The January Doing Business Award was presented to Tim Jares representing The College of Business & Technology in honor of their new building space.
Tim Jares took the Colonels on a tour of Discovery Hall which houses the programs that were formerly in Otto Olsen and the physics and math departments from the College of Arts and Sciences. The building is largely designed to support hands-on, experiential learning through a variety of lab spaces. Engagement and doing are critical elements of every experience and a visitor can readily see that as windows to each lab/classroom put what they do on display every day. The Colonels also visited the newly renovated lower level of West Center which houses the student operated coffee shop/caterer Brewed Awakening, as well as the new Finance Lab. Brewed Awakening is “student ran", which means students make the hiring decisions, determine hours, add/delete products and services, determine price points, etc. It is their business to run. Each of these spaces are aligned with the focus on experiential learning as well as close engagement with the students. An important goal of the space was to provide a place for students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and build community.