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There has been a flurry of activity across campus during the summer months as facility enhancements take shape. The Heim Science Building welcomed students back to campus for the fall semester with a renovated genetics laboratory, complete with new flooring, lighting, ceilings, paint, cabinets, lab tables, furniture, white/chalk boards, and a safety shower. The anatomy lab also received similar upgrades.
The Wertz Dining Hall underwent a transformation. New flooring, tables, and chairs fill the space, and an improved allergen station is available to accommodate our students with special dietary needs.
The Founders Plaza, located on the Upper Quad, continues to take shape with plans to be dedicated during Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 2. David '75 and Rita (Ciurlino) '84 Detwiler III have made a generous commitment to create this permanent recognition on campus for the Founders Society that will serve as a functional space for the College community and visitors. Additionally, the Class of 2020 identified the need for an outdoor classroom and designated their senior class gift to incorporating an instructional space into the plaza.
Renovations to the graphic design lab in the Fine Arts Building to accommodate a 3D digital art lab is made possible by the generosity of Barbara ’73 and Leonard Sylk. The new Sylk Digital Arts Lab will provide the space and resources necessary for students and faculty to thrive in the recently established 3D animation studio art major.
New scoreboards were installed in Lamade Gym in time for student-athletes to take the courts. Later this fall, a new outdoor sitting area, complete with gazebos and a firepit, will serve as a gathering space for the campus community, thanks to funds provided by the Class of 2021 senior gift.
During spring 2022, the psychology classroom and teaching lab, located in the lower level of the Academic Center, will undergo renovations, including the expansion of the overall size of the space by eliminating multiple smaller rooms. It will feature new flooring, lighting, ceilings, paint, furniture, and HVAC upgrades, as well as multiple television monitors.