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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Pardon our dust

Progress as of early December on the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center.
exterior view of the construction on the old gymnasium/auditorium

If you haven’t been on Palmer’s Davenport campus lately, you might not recognize the north end. Over the past months, much progress has been made in the enhancements to the campus.

According to Facilities Project Manager Mike Ernster, the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center is approaching the half-way point. “Most of the underground work and the foundations are complete. The new structure to join the two buildings and support the track also is nearly complete, and the exterior walls are being framed.” Completion is expected in spring 2017.

The Clinic Gardens are also getting a make-over. Many of the artifacts have been removed and stored but will be reinstalled once the grounds are ready. New floors and plumbing for the fountains have been installed in the ponds. A new patio and pergola structure are being added to the area with the existing ramp to the Campus Health Center, which Ernster believes will make the space even more special. Completion of the Clinic Gardens also is expected in spring 2017.

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