New Dining Center Hours, Parking Rules for A.P. White Campus
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 [11:15 PM]
Students Trina Slapeka of Jurmala, Latvia (left), and Filip Capala
of Brooklyn, N.Y., take advantage Monday of the Roberta D. Cranmer
Dining & Conference Center's continuous dining hours by
enjoying a quiet late lunch.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- When the 2009 fall semester
began last week on Lindsey Wilson College's A.P. White Campus,
students returned to a different place in more than one way.
Several construction projects were in progress, a new football
program was in its nascent stages, and more than a dozen new
faculty and staff had been added to the roster.
To accommodate an increase of more than 150 resident students,
the college's Academic Success Center was moved from Weldon Hall to
the Everett Building. The college also converted 10 buildings that
had once been homes into residence halls to also create more space
for the influx of resident students.
But the two biggest changes affected students' eating and
walking habits: the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference
Center implemented continuous dining hours, and the A.P. White
Campus' parking spaces were zoned into commuter and resident
Continuous dining hours means the Cranmer Center is now open
from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
CT on Friday.
"With the tremendous growth in the number of resident students
this fall, dining services instituted a continuous-dining program
at Cranmer Center," said LWC Business Services Manager Jeff Willis. "This
change gives students and members of the public the opportunity to
dine anytime during the day that their schedule permits or appetite
Continuous dining has three peak meal times during weekdays in
which diners have access to the Cranmer Center's full menus. The
peak meals times are: 7-9 a.m. CT for breakfast; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CT
for lunch; and 5-6 or 6:30 p.m. CT for dinner. A continental
breakfast will be offered from 9-10:30 a.m. CT. During the
remainder non-peak times, diners will be offered soup, salad, deli,
pasta, bread, waffle bar, ice cream and beverages.
"It is expected that additional hours will reduce the wait time
during the peak meal periods," Willis said.
Willis noted that the Cralle Student Union Building grill is
open all day on weekdays; Mulligan's -- the restaurant at the Pines
at Lindsey Wilson -- is open for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CT
Monday-Friday. Membership at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson is not
required to dine at Mulligan's.
New parking rules are the other big change on the A.P. White
Campus. To make campus traffic more manageable, college officials
divided parking spaces into blue and white lots. A blue parking
lot, designated with blue parking lines, is for resident students;
a white parking lot, marked with white parking lines, is for campus
visitors, commuter students, and LWC faculty and staff.
Spaces were added over the summer as the parking lot in front of
Richardson Hall was expanded to 285 spaces. The A.P. White Campus
now has a total of about 1,130 parking spaces, according to Dean of Students Chris Schmidt.
"The new parking system encourages resident students to walk
more often because they will not be permitted to park in the white
lots, which are mostly located at the center of the campus,"
Schmidt said. "This way, the premium spaces on campus are reserved
for our visitors to campus."
And whenever Lindsey Wilson has a major cultural-affairs event
or athletic contest, Schmidt said the college's public safety
officers will be instructed to show a little grace.
"We know there will be big events - such as commencement, major
speaker on campus or a big basketball game - that are going to
attract a lot of visitors to campus," Schmidt said. "As long as
people respect handicapped spots, no-parking areas and fire lanes,
we won't ticket their vehicles during the events."
For questions about the Cranmer Dining Center's new hours,
contact the Cranmer office at (270) 384-8097. For questions about
LWC's new parking policies, contact the Office of Public Safety at
BELOW: A van pulls into a white lot on the Lindsey
Wilson College A.P. White Campus. White lots are reserved for
reserved for campus visitors, commuter students, and LWC faculty