation) Higher Education: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-evaluation-higher-education-stony-br <div class="node-body article-body">The green cleaning program began in earnest at Stony Brook University’s west campus in 2007, and it wasn't long before all of the university’s custodial product purchases were either Green-Seal certified or environmentally preferred.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-evaluation-higher-education-stony-br" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-evaluation-higher-education-stony-br#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47051 at http://asumag.com GCA First Place K-12/School District: Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kansas http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-k-12school-district-blue-valley-school-dis <div class="node-body article-body">Started in 2005, Blue Valley School District’s green cleaning program began with the goal of maximizing air quality by eliminating cleaners that left chemical residues and contributed to dust.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-k-12school-district-blue-valley-school-dis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-k-12school-district-blue-valley-school-dis#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47021 at http://asumag.com GCA First Place Higher Education: University of Michigan, Plant Building & Grounds Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-higher-education-university-michigan-plant <div class="node-body article-body">A GCA Silver winner in 2013, the University of Michigan Plant Building & Grounds Services’ (PBGS) green cleaning program began in 2009 with the introduction of the (OS1) program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-higher-education-university-michigan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-first-place-higher-education-university-michigan-plant#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47011 at http://asumag.com GCA Grand Award Higher Education: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-grand-award-higher-education-university-washington-sea <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Washington Building Services (previously Custodial) Department’s (BSD) green cleaning excellence has been honored with two prior Green Cleaning Awards: the Grand Award for 2007 and the Co-Grand Award for 2010.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-grand-award-higher-education-university-washington-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-grand-award-higher-education-university-washington-sea#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47001 at http://asumag.com Meet the Jury: Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/meet-jury-green-cleaning-award-schools-universities <div class="node-body article-body">In this awards program, an expert jury of green-cleaning professionals chose nine education institutions whose green cleaning programs went above and beyond just using green products to protect health without harming the environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/meet-jury-green-cleaning-award-schools-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/meet-jury-green-cleaning-award-schools-universities#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Silver Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 46991 at http://asumag.com The top 10 products of 2014 http://asumag.com/mag/top-10-products-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">In 2014, AS&U showcased some of the hottest products in the industry. Here are the 10 most requested, as determined by readers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/mag/top-10-products-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/mag/top-10-products-2014#comments mag Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 46981 at http://asumag.com