Students and faculty settling into new building
By Klara Bradshaw
As a new semester rolls around, some students are finding themselves experiencing new classrooms in the latest building built on campus.
Harold Clark Simmons Hall is the second building created for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
The 40-thousand-square-foot building provides offices for its faculty members, while also providing students with innovative technology in state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and a unique design lab that includes 3D printing and a laminating machines.
The hall is not only offering new technology like virtual simulations and ‘real-world’ classrooms, it is also providing plenty of much needed space for both students and faculty that wasn’t available before.
Nancy Roberts, Director of Undergraduate Programs and also professor of the Masters Level Practicum for Teach for America, is happy to have all of the faculty under one roof, after years of half of the faculty being located in the expressway tower and half in the Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall.
“We love it. It’s been great, because we were really crowded over there,” said Roberts.