The development office has announced recent RISE Campaign gifts totaling $118,500 to help renovate the Clark Library, where a dedication ceremony for the general public is set for September 27. The recent library gifts were from Eugene and Janet Wizer, who gave $25,000; Cisco Systems, $19,000; Chris and Kimra Corrado, $15,000; Soderstrom Architects, $22,000; Todd Construction, $10,000; the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Foundation, $10,000; the estate of David Walter, $10,000; and the Jackson Foundation, $7,500. Eugene Wizer graduated from UP in 1960, Chris Corrado in 1982, and David Walter in 1958.
The library renovation and rebuilding project began in May 2012 and is expected to cost an estimated $12.5 million. Designs called for a new, modern library on the basic root structure of the old. The library was closed during the 2012-2013 academic year, and is set to reopen in August 2013. Library services were offered during the interim year.
The renovated library will help facilitate new tools and resources for the University’s students. While maintaining a similar infrastructure, many aspects of the library have changed from the renovation. The new library entrance faces the Academic Quad, and the building will be open for students 24 hours a day.
The reopening of the Clark Library is set for August 12. The library staff is busy moving into the building and adjusting to the new features. The usual online resources are available, as well as interlibrary loan (ILL) service for article requests. For more information contact the library at 7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://library.up.edu.
A public event celebrating the reopening and dedication of Clark Library is set for 2-5 p.m., on Friday, September 27. The gifts are part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $161 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.