A walk across campus says "Welcome!"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

No matter where you set foot on campus, you’re bound to see something new.  Eye-catching flowers and brighter-looking buildings are just a few of the things that stand out.  It’s a nice way to say “Welcome!”

Western Way leads up the hill in new asphalt, meeting up with widened sidewalks and a brand new entrance to Schimmel Hall.  Three banners add a festive look to the face of Schimmel, shining with new windows as well as new color.   Across the drive, fresh    greenery is taking hold on banks blanketed with bark dust--just a part of the 120 yards spread campus-wide.

The Library and Towers of the Academic Center also have new color on them, plus added stonework at their entrances, each slate and granite tile placed with care.  

 Resident halls are spruced up from the inside out, from Aagard’s new roof to carpeting in its hallways as well as in Van Gilder.    In student rooms across campus, residents will sleep better thanks to 100 new mattresses.  New sound-resistant panels in Balyo’s practice rooms could have the same effect.


Sidewalks are safer with their new white stripes on stairways and pavement where safety is a priority. Another new ADA-compliant path assists wheelchair access to the Academic Center.

All this and more has kept Campus Care personnel very busy.  “They’re a great crew,” Director Tom Samek praised the twenty members of his department who have lately gone the extra mile.  “Everyone’s in good spirits.  They know this is a service to the Lord.”

  • Campus Care employee and part-time student, Kassi Williams, tends to a flower bed behind the Academic Center

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