August is nearly upon us, and that means whether we like it or not, there is only a month left of summer! While we are excited for students and faculty to return to campus for the 2016-2017 year, the change of pace on campus during the summer months is welcomed. Proctor hosts Gordon Research Conferences each year, welcoming more than 1,000 scientists from around the world (including two Nobel Prize winners) to weeklong sessions during which conferees share research, spend time in the outdoors, live in dormitories, and enjoy the fine dining prepared by Proctor's Dining Services team.
While Proctor's Dining Services and Housekeeping teams are busy hosting Gordon Research Conferences each week, Proctor's Maintenance team has been working non-stop on projects around campus: repaving sidewalks, renovating dormitories, building a new timing hut at the Proctor Ski Area with the help of two students, gardening, mowing, and continuing to make our facilities look beautiful!
Admissions, Development, Business Office, Technology, Administrative Support, and Communications teams continue to work hard preparing for the upcoming year, while a group of more than a dozen faculty members and friends of Proctor headed west last week to visit with the White Hat Family in South Dakota, continuing a cherished relationship that dates back to the 1970s.
Progress continues on the new Dining Commons as interior and exterior painting is taking place this week. Check out this video of the interior space as it evolves!
The Proctor Pond is full of life (every faculty-brat's dream!) and pickup soccer and basketball take place twice a week with students, faculty, and local community members. Life is good, but we can't wait for it to be even better when students arive in just over a month!
Thanks to Lindsey Allenby and Alan McIntyre for the photos!