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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...

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Apr 23, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Get Out the Hard Hats—The University Commons Begins

  Get out the shovels and the hard hats! The University Commons is here, and the campus community is invited to join in the celebration on Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m. on Kuch Field. “We’ve been planning for it. Students have been asking for it. Trustees and donors have been raising funds for...

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Apr 23, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Architect Includes Geothermal Wells, Walking Bridge in Commons Design

Arcadia University new University Commons was designed by Kliment Halsband Architects, the New York firm known for its innovative work that also designed Landman Library. The project includes geothermal wells for heating and cooling as well as a walking bridge linking the Commons to Grey Towers...