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News Briefs – 2/26/04

Campus Center On The Move

The Campus Center construction is officially complete and another step towards occupancy, according to a university-wide memo sent out by Chancellor Jo Ann Gora’s office.

A final permit comes through after a punch-list of 3,000 items is complete. The items include minor things like little cracks in the wall due to an installation of a water sprinkler or something that got hit during the movement of furniture.

Stating that it will take nearly a month to go through each item, the memo said, “These small items will not stop university activities from moving into the building.”

The first week in March is the target date for the move. Student Life, the undergraduate and graduate branches of student government and student centers and organizations will be the first of many to move. Campus Center Director Anne Devaney’s office has already moved in. Officials are still planning out the second round of the move.

Those who are to move in soon will not have to look hungrily to the McCormack Hall and Quinn Administration cafeterias. The Atrium Cafe will be open on the Upper Level where hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and pastries will be available from 7:30am to 5:00pm, according to the memo.

Lost Dog Found

The UMB Public Safety Department temporarily acquired a new canine unit when a male Shih Tzu was found in the parking lot behind the Clark Athletic Center last Wednesday. He spent the afternoon with campus police before being taken in by Director of Institutional Research Jennifer Brown. Brown, who already owns three dogs, advertised the lost dog all over campus on the Internet and on the TV monitors, thanks to Carol DeSouza. Brown says she received many e-mails from around campus that offered to take the dog in if nobody came to claim him.

The owner came to retrieve him the following Friday and revealed that the dog’s name was Snoopy.

Brown thanks everyone for their help and kindness. “People were very kind and responsible,” she said.