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