Karen Hange painted railings near the Conference Center.
Each Tuesday during the summer, several Calvary staff members step away from their desks and pitch in to help with various maintenance projects around the campus. They clean in the dorm for the first few Tuesdays. Most weeks some people spend time mowing, weed-eating, and pulling weeds. This summer staff members have painted numerous spots and stained a gazebo as well.
Ashley Spicer, Rachel Hontz, Tasha Krahn, and Tressa Shoemaker stained the gazebo.
Because of the library move this spring, one of the Tuesday Work Day projects was putting together some additional shelves. Other staff members worked heartily at moving furniture to the CABRE.
Last summer I told you that the building formerly known as the Seminary was being remodeled. At that time, we were planning to move the library and academic center to that space. God had other plans! Now the old seminary building has a new name to go with a new purpose. The CABRE (pronounced SAY-bur) is the Center for Advanced Biblical Research and Engagement. It houses the Pre-Trib Research Center, Center for Interdisciplinary Creation Studies, and the Burnham Center for Global Engagement.
Boxes of books waiting to be shelved in the new library
Back in July we announced that they would be moving to the former Seminary building; however, that was not God’s ultimate plan.
Students loading up boxes from the old library
Following a months-long process, Calvary recently purchased the former Heart & Soul Church which is right next to our new Student Life Center (dining hall) on the south edge of the campus. April 19 was moving day! Classes were canceled so that students, faculty, staff, and some alumni could all assist with moving furniture and thousands of books.
Moving in to the new library
The new-to-us building has space for the computer lab, study areas, offices, and, of course, lots and lots of books. We are excited about how God has put together this additional campus space piece-by-piece over the last six years!
What a beautiful day God gave us for making campus improvements! Thursday was the Spring All-Calvary Work Day, and, as they did in the fall, students, faculty, and staff spent the morning on projects that will beautify and improve our surroundings. Groups painted in the gym, outside the education building, in the Clark Academic Center, and in the Admissions Visitor Room. Other groups cleaned in the theatre department, Madison Hall, and the library. Some of the most visible work was done near Madison Hall where workers planted shrubs and did other landscaping jobs. We are so thankful for the excellent weather and all of the hard work that was done to accomplish these tasks.
Students and staff worked on the landscaping in front of Madison Hall.
Students work to beautify the area around the new Student Life Center.
Now that the students are settling into college life, it is nice to take a day off from brain work to do some manual labor. On Tuesday students were assigned to various jobs around campus, with a majority of the work being done inside and outside the new Student Life Center. If you have not heard about Calvary’s new acquisition, click here to read more about it. The building was formerly Turner’s German-American Hall, and it is just south of Calvary’s softball field near Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. If you would like a sneak peek at the space before it is renovated, make reservations to attend the President’s Dinner next week.
Students cleaned chairs and the inside of the new Student Life Center.