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New chandeliers for Campion Ballroom; remodel 95 percent done

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chandelier Inner 2


This is one of eight custom chandeliers that will be installed in Campion Ballroom, starting Feb. 1. The ballroom is undergoing a major facelift that has included new entry doors, updated and energy efficient lighting, paint, blinds and drapery. A portion of the kitchen has also been upgraded to improve food service capabilities. The project is 95 percent complete, and the ballroom is being used. A grand reopening event is being planned for spring.

(Thanks to Steve De Bruhl, project manager in Facilities Services, for contributing the photos and information.)
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Father Howell wins contest for messy desk

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Howell Desk for Inner

If you could pull off this feat, you'd revel in it, too. Congratulations, Pat Howell, S.J., rector of Seattle University’s Arrupe House (and his co-conspirator Margaret Moore who took the picture)! You submitted the winning photo for the “messy desk” competition. In recognition of your impressively cluttered work space, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks. But wait, there’s more….

It turns out that Pamela Street, administrative coordinator in Student Development, just happens to moonlight as an organizing coach. “I have a weekend business where I assist folks to find their natural point of work and help them set up their desk to make the clutter more reasonably handled,” she writes. When Pamela read about the photo contest, she contacted The Commons and graciously offered to donate a coupon for a free two-hour consult. So there you go, Father Howell—you can sip a latté while Pamela talks you through some of your options for reorganizing.

A big thanks to everyone who participated, including Audrey Hudgins, who submitted the picture, below, of Erin Engelhardt’s desk. (Not bad, Erin--and the Elmer's glue on the window sill is a nice touch--but you've got a ways to go to catch up with the rector!)

Erin Engelhardt Desk
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Show us a messy desk, qualify for a $10 prize

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2010

Tina's Desk Blog

Do you have a messy desk? Or maybe your colleague does. Send us a photo of an SU workspace that's, well, let's just say "unkempt." Be sure to include a brief description with the photo and e-mail it to The winning shot gets a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks.


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Back for more

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010

 Bookstore from Natalie Blog

SU students, faculty and staff returned to campus this week for the start of winter quarter. As part of the ritual, students flooded the bookstore to gather the texts they’ll need for the weeks ahead, hunted down parking passes and attended to all manner of other details that go along with the beginning of a new academic term.

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