Northwestern College is not only a whole education for your whole life, it’s also a whole pleasure for all five senses. The scenery of Orange City’s Dutch architecture and blooming tulips never cease to add to the comeliness of the campus.
Over the summer of 2009, Northwestern maintenance decided to spruce up the grounds with a few “beautification projects.” Among many others, these beautification projects included the cross brickwork seen at its finest only when standing in the tower of VPH and the carpet-like grass laid behind Hospers to host a sun-bathing stage on the six warm days of the school year.
With summer commencing in just a few weeks we can rest assured that our campus will not look the same when we return. Projects are not only brewing under the belt of many maintenance workers but also our beloved cafeteria ladies and Resident Directors as well.
In order to be more culturally hospitable, Northwestern’s cafeteria manager, Ron Wreath, has made plans to replace up to 40% of the tables and chairs with coffee tables and pillows to welcome the Asian culture and allow anyone eating international cuisine to dine in an international fashion.
Heated sidewalks are another beautification project in which tuition dollars will be invested. These sidewalks will be installed to mock the brutal winter weather. No more slipping on ice, ever! Jess Marcia, SGA president, has asked Northwestern to consider adding moving sidewalks alongside the heated sidewalks since bikes and scooters seem to be clogging up much the current walking area.
With Heemstra Hall soon to be vacant, Northwestern’s Resident Directors have been brainstorming ways to enhance the empty building in order to further beautify the campus. Among the ideas is an indoor botanical garden that will blossom with the fragrance of tulips year round or the space may be used for a 24/7 rave for the students who can’t seem to stop dancing.
With so many projects and so little time (and money!), Northwestern has decided to put the 2010 beautification project to a vote. To make sure your voice is heard, text “A” for the Asian dining furniture, “B” for the botanical garden, “C” for the dance club or “D” for heated sidewalks to 2569378 by Monday, Apr. 25 at 5:00 p.m.