THE DON MORRIS CENTER
The Art & Design department is located in the Don Morris Center, and shares the building with the Journalism and Mass Communications department. The building is unlocked between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays, but note that all students enrolled in art classes enjoy extended access to Don Morris. Use your Student ID card to unlock the doors between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. or from 7 to 7:30 a.m. While card entry is prohibited between the hours of 12 a.m and 7 a.m., facilities continue to be available for student use to those who are already in the building prior to 12 a.m. Inquire in the main office if your ID Card has not been activated by the 2nd week of the semester.
Please do not prop doors open as we need to keep the building secure during the night. Propping doors open not only places a lot of valuable equipment (for which your tuition dollars pay) at risk of theft or vandalism, but also poses a threat to your safety. If you see someone in the building after hours that you think shouldn’t be here, please report this to the ACU Police (ext. 2305).
The Art & Design department’s main office is located in the Don Morris Center, room 142. The office has traditionally been regarded as a place for students to enjoy coffee and to gather for social and academic “networking.” Though these activities are a valued part of life in the main office, we would like to remind you that actual work goes on here (after all, we do run your schedules and enter your grades here). We need your help in maintaining a quasi-professional atmosphere conducive to meeting your administrative and academic needs. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, but is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Xerox Machine: The copier in the office is available for student use on Art & Design department classwork and with the permission of an Art & Design instructor. Bear in mind copies cost money (it adds up—our copier lease runs about $1000 annually), and that, ultimately, this money comes from your tuition dollars. Please conserve valuable natural resources by utilizing the copier’s two-sided function.
Digital Cameras: We are fortunate to have two very nice Canon digital cameras. These cameras are available for student use with special permission from an instructor for class assignments. You will need to check out the camera from the main office; the camera should be returned empty of images (images can be downloaded onto the student computers in the art office or computers in the Mac Lab and recorded onto a CD-ROM, Zip disk, or pin drive).
Bear in mind that you will be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of any item you borrowed which is damaged while in your care (it’s expensive, too, so be careful). Art & Design department faculty have priority for use of the cameras. The cameras should not leave the proximity of the building without specific permission, typically requiring a signature in blood.
Conference Room & Library: The Brent Green Conference Room, located in the office, houses a diverse collection of art books. Dr. Brent Green was chairman of this department for 20 years, retiring in 1998. These books are either the property of the department or the personal property of our instructors, but they are available for your use. Feel free to explore the collection, but please do not remove these books from the office. Also, the conference room is available for student meetings, study, etc. during normal office hours.
Computers & Printers: The department office is equipped with four computers that are available and intended for student use. Printing from these computers to the department’s color printer is permissible, but we prefer that students primarily utilize the printers associated with our computer labs or other lab spaces across campus.