Campus Transformations Underway

Momentum continues to build at CTS as several campus areas are undergoing makeovers. Following is an update on a few of the enhancements CTS students, faculty and friends will notice when classes resume.

Community Terrace and Plaza: Fresh plantings and foliage are creating an on-campus respite. Much of the terrace’s hardscape has been removed in preparation for a more inviting, park-like setting incorporating a graceful combination of pavers, crushed stone and grassy areas. Shade trees arrived this month and will soon provide shade for bistro tables scattered along the terrace.  We’re taking advantage of the sunny weather to pour fresh concrete and make the terrace an inviting location for conversation or solitary musings.  CTS’s Pomodoro sphere will be relocated to the Community Plaza and will serve as a focal point. Many of our Pomodoro’s counterparts around the world are shared with their communities in outdoor settings. Finally, a section of the seat wall along the far side of the plaza has been removed to make room for a deck overlooking the canal and the White River.

CTS Café:   Renovations are well underway for a dining area that will enhance table worship and fellowship.  Old flooring has been removed in preparation for new carpet and tile. Electrical work for a new sound system, additional lighting and expanded outlets has been installed throughout the café. Other enhancements in queue include banquette seating offset by bistro-style stools and the installation of new wall panels.  A signature item in the cafe will be the long wooden communal table, handcrafted and repurposed from the Gemmer-Goodwin boardroom. 

Space planning: As the CTS board presently meets in B-29 near the Sweeney Chapel, the Gemmer-Goodwin boardroom is being repurposed into a more flexible, multi-use space for class meetings, presentations, and other functions.  

In addition to many treasured areas on campus, the CTS Cafe and Plaza will serve a crucial role in our life together, and we cannot wait to officially open them with prayer, thanksgiving, and celebration.   

upcoming events

Dean Leah Gunning Francis is featured in this PBS documentary that explores how parents of color talk about race with their children. Tune in to WFYI-TV on February 20 at 9 pm.

There have been, and still are, religions that recognize three or more genders. Speakers will discuss examples from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Join us 6-8pm for our next Exhibition Opening on the subject of Creation.

CTS partners with Butler University for a discussion on “Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and Refugee Influx.” Discussion begins at 7 pm in Butler’s Pharmacy Building, Room 156. Free and open to the public.

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