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UT Leadership Institute 2018-19 class announced

Last year, 21 faculty from across the University participated in the second year of the UT Leadership Institute.

The program was launched in fall 2016 by UT President Sharon L. Gaber and Provost Andrew Hsu to provide professional development to help prepare future academic leaders.

“We started this program to help our fantastic faculty members develop into future academic leaders,” Gaber said. “We believe the UT Leadership Institute accelerates success in higher education administration.”

“For faculty who are interested in exploring leadership opportunities in higher education administration, participation in the UT Leadership Institute is an excellent opportunity,” Hsu said. “Our third cohort of faculty represents faculty from eight colleges and University Libraries. I look forward to the many contributions they will make as emerging leaders of the University.”

Following a competitive application process, a third cohort of 22 faculty members was selected to participate in this year’s UT Leadership Institute. This year’s participants are:

• Dr. Ammon Allred, Philosophy, College of Arts and Letters;

• Dr. Jillian Bornak, Physics, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics;

• Dr. Lucinda Bouillon, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Services, College of Health and Human Services;

• Dr. Maria Coleman, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering;

• Dr. Joan Duggan, Medicine, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. Kevin Egan, Economics, College of Arts and Letters;

• Dr. Michael Ellis, Medicine, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. Rodney Gabel, School of Intervention and Wellness, College of Health and Human Services;

• Dr. David Giovannucci, Neurosciences, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. Lynn Hamer, Foundations of Education, Judith Herb College of Education;

• Dr. Dana Hollie, Accounting, College of Business and Innovation;

• Dr. A. Champa Jayasuriya, Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. David Kennedy, Medicine, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. Lisa Kovach, Foundations of Education, Judith Herb College of Education;

• Sarah Long, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health and Human Services;

• Julia Martin, University Libraries;

• Amy O’Donnell, Management, College of Business and Innovation;

• Dr. Jorge Ortiz, Surgery, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Dr. Youssef Sari, Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;

• Dr. Rebecca Schneider, Curriculum and Instruction, Judith Herb College of Education;

• Dr. Qin Shao, Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and

• Dr. Puneet Sindhwani, Urology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

The first meeting of this year’s UT Leadership Institute cohort was held Oct. 5 and will be followed by monthly meetings throughout the academic year.

Participants will discuss various aspects of leadership in higher education and engage in discussions with members of the UT leadership team and invited speakers, with presentations focusing on leadership styles, critical issues facing administrators, funding, and diversity and inclusion.

President Sharon L. Gaber, second row standing at right, posed for a photo with most of the members of the 2018-19 class of the UT Leadership Institute during last month.

Forum to focus on assessing, communicating research efforts

This month’s Future of Higher Education Forum will cover “Measuring and Communicating Your Research Impact.”


The session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1711.

Dr. Beau Case, dean of University Libraries and director of the UT Press, and Dr. Christopher D. Ingersoll, vice provost for health affairs and dean of the College of Health and Human Services, will lead the forum.

They will discuss measuring and communicating research as it relates to journal, author and article impact. In addition, they will demonstrate how to use these measures while seeking tenure and promotions.


“Research plays a vital role in the academic life of most faculty members. This session is designed to show faculty how to harness that hard work, how to effectively talk and write about it, and how to leverage that work when it comes to promotions and tenure,” said Dr. Amy Thompson, interim associate vice provost of faculty affairs and professor of public health.

The Future of Higher Education Forums are coordinated by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the University Teaching Center.

Register for this month’s program and read more about the Future of Higher Education Forums, including how to submit proposals for upcoming events, at the Office of the Provost website.

UT recognizes 100 years since end of World War I

Not only did World War I reshape how modern wars would be fought, the conflict had an enormous effect on society as a whole across the globe.

“World War I was seen at the time as the ‘war to end all wars.’ It was the first global war and the first that was fought with weapons of mass destruction. It was historically important in its own right,” said Dr. Mysoon Rizk, professor of art history and director of the Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities at The University of Toledo. “But the lead up to the World War I, the absurdities on the battlefield and the war’s aftermath all brought major changes in arts, politics and culture as the world tried to make sense of the bloodshed.”

Rizk is co-organizing a UT symposium titled “Memories of World War I,” which will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.

The symposium, one of several upcoming events at UT commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Nov. 11 armistice that effectively ended the war, will bring together a diverse collection of University and community scholars to discuss the effects of the war and its cultural representations in the United States and elsewhere.

