Common Grounds & University Commons Renovation, Summer 2010

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  • Week 1 - Jason Ropp and Michael Spory moving furniture out of Common Grounds.
  • Week 1 - Jason Ropp, Michael Spory & Matt Ropp tearing down the photos from Common Grounds.
  • Week 1 - Laura Beidler helps tear down Common Grounds
  • Week 1 - Elizabeth Barge enjoys cleaning FAR too much!
  • Week 1 - A lot of stuff to move out.
  • Week 1 - Everything must go into storage!
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  • Week 2 - The office formerly known as CAC's and the Common Ground's Managers.
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  • Week 3 - The wall between Common Grounds and the student art gallery is down
  • Week 3 - View into Common Grounds with the old gym doors removed.
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  • Week 3 - Implements of destruction.
  • Week 3 - The old classroom and corridor to Common Grounds.
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  • Week 3 - What's left from the old wall between Common Grounds and the student art gallery
  • Week 3 - Old door frames from various spots in the building.
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  • Week 3 - Too many jokes here....pick your own!
  • Week 4 - Enlarged storage room of Common Grounds, including the former women's bathroom.
  • Week 4 - The old entry into Common Grounds.
  • Week 4 - The old women's bathroom, soon to be Common Grounds storage space.
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  • Week 4 - This is NOT your gerbil's playground!
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  • Week 4 - Finally getting rid of some old doors!
  • Week 4 - Shannon pries up each maple strip of old gym floor by hand.
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  • Week 4 - Our Community Place volunteers to help by tearing up the old gym floor.
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  • Week 5 - Old hallway and classroom on south side of building.
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  • Week 5 - Keeping things safe as old asbestos tile is removed from various locations in the old building.
  • Week 5 - Temporary pipeline right through Common Grounds.
  • Week 5 - The first signs of actual CONstruction, as opposed to DEstruction!
  • Week 5 - Old doors are now are beginning to be filled in.
  • Week 5 - The former student art gallery, now a part of Common Grounds.
  • Week 5 - A lot of EMC and EMU students competed and played on this.
  • Week 6 - Tile all removed.
  • Week 6 - Carpet in entryway of Common Grounds was just removed.  This entry will get collapsed a bit so that the manager's can have an office inside the shop.
  • Week 6 - Building the new entrance between the student art gallery and Common Grounds.
  • Week 6 - Building the new entrance between the student art gallery and Common Grounds.
  • Week 6 - Lewis Driver and Mark Fenton handle some plumbing in the former theater prop storage, which was actually the former locker rooms.
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  • Week 6 - Old entrance to Common Grounds knocked down, as well as old doorways to the storage and women's bathroom now filled in.
  • Week 6 - Building a new wall on the south side. The classroom and the hallway essentially flipped to make for easier passage into Common Grounds.
  • Week 6 - The new classroom location next to Common Grounds.
  • Week 6 - the frame for the space that'll house the new air conditioning unit in Common Grounds
  • Week 6 - the space for the new A/C unit in Common Grounds
  • Week 6 - Outside light will now be a part of Common Grounds!
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  • Week 6 - Entry into Common Grounds, with new plumbing going across the hall for new men's and women's bathrooms.
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  • Week 6 - Working on what was a women's bathroom, but will become the enlarged storage area for Common Grounds.
  • Week 6 - New hallway and entrance to Common Grounds on the south side of the building, along with the relocated classroom.
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  • Week 7 - This was recently the women's bathroom!
  • Week 7 - New entrance into Common Grounds.
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  • Week 7 - Building the new entrance to Common Grounds.
  • Week 7 - The hallway to Common Grounds from the stairwell.
  • Week 7 - Building the doorway to Common Grounds.
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  • Week 7 025 - Trench cut for wew plumbing pipes outside of Common Grounds
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  • Week 8 - The former SGA office, being made into a long-needed bathroom on the second floor.
  • Week 8 - The hallway outside Common Grounds with old doors to Common Grounds and the women's bathroom filled in, as well as new entrances to Common Grounds.
  • Week 8 - New storage area for CAC under the stairs.
  • Week 8 - Need a hand?
  • Week 8 - New entrance to Common Grounds.
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  • Week 8 - Soon to be the Common Grounds office and new entry into Common Grounds.
  • Week 8 - That's a new bathroom next to Common Grounds!
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  • Week 8 - New walls and doors for Common Grounds.
  • Week 8 - New wall between Common Grounds storeroom and office.
  • Week 9-10 - Eldon Kurtz and Mark Fenton discuss plans for the brick wall in Common Grounds.
  • Week 9-10 - Eldon Kurtz and Mark Fenton discuss options with interior designer, Doris.
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  • Week 9-10 - New hallway to Common Grounds on south side of building.
  • Week 9-10 - New ducts in Common Grounds...for the first time it will have heat and air conditioning!
  • Week 11 - New south entrance/hallway into Common Grounds.
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  • Week 11 - The former "black box" theater.
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  • Week 11 - New classroom next to Common Grounds
  • Week 11 - New window into Common Grounds.
  • Week 11 - The new hallway on the south side of the building going into Common Grounds.
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  • Week 11 - The new window into Common Grounds
  • Week 11 - The old gym with all the windows out.
  • Week 11 - A "new" view of the old gym through the old SGA office window that had been covered.
  • Week 11 - The west entrance from the stairs down to Common Grounds.
  • Week 11 - Filling in some of the windows with brick.
