UPDATE: Power in FAC restored

Trey Crumbie

Those with classes in the Ivan Wilson Center for Fine Arts had their class schedules open up last week. 

Students and faculty who had classes in FAC were informed last Thursday that their classes were cancelled due to a power outage that occurred Wednesday night. Power was restored early Monday morning and the building reopened later that afternoon.

Charles Harrison, maintenance services manager, sent out an email stating the power outage was due to electrical system failure in the distribution system.

Dale Dyer, plant operations manager, said the electrical system failed due to old age.

“It’s just an old system that’s ready to be replaced,” Dyer said. “This is not the first failure. We’ve had several over the years.”

D & M Electric, a business in Bowling Green that provides maintenance, helped with the repairs.  

Bowling Green senior Penny Sprigg was in a graphic design class when the power went out.

“It wasn’t really that big of a deal,” Sprigg said. “We just kind of left early. And it hasn’t really affected my schedule. It’s actually been a refresher mid-semester to kind of stay at home and get stuff done.”

This is the second major power outage that has occurred this semester. The first being one that affected Northeast, Southwest, and Bates-Runner residence halls, which was caused by electrical damage due to a flood in the mechanical room of Northeast.