Stop in at the Drexel Library this week (April 11-15) to vote on your favorite chairs for the new John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons!
Chair samples are available to try on the first floor of the library. You can tell us which is your favorite by registering your vote on the nearby yellow poster. So stop in, have a seat (and some free candy!), and let us know which chairs you’d like to see in the new Learning Commons.
Throughout the semester you will hear a lot of noise coming from the Post Learning Commons construction site. Construction managers have done their best to keep the noise to a minimum, when possible. We understand that many of you come to the Library for quiet study, which is why construction managers have scheduled the loudest work to occur during our least busy times.
Starting Monday, January 24, 2011
(M-F) from 6am to 10am – hammering
(T and R) from 6am to 1pm – hammering
(M-F) rest of time – low hum noise
Spring Break – full time hammering
4/22 & 4/25 – full time hammering
Weekends – hammering only if contractors fall behind
Exam Week – They will go silent
We thank you for your patience during this process.
Photograph by C. O. Dixon
January 6, 2011
The landscape around Drexel Library has changed quite a bit lately. While our immediate surroundings previously included a beautiful garden and bucolic walkways, these same spaces are now occupied by contractors and their machines, busily chipping through granite, leaving a giant hole with offshoots here and there! What could we be thinking!
No worries, though, for what looks like a big, rocky hole in the ground now is the future home of the Post Learning Commons – a technology-rich building dedicated to aiding student learning well into the 21st Century. And so, while all things must pass and we don’t have our former garden and walkways, the Learning Commons will have many “green” elements, such as partial green roof (how cool is that?), living ivy walls, and interesting landscape around the new amphitheater.
In the meantime, there will be rhythmic pounding, thumping and drilling (at least for the next week or so, including Saturdays – 10 hours each day). The lights may go out, the water may stop running, and the building might get cold, but in the end, it will be great! So, until the fanfare of the Grand Opening, we recommend stocking up on Excedrin!
The groundbreaking for the John R. Post ’60 Academic Center and the John & Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons took place on Wednesday, November 10 on a beautiful fall afternoon. Library Director Evelyn Minick served as master of ceremonies, introducing University Student Senate President Kelly McGlynn, faculty member Randall Miller, President Lannon and finally, Maryanne and John Post. In attendance were classmates from Mr. Post’s SJU class of 1960 as well as several members of the Board of Trustees.
View a slide show of the event
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