The campus has stepped up its recycling efforts in the past couple of months by purchasing and installing recycling bins in all campus buildings. The bins, such as the ones seen here being used by Jade Rankin '09 (Elementary Education, Biology), are for commingled items (plastic bottles, metals and glass) and paper. Alexandra Wojick '07, '09g (English) spearheaded the campaign to increase the amount of materials the college recycles. She worked with the Custodial Department and Facilities Operations and Maintenance to procure the bins. She also educated the campus community on recycling.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will be hosting its first Fire Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Old Main Quad. Scheduled events include a hands-on extinguisher training, a sprinkler demonstration, a mock residence hall room burn and a smoke-filled corridor demonstration. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control will be on hand to distribute educational handouts and free items. For more information, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at x3310.
Campus and local community members are invited to get their hands dirty and help the Student Art Alliance create the world's largest fingerpainting on Sept. 22. At the event, which will take place on the Old Main Quad beginning at 9 a.m., participants will create mosaic-style tiles that when put together will total more than 20,000 square feet. The community-based art project was the idea of Jeremy Holmes '08 (Art), president of the Student Art Alliance.