The new 24-hour study space in the lower level of Cushwa-Leighton Library will officially open Friday, library director Joe Thomas announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday. The space was completed over winter break, Thomas said in the email.“This space was designed with current students’ needs in mind and is aimed to promote collaborative work, whiteboarding, and the use of technology — both shared and personal devices,” he said. “Outlets and charging stations abound.”Other improvements made to the library over winter break include two new hydration stations, a new free coffee machine on the main floor and Keurig vending options provided on the lower level. Additionally, classroom furniture samples are available for student testing, “specifically intended as replacements to older tablet desks found in classrooms across campus.”Later this semester, the ResNet and IT Helpdesk will relocate to the lower level of the library, near the 24-hour study space, Thomas said, in an attempt to make their services more accessible to students.Additionally, plans are in place to re-open the tunnels linking Le Mans Hall and the library, Thomas said.“Work has begun to make the Le Mans-Library tunnel accessible, including the installation of a lift and a ramp,” he said. “While it won’t be in time to spare [students] from this year’s snow, the work will be complete within the next three months. As soon as it’s signed off for use, we will open it for you all.”In the same email, Thomas announced that munch money may now be used to make purchases from all campus vending machines.“We hope that this improves your experience on campus,” Thomas said.Tags: 24-hour study space, Cushwa-Leighton Library, free coffee, Le Mans Hall, library renovations, tunnels
The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) is pleased that the COVID-19 Health and Safety ReEntry Guidance has been provided to Indiana schools today by the Governor’s Office and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). This guidance also includes a three-phased pathway for the return of education-based athletics which coincide with the previously scheduled first practice date for girls golf (July 31) and practice for all other fall sports (August 3). Girls golf contests are set to begin August 3 with all other sports contests to begin August 15.Over the next several weeks, the IHSAA will continue to serve our member schools in providing clarifications and further guidance for the safe return of athletic activities in our state.
Finan and O’Shea make a point to attend the fair every year. “This is the best one in Southern California,” Finan said. The weather Saturday made the fair even better, she said, as the sun was shining and temperatures were pleasant. Last year, the weather was a tad cooler. “It’s a great day for the Irish,” Finan said. The Irish Fair offered something for just about everybody. POMONA – Music performed by the Dublin 4 was so good that it got Carol Finan of San Diego and Tom O’Shea of Encinitas to push away their lunch and dance an Irish reel. “It’s Irish aerobics,” Finan said. “It gets your heart going.” The couple were two of the many who attended the fifth annual Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival on Saturday at Fairplex. The event concludes today. As part of what some call an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration, people from throughout Southern California came to listen to storytellers, watch dance groups and appreciate several musicians. Robbie Hidalgo Jr., 8, of Simi Valley was trying his hand at archery in a grassy area near the grandstand. He aimed, pulled the bow’s cord with all his might and then let go. The arrow cut through the air and hit the target, but wasn’t fired hard enough to stick. “It was fun to do,” Robbie said. “I’d like to do it as a sport.” This was the Hidalgo family’s first visit to the fair. Robbie’s father, Robbie Hidalgo Sr., said he learned about it while searching on the Internet for fairs. “We’re fair junkies,” he said. A short time after the family of six arrived, they found a number of family-oriented activities such as the archery area, Robbie Hidalgo Sr. said. “This right here was great fun and something you don’t get to do often,” he said. Shoppers were also kept busy with the opportunity to purchase books, compact discs, jewelry, clothing, packaged food products and small bunches of potted shamrocks. For the more athletic-minded, the Los Angeles-based Scottish American Athletic Association had something different for visitors. Kilt-clad athletes demonstrated their strength and skill in various events such as the caber toss, which involves the tossing of a large wooden pole, similar to a telephone pole. [email protected] (909) 483-9336160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!