Thursday, July 19, 2007

Architects selected for renovation of Delaware HallThe college has selected Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects, Inc., as architect of record for the ground floor renovation of Delaware Hall, recently vacated by the bookstore and other office services. Those departments moved into the Discovery Exchange building in October 2006.

The lower level of Delaware Hall is on a footprint of 32,928 square feet, about 25,000 of which will receive a complete renovation, while other areas will see cosmetic improvements. According to Eric McMillon, project manager in Facilities Planning, the new spaces are currently in the schematic design phase.

The Public Safety Department will move into the renovated space left by the bookstore

The former warehouse areas on this level will be used by Physical Plant and IT for storage and equipment rotation. The Public Safety Department will move into the renovated space left by the bookstore. Spaces currently occupied by Student Activities and Athletics, including the Fitness Center, will be upgraded, and a new clinic and office space for the Massage Therapy program will be added.

Complete details about the Delaware Hall renovation and other campus planning recommendations are available on the intranet under "Campus Planning Committee."

Christopher's serves this eveningChristopher's restaurant will be serving tonight from 6:15-7:30 in Eibling Hall Room 05.   To check out today's menu, visit Christopher's.

Harry Potter finale goes on sale at DX Saturday!One of the most anticipated books of 2007, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will be on sale this Saturday, July 21, at the Discovery Exchange Bookstore. The book is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J.K. Rowling.

The book reached the top spot on several bestseller lists hours after the date of publication was announced. Retailers have reported that more orders have been placed for this book than for any other in history, and publisher Scholastic announced an unprecedented initial print run of 12 million copies. The book is 784 pages in the U.S. edition.

Rowling made a public request that anyone with advance information about the last book should keep it to themselves to avoid spoiling the reading experience for the many fans who do not want to know the ending in advance. Ten million pounds has reportedly been invested in an attempt to keep the book's contents secure until the July 21 release date.

J.K. Rowling has been working on the Harry Potter stories for 17 years. In a 2000 interview she stated that she did not plan on further Harry Potter books after the seventh in the series.

Staff Council elects officersThe Staff Advisory Council has announced the 2007-2008 SAC Executive Committee, which was elected by the council at a meeting July 12.


Teresa Lister

Marlon Dixon

Stacy Drake

Paula Collier

Betty Richardson

September is volunteer monthEmployee volunteers are needed to work at Taste the Future, Tuesday, September 11, ( and United Way Community Care Day, Tuesday, September 18 ( Autumn Quarter begins Wednesday, September 19, and volunteers are always needed to serve on the Welcome Team (

Leadership Institute application deadline extendedThe deadline to apply for the 2007 Leadership Institute has been extended from July 16 to August 3. To apply, complete and submit the application online.

AQIP Steering Committee holds retreatThe AQIP Steering Committee attended a retreat on July 6 at the Center for Workforce Development, where members learned about quality tools and continuous improvement. Here, members of the committee solve a process puzzle.


Woodson selected for "Who's Who"Jeff Woodson, professor in Engineering Technologies , was recently selected for inclusion in the 2006-2007 edition of "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." Who's Who honors a select five percent of the nation's teachers who have been nominated for the honor by one or more of their students.