Several environmental projects have been completed or are currently in the works on campus to help call attention to a specific area’s members or mission.
The receptionist area on the fifth floor recently installed a wall graphic titled “Continuum of Excellence” to honor past recipients of the Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award and the Teaching in Excellence award, as well as those who have offered their talents through organizational leadership during their tenure at the College.
The idea to create a physical exhibit on campus that displays the names of those who have earned such honors originated with Faculty Senate. The base of this piece consists of dark grey vinyl that wraps along two walls, accompanied by a 15” x 19” printed dibond plaque that explains the name and purpose of the installation. The exhibit features 402 5” x 2” dark and light blue rectangles cut from varying thicknesses of acrylic. Faculty names, along with the award(s) received and the year, are adhered to the top of the rectangles. This piece will change over time, as future award recipients will be able to select where they’d like their name to appear on the Continuum of Excellence wall.
Shortly following his appointment as the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Director in 2015, Dr. Ricardo Varguez suggested developing a department-specific mission statement to help CTE achieve its goal of providing quality services to faculty and staff. After consulting the appropriate channels to develop a mission statement that aligned with the Mission and Values of the College, as well as the individual objectives of CTE, the department's mission statement reads, "We promote and support a culture of excellence in teaching through the application of technology, assessment, research and collaboration, with the goal of improving student performance in a health care environment." The CTE mission statement is proudly displayed on a vinyl wall graphic placed in the center of the department space.
On Aug. 26, a new digital monument sign on the green space off of 42nd and Dodge Streets lit up to tell the Clarkson College story. The sign not only displays the Clarkson College logo but also a large digital screen with rotating messages for passersby to read. The outdoor billboard companies reported an estimate of 942,000 cars passing by the intersection on a daily basis.
“Throughout the year, we will highlight our programs, events, welcome new students and alumni to campus, congratulate our graduates, and more,” said Marketing Director Jina Paul. “We are always looking for new ways to get our message out to the public and are excited to be able to give guests a little more direction and help make Clarkson College stand out in the cluttered busy streets of Omaha.”