Topics to be examined include the war’s effects and consequences on northwest Ohio and U.S. politics; the cultural memory of the war in the U.S. and abroad; how the war shaped national identities; and the innovations in art, music, literature and theater that were triggered by World War I.

Of particular note is the focus on the experiences of women during World War I.

Dr. Friederike Emonds, associate professor of German and a symposium co-organizer, said much of our contemporary understanding of the war comes from the well-known male writers of the so-called Lost Generation, while women’s war literature of the time has been overlooked.

“As women were not allowed to join the military and fight at the front, women’s war experiences offer a different perspective on the war, allowing us new insights and perceptions that significantly contribute to our efforts to gain a more comprehensive understanding of World War I today,” Emonds said.

The University of Toledo has a number of other upcoming events tied to the centennial of the end of World War I:

• The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film is presenting an adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s novel “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Written and directed by Dr. Matt Foss, UT assistant professor of theatre, the play will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-11, in the Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students; $12 for UT faculty, staff and alumni, and military members and seniors; and $18 for the general public. Call 419.530.ARTS (2787) or order online at UToledo Ticket Sales. Tickets also will be available at the door.

• A free screening of an English film adaptation of “All Quiet on the Western Front” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.

• Through Friday, Dec. 14, Carlson Library also is displaying World War I artifacts and photographs from the collections of Richard Oliver and the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections. The free exhibit is located in the library’s main lobby.

For more information on UT’s Word War I centennial events, to register for the symposium or to purchase tickets for the theater adaptation of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” visit the Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities website.

Young adult author to visit UT to sign books, lead writing workshop

“If you put work on a page, you are a writer,” said Leslie Welch, dispelling the notion of an aspiring writer.

The young adult author will share insights and provide encouragement when she visits the University Tuesday, Nov. 6, for a book signing and writing workshop.


Welch is the author of the acclaimed debut novel “The Goodbyes.” The 2016 book is about unrequited love that inspires a musician to stardom — and the power of goodbye.

She will sign books at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m.

Following the book signing, Welch will conduct a writing workshop in Carlson Library Room 2024 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on “How to Draft Your Novel.” She will discuss starting a log line, building a plot, creating memorable characters, developing a platform, and finishing your first draft.

The book signing and workshop are part of the University’s involvement in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The November event is a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

“NaNoWriMo is a fantastic resource for all writers because you have to make a lot of compromises to get it done, and it forces you into a creative state you couldn’t otherwise access with unlimited time,” said Welch, who has participated in the event the past 13 years.

“‘The Goodbyes’ was written on NaNoWriMo,” she continued, “and I was 10,000 words short on the last day. I sat in Panera Bread for 10 hours, my butt was numb, my hands were sore, but I finished that book. If I can do it, you can, too.”

Welch was born in Toledo and moved to Philadelphia in her preteen years. She graduated from Penn State and resides in the Washington, D.C., area.

She offered advice for authors hailing from the Toledo area: “Write what you know. I know you think your setting is boring; it isn’t. It will feel real if you write from your daily experience in the Midwest.”

More information about NaNoWriMo and Welch’s visit can be found at the University Libraries website. Learn more about Welch at the author’s website.

To register for the writing workshop, , or to participate in NaNoWriMo, contact Lucy Duhon, associate professor in University Libraries, at lucy.duhon@utoledo.edu or 419.530.2838.

UT, Toledo Museum of Art partner to advance visual literacy

The University of Toledo and Toledo Museum of Art announced Friday a strengthened partnership that will advance visual literacy education.

The new initiative will provide opportunities for UT students across all majors to master the ability to “speak visual” through targeted curriculum modules incorporated into their existing course offerings.

The Association of College & Research Libraries defines visual literacy as a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media. Visual literacy is a skill that is critical to effective communication, creativity and design thinking.

UT President Sharon L. Gaber and TMA Director Brian Kennedy signed a memorandum of understanding for the collaboration at a ceremony Oct. 12 in the Museum’s Great Gallery.

“This collaboration will provide our students engaging lessons within their disciplines that will give them a step up when it comes to better explaining their complex scientific data graphically or connecting in a new way with the community to solve important social issues,” Gaber said. “Visual literacy is an important skill for our students who are the future leaders of our community and our world. We are excited to strengthen our partnership with the museum to advance this discipline.”

“Learning to read, understand and write visual language is an ability that helps all aspects of life,” Kennedy said. “The visually literate person uses sensory skills for critical thinking, by better interpreting the world around us, thereby advancing opportunity for a more productive and engaged life.”

