The Illinois State University Board of Trustees today approved the naming of three campus rooms/suites.
The Department of Health Sciences room 301 in Felmley Hall will be named the OMRON Applied Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory at Illinois State University to recognize the OMRON Foundation support of the University over the past decade and the current financial and gift-in-kind support. The new OMRON lab will be renovated and equipped to help students gain applied knowledge and to position the Health Sciences program for accreditation by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET this fall for the bachelor’s degree in Safety. OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of industrial automation, electronic components and healthcare.
The College of Business (COB) suite 214 will be named The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies to assist with COB entrepreneurship initiatives. Means was a ’29 alumnus in geography education. He was a charter member of the Alpha Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon and a fellow of the American Geographical Society (AGS). Means, a professional cartographer and commander in the navy during WWII, earned the AGS distinguished service award in 1972. He served 19 years as general secretary for Rotary International.
The College of Business room 363 will be named the Sikich LLP Team Room to honor Sikich’s close relationship with the Accounting department. Sikich is an accounting, tax and business consulting firm providing services to a wide range of companies and industries, including government, construction, manufacturing, professional services and not-for-profit organizations across the Midwest.