Kayser Hall gets a new start


By Cody Mohs, Contributor

Kayser Hall housed the University of Nebraska Omaha’s College of Education for 40 years. With the recent renovation of Roskens Hall, Kayser Hall now has other uses.    

First, it needs some work. Kayser Hall’s renovation won’t be as extensive as Roskens Hall, said John Amend, Facilities Management and planning director. He said floors and walls will be replaced, and interior walls painted. New lighting also will be installed.

“This building was built during the energy crises and has no windows, so we must provide light,” Amend said.    

The building will house a variety of offices and programs, including the Avenue Scholars and Honors Program. Kayser Hall also will be home to a testing center, along with the facilities administrative offices.      

Built in 1971 and named for Frederick K. Kayser, Kayser Hall has been around for a long time. The style of the building is different from others, as it was inspired by the “American Fortress style,” Amend said.    

Kayser Hall has served the university well.  

“Kayser Hall served as an education center for many years and now will be used for administrative purposes,” Amend said.    

Work on Kayser Hall is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year, Amend said.