  • Week 11 - View toward the Campus Center from an old window frame.
  • Week 11 - Working on the Common Grounds windows from inside.
  • Week 11 - The new window into Common Grounds.
  • Week 11 - The utility closet that will house the new air conditioning system for Common Grounds.
  • Week 12 - View of construction of the theater through the former SGA office window that had been covered.
  • Week 12 - The first new windows going in next to the stairwell by the snack shop.
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  • Week 12 - New conduit outside Common Grounds
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  • Week 12 - The window into Common Grounds!
  • Week 12 - New windows in Common Grounds southside hallway
  • Week 12 - Putting ducts in the new theater space
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  • Week 12 - hallway outside of north side of Common Grounds.  Dead ahead wil be the new student theater, and to the left is the storage area for CAC under the stairs.
  • Week 13-14 - new ducts in the Common Grounds office
  • Week 13-14 - face lift for the west entrance
  • Week 13-14 - Common Grounds storage/pantry space
  • Week 13-14 - the beginnings of walls in the old gym
  • Week 13-14 - walls for the Mainstage Theater
  • Week 13-14 - the first signs of new walls in the old gym!
  • Week 13-14 - soda blasting to expose the original brick in Common Grounds
  • Week 13-14 - beams for the new student art gallery
  • Week 13-14 - beams for the walls of the new Lee Eshleman studio theater
  • Week 13-14 - ceiling of Common Grounds, now painted black
  • Week 13-14 - newly soda blasted wall, to expose the original brick, in Common Grounds
  • Week 13-14 - new paint on the designed entry to Common Grounds
  • Week 13-14 - raising beams for the Lee Eshleman Studio Theater
  • Week 13-14 - a creative solution to the floor in Common Grounds is to polish the existing concrete, allowing the natural aggregate to be exposed, which also gives the floor more durability
  • Week 15 - rather than a new floor, the floor in Common Grounds is actually the original concrete, ground (pun intended), and polished
  • Week 15 - framing the new Mainstage Theater
  • Week 15 - paint and lights in Common Grounds
  • Week 15 - the kitchen of Common Grounds, not quite ready for smoothies!
  • Week 15 - extending the west entrance to the Commons
  • Week 15 - new bathroom next to Common Grounds
  • Week 16 -  new doors and a new look to the west entrance
  • Week 16 - seating area for the Mainstage Theater
  • Week 16 - even though nothing is permanent, this audience seating is built to last
  • Week 16 - framing the walls for the student art gallery and studio theater
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  • Week 16 - lots and lots of cinder block bricks
  • Week 16 - starting to see new paint, new ceiling, etc.
  • Week 16 - the extension of the west entrance
  • Week 16 - the new classroom next to Common Grounds, with the artwork from the old hallway kept and forming the back wall
  • Week 16 - working on the roof of the old gymnasium
  • Week 16 - big trucks!
  • Week 16 - Common Grounds' very own air conditioner!
  • Week 16 - painting the ceiling black in the theater
  • Week 16 - Jason Ropp cleaning the leftovers from the sandblasting
  • Week 16 - Elizabeth finds the hose the best way to get all the debris off
  • Week 16 - we're not sure exactly where Common Grounds actually is at this point.  Check back.
  • Week 16 - Sarah Grace Fitzsimmons helps get Common Grounds ready to open in one week
  • Week 16 Sarah Grace and Elizabeth cleaning Common Grounds from a summer's worth of crud
  • Week 16 - Jason Ropp has mad sweeping skills!
  • Week 16 - Elizabeth Barge mops our new polished concrete
  • Week 16 - Jason Ropp and Doug Wandersee with more dust on them than Common Grounds, which is a step in the right direction we think!
  • Week 17 - the dream team of Megan, Julia and Sarah Grace
  • Week 17 - Megan Grove amazed by just how many places dust can settle in a construction area
  • Week 17 Sarah Grace Fitzsimmons hardly ever leaves the sink it seems
  • Week 17 - Julia Johnson possibly faking how much she actually enjoys the clean up process
  • Week 17 - Mark and Doug
  • Week 17 - Aaron, Emily, Julia, Denay, Megan & Jason at the trailers loading up our stuff
  • Week 17 - yes, there were donuts.
  • Week 17 - just can't believe how much stuff we have
  • Week 17 - creative loading
  • Week 17 - Phys Plant was a huge help with staff and their trailer!
  • Week 17 - Doug carries a small bulletin board and single couch cushion...hmm.
  • Week 17 - The moving crew!
  • Week 17 - How many baristas does it take to change a light bulb?
  • Week 17 - Aaron Clemmer in the spotlight
  • Week 17 - Mark hanging up our new stage lights
  • Week 17 - only an hour earlier this was all in a semi trailer, and 4 months earlier it was all right here!
  • Week 17 - Denay caught in the centrifuge again
  • Week 17 - Julia sips espresso after a long day of moving!
  • Week 17 - Trying different combinations of shelves in the new storage space
  • Week 17 - New stage lights and the area where the new stage will be
  • Week 17 - The new carpet is almost down
  • Week 17 - Starting to get things put into place
  • Week 17 - Denay setting up the new storage space
  • Week 17 - Lucas, Aaron and Yvonne dust all the pipes
  • Week 17 - Lucas, Julia and Jason...some working harder than others!
  • Week 17 - Jason sets up his desk
  • Week 17 - Trying to make sense of the new manager's office
  • Week 17 - Jenni & Greg from IS, always looking cool, help us set up