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Furniture fair lets campus community pick fixtures for new Academic Commons

Help create the look and feel of DU’s new Academic Commons at a furniture fair on Feb. 7 and 8 in the lowest level of the Ritchie Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited to test out lounge chairs and sofas, booths, ottomans, task chairs, side tables and computer tables to help determine which pieces will be purchased for the new facility.

Librarians and architects have been involved in designing DU’s new library, scheduled to open in winter 2013. The Academic Commons will provide traditional library services along with a variety of academic support programs, the newest technology, and a lively café with a porch overlooking Carnegie Green.

The furniture fair runs from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. both days. More than 150 pieces under consideration for the new building will be on display. Feedback will be collected and analyzed and will help determine the final furniture choices for the new library.

The furniture fair location is the old varsity weight room, on the lower level of the north end of Ritchie Center, accessible by going down the ramp on the north side of the building. Signs will show the way from the south and west sides of the building. For more information, contact Andrea Howland, external relations coordinator for Penrose Library, at or 303-871-3958.

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