The Emeriti Center
The Emeriti Association moved in to the new Emeriti Center in late spring 1999. The center is located in Pollak Library S170. That's the southeast corner of Library South, first floor (some will remember the location as the one-time office for the Library administration and Ernest Toy, librarian). We have two rooms: the outer room holds a conference table, one desk, side chairs, and a computer linked to the campus network. A locked closet holds supplies, including a coffee maker and other miscellany. The inner room, which serves as the office for the president of the Emeriti, has two desks, including the first desk used by the university's first president, William Langsdorf.
Members on campus (when the Library is open) may gain access to the center by going to the Library administration office, second floor, and identifying themselves. The facilities of the Center will serve well for small group meetings--for study, discussion, board games, whatever. To schedule your meeting, call the Emeriti Center (657-278-2675) and leave a message on the answering machine.
The center's computer has several software programs installed to facilitate research. The computer uses the same software packages supplied to other university users, including Microsoft Office 2003, XP operating system, and McAfee virus detection programs. An ink jet printer is part of the set up. As part of the university's network, users may search the World Wide Web, check their email on Outlook, compose documents in Word or Excel, access on-line library resources, and even find Solitaire games.
The graphic on this page depicts the "Weathervane" sculpture, donated to the university by the artist, Dextra Frankel, emeritius professor of art. The sculpture is located on campus in the grove west of the Pollak Library and north of the Performing Arts Center.