New hue

Roger Owens has been a painter at Wright State for over two decades, and his latest campus project has been one of his biggest jobs. “It’s nice to see change,” said Owens.

Owens and fellow university painters Jimmy Storm and Loren Rice have worked since February to update the color footprint in the Student Union.

Students and visitors will soon be greeted with colors like Derbyshire, Honeycomb and Parakeet while most of the purple paint and bright blue colors have been removed.

Numerous walls and ceilings have already been cut and rolled, including the Union Market, the Atrium, Campus Rec and the front entrance lobby.

“When you come into the union, you want to feel the Wright State Raider experience right away,” said Thomas Conley, a supervisor in Facilities Operations.

Crews plan to work on the Endeavour Room, the hallway near WWSU, the student radio station, and handrails throughout the Student Union.

“It’s a time-consuming project. It’s nice at the end of the day to step back and look at what you’ve done,” said Owens. “It makes the place look nice for everybody.”

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