This collaboration leverages the strengths of TMA’s Center of Visual Expertise and the Museum’s experience teaching visual literacy to young K-12 students, as well as professionals in the industrial and manufacturing fields, in combination with the strengths of UT’s Center for the Visual Arts in art education, Jesup Scott Honors College in interdisciplinary learning, and UT Libraries in supporting information literacy.

The initiative began with a pilot honors seminar course co-taught by UT and museum educators and an elective for medical students called Art and Medicine: Using Visual Literacy to Improve Diagnostic Skills.

The curriculum module options will be expanded to be available to all courses on campus. The goal is to have the visual literacy modules adopted into at least 20 additional courses in spring semester.

The effort is led by Dr. Heidi Appel, dean of the UT Jesup Scott Honors College, and Mike Deetsch, director of education and engagement at TMA, and involves a team of approximately 20 faculty and staff from both institutions who are contributing their time to this partnership.

The visual literacy initiative was made possible, in part, with financial support from Judith Herb, a generous longtime supporter of both institutions.

Exercise your freedom to read at UT Banned Books Week

The University of Toledo will hold its 21st annual Banned Books Vigil to celebrate the right to read, think, speak and create freely without censorship.

The free, public event will take place Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005. Programs will start every 30 minutes during the event that coincides with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29.

“We emphasize taking a moment to think about how fortunate we are to live in a country where we can express our views and read the views of controversial people because, in a lot of places, freedom of expression is not a right,” said Dr. Paulette D. Kilmer, UT professor of communication and coordinator of the UT Banned Books Coalition.

Classic books such as “The Catcher in the Rye,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Color Purple” are a few of the novels that have been challenged or banned from libraries and classrooms. And every year, new books are added to the banned list.

Banned Books Week strives to celebrate and make these books easily available to students and bring together the entire reading community.

“It’s very important for us to remind students that they need to enjoy this freedom to read, create, think and speak,” said Arjun Sabharwal, UT associate professor of library administration and digital initiative librarian.

Banned books and door prizes will be given away throughout the day at the event. In addition, light snacks and refreshments will be served along with 20-minute presentations by guest speakers throughout the day.

“My expectation is that people enjoy themselves and just take a few minutes to think about our wonderful First Amendment and the right to think and read freely because the battle for the First Amendment is never over,” Kilmer added.

Topics and speakers for the event will be:

• 9 a.m. — “Welcome: Read on!” by Dr. David Tucker, UT professor and chair of communication, and Beau Case, dean of University Libraries.

• 9:30 a.m. — “Forty-One Years of Free Speech” by Tucker.

• 10 a.m. — “The 10 Biggest News Stories You’ve Never Heard of” by Lou Hebert, Toledo broadcaster and historian.

• 10:30 a.m. — “Book Burning Videos: Indiana Jones, Eyewitnesses and Ray Bradbury.”

• 11 a.m. — “Pandora, Lilith and Eve: Three Superheroes” by Warren Woodberry, Toledo writer.

• 11:30 a.m. — “Writing From Prison, Challenging Mass Incarceration” by Dr. Renee Heberle, UT professor of political science and co-director of the Program in Law and Social Thought.

• Noon — Charlene Gilbert, dean of the UT College of Arts and Letters, will give the Dr. Linda Smith Lecture titled “Free Your Mind: 20 Books That Changed the World.”

• 1 p.m. — “Crippling the Banned Book and Taking Back Crazy” by Dr. Allyson Day, UT assistant professor of disability studies.

• 1:30 p.m. — “Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’: A Poem That Changed Poetry and Culture” by Dr. Glenn Sheldon, UT honors professor of humanities.

• 2 p.m. — Banned episode of “American Dad” titled “Don’t Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth.”

• 2:30 p.m. — “Editorials: Views, Not News” by Areeba Shah, editor of The Independent Collegian.

• 3 p.m. — “Jeopardy!” hosted by The Independent Collegian.

• 3:30 p.m. — “Controversy Over Transgender Content in George” by Dr. Sharon Barnes, UT associate professor and chair of women’s and gender studies.

• 4 p.m. — “In the Gutters of Palomar” by Dr. Matt Yockey, UT associate professor of theatre.

• 4:30 p.m. — “Breaking the Sound Barrier of Propriety” by Dr. Ed Lingan, professor and chair of theatre.

Kilmer said the UT Banned Books Week Vigil would not be possible without help from numerous generous sponsors on campus and in the community. She gave a special thanks to the Office of the President; the Office of the Provost; University Libraries; Jesup Scott Honors College; the UT School of Visual and Performing Arts; and the UT Communication Department.

