Woody/Shales has eight floors for students, and floors are designated for male or female residents. It is also the home to the Discover Living-Learning Community and Early and Elementary Living-Learning Community. Students share a main lobby and have access to a flat-screen television, pool table, and other hall activities. There is also a computer lab, laundry room on each floor, fitness room, and study lounges.
All student rooms in Woody/Shales are traditional rectangular double rooms. Furniture in this hall is not stackable or bunkable, so students may bring or rent lofts. Included in each room are beds, dressers, desks with chairs, and built-in closet space. In addition to a phone jack, one wired Ethernet outlet is available in student rooms, and wireless Internet service is available throughout the building.
At the ground-floor level of LaFollette Complex, where Woody/Shales is located, is the LaFollette Square dining unit. The building is also near The Atrium and Noyer Centre dining locations.
Woody/Shales was named for two people, Grace Woody and John Shales, who were involved with Ball State during its early history.
Woody was an associate professor of women’s physical education at Ball State from 1924 to 1961. After her retirement from the university, she traveled to England, Mexico, the Philippines, the Holy Land, Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Shales was a member of the department of education from 1929 to 1960. He was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1894 and graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Canada, in 1914.
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