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April 2014

 

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The Evolution of Wayfinding: Static & Digital Signage

By: Rebecca Tyke

In 1960, architect Kevin Lynch coined the term wayfinding to describe the tools and processes used to help people find their way. Today, wayfinding is typically addressed using technology, signage, and personnel to help communicate directions. A person’s experience within an environment has a beginning and an end.

 

Video Insight Establishes $250,000 School Security Grant

By: Domingo Martinez

A Pilot Program has been developed to help underfunded campuses combat violence.

 

Sustainability at Furman University: The Repurposed Shi Center

By: Walt Steele

At Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, the idea of sustainability works on campus-and off.

 

A Unique Path to Enlightenment

By: Chris Bailey

As the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance puts it, "Colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions across the U.S. hold unique places in their communities." As "civic, academic, cultural stewards and opinion shapers," the general public expects higher education institutions to exhibit wise leadership and financial stewardship.

 

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Rice University's Academic Daughters

By: Rachel James Clevenger

Among the many talented and innovative faculty members at Rice University, Dr. Michelle "Mikki" Hebl is recognized for her exceptional work and scholarship on workplace discrimination and the barriers many face in social interactions, business and medical settings, and in the hiring process. As an accomplished runner who has completed a marathon in every state in the nation, Mikki sees a marathon as a perfect metaphor for both her career and her scholarship.

 

Enacting Active Shooter Safety Plans

By: Brandon Gilliland

Active shooter emergencies have historically been dominant in secondary schools; however, there has been an increase in active shooters on college and university campuses over the last several years. With this in mind, college and university administrators should ensure that a practical safety plan is in place to address this situation if it were to occur.

 

Coordinating Exterior Aesthetics with Campus Architecture

By: Chris Petersen

Safety and aesthetic design confirms the campus demand for durable and eye-pleasing products. Attractive amenities including waste receptacles that are not only durable and functional, but are also compatible with existing landscape and architectural buildings are a beautiful concept when designing or renovating a campus.

 

 

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