Sunday, July 19, 2015

Another Successful Back to the Creek

Back to the Creek for Women of Vision

Look at all these happy faces after several hours of hard work at Back to the Creek!

About thirty women spent a recent Saturday working on Carson-Newman's campus at the Women of Vision annual Back to the Creek event. Tasks included cleaning and "spiffing up" three different sites on campus. Here's a look at these sites:

Student Lounge at Pederson Nursing Building
For those of you who remember "New Mens' Dorm," you won't believe the changes! Carson-Newman's nursing program has outgrown their building, and so now also use one section of the old dorm for offices, classes, and a student lounge.  Old furniture has been reupholstered and the lounge is taking shape.  Wonderful vintage pictures of nurses have been framed and hung. This site just needed a little cleaning for the next steps of hanging new window treatments and final decorating touches. Nursing students will have a convenient place to study and hang out between classes. 

Baker  Building Lounge 
 Every student at Carson-Newman takes required History classes in the Baker Building.  Sadly, this space has seen better days and needs some major updates.  Women of Vision has started the process of raising funds for this project. In the meantime, work has started on a space for students in an old storage area that contains teaching materials including some great old wall maps from the sixties. Some of these will be framed and hung on the walls.  Work will continue to furnish this area and make it student friendly.  

Science Building Student Lounge

An old workroom in the science building is being converted to a student lounge. Back to the Creek volunteers packed up boxes of old science teaching materials, moved out shelving and cleaned much of the room to ready it for painting and the addition of new furnishings for students. 

We're pretty sure some of the unidentifiable things we found and discarded in the refrigerator were science projects from the seventies! YIKES! 

Butler Courtyard

Bari Wilson, a Women of Vision member, graciously volunteered to landscape the courtyard at Butler where she works. Now both employees and students have a beautiful place to go for lunch or a few quiet moments.  Thank you, Bari, for a beautiful space!

Other Women of Vision Projects in the works include updates in the Music Building, the purchase of a much needed van for the Center for Global Education, and funding for several ongoing campus programs including Bonner Service Center Service Learning Seminar, SPOTS mission trips, and Operation Inasmuch. 

If you would like to contribute to any of these Women of Vision projects, send your contribution to: 

Carson-Newman University
Women of Vision
1646 Russell Ave.
Box 71990
Jefferson City, TN 37760

You may also contribute online by going to the Carson-Newman website Women of Vision link.

Upcoming Women of Vision Events

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