(Posted September 9, 2021)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.—Visitors to Juniata College will soon be welcomed with a new look as they approach campus.

  Construction has begun on the corner of Moore and 17th streets as a more formal and visible entrance to Juniata’s campus is being established. The Juniata College Gateway Project was designed by campus architect Derck & Edson in partnership with members of the campus community, including President Jim Troha and his wife, Jennifer, Tristan delGiudice, director of facilities services, Jeff Andreas, assistant director, operations and custodial services, Lorri Shideler, director of conferences and events, Norris Muth, professor of biology, Erin Paschal, assistant dean of students-campus life, Cathy Closz, assistant director of alumni relations & stewardship, Candice Hersh, associate director of marketing, and Brittany DeHaven, senior associate director of admissions. The project will take approximately a month to complete. This is the first of three campus entrance areas that will be addressed over the next several years.

Other campus enhancements underway include a major renovation of Detwiler Plaza, outside of Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center. This is an area frequented by students, faculty, and staff, all of whom will benefit from the improved accessibility, new tables and chairs, enhanced lighting, and an outdoor fireplace.

Refurbishment of the gymnasium floors within Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center is nearly complete, with the final touches being added to the center athletic logo of the main gym. Upstairs, the intramural gym has been refinished, and the walls have been painted to update the space.

The Carnegie Museum of Art storage relocation project includes a conversion of a main-floor painting studio into collection storage and curator’s workspace, as well as HVAC needs within the space being addressed. An existing office adjacent to the building’s rotunda was utilized to create an accessible restroom and small storage room.

Plans for the Statton Learning Commons are in the final review stages, with an anticipated start date for construction set for the next academic year. Statton Learning Commons is made possible through a lead multimillion-dollar gift from Tim ’72 and Kathy (Stavru) Statton ’72. The Statton Learning Commons will be created from the renovation of the existing 34,610 square foot Beeghly Library and the construction of a single-story addition to the front of the building.

All of these campus projects, along with improvements within Founders Hall and Cloister Hall, were made possible through the results of the BELIEVE Campaign, which concluded May 31, 2021.  

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.