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Work Begins on New Dining Services Cooler/Freezer

Workers begin opening the wall for a new cooler/freezer for Dining Services on the west side of Seymour Hall on Tuesday, July 3. On Tuesday morning two workers began opening the wall for a new cooler/freezer space for Dining Services. … Continue reading

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New Accessibility Ramp at Ingersoll House

Work crews today are installing a new accessibility ramp at Ingersoll House, the traditional home of Knox College’s president. The home, located on Prairie and Losey streets, was dedicated formally as Ingersoll House in 1999. At that time, 20 members … Continue reading

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Campus Maintenance Continues Through the Heat

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

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Gizmo Patio Update

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.

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Painting windows in Old Main

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

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Planting Trees

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

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Steam Pipe Work

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

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Tree-trimming

Today’s sweltering temperatures didn’t deter the crew that is trimming trees on the Knox College campus.

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Window Washing Around 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

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Softball Field Improvements

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

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