One might say life is back to normal in the Iowa Memorial Union—but that would shortchange the improvements made during the recently completed first phase of renovations.
Over the past 16 months, construction in the IMU has remodeled or built anew roughly 14,000 square feet of recreational, social, study, retail, and work space.
“We’re finishing up odds and ends, but the transformation is basically complete,” says David Grady, associate vice president and director of University Life Services. “I’m happy that we’ve created a campus center that’s not only fun but also up to the University’s standards for excellence.”
The University of Iowa is on track to save more than $5 million in reduced energy expenditures for the 24-month period ending in June 2007, thanks to efforts launched by the Energy Conservation Advisory Council. Highlights of the plan include a commitment to sharply reduce the University’s reliance on nonrenewable energy sources by 2013, unprecedented campus-wide participation, and a direct tie-in with the University’s research and educational missions.
For 35 years, the Bijou Theater, The University of Iowa's student-run movie house located in the Iowa Memorial Union, has offered the UI community thoughtful (and sometimes controversial) films.
Those traditions will continue from the comforts of the Bijou's new first-floor theater, complete with a new sound system, new seats, and a new screen.
Check out the renovations made during the first phase of work in the Iowa Memorial Union.
Some faculty and staff members have big plans for the University's upcoming spring break: golf in Arizona, skiing in Colorado, even overseas vacations. For others who are staying close to Iowa City, the week of spring break will be spent catching up on a busy semester or taking in the tranquility that is Iowa City during break. Just watch out for individuals running wildly around the Pentacrest...
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