For more information about the UT Banned Books Vigil, contact Kilmer at paulette.kilmer@utoledo.edu.

Semester starts with events to welcome students

The University of Toledo has a slew of events slated to bring together students to start the academic year.

“Our Weeks of Welcome events encourage involvement and success,” Dr. Sammy Spann, associate vice president and dean of students, said. “We want students to make new friends, learn about the University, and meet faculty and staff through their journey to become a successful Rocket.”

Check out some of the events the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership in the Division of Student Affairs has planned to welcome students to campus:

Friday, Aug. 24

• Paint Party, 8 p.m., the Flatlands. Dance! Paint! Make new friends! This event is sponsored by Campus Activities and Programming.

Saturday, Aug. 25

• Slip-n-Slide, 11 a.m., hill by Parks Tower. Presented by the Interfraternity Council, the water event is a cool way to learn about Greek life at UT.

• Bonfire, 8 p.m., the Flatlands. The Resident Student Association hosts this annual tradition that includes pizza.

Sunday, Aug. 26

• New Student Convocation, 4 p.m., Glass Bowl. Rain location: Savage Arena. UT President Sharon L. Gaber, Vice President for Student Affairs Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell, Provost Andrew Hsu and others will welcome new students and talk about what it means to be a Rocket.

• After-Convocation Barbecue, 5 p.m., the Flatlands.

• Jam Session, 7 p.m., Thompson Student Union Steps. Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will step it up to showcase the UT Greek community.

Monday, Aug. 27

• Office of Multicultural Student Success Open House, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500. Stop by to learn about the programs and services that support UT’s multicultural students.

• Candy Cab, 11 a.m., Main Campus. Fans of “Cash Cab” take note: You can catch a free ride on campus and have a chance to win prizes. Members of the UT Police Department, UT Medical Center, Title IX Office and Rocket Wellness will offer golf cart rides and ask health and safety questions.

• Sundae on a Monday with President Gaber, 4 p.m., Centennial Mall. Rain location: Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge. Be there to meet President Gaber — and for ice cream.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

• Run. Hide. Fight. Training, 10 a.m., Student Recreation Center Oak Room. UT Police will provide products and resources to help prepare and respond to a violent intruder. Materials for training provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Reserve a seat: utoledo.edu/depts/police/webforms/run-hide-fight.html.

• Candy Cab, 11 a.m., Main Campus.

• Office of Multicultural Student Success Open House, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

• Student Involvement and Part-Time Involvement Fair, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Centennial Mall. Rain location: Thompson Student Union Auditorium and Rooms 2582 and 2584. Looking for a job? How about an organization dedicated to something you’re passionate about? There’s something for everyone; stop by and see!

• Office of Multicultural Student Success Open House, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500.

• Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Ice Cream Social, 2 p.m., Tucker Hall Room 0168. Find out about the center, its services and events.

• Candy Cab, 3 p.m., Main Campus.

• Late Night Breakfast, 9 p.m. to midnight, Thompson Student Union South Dining Hall.

Thursday, Aug. 30

• Run. Hide. Fight. Training, 8 a.m., Student Recreation Center Oak Room. Reserve a seat: utoledo.edu/depts/police/webforms/run-hide-fight.html.

• Office of Multicultural Student Success Open House, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500.

• Greek 101, 7 p.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Interested in joining a sorority or fraternity? Stop by and learn about the expectations, requirements and benefits of Greek life.

Friday, Aug. 31

• Office of Multicultural Student Success Open House, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500.

• Pop in and Plan Your Semester, 1 to 3 p.m., Carlson Library Room 0200. Come in for some popcorn — and help to organize a study schedule for this semester.

Saturday, Sept. 1

• President’s Tailgate, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., lot 25 near Rocket Hall. Students are invited to meet President Gaber. Stop by for free food, music, games and prizes.

• Toledo vs. Virginia Military Institute, 7 p.m., Glass Bowl. Students are admitted free with Rocket ID; faculty and staff can buy tickets half off with ID; go to utrockets.com or call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

Tuesday, Sept. 4

• Writer’s Block Buster, noon, Writing Center, Carlson Library Room 0130. Learn tips and tricks for busting through writer’s block.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Big Event Committee and Service Showcase, 11 a.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Find out about the Big Event, UT’s largest student-run service project.

• Who’s Got the Time? 3 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2591. Members of the Center for Success Coaching will offer learning strategies and time management techniques.

