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Nigh Center at University of Central Oklahoma gets $450,000 renovation

University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Center has been renovated. The project was paid for with rental fees collected over the years.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: August 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm •  Published: August 20, 2012
/articleid/3702486/1/pictures/1805461">Photo - The Cherokee Room  was renovated during a $450,000 project that took more than a year.
The Cherokee Room was renovated during a $450,000 project that took more than a year.

“We want to be competitive and fair,” Vega said. “We felt the upgraded space would bring in more customers.”

Nigh Center offers at least 25 rooms with 37,000 square feet of technology-equipped space available for meetings, awards ceremonies, black-tie functions and weddings.

Wood flooring in the Grand Ballroom has been redone for the first time since 1967.

“It has a great finish,” Vega said. “It looks great.”

Audiovisual equipment has been upgraded in Constitutional Hall, making the areas more digital. Fourteen of the meeting rooms now have 60-inch LCD monitors.

New conference chairs and classroom-style tables have been purchased.

“It will add to the overall experience,” Vega said. “There is carpeting, painting and lighting throughout.”

Catering also is available for those using the Nigh Center, ranging from boxed lunches to sit-down meals for up to 500 people. Themed buffets and a full service bar also are offered.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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