While the gymnasium and Route 83 athletic fields are the largest construction projects Trinity is currently undertaking, they are not the only work being accomplished this summer. Closer observation of Trinity’s campus reveals such outdoor projects as the installation of sidewalks along the main entrance drive, providing convenient travel between the dorms and gymnasium. Maintenance work also provided the Administration Building with a new roof, soffits, and fascia.
Indoors, workers have been busy remodeling the three business department classrooms in the basement of Groot Hall. The two large classrooms were reoriented so that they are wide and shallow instead of narrow and deep in order to enhance instruction by improving professor-student interaction. The small classroom was transformed into a business lounge area, providing business students with a space in which to congregate and work on group projects.
Not all of this summer’s projects are visible to our guests and the Trinity community. Computer Service’s switch to a virtual server system, for instance, will increase speed, memory, and backup flexibility, as well as save energy.
Also not visible from a visit to campus is the work being done to enhance our programming at satellite locations. The College has been working to develop two offices and two classrooms at Daystar School, in Chicago’s south loop area, for the use of the adult studies program, which attracts many Chicago-area students for its evening course offerings. This new space will be a great asset for our growing program.
Projects like these are undertaken by the College to maintain the quality of our campus and provide for the efficient and effective facilitation of our course offerings. Though some of the money collected as tuition and other fees helps to fund these projects, we rely heavily on the Trinity Fund to make these much-needed maintenance and improvement projects possible.