Thursday, Sept. 6

• Run. Hide. Fight. Training, 11:30 a.m., Student Recreation Center Oak Room. Reserve a seat: utoledo.edu/depts/police/webforms/run-hide-fight.html.

• Who’s Got the Time? 3 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2591. Members of the Center for Success Coaching will offer learning strategies and time management techniques.

Friday, Sept. 7

• Club Carlson, 7 p.m., Carlson Library. Check out the open house, complete with mini-golf, escape room and more.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

• Education Abroad Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Mall. Learn about international study, internships and service learning, as well as volunteer, teaching and travel opportunities.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

• Money $ense, 4 p.m., Carlson Library Room 2024. The Center for Success Coaching will offer strategies to keep tabs on finances.

Thursday, Sept. 13

• President’s Backyard Barbecue, noon to 2 p.m., Centennial Mall.

• Money $ense, 4 p.m., Carlson Library Room 2024.

Friday, Sept. 14

Night at the Rec, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Student Recreation Center. Stop by for a workout! For more information, go to utreccenter.com.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• UT vs. Miami, noon, Glass Bowl. Students are admitted free with Rocket ID; faculty and staff can buy tickets half off with ID; go to utrockets.com or call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

Monday, Sept. 17

• Personal Safety and Self-Defense, 8 p.m., Student Recreation Center Oak Room. Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn safety tips for school, office, home and public places, as well as self-defense tactics to try in a safe, comfortable setting. Participants should wear light clothing and tennis shoes, and they are advised to stretch and hydrate. Attendees must sign a liability release form to participate in the class.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

• Pizza With the UT Police, 11:30 a.m., Centennial Mall. Stop by to meet members of the Office of Public Safety, have a slice of pizza, and play some games.

For a complete list of Weeks of Welcome events, go to utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/welcomeweek.

Portion of sidewalk north of Ottawa River to close this week

A section of the sidewalk directly behind Carlson Library will close Thursday, June 28.

In conjunction with the replacement of the bridge behind the library, part of the sidewalk will be replaced, according to Doug Collins, director of grounds and transportation.

Visitors will be able to enter Carlson Library on the south side, but a portion of the walkway will not be accessible, he said.

“We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’re improving the sidewalk and appreciate the patience of campus community members,” Collins said.

The sidewalk replacement project is expected to be finished Friday, July 13.

Book launch to celebrate new UT Press title ‘Caps, Capes, and Caring’

A new book that chronicles a century of nursing education in the Glass City has been released by The University of Toledo Press.

“Caps, Capes, and Caring: The Legacy of Diploma Nursing Schools in Toledo” was written by Patricia Ringos Beach, Susan J. Eisel, Maria E. Nowicki, Judy Harris Szor and Beth E. White.

Mulford Library on Health Science Campus will host a book launch Wednesday, May 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the library. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the authors will be present to speak with attendees.

Between 1893 and 1999, there were eight hospital-based diploma schools of nursing in Toledo: Flower Hospital School of Nursing, Maumee Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Riverside Hospital School of Nursing, Robinwood/St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, and Toledo State Hospital School of Nursing.

This core group of schools, operating for more than 100 years, sent registered nurses into the community to care for the sick and teach community members how to stay healthy. Graduates from these schools continue to provide care and comfort, and educate future nurses.

The authors, all hospital diploma school graduates, taught together as nursing faculty at the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing. Beach, Eisel, Nowicki and Szor are alumni of MCO/MUO/UT, where they received advanced degrees in nursing and education.

In the course of writing the book, the authors interviewed nearly 100 Toledo diploma school graduates. Their memories and stories are celebrated in the book, which also includes historical images and photographs.

The book is $24.95 and available at utoledopress.com.

Light refreshments will be served at the free, public event.

For more information on the launch party, contact Jodi Jameson, assistant professor and nursing librarian at Mulford Library, at jodi.jameson@utoledo.edu or 419.383.5152.

Bridge behind library to be replaced

The bridge located behind Carlson Library will be closed starting Monday, May 7, so the structure can be replaced.

Constructed in the early 1960s, the bridge has exceeded a normal design life of 50 years, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president for facilities and construction.

“The new bridge will be wider to accommodate more foot traffic. It will be very similar to the bridge behind the Center for Performing Arts,” Toth said. “The new bridge also will incorporate aesthetics that blend with the Gothic architecture on campus.”

All other bridges crossing the Ottawa River will be open during the project, which is scheduled to be complete July 31. Detour signs will be posted.

The bridge located behind Carlson Library will be closed starting Monday, May 7, so the span can be replaced.