Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Welcoming Places on Campus

Main Hall Lobby and the fourth floor of the Lipscomb Library recently received makeovers.

The first phase of the library renovation included two wings: one that's more computer friendly where students can use their laptop computers and work together on projects, while the other wing is a more traditional reading area.

The renovation was made possible by an annuity fund established by Florence Ridley in honor of 19 women from the Class of '44 who forged a lasting friendship. The Parents Fund also helped provide furnishings in the periodical room. A second phase will soon address renovating the remainder of the library's fourth floor.

In Main Hall, the lobby received its first update since 1999. Four new sofas were added, furniture was recovered and the walls were painted a warm yellow with crisp white woodwork.