End of an Era . . . Marquee Set for Improvements

Marquee torn down

NSU Marquee Construction

What’s that old saying, “Out with the old. In with the new.” Well, it’s never been more true than when it comes to change at Norfolk State University. Team Henry (owned by NSU alumnus Devon Henry) contractors began dismantling the University’s  first marquee – a digital signage system located at corner of Brambleton and Park Avenues. It was among the first outdoor displays on campus installed in 2002. Initially, the state-of-the-art digital display, also showed the time of day and the temperature. Temperature sensors were located on the roof of Harrison B. Wilson Hall. Very popular during its first few years, a policy was written specifying what kind of messages would be displayed. The marquee was turned off  Tuesday, May 10, and demolition started the next day. The marquee told thousands of drivers on Brambleton and Park Avenues about events and news at Norfolk State as well as welcomed our new Spartans, families and friends of our graduates and special guests.

A new digital sign display will be installed over the summer. If you’re visiting the campus, look for news and information in any building digital display and the video display at the communications tower. You can always stay up to date on NSU happenings by visiting the Norfolk State website www.nsu.edu, listening to Spartan Life Radio on WNSB 91.1 FM (Mondays at 8:50 a.m.) and Spartan Life on blogtalk radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/spartanlife.

“Appreciate change – it is the only thing that creates progress.” – Nishan Panwar

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