Minor setbacks have affected campus construction over break while crime continued at a usual rate.
University Safety reported 26 thefts over winter break, 14 of which were from vehicles and one of which of a vehicle itself. A rape was also reported on Dec. 29 at the Alpha Sigma Phi House on Elm Street. Other reports included six drug abuse violations, one case of graffiti and one incidence of harassment.
On Dec. 24, police responded to a call from East Lakota Court, south of Sunshine Street and east of Campbell Avenue. Upon arrival, they encountered an armed suspect and a victim of assault. The suspect was shot and killed by the police. The assault victim was transported from the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
Holland House Residence Hall (i.e. the parking garage)
With the final concrete pours for the parking garage completed in December, construction has moved onto the layout portion of the residence hall.
According to the Missouri State University Office of Planning, Design and Construction, the fifth floor framing is well underway but faces a setback after a safety inspection failed over the break.
Structural engineers are scheduled to work on a solution and move on to the sixth floor framing during the first week of school.
The dining hall portion of the building faced weather delays over the holiday break but the projected due date of July 2020 has not been altered, according to university officials.
The university said the residence hall will be able to house approximately 400 students while the dining hall will seat approximately 200.
Greenwood Laboratory School
Construction on the Greenwood Laboratory School’s multi-purpose addition’s walls continued over winter break and is nearing completion, according to the Missouri State University Office of Planning, Design and Construction.
The office said they shut down the electricity for a day over the break to tie in the new feeder for the addition.
The installation of the long-span steel roof was finished and the installation of the deck is underway.
The office said the transitway is scheduled to be closed until March to facilitate construction.
Construction reports will continue to be posted by the university’s Office of Planning, Design and Construction. A final report for all crime statistics for 2019 will be released accordant with the Clery Act by Oct. 1 of this year.