News

November 5, 2012

Department offices utilize Queens Hall

The pathway from Queens College to Queens Hall. Photo by ANDREA HARDALO

BY ANDREA HARDALO

A construction project in Kiely Hall has led many departments to relocate to Queens Hall — formerly known as the CUNY Law School.

Unlike Kiely’s location at Queens College, Queens Hall is not on campus and is located on 65-21 Main Street.

The renovation in Kiely will install new walls, replace old unit ventilators, heating and cooling vents and use more mechanical air energy efficient systems; an overall renovation to make the tower more comfortable.

“It will create better quality of the environment in that space […] it will have better quality and will benefit the department and students,” Dave Gosine, the director of facilities design, construction and management said.

The project will begin in the spring of 2013 and is expected to last 12 to 16 months depending on environmental conditions or how brutal the winter will be.

For the past two months, 15 departments have moved, including, professional and continuing studies, adult collegiate education and weekend college.

The relocated departments have the option of staying at Queens Hall after the construction project has finished, or moving back Kiely.

“We don’t want to force people to stay,” Gosine said.

The linguistics and communications disorders department prefers Queens Hall as compared to their former location in Kissena Hall and will permanently stay there.

Gosine states that LCD and professional and continuing studies have enjoyed their stay. Since both departments are fairly large, they have used the space at Queens Hall to their advantage.

The building is about 80 percent occupied and includes 25 “state of the art” classrooms with new flooring. Also, more parking is available and it is in close reach with bus stops on Main Street.

Students and faculty have two ways of getting to Queens Hall. One way is walking across the track to a pathway that leads to the back of the building; the other is going to the end of Parking Lot 15, near Townsend Harris High School, which leads to a pathway behind the soccer bleachers.

According to an email from communications announcing these relocations, signs will be up to indicate routes to Queens Hall. Gosine states that with more people utilizing it, lighting on the pathway will improve.

As of Aug. 1, QC has control of Queens Hall after the CUNY Law School moved to their new location in Long Island City.



About the Author

Andrea Hardalo
Andrea Hardalo is an English and Journalism and BALA minor and the Communications Managing Editor with The Knight News. She is a NY Mets fan no matter what any one thinks and loves to watch or play sports. She also likes to bake yummy things. Her Journalism/career goals include a career in any field of journalism whether it be in writing or broadcasting. She has always wanted to work in a TV studio. Since she’s not sure which one she wants to do yet she hopes that with experience she’ll know which one she likes better. Currently she edits into late hours of the night, tweets ferociously and covers The Summit beat.




Advertisement
 
 
 

 
Photo by Jordi Sevilla
The first ever TEDxCUNY event was held at Macaulay College and focused on access in education.

TEDxCUNY showcases influential CUNY students and faculty

For the first time in history, CUNY held its first TEDx event.  TEDxCUNY was held this past month at Macaulay Honors College, with over a dozen speakers and hundreds of attendees. The event streamed live online and other CUNY ...
by Johanna Cadet
0

 
 
Photo courtesy of John Thomas
A small fire in The Summit led to some dorm rooms to be flooded.

Summit residents displaced following fire and water damage

More than 35 residents at the Summit were displaced after a small fire broke out on Nov. 14 around 10 p.m. The Fire Department of New York believed someone was smoking a cigarette in the second floor garbage room and threw it o...
by Nina Bakoyiannis
0

 
 
Photo by Fernando Echeverri
Jordan Melidor cites the swimming team as a "strong asset" ad helpful for him to be determined in every match-up.

QC has a Knight in wet armor—Jordan Melidor

The Queens College Knights men’s and women’s swimming teams are off to a good season with three wins and two losses. They have surpassed last season’s total of only two wins, with many more appearances to go. A st...
by Fernando Echeverri
0

 

 
Photo by Amanda Goldstein
Students with the Business and Liberal Arts minor can look outside the BALA office what internships are available to apply for.

Education and internships go hand-in-hand, poll says

Twenty-nine percent of graduates say they held a job or an internship where they were able to apply skills learned from classes, according to a new poll from Gallup. The survey found recent graduates more likely to find the con...
by Brandon Jordan
0

 
Advertisement
 
Photo courtesy by Amy Guarino
"A Little Night of Sondheim and "Bernstein "was lively through many musical numbers such as "West Side Story."

Sondheim and Bernstein revue brings musical theatre to campus

A group of Queens College students performed a musical theatre recital titled “A Little Night of Sondheim and Bernstein” on Nov. 20 in the LeFrak Concert Hall. The revue featured solo and ensemble musical numbers from shows...
by Jaime Zahl
0

 




Advertisement

0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Advertisement
The Latest