A group of Embry-Riddle engineering students stood under the towering 70-foot steel beams that form the skeleton of the future student union as construction crews buzzed with activity.
While touring the construction site of the building, engineering students got a real-life lesson from Barton Malow Company structural engineers who discussed the project’s progress as well as the timeline to complete milestones.
“This is one of the most complex jobs I’ve worked on,” said Barton Malow Project Manager Phillip Sayers. “It’s a very detail-oriented job and you can’t afford to be wrong.”
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world’s leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research.
Update: The search for Embry-Riddle's next President has concluded. For more information, read "Dr. P. Barry Butler Named New President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University."
After the unanimous endorsement of candidates presented to the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) as well as student and faculty representatives of the Embry-Riddle Presidential Search Committee, the process has quickly moved to the selection stage as candidates for the university’s next president position are on the Daytona Beach campus this week for final interviews.
In recognition of its high-quality education focused on student engagement and world-class faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide has been ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list for best online bachelor’s degrees in the nation.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has contracted with Barton Malow Company to build a new four-story, 177,000 square foot student union and library, which will become the centerpiece of the Daytona Beach Campus, bordering the Connolly Quad, near the main entrance to the University on S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Last Update 10/10/16 1:15 p.m.
Oct. 10 – 1:00 PM Update – Embry-Riddle Set to Fully Reopen Tuesday, October 11th.
As clean-up efforts continue in Volusia County from Hurricane Matthew, Embry-Riddle is set to reopen for classes and resume normal business operations at the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters on Tuesday, October 11th. As of midday today, minor safety issues continue to be discovered and quickly addressed by grounds and facilities crews. A room-by-room sweep of buildings is in process and minor repairs are being performed. Power outages still affect some athletics facilities and a downed power line persists near the alumni/print shop/marketing buildings on the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty Boulevards (it is well marked, but continue to use caution).
STUDENT SUPPORT/RESIDENCE HALLS
- Chancellor Brady will meet with Deans tomorrow to discuss any needed modifications to the Fall Academic Calendar.
- The Student Center is open for students to reconnect with classmates, utilize dining services and access WiFi. The small computer lab in the Student Center has been reopened. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- The Eagle Fitness Center is open until 8 p.m. tonight. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- Dining services has returned to normal operations and hosted students, safety and grounds staff for a BBQ lunch today.
- All residence halls are open and fully operational. Students can return directly to their rooms and should contact their Resident Advisor.
- University professional and residence life staff are on duty to assist returning students.
- Students and employees are advised to properly dispose of food left in refrigerators.
- We are encouraged by the stories of leadership and community service being performed by our students around the area and their assistance in cleanup efforts on the campus. Please make us aware of these stories by emailing University Communications.
- Parts of Volusia County remain without power. We continue to monitor the situation in our local community and work with city and county leaders.
- National Guardsmen and electrical crews departed the ICI Center this morning very appreciative of our Eagle hospitality.
- Embry-Riddle is extending offers of support to other institutions that have not fared as well in the storm.
Please continue to monitor local news, check your email, follow the campus’ Facebook page, and monitor Embry-Riddle's Newsroom for updates.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is continually monitoring reports of the Zika outbreak in the United States and is taking proactive steps to keep its students, staff and faculty safe and informed.
For the sixth straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been selected as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities.
Dear University Community: There are really no words one can offer to convey the feelings we have for the senseless loss of precious lives in Orlando early Sunday morning. Those of us at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University realize how close Orlando is to Daytona Beach, but proximity is not the issue—it is how close in age, background, and experiences these victims are to our students and to young adults the world over. With sadness we imagine what was ahead of them in their futures.
As another successful academic year draws to a close, the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees offers this additional information. For a 26-year period from 1980 to 2005, the University posted a cumulative positive operating margin of just $20 million – an inadequate amount for the much needed investment in our academic offerings, faculty, research, student programming, and infrastructure.
Dear University Community, I am very excited about assuming the interim presidency at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I have been acquainted with Embry-Riddle since 1999 when President Ebbs asked me to join the President’s Advisory Board and then the Board of Trustees in 2002. Through these experiences, I gained a deep appreciation of the University. I left the Board in 2004, then at President Johnson’s invitation rejoined in 2007 after retiring from Ohio State University.
In recent weeks, the commitment, motivations and specific decisions of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees have been questioned and we offer the following insights in the spirit of our ongoing commitment to transparency. Our doors have always been open to the University community to address questions, concerns or to discuss the future of Embry-Riddle.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will dedicate the complex housing its new Advanced Aerodynamics Laboratory and Wind Tunnel buildings to U.S. Representative John Mica (R-Florida) in honor of his key role in supporting the university’s educational and research endeavors. The University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of the complex, which is currently under construction. The buildings, to be known as the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex or “The MicaPlex,” are slated for completion in Spring 2017.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently accepting candidates for the nation’s first Ph.D. in Aviation Business Administration. Registration for the inaugural class ends April 30, with classes beginning in August. Coursework for the 60-credit-hour degree will be delivered online and through a live, virtual classroom environment. Students will also spend a week at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus at the beginning of the program.