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Facilities
April 27, 2017
For more than 60 years, Eckel Noise Control Technologies has been at the forefront of acoustic development, providing state of the art noise control products that create optimal sound environments. Our patented Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs) are designed to provide effective control of reverberation and background noise in a variety of athletic and recreational settings. Think of it as volume control for your facility. Gyms, indoor pools and other athletic and recreational facilities can... more
Facilities
April 27, 2017
Universities, colleges and schools need to accommodate a variety of academic and extra-curricular functions, as well as community activities. But it's entirely impractical and prohibitively expensive to build a separate venue for each purpose. So, academic facilities are left with a common challenge: How to maximize the usability of on-campus space to serve multiple functions. When the space in question is a gymnasium, it adds extra layers of difficulty. This is the challenge that Canton, Ohio'... more
Facilities
April 27, 2017
Anyone who has ever attended a child's school concert will tell you that the quality of the sound can be the difference between an enjoyable experience and a blistering headache. Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, Maine utilizes its gymnasium not only for athletics, but also for concerts and presentations. After a sound system failure forced faculty to prematurely end a concert, they knew it was time to upgrade the space. The school pursued the installation of multiple sound... more
Facilities
April 27, 2017
When you combine loud activity and a raucous crowd in a space surrounded by hard surfaces, you get an acoustic nightmare. Sound bounces all over the place, reverberating in ways that are unintelligible, distracting and unpleasant. This is exactly the scenario encountered in buildings with indoor pools, also known as natatoriums, and it's a problem that Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, OH needed to solve. Eckel Noise Control Technologies Eckoustic Functional Panels provided the remedy,... more
Leadership
April 25, 2017
Following a nationwide search, Long Beach State University President Jane Close Conoley today announced she has named Andy Fee to head her Department of Athletics. Fee will replace Vic Cegles, who departed last May. Since then, long-time athletics administrator Cindy Masner has been serving as the interim athletics director. "Andy brings a wealth of experience and energy to Long Beach State," said President Jane Close Conoley. "His vision for the future of our athletics program provides me... more
Leadership
April 25, 2017
To honor the 45th anniversary of Title IX’s passage and celebrate more than four decades of female participation in high school and college sports, Women Leaders in College Sports is launching a #BecauseofTitleIX campaign on social media and on womenleadersincollegesports.org from today until June 23. Every week day for 45 days, the organization will feature a woman who, because of Title IX, has benefited personally and professionally. The website will feature a Q&A profile in which each... more

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