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Feb 11, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Athletics Staff Move Into New Offices, Commons Construction Continues

As the Arcadia community anticipates the completion of the 62,000-square-foot University Commons student center, there is already reason to celebrate. The new two-story, 19-office east-end expansion of the existing Kuch Center is now open, and several offices are occupied by the Athletics...

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Feb 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Updated Ceramics Studio Merges Functionality and Ideology

During the Fall 2010 semester, Murphy Hall underwent some major renovations that will greatly enhance the Art and Design Department. Completed for the spring term, the updated facility features a new plaster lab, clay recycling room and a set of state-of-the-art gas burning kilns. Gregg Moore,...

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Jan 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

New Bridge Completed, First Step Toward Campus Bike Path

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Arcadia’s new bridge, located on the base of the lower parking lot off Church Road, serves as a conduit between Arcadia University and Cheltenham Township. It also marks a first step toward a possible bike and jogging path on campus, explains Tom Macchi, Associate Vice...

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Oct 19, 2010 Donna Whitlock

The Dome Mushrooms into New Play Space

From the top of the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride, peeking out from the fall foliage stands the newest addition to Arcadia’s campus. On Monday it took 22 facility workers six hours to install and 20 minutes to inflate the new sports dome. After two years of planning a summer of excavating, the dome...

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Sep 21, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Boyer Hall, Science Labs Get Makeover, Green Roof

Over the summer, Facilities staff and Delran Builders gave Boyer Hall and its science labs an extensive makeover—adding four rooms, upgrading labs, creating an accessible bathroom, and even installing a green roof atop the amphitheater. The most stunning improvement is the build-out of the...

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Sep 8, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Campus Road Now One-Way, New Sidewalk Added

Campus construction over the summer lead to changes for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic around Kuch Center. Pedestrians now enjoy a new sidewalk that runs along the parking lot side of Kuch Center, from Boyer Hall to Easton Hall. The sidewalk is part of the Orange Route and now carries...

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Aug 31, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Orange Route and Green Route Are Shortest Paths

  Philadelphia might have its "blue route," but Arcadia now has the Orange Route and the Green Route—and they are the shortest routes to get through campus during construction of the new University Commons Student Center. (See map with Orange Route and Green Route.) These routes are marked...

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Jul 20, 2010 Purnell Cropper

New Gardens Pop Up All Over Campus—Thousands of Plants

“Tim Gallagher is an artist and a miracle worker,” notes Tom Macchi, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning. “During our year of construction, he’s creating dozens of oases of green—and other colors—for the campus to enjoy.” “If you’ve been walking around campus lately, and...

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Jun 23, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Construction: Kuch Hospitality Suite Makes Way for Commons

For those on campus this summer, watching the activity around the University Commons construction has been fascinating. A common refrain, “Why am I so fascinated by bull dozers and dump trucks that I have to keep checking to see what’s happening?” Maybe it’s compelling to watch because so much is...

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Jun 8, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Commons Construction: A Peek into the Castle Tunnel

Tunnels and trenches are the keywords for work this week on the University Commons. And the campus got a rare peek into the infamous Castle tunnel–visible standing at the Brubaker entrance. A trench along the Dining Complex side of the field will soon contain the University’s electrical power and...

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Jun 2, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Bookstore Moves to Lower Level of Dining Complex

Templeton Bookstore has moved from its old home in Kuch Center to its new home on the first floor of the Dining Complex. The bookstore is scheduled to open in this new location on Friday, June 4. The relocation makes way for construction of the University Commons, and it puts the Bookstore in a...

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Jun 2, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Commons: Work Begins on Electrical, Fiber and Water Lines

Bulldozers and backhoes are hard at work on the University Commons, and this week most of the work is infrastructure—electrical ducts, fiber and communications network, and water, sanitary and groundwater lines. One of the initial projects is to reroute the main electrical duct bank, which...