Tag: 4 Buildings 1 Olin

Who was that daring young man on the circus netting near the top of the Atrium last week? It was WUSTL Media Services’ Brian Goez retrieving a camera that had been placed there to record construction progress. While he was there, Brian had to snap a selfie that provides a bird’s eye view from the roof all the way down into the Frick Forum. Congratulations, Brian, you are a winner!!

Megan Abraham WUPT 15_3Megan Abraham,WU Physical Therapy’15, (at left), has been a frequent submitter to the Selfie Contest and one of her pictures was randomly selected this week. Congratulations!

We’ve noticed several PT students participating in the contest…tell us why you like hanging out at the business school!

There were a total of 60 submissions during week five of the contest. Thank you to everyone for sending us your photos.



Earth Day at Olin Event: “Environmentally Responsible Investing” presented by Dan Conner, MBA’12, and Jake Barnett with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management at 4:00 p.m. in the Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall. Reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Frick Forum, first floor.

NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. For more images from space go to NASA Images.


The creativity never stops in the “4 Buildings. 1 Olin.” Selfie Contest. More than 20 selfies were submitted last week and, as you know, we randomly select the winners and post as many as we can on digital signage and here on the blog. The selfie above submitted by Megan Abraham was not chosen at random as one of this week’s winners, but we just had to share!

Here are the winners of week 4:

Price Rainer_MBA 14.1

Price Rainer, MBA’14

Jenna Lolli, PMBA 34 and friends

Jenna Lolli, PMBA 34 and friends


What a week! We’ve been testing the flexibility of our new spaces and finding that our innovative classrooms can transform from a lecture format, to group study, to a game arcade in less than 24 hours. The Frick Forum can be a quiet spot to study at certain hours while at other times, it can accommodate a crowd for lunch or a baseball game.

OlinBirthday1We had a great turnout for Pappy’s BBQ and Gooey Louie butter cakes in celebration of Olin’s 97th birthday. A long line of students, faculty, and staff snaked around the cafe and Atrium while waiting to enjoy lunch. According to the “4 Buildings. 1 Olin.” event planning staff, 400 birthday party guests were served.

Many (we counted 325), skipped the BBQ line to play air hockey or Donkey Kong, or to take a spin in a virtual Sega Daytona race car in the retro arcade temporarily located in the McGinnis Classroom.OlinBirthday4

You could hear the roar of the crowd and the crack of the bat, and really taste the hot dogs and Cracker Jacks on Monday at the Cardinals’ season opener against the Cincinnati Reds. Fred Bird joined in the fun as more than 600 fans received red “4 Buildings. 1 Olin.” sunglasses for the occasion.

Looking forward to seeing lots of students at the Final Four watch party on Monday, April 7, starting at 7 p.m., in the Frick Forum.

The 21 new group study rooms in Knight and Bauer Halls are getting a good workout, too! Glad to see so many students enjoying the new buildings!

Where’s your favorite place to study so far in Knight Hall or Bauer Hall? Comment here or Tweet #OlinNow.

Images: Fredbird by Jerry Naunheim; Arcade by Whitney Curtis. Courtesy of WUSTL Photo Services.


Even though Olin has doubled in size with the addition of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, the school’s four buildings form a compact mini campus within the larger WUSTL campus. Our intrepid student guides to the new buildings set out in the snow in early March to measure the distance between Simon Hall and the new buildings across Mudd Field. Thanks to Harry Bolson, BSBA’14, Katy Robbins, SMP’14, Geoffry Nykin, MBA’15 for showing us the way!

Whether you trudge through the snow and mud, or take the sidewalk around the western end of Mudd Field, you will arrive in less than 3 minutes.  Try it and let us know your favorite way to travel to 4 Buildings/1 Olin.

If you drive, the closest parking areas to Knight Hall & Bauer Hall are Millbrook and Throop Garages.