Storage Shed Renovation

Shed Cleaning.
Following completion of the new facility for the campus communication office, a temp worker cleans an adjacent storage shed. A cross-post from this month’s KnoxPix gallery. Photo by Peter Bailley.

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New Campus Entryway Nears Completion

Construction of new east entryway at Knox College

Above, Max Getz, mason and concrete specialist on the Facilities Services staff at Knox College, checks the first course in a curved wall. Below, he and an assistant install flashing at a rectangular planter. Both are features of the new entryway at Cherry and Berrien Streets on the east side of the Knox campus.

Construction of new east entryway at Knox College

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Help Is At Hand

Students work the Help Desk in Information Technology Services.Help Desk in Information Technology Services. Photo by Peter Bailley

Alejandro Varela (left) and Levi Woodbury were among the Knox College students who worked at the Information Technology Services Help Desk in the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center over the summer.

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Side Walk is Central Task

Sidewalk finishing at Cherry and Berrien on the Knox campus. Photo by John Williams
Sidewalk finishing at Cherry and Berrien. Photo by John Williams

Facilities services staff Max Getz, left, and an assistant finish a section of sidewalk at the campus entryway at Cherry and Berrien streets. The new entryway features curb cuts for easier access and a new campus map, shown at right.

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Finishing Ingersoll House Projects

A worker welds together two pieces of the railing of the new accessibility ramp at the Ingersoll House on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Photo by John Williams

Workers were out Tuesday and Wednesday finishing off the accessibility ramp at the Ingersoll House, which is the last major project for the summer at the home of the college president.

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New Windows

Window installation

Workers install large windows on the northwest section of the future home of the Knox College Office of Communications. Photo by John Williams.

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Getting Ready for New Students

A large sign to welcome students back to Knox is unraveled on Friday, Aug. 10 across the east side of Old Main. Photo by John Williams

As students begin to return to campus for fall sports, the preparation for new students has begun with the setup of the ‘Welcome to Knox’ banner on the east side of Old Main, which is the location of the welcome address on the first day all new students return to campus on Sept. 5.

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Sod Follow-up

Workers replace the sod at the Ingersoll House, The home of the Knox College president, on Thursday, Aug. 9.

Sod replacement at Ingersoll House. Photo by John Williams.

Following up on an earlier blog post about the removal of sod from Ingersoll House:

Workers have been installing new sod to replace the damaged material in the yard at Ingersoll House.

Check out the photo gallery on Knox College’s Flickr page for more images.

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From High Atop Old Main, Overlooking the Knox Campus…

Painters finish the Old Main bell tower.Painting the Old Main bell tower. Photo by John Williams

Workers are tethered to the roof of Old Main for safety while they climb ladders to reach all the wood that needed painting on the bell tower on Thursday, Aug. 9.

To see more images from their bell tower painting, check out the Flickr set.

 

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Green Oaks Stewards

Julia Sievert '12 works to clean a trail on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Sievert is one of three summer stewards at Green Oaks this year. Photo by John Williams

Julia Sievert '12 works to clean a trail on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Sievert is one of three summer stewards at Green Oaks this year. Photos by John Williams

Emily Young '12 paints trail markers on trees at Green Oaks on Tuesday, Aug 7.The stewards at Green Oaks have been working hard this summer keeping the trails clear as part of their duties around Green Oaks to maintain the field station. During the week, the stewards wake up around sunrise to begin their duties before the summer heat sets in.

(Right: Emily Young ’12, paints a white stripe on a tree while trailblazing on Tuesday, Aug. 7.)

On Tuesday, Julia Sievert ’12, and Emily Young ’12, were out before 7 a.m. cleaning and trailblazing the Little John Nature Trail. The pair cleared some overgrowth, raked the path, remarked the path on the trees and worked to make the hilly parts of of the trail easier to navigate.

Julia Sievert '12 digs a shelf into the hillside to make hiking easier on the trail during maintenance work on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

To see more photos of Sievert and Young hard at work in the early morning hours, go to the Flickr set.

(Right: Julia Sievert ’12 digs a shelf into the hillside to make hiking easier on the trail during maintenance work on Tuesday, Aug. 7.¬†Below: The sun creeps over the trees on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 7. The stewards are often up by daybreak to beat the summer heat.)

The sun comes up over the trees on the morning of Aug. 7 at Green Oaks. Photo by John Williams

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