Monthly Archives: June 2012
Knox College facilities services staff Max Getz lays brick at the corner of Cherry and Berrien Streets. When Galesburg and Knox College were founded 175 years ago, the intersection of Cherry and Berrien didn’t exist under its current name, according … Continue reading
Despite the temperatures nearing 100 degrees this week, student workers and other members of the summer maintenance crews continued their work. Many of the workers around the campus have started around sunrise in hopes to avoid more of the afternoon … Continue reading
The former Alexander Lumber building at 212 E. South Street has begun its transformation into the new office space for the Office of Communications. The Alexander Lumber company closed its Galesburg location in early 2009 and has been vacant since. … Continue reading
Workers are continuing to resurface the Gizmo patio deck, installing brick pavers to replace the wooden boards that previously covered the deck. The brick pavers will provide more durability than the wooden planks, which were installed in the mid-1990s.
A crew is working its way around Old Main, repainting window trim in the National Historic Landmark and Lincoln-Douglas Debate site. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Old Main’s windows are among the most interesting you’ll find … Continue reading
Grounds crews were out early this morning planting a new Autumn Blaze Pear tree near the Center for Intercultural Life in the Quads residence area. Despite the tree’s name, it only produces small ornamental fruits and won’t produce any pears … Continue reading
Work has continued on the steam pipe in front of the Auxiliary Gymnasium in order to complete the large project that was started last summer, which has saved thousands of gallons of water a day. The trench needed to finish … Continue reading
Today’s sweltering temperatures didn’t deter the crew that is trimming trees on the Knox College campus.
Along with the larger projects around campus, the yearly summer maintenance and cleaning projects are in full swing. Students have begun cleaning all the windows around campus and were cleaning the outside of The Sharvy G. Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center on Thursday. Other … Continue reading
Work is under way to re-do Knox College’s softball field by expanding and re-grading the infield. UPDATE: The work is finished, and more details are available here. The Prairie Fire softball field features a state-of-the-art sprinkler and drainage system that … Continue reading