• alm.reflections01-565x160
Leading the Way
  • Featured Story: Hope Springs Eternal

    We gaze into a pool of water and are greeted by a reflection. Most of us spend a bit of time nearly every day thinking about the future or the past. Many of our meetings, events and most celebrated university ceremonies begin with a time of silence for thought, prayer and reflection.

     

    We gaze into a pool of water and are greeted by a reflection. Most of us spend a bit of time nearly every day thinking about the future or the past. Many of our meetings, events and most celebrated university ceremonies begin with a time of silence for thought, prayer and reflection.

    And now, campus has a dedicated space — a symbolic center of campus — that invites careful thought and consideration, inspires the generation of ideas, and nurtures the development of long-lasting relationships.
    more donor stories button
     

    A Natural Addition
     
    Giving Voice
     
    Curiosity in Chemistry
     
    President Emeritus Continues Support for the Arts
     
    Generosity in Advance
     
    Value City Furniture Donates to Capital Center
     

     

    Bob commented: “Our family is immensely pleased to make this gift to Capital. We hope that this great fountain will be used by the campus and the broader community, serving as a wonderful and lasting intersection for ideas, conversation, and good times. Reflections surpasses Missy’s and my dream of what we wanted to do.”

    The design, by MSI Architects, created a walkway through the middle of the fountain, allowing waters to be surrounded by the beauty and soothing sound of cascading water — without getting wet. Development of the fountain was led by Messer Construction and numerous subcontractors.

    fountain-250x180The Class of ’55 committed funds from their reunion gift fund toward the construction. Other donor recognition opportunities exist at Reflections; trees and benches, for instance, make ideal memorial gifts. There are study areas at each end of the fountain, complete with tables and chairs. In the short time Reflections operated this fall, it became clear that this new landmark would be very popular with students, staff and faculty. It was common to see seven or eight students studying around the water and classes being held at the small tables.

    President Denvy Bowman said, “This centerpiece of Capital University will be a place where our students will think, have fun, and ponder their future. That personal dialogue is the essence of a Capital education. We are immensely pleased that Bob and Missy Weiler’s generosity found such a lovely expression.”

    To learn more about ways to make memorial gifts for Reflections, call 1-866-704-0742 or e-mail gifts@capital.edu.