Rocky Mountain College has recently renovated and improved different sections of campus.
During the summer of 2015, the McDonalds Commons and the Bear’s Den were revitalized. The Bear’s Den was given new wallpaper, tables, and a brand new menu including Starbucks products. Herb Klindt Field was also updated with the installation of a turf field and stadium lights. More recently, the campus bookstore was remodeled over spring break. The bookstore now features recess lighting, new shelves and fixtures, and portraits displaying the campus and students. Construction to the Laboratory Science Building continues, and is expected to be completed this fall.
The improvements at RMC do not stop there. At the beginning of this semester the executive team of ASRMC discussed what they would like to accomplish throughout the remainder of the school year. They turned their attention to the game room. ASRMC noticed that many aspects of the game room in the Bair Student Center were outdated, including the flooring, paint, and entertainment options available to students. It was decided that revamping the game room would be a priority of the team going forward during the second semester.
“The changes that will be the most notable are the XBOX 360 and Wii U gaming systems that we will have put in,” stated ASRMC President, Jack Jennaway. “We are also going to repaint the walls with the help of Jill Washburn’s community involvement office on the Day of Champions volunteer service project.”
In addition to the gaming systems being installed, an air hockey table, Netflix subscription, and new wooden floors will be a part of the game room’s enhancements. Some of the improvements have already begun and Jennaway is hopeful that he and his team will be able to have the game room complete by the end of the semester. The game room will likely be closed for a short time while the walls are being repainted.
ASRMC has allocated around $2,000 from for the project.
Sophomore Shannon Fisher has used the game room multiple times since attending Rocky and said, “I think the updates that are taking place are great for students but, I wish ASRMC would have consulted other students on campus before making these improvements. I wish I had a larger say in where campus money is spent.” Fisher added, “I don’t think the improvements will change which students use the game room. It will most likely stay the same.”
“Attracting a more diverse group of students to the game room is one of our goals,” stated Jennaway. “That is why we chose to get the XBOX and Wii U because, we think that those gaming systems will attract different demographics. We want to see students benefiting from the improvements.”