Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lane University Center Renovations Force Access Changes at FSU

Frostburg State University, which is embarking on a $17 million renovation of the Lane University Center, wants the public to be aware of changes to the building’s access starting as early as Thursday, Sept. 17. The building will be surrounded by construction fencing, which will limit entry to the building to only the northwest entrance nearest to Ort Library.

The walkway between Lane and Tawes Hall will also be closed, but access will be provided through Tawes Hall. Persons parking in the Performing Arts Center lot for Lane Center events should use the Tawes entrance at the end of the building nearest the clock tower, exiting through the Tawes front doors.

The long-awaited renovation of FSU student union building, which is being funded by student fees collected over a series of years, will be the first major renovation since the building was dedicated in 1973. The final product will be an expanded building with more meeting space, a 24-hour computer lab, student organization offices, a larger bookstore and expanded food service, among other amenities.

The Lane Center will be open to the public throughout the fall semester, but it will close and be taken off line for all of 2010. Most offices and services currently available in Lane will move to Tawes and the attached Engineering Annex until the renovation is complete in the spring semester of 2011.

Interested persons can follow the ongoing developments with the building at For more information, call the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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