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May 2, 2007
This Friday, May 4, both IT/Library faculty and staff and Q&D construction workers will be celebrating the half-way point in Knowledge Center construction.
It was only one year ago, on May 5-6, 2006, that the foundation for the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center was laid in an amazing 12-million-pound, 16-hour pour. And, in another short year,IT employees should be ready to move in. So, May 4 is the closest we could come to an "official" half-way point.
A Banner Celebration
This week, IT/Library staff will sign a 17-foot-long banner thanking Q&D construction workers for their hard work on the project, which will be presented to them during a special lunchtime celebration on Friday, May 4.
Q&D employees are signing a similar banner thanking IT/Library for its vision. Both banners will then be readied to hang on the fence around the Knowledge Center through Commencement Weekend, May 18-19.
Special thanks to Tod Colegrove in the DataWorks Laboratory for his help in printing these amazing banners on their special 42-inch-wide DesignJet printer.
At 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4,IT/Library employees will enjoy symbolic "half donuts" and "half cups of coffee" while telling and hearing funny stories about half-completed projects.
The people who tell the 10 best stories, as voted by fellow employees, have the privilege of going on the very first IT staff "hard hat" tour of the Knowledge Center later this month.