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December 18, 2017: Finals Week and Final Post

It’s finals week for the fall term 2017, and the inside of the Hagfors Center is as active as the insides of Lindell Library and campus study study spaces. The final work of getting the building ready for full operations. Information Technology installations continue; faculty and staff continue to settle into their spaces. All faculty and staff will have a chance to see the inside of the building this Thursday afternoon, at the annual faculty and staff holiday party — a great way to end the semester!

Following are some of this week’s more visible updates:

Wayfinding and room signs. Installation of room number signs — along with room donor recognition plaques — are in the process of being installed. Wayfinding and directory signs are also part of this project.

Wall sign near entrance to group study area
Room signage near a group study space.
Room sign outside a new lab.
Room sign outside a new lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art installations – Find information about the artists below on the Art and Identity website.

[1] Winter Corn – Norman Holen

Framed art piece on wall
“Winter Corn” by artist: Norman Holen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2] Mindscape – Joonja Mornes

Three-piece art installation in oranges, pinks and reds, on a wall
“Mindscape” by artist Joonja Mornes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[3]┬áTessellated Transistors – Kimberlee Joy Roth

Ceramic art installation on a wall in a group study area
“Tessellated Transistors” by artist Kimberlee Joy Roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much work is still underway, including the two art installations below. If you don’t have the opportunity to see the building this week, it opens for classes on Monday, January 8, and all are welcome to visit!

Scaffolding with colorful glass sculpture waiting for installation
The chapel glass sculpture by artist Bebe Keith will hang from the Gundale Chapel ceiling.
Four people work to ready a large art piece, resting on a table, for wall installation
Augsburg Art Instructor Stephen Geffre incorporated into this art piece elm wood recovered from one of the trees removed from the quad due to Dutch Elm disease. The piece is aptly named, “Quad Elm Tree.”