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Massive bronze sculpture lands on college’s front door

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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The beloved bronze Chaparral statue in front of the Student Services Center has new competition for visual dominance. At 29 feet tall, a new sculp- ture named “Apex” towers over the 8-foot bird. Installed last month, “Apex” has taken center stage in the green space in front of the Berg Instructional Center, which has been […]

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Removal of Massive PE Mural Has Artist Upset

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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In 1983, College of DuPage dedicated the newly minted Physical Education Center along with a massive 40 foot by 12 foot ceramic mural in the entry level of the building, entitled “Aidos.” 30 years later, the college has modernized the building through referendum-related funding, add- ing new facilities for student ath- letes and upgrading the […]

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Academic computing center reopens

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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The Student Resource Center renovations are shaping up. On Monday, the Academic Computing Center reopened for computer lab users. The updated area includes dozens of new PC’s and Mac computers. The lab now also has broad windows to allow more natural light in. New lighting fixtures were also installed. The remodeled computing center is just […]

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HSTI expansion hopes to attract first responders

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

An artist rendering of a once proposed training facility near West Chicago. The plans fell through because the college could not find enough funding. The Board of Trustees last Thursday approved new plans to build an expansion of the current Homeland Security site in the Glen Ellyn campus.

Joash Mencias // News Editor   Board paves way for $16 million addition to HEC building  The Board of Trustees set into motion a large-scale expansion of the Homeland Security Training Institute last Thursday. The Board unanimously approved architectural and construction management contracts, paving the way for the College of DuPage to build a training […]

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WEST CAMPUS DEMOLITION BEGINS

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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JOASH MENCIAS // NEWS EDITOR Building M already down, L & FSC up next… The college began the final stretch of referendum-related construction as Building M came crashing down last week. The demolition marks the start of extensive work on the west side of the Glen Ellyn campus. Buildings L and K along with the Open Campus Center […]

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What the heck is going on over there?

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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Secrets of the new MAC building revealed! by Caroline Koch // Scene Editor -Inside the main doors, the Ticket Office will be relocated to a more accessible location, eliminating cramped queuing lines for patrons while opening up the center’s entrance.   -A new concession and bar area in the lobby will provide MAC performance and art […]

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U.S. Bank to accommodate financial needs, banking for students, employees

By   /  March 22, 2013  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

Banking will get a lot simpler for many U.S. Bank members at the college on March 25. The U.S. Bancorp has partnered with the college to hold one of their on-site location banks just behind the college Starbucks on the second floor of the SSC. According to Corporate Public Relations of U.S. Bancorp Patrick Swanson, […]

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Maintenance center to be future home for faculty members

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

A rendering of the Maintenance Center that will be located next to the Early Childhood Center off of Fawell Boulevard.

Construction on the Maintenance Center located by the Early Childhood Center is nearing completion. The building will be 35, 789 square-feet and hold 17 small and 11 large vehicles, while also making room for staff offices and extra storage. According to Facilities Planning and Development Director Bruce Schmiedl, moving into the building will help bring […]

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