Workers are putting the finishing touches on Troxel Hall, the new state-of-the-art teaching auditorium on the east side of campus. The 400-seat general university classroom is nearly booked for fall semester, including seven sections per day of 100-level chemistry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10-5 p.m. is open). Instructor orientation in the auditorium begins Friday; the building officially will be dedicated on Friday, Aug. 30.
The teaching auditorium includes a preparatory lab (pictured above), an instructor's storage room and an adjoining room for follow-up conversations between instructors and students after class. The building's elevator in the northeast corner services the three seating tiers (of eight total) equipped with accessible seating. Troxel Hall's green roof (pictured below) was planted last month. Photos by Bob Elbert.