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[[Image:Paresky Sep 11 2006.jpg|thumb|right|The Paresky Center under construction, as of 11 Sep 2006]]
 
[[Image:Paresky Sep 11 2006.jpg|thumb|right|The Paresky Center under construction, as of 11 Sep 2006]]
  
The Paresky Center is the new student center to replace [[Baxter Hall]]. It is expected to open in January 2007, after two years of construction. It will house many important [[:Category:Resources|resources]] and services that have been homeless while it was under construction.
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The Paresky Center is the new student center, replacing [[Baxter Hall]]. It opened in January 2007, after two years of construction. It houses many important resources and services.
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==What it looks like==
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[[Image:Paresky Nov 15 2006.jpg|thumb|right|The Paresky Center under construction, as of 15 Nov 2006]]
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[[Image:Paresky drawing.png]]
  
==Opening==
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Above: an architect's rendering of what the Paresky Center would look like, created before Baxter came down.
From a February 2, 2007 e-mail from Nancy Roseman, Dean of the College:
 
:Come 7 a.m. on [February] 16th the building is all ours.  On that Friday and Saturday the [[Snack Bar]] will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Market Place servery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Both will offer free samplings of food and drink on those two days.  Both will begin regular operations that Sunday.
 
  
:The [[Winter Carnival]] official opening event will take place Friday evening in front of the fireplace in Baxter Great Hall.
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Below: a photograph of the same view, the day before the Paresky Center opened.
  
:[[Grab & Go]] will move to Paresky Feb. 19th, the new '82 Grill will open on the 26th, and student [[SU box|mailboxes]] will be activated at the end of Spring Break.
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[[Image:Paresky15Feb07.JPG]]
  
Get excited. But don't go into the building, as it isn't approved for occupation yet.
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Here are [http://web.williams.edu/resources/paresky/opening/ pictures] of the opening.
  
==What it will look like==
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==Whitman's==
[[Image:Paresky drawing.png]]
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[[Whitman's Marketplace|Whitman's]], more commonly called "Paresky," features a deli, a cereal station, a carving station for rotisserie chicken, Teppanyaki grills with a vegetarian and vegan focus, a salad station, and a pasta station.
  
Here is an architect's rendering of what the Paresky Center will look like when it is completed.
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=='82 Grill==
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Serves personal-sized pizza, hot sandwiches, nachos, several flavors of wings, soup and salad for lunch, dinner, and late night (which is 8:30PM to 1AM). Pizza toppings are abundant. In addition, on Monday through Friday there are pasta bowls with sauces and toppings available from 8:30PM to 10PM.
  
[[Image:Paresky Nov 15 2006.jpg|thumb|right|The Paresky Center under construction, as of 15 Nov 2006]]
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Meal points can be used here for lunch, dinner, and excess points can be used at late night. Regrettably, guesting is not allowed.
  
 
==Snack Bar==
 
==Snack Bar==
The Paresky Center will have a [[Snack Bar]] reminiscent of the old snack bar in [[Baxter Hall|Baxter]], with curved walls and wooden booths. [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=news&id=8309 According to the] November 15, 2006 ''[[The Williams Record|Record]]'':
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The Paresky Center has a snack bar reminiscent of the old snack bar in [[Baxter Hall|Baxter]], with curved walls and wooden booths. This is [[Lee Snack Bar]], which is open every day from 8:30 am to 4 pm. You can use cash or Eph Points here, but '''not''' the meal plan.
:Equivalency for students on the meal plan who do not eat dinner will also rise to $8, from its current value at $6.75. The new Snack Bar in Paresky, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday.
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However, when most people say [[Snack Bar]], they mean the late night snack bar, which operates out of [[Whitman's Marketplace|Whitman's]] from 8 pm to 1 am.  If you have missed any meal during the current week, you can use those meal points here.
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==Facilities==
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From a February 8, 2007 e-mail from Doug Schiazza:
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:The '''Performance Space/Auditorium''' (L02) has 150 fixed seats, theater-style, and is A/V equipped.  It has a small stage, with a green room and a dressing room behind the stage.
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:The '''Dining Room''' (103) has 162 chairs with tables, and although it is primarily used for dining seating, it can be requested to be used when the '''Market Place''' is closed.  The room has an integrated sound system, and opens to the south patio.  Due to the nature of the space (primarily dining seating), reservation requests should be submitted to the Office of Campus Life through the online form at least 3 weeks in advance for consideration.
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:The '''Class of '58 Lounge''' (222) has 22 seats, including couches & chairs, plus coffee/end tables, and has a maximum capacity of 86 combined with the '''Henze Lounge'''.  This lounge, which overlooks '''Baxter Great Hall''', features sliding doors to '''East Balcony''' and a wonderful view to the east. Please note that this is an open area (not private). Because this is a lounge, it typically must remain open for general usage.  The maximum total time that the '58 Lounge may be reserved is 3 hours for any given 9am - 2am period without special permission from the Office of Campus Life.
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:The Henze Lounge (223) has 22 seats, including couches & chairs, plus coffee/end tables and has a maximum capacity of 86 combined with the '''Henze Lounge'''.  This lounge, which also overlooks '''Baxter Great Hall''', features a wood-burning fireplace. Please note that this is an open area (not private). Because this is a lounge, it typically must remain open for general usage.  The maximum total time that the Henze Lounge may be reserved is 3 hours for any given 9am - 2am period without special permission from the Office of Campus Life.
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:Two Meeting Rooms (112 & 114) offer 12 chairs at a conference table. They are A/V equipped, have a blackboard, and have a pass-through door between them.
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:One Meeting Room (207) offers 6 lounge chairs, plus coffee tables. It is A/V equipped and has a blackboard.
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:Another Meeting Room (210) offers 8 chairs at a conference table. It is A/V equipped and has a blackboard.
  
