Thursday, March 31, 2005

You asked for it, you got it: Longer hours in Park

About a month ago, at a Park Advisory Council meeting, several of you asked why Park closes at 11 p.m., and why we couldn't find a way to involve students in monitoring the facility so the building could stay open until 1 a.m.

I took that request to David Priester, the man who almost always says yes when I ask him to take on a project of this kind.

And sure enough, he has managed to figure it out.

THIS IS A PILOT PROJECT -- meaning we're going to try it out the last month of the semester (crunch time for many of you). If we have *any* problems, we'll go back to the 11 p.m. closing hour. So please: let's all work together for the benefit of all of us.

Here's the program, as described by David:

1) The building closing time will be extended through 1:00am Sunday through Thursday from April 3 through April 28.

2) Most facilities will be open these extra hours. The notable exceptions will be the sound stage, the two television studios and Master control which will shut down at the usual time.

3) The dark rooms and 2nd floor computer labs will be open according to their usual procedures with a student assistant in attendance.

4) PPECS will be closing at the usual time, 11:00.

5) Other cinema, audio and video editing and post production facilities will remain open with the expectation that those using the final two hours will already be booked into the room by master control before 11:00pm. The assistant may not be able to operate WebCheckout. There will be a student assistant supervising the use of the building working out of a temporary office next to Master Control in room 160. This individual will be responsible for the final securing of the building each night.

Next time you see David, please take a minute to thank him. And here's hoping it works so we can give you more time to do the work you love.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this also mean the 2 OCLD labs will be open until 1am?

- A student concerned that OCLD is being forgotten

1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted this comment last week and there has been no response since. I suppose this is just proof that OCLD is being forgotten, overlooked, and put on the bottom of the list.

3:21 PM  

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