PRC Seminary Updates – June 26, 2015

It has been since June 8 that I updated you on the Seminary driveway project, among other things – things library related too. So, this afternoon we will correct that.

As far as the new driveway project is concerned, since our last update the parking lot has been striped, the new sign along Scenic River Dr. has been set (Bouwkamp Masonry has to set the stone on it yet), and Kleyn Electric (just the past few days) has begun installing the new lights – in front of the building, along the driveway, and in the back of the parking lot (still to complete). More good progress!

New Seminary entrance sign

New Seminary entrance sign

Kleyn employees Derek B. and Brenda K. set the new light pole in front of Seminary.

Kleyn employees Derek B. and Brenda K. set the new light pole in front of Seminary.

New driveway lights in place.

New driveway lights in place.

As far as library work is concerned, there is much to report, but I will limit myself to the help of one of my assistants this summer – Kevin Rau, a member of our SW PRC just down the hill from Seminary, and an avid reader and writer. Incoming Sem. student Darren Vink has also been helping me, especially with sorting, organizing, and cataloging Prof.D. Engelsma’s library (purchased last year), which I greatly appreciate.

Kevin Rau assisting in the Seminary library.

Kevin Rau assisting in the Seminary library.

Kevin has been doing an assortment of things with me and for me: labeling the books as part of the final step of processing the new books for the library, putting the books on the shelf in their proper place (harder than it may sound and seem – just ask Kevin!), and getting our new vertical file cabinet set up.

The last-mentioned labor is an idea that came out of archive work this past winter. As Bob D. and I went through Rev.G. Van Baren’s and Prof.H.Hanko’s files, we noticed an abundance of profitable articles, pamphlets, etc. that did not belong in our denominational archives but which could be saved for research and reading. Since other libraries make use of vertical files, we decided to start our own. We had a good start on numerous files and subjects, but now we have also found a home for numerous other booklets, photo-copied articles, theses, Bible study materials, catechism books, etc.

And the idea is that anyone here can also add to a particular file and subject. If they come across a good article or paper on a certain topic, they can make a copy and file it away for the benefit of others. We think these vertical folders will get a lot of use. So, thank you, Kevin, – and Darren – for your good work so far! We are making good progress.

Doe with her frisky fawn.

Doe with her frisky fawn.

And, finally, you should know that we have some new family members around here. One doe has had two fawns and another just one. They are a treat to watch when they come out to play (No, that is not June snow here on Seminary grounds. Just miserable cottonwood tree flowers and seeds). And yesterday the crafty fox showed up again – but, I did not get a shot of him – too crafty! 🙂

Watchful mother with her little one.

Watchful mother with her little one.

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday!

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  1. Thank you for all the updates on the Seminary. Very nice to see the progress.

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