Texas A&M University-Commerce
9:42 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Night classes to be relocated as Binnion Hall remains closed

COMMERCE - Officials at Texas A&M University-Commerce are instructing faculty and staff that Binnion Hall will remain closed all day Thursday as crews continue to repair a water leak in the basement.

UPDATE 4/26/12, 9:45am:  Afternoon classes had been cancelled. Now all evening classes at the facility will be relocated. Students taking evening classes at Binnion are to be notified of the change, according to an Iris alert issued Thursday morning.

According to University Safety Manager Derek Preas, "We're still trying to get all the water and mud out of the basement. They're slowly starting to identify areas that need to be repaired, but until we know that, we're pretty much in the same situation we were in last night. We're nowhere close to being able to being able to make a call about when the power will be back on."

At this moment, standard electrical power and all water lines to the building have been shut off.

Binnion Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, and is situated at the original campus entrance, Education Drive and Monroe St. It's home to KETR's studios, and as a result of this minor calamity, there is a chance that some regularly-scheduled and promoted programming may be affected. Any changes will be posted as updates to this story.

A backup generator is currently supplying power to both University Police and KETR.