New Business Building
Ken Eastman arrived at work bright and early Tuesday morning.
Eastman provided the bright, breaking out his special-occasion orange suit – which screams America’s Brightest Orange – to commemorate the first day of classes in the new Business Building.
Soon came the news of the day: “Open for Business.”
“The first day deserves the big orange suit,” said Eastman, dean of Spears Business.
The long-anticipated opening of the new building arrived Tuesday with the beginning of the 2018 spring semester. And it opened with one 7:30 a.m. class – managerial accounting – taught by Julie Ward amid a group of students who can lay claim to being the first class to meet in the state-of-the-art structure that features 147,450 square feet designed to accommodate classrooms, offices, student gathering space and more.
“You have the honor and privilege of being the first class in the new building,” Ward told her students. “We’re making a moment.”
The Spears Business time capsule has been officially sealed! Inside it, notes and memories from students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends will sit untouched for 50 years! See you in 2067.
Spears Business hosted a Time Capsule Ceremony to celebrate the sealing of the time capsule that will be housed in the new business building.
Dean Eastman and Jay Cheves walk us through the new business building and fill us in on the latest developments.
Business Perks has been selected as the name of the coffee shop/snack bar in the new Business Building when it opens in 2018.
Katy Aycock, an international business major in the Spears School of Business, submitted the winning name and the sophomore from Sedgwick, Kansas will receive a one-time $500 scholarship, awarded by Ken Eastman, dean of Spears Business.
Oklahoma State University business students suggested nearly 150 different names when asked in the spring to submit their ideas for naming the coffee shop/snack bar that will be on the first floor of the new building. A committee reviewed each of the suggestions before narrowing it to a handful before Business Perks was unanimously selected.
“We want to congratulate Katy for submitting the winning name of Business Perks, but we also want to thank all the other Spears School students who participated and came up with some creative names,” said Terry Tush, director of marketing and communications for Spears Business. “We can’t wait for our students to experience all of the benefits of the new building for themselves, including the Business Perks shop.”
Business Perks in the new Business Building will be operated by University Dining Services. Guests will enjoy a selection of specialty items, including coffee, fresh fruit, parfaits and baked goods as well as a variety of salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Ken Eastman, dean of the Spears School of Business, shares three of his favorite places in the new building, scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Look how far the Spears Business building has come! The doors will open to students in 2018!
Check out the newest updates with the construction of the new business building at OSU!
Check out the newest updates to the new Business Building, which will open in January 2018!
There has been plenty of activity at the construction site since our last “New Building Update,” so let’s get you caught up. In September, the structure of the new building began to take shape as construction crews continued to pour concrete.
Dean Ken Eastman checks in with Jay Cheves from Long Range Facilities Planning to get an update on the progress of the new business building.