Windows of opportunity Honoring the past; envisioning the future Tucked behind Mackay Hall (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) stands the old Carnegie Library. It is now known as Norrington Center and currently houses the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. As a high profile destination for prospective students, the building does not offer the best first impression for Park University. Unfortunately, 100 years of Midwestern weather have taken its toll on the building’s wood-clad windows. The paint on the window frames is peeling and the wood sashes are beginning to decay. The landmark building is in serious need of repair. To restore the building’s signature feature — its windows — Park University has launched the “Windows of Opportunity” fundraising initiative. The campaign’s ambitious goal of $336,500 will allow Park University to replace all 67 windows at Norrington Center. The new energy-efficient windows will meet environmental standards while preserving the building’s architectural integrity. When complete, the campaign will honor the original design of the building as a place of light and learning.
Fall 2009 - 4
Published on Dec 14, 2009