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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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Tracy Family Foundation offers QU $50,000 challenge grant for Franciscan Retreat Center

1 year, 7 months ago by Bob Gough

The Tracy Family Foundation has issued Quincy University a $50,000 2:1 Challenge grant for a Franciscan Retreat Center renovation project.

The University must match $100,000 in order to receive the grant.  The University has committed $50,000 to the project and is seeking an additional $50,000 in public support. 

The Franciscan Retreat Center, located on Quincy University’s North Campus, has been a site for spiritual reflection for over 40 years. The retreat center serves people of all faiths from over a one-hundred mile radius of Quincy.  The FRC holds 30-35 weekend experiences a year for all ages.   They include: Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) for young people between the ages of 16 and 22; mini-TEC, for any youth or adult that has made a TEC weekend; QUEST for students of junior high age; Koinonia for college students; Cursillo for those over the age of 21; Walk to Emmaus, a Protestant version of Cursillo; and Serenity for recovering alcoholics. 

Over 10,000 people have participated or volunteered for retreat programs at the Retreat Center since its inception.

“We are truly blessed to receive such a generous Challenge grant from the Tracy family,” said Fr. John Doctor, OFM; QU Vice President for Mission and Ministry.  “The Franciscan Retreat Center is vibrant center for spiritual development in our community and thousands of people benefit from its programs every year.”

The goal of the Franciscan Retreat Center Renovation project is to ensure the FRC continues to thrive as a safe, nurturing environment for spiritual development and reflection.  A prioritized list of needs was developed by a planning committee of representatives from QU, TEC, FRC and Cursillo.

The first step of realizing this goal is to upgrade the plumbing infrastructure to protect the facility from ongoing water damage and improve the safety and accessibility of the shower facilities.  To do this, new plumbing pipe will be installed and the shower facilities on the third and fourth floor will be remodeled to meet safety and ADA standards.   

If the matching funds are raised by May, the project will take place this summer and the renovated showers will be available in time for the Fall Retreat schedule.  This renovation will pave the way for future upgrades including the remodel of the sleeping floors.

Incorporated in 1997, the Tracy Family Foundation was founded by the Robert and Dorothy Tracy Family.


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