Campus tour: Arntzen Hall
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Western Washington University's Arntzen Hall, constructed in 1974, serves as the home for five campus departments: anthropology, environmental studies, geography, political science and sociology.
The building also is home to a number of campus eating options. The Atrium was expanded last year after Aramark took over dining operations at Western. Two new eateries there include Topio's and Engrained.
Arntzen Hall also is home to one of the largest and most popular lecture halls on campus. Arntzen Hall Room 100 is used most quarters for psychology 101, environmental science 101 and communication 101, among other classes.
A basement mural by then-senior Tyler Faulstich was installed in 2007. The mural merged Faulstich's dual majors in geography and art to fill a 33-foot void in the building. The mural depicts the life cycle of the Chinook salmon.
Some lighting upgrades and water conservation measures currently are being installed in the building as part of Western's commitment to advancing sustainability and reducing the university's carbon footprint. A few classrooms in Arntzen Hall also are receiving media upgrades this summer.