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ICYMI: Welch Fitness Student Grand Opening

September 15, 2014

When Welch Fitness Center officially opened earlier this year, hundreds of students came out to say take in the new gym and say thanks to all -- the alumni, donors, athletics staff, and construction team -- that made it all possible.

We thought we'd share a few photos from the day. 

Students sign a thank you card to say thanks to those Scott and Kim Welch -- along with other alumni, friends, and staff that made the $16 million renovation of the Lilly Center possible.

A few students enjoying fruit smoothies at the student grand opening of Welch Fitness Center.

Hydration is clearly a priority, so a new fitness center definitely called for a new water bottle for new patrons. 

Tigers need to work out too. Next time, we hope he can add a bit of weight to the end of that barbell. 

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Equipment Officially in Place at Welch Fitness Center

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment is now in place at Welch Fitness Center, with opening day mere weeks away.  Weight racks, free weights and kettlebells have all been delivered to the new facility. 

A view of the lower level of Welch Fitness Center.

Looking down at the lower level of Welch Fitness Center from the second-level cardio deck.

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Flooring is In, Equipment Comes Next at Welch Fitness Center

July 14, 2014

With the flooring now complete in Welch Fitness Center, fitness equipment is slated to start arriving tomorrow. We're now mere weeks from opening this 16,000 square-foot fitness facility. 

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Building DePauw Signs Go Up for Hoover Hall

June 6, 2014

More than 1,000 alumni who are on campus this weekend for Alumni Reunion Weekend will get a chance to preview the construction at Hoover Hall through the installation of new construction signs along the fence that surrounds the construction site.

Each sign features a rendering highlighting the side of the building on which the sign has been hung. They also showcase two-dimensional elevation drawings of the eastern and western sides of Hoover Hall.

This sign along Hanna Street shows the south side of Hoover Hall, facing Bowman Park. 

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Preparing for Hoover Hall: Transplanting Trees

June 6, 2014

As preparation work gets underway at the site of Hoover Hall, more than 13 trees have been temporarily transplanted to ensure they aren't damaged during construction.  Each of these trees will be replanted near Hoover Hall once construction is complete.  

Another pair of trees -- a tulip and a red oak -- were permanently transplanted elsewhere on campus. 

For those trees that could not be transplanted, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with a variety of academic departments on campus to explore how the wood can be salvaged and reclaimed. Thus far, the Office is fielding inquiries for artistic, scientific and cocurricular projects that might be possible with the reclaimed wood.  Members of the campus community who are interested in projects connected to these trees may contact Anthony Baratta in the Office of Sustainability. 


Approximately 13 trees have been temporarily transplanted to the DePauw Nature Park.

Upon completion of Hoover Hall, the trees that were temporariily...

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