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In Sunlight and Shade, Campus Buzzes With Progress

If summer is a time of respite from work demands, a slower pace than usual or a heightened focus on leisure, someone on campus didn’t get the memo. Here, then, are a select few of recently completed projects or works in progress in preparation for the rapidly approaching Fall 2016 semester.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer, and Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

The Witmer Group, which recently established a scholarship fund for Penn College masonry students, is structurally rehabbing the college’s Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
The Witmer Group, which recently established a scholarship fund for Penn College masonry students, is structurally rehabbing the college’s Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

A renovated dental hygiene clinic (ATHS, second floor) will greatly improve the teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. The modernized space will include state-of-the art technologies and spacious, comfortable workstations. (The former equipment was more than 20 years old and dated by health care standards.) The new layout for the clinic will be linear, which will resemble real-world dental office settings and improve HIPAA privacy compliance. The new layout will also maximize the lab space and allow for the inclusion of four additional student workstations.
A renovated dental hygiene clinic (ATHS, second floor) will greatly improve the teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. The modernized space will include state-of-the art technologies and spacious, comfortable workstations. (The former equipment was more than 20 years old and dated by health care standards.) The new layout for the clinic will be linear, which will resemble real-world dental office settings and improve HIPAA privacy compliance. The new layout will also maximize the lab space and allow for the inclusion of four additional student workstations.

Enhanced accessibility, a larger patio and the college seal are among the entryway features at the Hager Lifelong Education Center.
Enhanced accessibility, a larger patio and the college seal are among the entryway features at the Hager Lifelong Education Center.

An entrance sign leads hungry patrons from Maynard Street to the college's fine-dining restaurant.
An entrance sign leads hungry patrons from Maynard Street to the college’s fine-dining restaurant.

New video equipment, mannequins and instrumentation have been added to the surgical technology lab, joining the processing table (foreground) that was installed last summer.
New video equipment, mannequins and instrumentation have been added to the surgical technology lab, joining the processing table (foreground) that was installed last summer.

General Services crafted these "Blooming Branches" from leftover stainless steel to display annuals outside Madigan Library and the Thompson Professional Development Center.
General Services crafted these “Blooming Branches” from leftover stainless steel to display annuals outside Madigan Library and the Thompson Professional Development Center.

Replacement of turf on the athletic field adjacent to the Field House has long been included in the college's Facilities & Site Plan.
Replacement of turf on the athletic field adjacent to the Field House has long been included in the college’s Facilities & Site Plan.