Herman Meinders, a university trustee and longtime benefactor of the university, funded the $18 million state-of-the-art home for our business students. The school contains cutting-edge technology in more than 12 teaching rooms, four executive classrooms, large and small conference rooms, four computer labs, a student/faculty lounge to facilitate collaboration and mentoring, breakout rooms for small-group meetings, and a 250-seat, theater-style auditorium. In an on-site learning center, students can record video and review mock interviews and presentations, and in the career center, they can take online self-assessments and obtain career-planning resources and assistance.
With the growth in distance learning, executive classrooms are equipped with Polycom RealPresence to stream live video of the classroom experience. This technology captures two components: video of the instructor and digital content used during class. Both components are viewed side-by-side in the distance student’s Web browser. Combined with JoinProf, a student response system, distance students can interact with the class in real time. Class content is also available for viewing after it is captured. This feature benefits students who wish to review material or are unable to attend the live lecture.
The three-story business school building, with its red-brick and glass exterior, adds a dramatic highlight to the 104-acre, park-like campus. Located on the northeast side of campus, the Meinders School opened in 2003 and is one of the largest capital investments in the history of Oklahoma City University.
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Located on the first floor in the Meinders School of Business, the Kerr McGee Auditorium offers 2,500-square-feet that can accommodate 264 attendees. Comfortable auditorium seating with writing trays that can be lowered aside when not in use. Make use of the ample lighting or lower the shades to darken the room to view films or presentations. Free parking and security on campus.
$2,500 per day
$1,250 up to 4 hours
Conveniently located on first floor, the Norrick Lounge has seating capacity for up to 100 people. When not in use for events, you can find students utilizing this space for studying. Free parking and security on campus. Our on-campus catering company offers a full menu for your convenience.
$1,500 per day
$750 up to 4 hours
COMBO: Rent both Kerr-McGee Auditorium and Norick Lounge
$3,750 per day
$1,875 up to 4 hours
$1,500 per day
$750 up to 4 hours
Conveniently located on the first floor, the Steven C. Agee Executive Conference Room is ideal for smaller executive or committee meetings. Comfortable seating for up to 12 attendees surround a beautiful conference table. A whiteboard is available to share information as well as a conference phone. However, no AV technology is available. Free parking and security on campus.
$500 per day
$250 up to 4 hours
Large Gardner Conference Room
Located on the third floor of the Meinders School of Business, the Large Gardner Conference room is typically used for business conferences or luncheons. Comfortable seating around large round tables can accommodate up to 150 people. The room is equipped with a projector, two large screens, podium, and AV amenities. The room can be opened further to the Small Gardner Conference Room to add accommodations for 50 more. Free parking and security on campus. Our on-campus catering company offers a full menu for your convenience.
$2,000 per day
$1,000 up to 4 hours
Small Gardner Conference Room
Located adjacent to the Large Gardner Conference Room on the 3rd floor, the Small Gardner Conference Room can be partitioned and used as a private room, accommodating up to 50 people, or opened to include the Large Gardner. The room is equipped with a projector and presentation screen.
$750 per day
$375 up to 4 hours
COMBO: Rent both Large and Small Gardner conference rooms
$2,250 per day
$1,125 up to 4 hours
$750 per day
$375 up to 4 hours
Located on the first floor, four Executive Classrooms provide a hub for our business partners to connect, hold training sessions and continuing education classes. Frequently, our students get the opportunity to engage with these leaders in meaningful conversation. Primarily, these classrooms provide space to hold our graduate classes. Each student seat is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including comfortable ergonomic chairs, a network jack or wireless connection, and a power outlet to facilitate laptop use.
In addition, executive classrooms are equipped with Polycom RealPresence. Both hardware and software captures and streams live video of the classroom environment. RealPresence captures two key components: video of the instructor and video of any digital content utilized during class. Both components of content are viewed side by side within the distance student’s Web browser, enabling students to view class in real time. Content captured by RealPresence is also available for viewing after it is captured. This feature is appreciated by students who wish to review material or are unable to attend the live lecture. Our technology provides a unique opportunity for distance students to view and participate in class remotely. Students view class in real-time, via video streaming technology, and the JoinProf student response system enables distance students to interact in real-time with both the instructor and fellow students.
Each room is equipped with an interactive smart board, which provides interactive touchscreen technology that connects to a projector or computer and significantly improves the overall meeting and presentation experience.
In addition to the specialized equipment this classroom also has instructional technology support that includes:
- Touch panel control and annotation capability
- High resolution – 4,000 lumen projection unit
- High quality camera capturing
- Laptop support for guest speakers with networking
Classrooms 107, 117, 119, and 120
$1,000 per day
$500 up to 4 hours
Floors 2 & 3
$300 per day
$150 up to 4 hours
Located on the first floor, a large computer lab houses both Mac and PC computers that can be divided or left open to accommodate up to 36 students. When not in use by the Software Engineering classes, students can utilize this space for studying. These two labs help expose students to two different computer environments.
Lab MSB 103: A Microsoft Windows-based system has IDE (Integrated Development Environment) including NetBeans, Eclipse, Jgrasp, needed for a programmer to develop any type of software and perform computer calculations.
Lab MSB 104: A Macintosh environment has the tools needed to develop software in a Unix environment.