Changes in progress for third floor of Founder’s Hall

By Kaitlin Barr
September 22, 2006

Construction, which started this summer on Founder’s Hall’s third floor, is expected to be completed this December. The former biology labs that were once on Founder’s third floor are now being replaced by the Wolfington Center, which is currently located in the Widener Center’s first floor.

“All of the offices that are occupied by the psychology faculty on the third floor of Founder’s have all been renovated, with some minor improvements still pending,” Howard Holden, director of facilities, said.

Over the last year, the Wolfington Center has outgrown the space it is currently in, mostly because of the growth of its staff. The biology labs that were once located in Founder’s are now in the Science Center, therefore creating an opening for the Wolfington Center to move into.

David Chiles, acting director of the Wolfington Center, said, “No one has tried to start putting things together to move. We’re just trying to run the programs we run for the students at Cabrini.”

“There is a temporary corridor that will permit access through the area while construction is taking place. This corridor not only separates construction from faculty and students but also serves to contain dust and noise associated with the project,” Holden said.

The new Wolfington Center, which will be open second semester, will now have a good size meeting room, as well as a kitchen for those students who want to cook while they’re working. When students leave for Christmas break in December, all of the staff in the Wolfington Center will move their offices over to the new location. The old Wolfington center will then be converted into a student lounge and meeting place.

There are many activities offered to students within the Wolfington Center. Work-programs, leadership, community service and service immersion trips are all available to the student body. Applications are available in Wolfington Center to volunteer in such places as New York, West Virginia and Ecuador.

Kaitlin Barr

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