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University of Southern Indiana

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Business and Engineering Center The $31.9 million facility houses the College of Business and the DepartmentofEngineering,includingclassrooms,laboratories,and facultyoffices.“Co-locatingtheDepartmentofEngineeringandthe CollegeofBusinesstogetherinthenewbuildingwasnotaccidental,” says Dr. Scott A. Gordon, dean of the Pott College of Science and Engineering.“In today’sworldoftechnology,innovation, economic growth,andnewbusinessdevelopment,itiscriticalthatindividuals inthebusiness,technology,andengineeringworldsshareimportant skills and knowledge.” The building’s 122,210 square feet include 11,470 square feet of common space intended to encourage collaboration by allowing students to continue conversations begun in class or interact with students in other areas of study. Student spaces include the O’Daniel Atrium, the Vectren Lakeside Study Lounge and Balcony, and smaller lounges on each floor. “Wearefortunatetohavethesebusinessandengineering programs under one roof,”says Dr. Mohammed Khayum, dean of the College of Business. “The state-of-the-art technologyandfacilitiesaredesignedtoenhancestudent learning, faculty effectiveness, scholarly pursuits, and partnerships with the community. We’ve made the space conducivetoinnovativeandcreativethinkingbymakingit possible for student’s paths to cross and at the same time create a sense of energy and activity. The collaborative spaces allow students and faculty to find intersections across disciplines” Thebuilding’s“smart”roomsutilizethelatesttechnologies. Classroomsareequippedwithover-sizedwhiteboardsthat also serve as screens for LCD projectors. Inspeciallyequippeddistanceeducationrooms,eachdesk holdsamicrophonethatcuesacameratofocusonastudent when he or she speaks. Also, a student conference room is outfittedforinternationalvideoconferencingsoUSIstudents can collaborate with students abroad.

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Other special features include: • The Bussing-Koch Foundation Stock Market Laboratory, including a stock ticker display and interactive teaching walls (in and outside the lab) that allow students to check stock exchanges in real time and historical time

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• The Lloyd C. Hahn Engineering Design Center, providing students with dedicated lab space to conceptualize and prototype engineering designs •A  radio-frequency-shielded room in the engineering electronics lab for experiments in which all cell, radio, and other signals must be blocked

• The Russell L. McKinney Entrepreneurship Laboratory, with IdeaPaint-coated walls that allow students to record ideas. Desks are onwheelssotheycanbemovedintoconfigurationssuitedtostudents’ needs.Laptopsarechargedandreadyforstudentstouseduringclass. Thelabalsoincludesvideorecordingequipmentandinterviewspace.

• Three “media:scape” collaborative work stations allowing users to plug their laptops in and share information instantaneously on flat screens

• The Old National Bank Sales Suite and Joseph P. Coslett Sales Management Development Laboratory, which utilize one-way glass and video recording capability to provide students withaheightenedawarenessoftheirsalesstrengthsandweaknesses and allow for instant feedback, focus group research, product comparisons, etc.

• Two distinctive looks in the BEC’s structure, limestone and brick, that generallydesignateareasfor,respectively,businessandengineering— with glass connecting rather than separating the two

• Three tiered classrooms, including the John D. Lippert Lecture Hall, with three projectors and distance-education capability

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Shoe Carnival Inc. Classroom American General Financial Services Classroom Deig Bros. Construction Computer Laboratory Engineering Classroom Empire Contractors Inc. Materials/Soils Laboratory Environmental Laboratory Sterling Boiler & Mechanical Inc. Materials Testing Laboratory Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Vibrations Laboratory Morley and Associates Inc. Surveying Laboratory Berry Plastics Corporation Optics/Modern Physics Laboratory Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, CAD Laboratory Baker and Will Classroom John D. Lippert Lecture Hall


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Through the use of its technology, the BEC will allow us to emphasize an entrepreneurial mindset that involves innovative thought and openness to new ideas. —D  r. Mohammed Khayum Dean, USI College of Business

HaferAssociatesofEvansvilleservedastheprojectarchitect and mechanical and electrical engineer. Wilkie Structural Engineering,alsoofEvansville,wasthestructuralengineer. St.Louis-basedHOKwasassociatearchitectanddesigner. OtherareafirmsinvolvedintheprojectwereWeddleBrothers BuildingGroup,Mel-KayElectricCompany,AlvaElectric,and Ray Haase Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Green features The Business and Engineering Center meets or exceeds standards for green buildings. Natural light illuminates the building through upper-levelclerestorywindows,skylights,and lightwells.Motionsensorsturnoffelectriclights when spaces are not occupied. Light-colored roofing reduces the heat island effect and conserves energy. Approximately 20 percent of the materials used in construction were recycled or regionally-sourced.

The future for the Department of Engineering is in line with the entrepreneurial mindset of the college’s namesake Robert Pott, an inventor and entrepreneur who lived in Evansville during the 1920s and ’30s. He acted on a variety of innovative ideas from high-fidelity music to water recycling and irrigation systems.Hismostnotableinventionwastheairimpact wrench, which has become a fixture in modern industrythroughouttheworld.RobertPottcombined histechnicalknowledgeandbusinessandmarketing skills to move his ideas from concept to prototype to market.We want to further the same entrepreneurial mindset and skills to be poised for success in an ever-changing high-tech world. —D  r. Scott A. Gordon Dean, Pott College of Science and Engineering

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