Facilities

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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...

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May 25, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Fencing Goes Up as Commons Construction Begins

The construction crew wasted no time getting to work on the University Commons. Fencing around the site went up on Monday, May 24, and by Tuesday, graders had cut a construction road and shovels had begun to clear the site. New walkways and entraces also are being constructed this week around the...

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May 25, 2010 Purnell Cropper

New Mobilty Access Under Construction for Boyer

As part of the University Commons construction project, a new mobility access entryway is being constructed for Boyer Hall. The accessible entry between Boyer and Kuch Center will remain blocked during construction. The new mobility accessible entrance is on the side of Boyer facing Landman...

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May 18, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Commons Construction: A Tale of Tunnels and Bridges

Imagine: Digging 96 geothermal wells 400 feet deep. Building a pedestrian bridge from the Castle walkway to the new University Commons. Cutting through the underground tunnel that runs from the Castle to Murphy and Spruance—for now. And creating new pedestrian shortcuts around the construction site...

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May 14, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Commons Construction Begins; Watch for Orange and Green Routes

By President Jerry Greiner I am pleased to report that we are about to fulfill a long-overdue need at Arcadia as we begin construction on the University Commons right after Commencement. Even before I accepted the presidency at Arcadia, I envisioned the day when this University would have a...

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May 7, 2010 Purnell Cropper

What Are the Steel Girders in Front of Boyer?

Construction on the new University Commons is just weeks away, but a few steel girders being installed in front of Boyer Hall have started a buzz about what's happening. The steel girders will hold mockups of two different types of terra cotta panels as part of the final decision-making process on...

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May 7, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Kuch to Commons: Alumna Puts Perspective on Construction

Association President Karen Rossi Brager ’91 provides perspective on the construction fences that will line the central green at Arcadia starting May 24. Brager was a student at Arcadia when the campus broke ground for Kuch Recreation and Athletics Center. This April, she picked up a spade and...

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May 7, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Storm Takes Down Two Pear Trees Near Kuch

As the faculty concluded their last Faculty Meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 3, strong winds roared up behind Grey Towers Castle as a storm passed through. In addition to rattling windows around town, the strong winds also claimed two of the picturesque Bradford pear trees that line the walkway...

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Apr 27, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Steele: University Commons is a Result of ‘Great Leadership’

Exalted Movements singers kicked off the groundbreaking for the University Commons in their red “hard” hats. Hundreds of students at Spring Fling donned hard hats and received souvenir “bricks,” taking a moment from their activities to celebrate the new building destined to become a hub of student...

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Apr 27, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Steele: University Commons is a Result of ‘Great Leadership’

Exalted Movements singers kicked off the groundbreaking for the University Commons in their red “hard” hats. Hundreds of students at Spring Fling donned hard hats and received souvenir “bricks,” taking a moment from their activities to celebrate the new building destined to become a hub of student...