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Education

Renovations for a Campus Landmark

Homecoming weekend at Saint Ambrose University will include an extra celebration this year. Saturday morning, the college will mark the completion of exterior renovations to Ambrose Hall. Mike Poster, vice president for finance, says the goal of the 5.6 million dollar project was to put the historic elements back on the first campus building, dating back to 1885.
The project also included replacing more than 500 windows, some original to Ambrose Hall, to help save money on energy. 

And for the first time, there's a clock on one side of the tower. 

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On original drawings but never installed, probably to save money.

Poster says the next step, possibly within a couple of years, will be to do a similar project inside - the goal is to preserve the historic look of the exterior while modernizing the interior.

A blessing ceremony will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, in Davenport.