==Marketplace==
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:The largest Meeting Room (220) offers 20 chairs at a conference table. It is A/V equipped, has a blackboard, and has a wonderful view to the north and east (especially of [[Chapin Hall]] and of [[Baxter Lawn]]).
According to the November 15, 2006 ''[[The Williams Record|Record]]'', [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=news&id=8309 the Marketplace will be as follows]:
 
:The Marketplace will feature a deli, a carving station for rotisserie chicken, Teppanyaki grills with a vegetarian and vegan focus and salad and pasta stations, and will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. ...
 
:“It’ll be more of ‘a la carte’ – no longer ‘all you can eat.’ It’s going to be a different situation, and it will take a while for everything to settle,” said Heidi Duncan, a cook at Mission.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://www.williams.edu/go/studentcenter/webcam.php Live webcam of construction progress]
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*[http://www.williams.edu/resources/paresky/ Paresky Center main page]
*[http://www.williams.edu/go/studentcenter/ Paresky Center main page]
 
 
*[http://wso.williams.edu/PhotoShare/album?id=316 Photos of interior as of March 15, 2006]
 
*[http://wso.williams.edu/PhotoShare/album?id=316 Photos of interior as of March 15, 2006]
 
*[http://wso.williams.edu/PhotoShare/album?id=341 Photos of interior as of May 21, 2006]
 
*[http://wso.williams.edu/PhotoShare/album?id=341 Photos of interior as of May 21, 2006]

Latest revision as of 23:00, May 5, 2019

The Paresky Center under construction, as of 11 Sep 2006

The Paresky Center is the new student center, replacing Baxter Hall. It opened in January 2007, after two years of construction. It houses many important resources and services.

What it looks like

The Paresky Center under construction, as of 15 Nov 2006

Paresky drawing.png

Above: an architect's rendering of what the Paresky Center would look like, created before Baxter came down.

Below: a photograph of the same view, the day before the Paresky Center opened.

Paresky15Feb07.JPG

Here are pictures of the opening.

Whitman's

Whitman's, more commonly called "Paresky," features a deli, a cereal station, a carving station for rotisserie chicken, Teppanyaki grills with a vegetarian and vegan focus, a salad station, and a pasta station.

'82 Grill

Serves personal-sized pizza, hot sandwiches, nachos, several flavors of wings, soup and salad for lunch, dinner, and late night (which is 8:30PM to 1AM). Pizza toppings are abundant. In addition, on Monday through Friday there are pasta bowls with sauces and toppings available from 8:30PM to 10PM.

Meal points can be used here for lunch, dinner, and excess points can be used at late night. Regrettably, guesting is not allowed.

Snack Bar

The Paresky Center has a snack bar reminiscent of the old snack bar in Baxter, with curved walls and wooden booths. This is Lee Snack Bar, which is open every day from 8:30 am to 4 pm. You can use cash or Eph Points here, but not the meal plan.

However, when most people say Snack Bar, they mean the late night snack bar, which operates out of Whitman's from 8 pm to 1 am. If you have missed any meal during the current week, you can use those meal points here.

Facilities

From a February 8, 2007 e-mail from Doug Schiazza:

The Performance Space/Auditorium (L02) has 150 fixed seats, theater-style, and is A/V equipped. It has a small stage, with a green room and a dressing room behind the stage.
The Dining Room (103) has 162 chairs with tables, and although it is primarily used for dining seating, it can be requested to be used when the Market Place is closed. The room has an integrated sound system, and opens to the south patio. Due to the nature of the space (primarily dining seating), reservation requests should be submitted to the Office of Campus Life through the online form at least 3 weeks in advance for consideration.
The Class of '58 Lounge (222) has 22 seats, including couches & chairs, plus coffee/end tables, and has a maximum capacity of 86 combined with the Henze Lounge. This lounge, which overlooks Baxter Great Hall, features sliding doors to East Balcony and a wonderful view to the east. Please note that this is an open area (not private). Because this is a lounge, it typically must remain open for general usage. The maximum total time that the '58 Lounge may be reserved is 3 hours for any given 9am - 2am period without special permission from the Office of Campus Life.
The Henze Lounge (223) has 22 seats, including couches & chairs, plus coffee/end tables and has a maximum capacity of 86 combined with the Henze Lounge. This lounge, which also overlooks Baxter Great Hall, features a wood-burning fireplace. Please note that this is an open area (not private). Because this is a lounge, it typically must remain open for general usage. The maximum total time that the Henze Lounge may be reserved is 3 hours for any given 9am - 2am period without special permission from the Office of Campus Life.
Two Meeting Rooms (112 & 114) offer 12 chairs at a conference table. They are A/V equipped, have a blackboard, and have a pass-through door between them.
One Meeting Room (207) offers 6 lounge chairs, plus coffee tables. It is A/V equipped and has a blackboard.
Another Meeting Room (210) offers 8 chairs at a conference table. It is A/V equipped and has a blackboard.
The largest Meeting Room (220) offers 20 chairs at a conference table. It is A/V equipped, has a blackboard, and has a wonderful view to the north and east (especially of Chapin Hall and of Baxter Lawn).

See also