The CPFM Solid Waste Services Program recently acquired a new food scrap collection vehicle that will modernize the collection of food scraps from Dining Halls and cafes on campus. This vehicle has a Ford F550 chassis with an 8cy Perkins Food Scrap Collection body with a universal cart tipper.
The new vehicle allows the Solid Waste Program to collect food scraps on site by tipping food scrap collection carts directly into the back of the body. The vehicle will be able to collect all the University’s food scraps on one route that will be run three times per week. Once full, the vehicle will drive directly to Rexius’ Hwy. 99 site to dump all the food scraps.
This vehicle will provide annual cost savings to CPFM and will make our food scrap collection route more efficient, cutting down on vehicle traffic on campus and lowering fuel needs. The Solid Waste Program will start operating this new truck during Spring Term 2023.
Donny Addison and Phil Chesbro
Renovation in the Collier House
Max's Tavern located on 13th avenue, originally opened in the 1930's, and housed the bar pictured above. In the 1980's, the bar was purchased by the University and installed on campus in the basement of the Collier House. Recently, the University sold the bar back to Max's Tavern for $1, to be used in their new expansion, which opened last month.
CPFM put a lot of work into removing the bar from the Collier House and fixing up the basement to be a new universal space.
The plumbing work to remove the bar was done by Ron Warren and Oli Vermillion. The electrical work to demo the bar and install new overhead lighting was done by Ernie Dangerfield and Matthew Paeschke. Disposal of surplus items and other preparations were done by Chris Hallam, John Cabaniss, Mike McCoy, Ashley Igou, Bob Lyman, Ken Straw, and Terry Huuki. Matt Knox installed the new carpet. Rick Chase and Bob Petersen patched and painted drywall. Good work team, you've created a brand new space!
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The 3 air handling units (AHU) for the building were delivered in timely succession and lifted into place in the penthouse.
Epoxy flooring was installed in the penthouse and roof decking is underway on the penthouse.
With your help, the University raised the equivalent of 160,344 meals during February's Food Drive! That exceed the institutional goal of 130,000 meals! We are still collecting the donation barrels from across campus, so the total donations are expected to rise even more! Thank you for all your generous contributions last month!
Hi Alex, Just wanted to thank you and your team (Floor Crew). Our floors look awesome – honestly, like a new lab space. There were several comments about how great it looked, and how easy it was to work with the team. Seriously, many thanks to you all! - Miller Lab, Institute of Neuroscience
Bertha was very nice and incredibly helpful when a professor in the English Department lost her phone. She called to give her appreciation for Bertha assisting her in finding it.
They (Davy Strother, Jacob Sebren, and Piper Fahrney) have been working hard over here (Onyx Bridge), and hopefully have solved the problem (A continuous rattle that has occurred for years). Please give them my thanks for all of their efforts! -Judith Eisen
Pablo has done an amazing job for us! He is the most thorough janitor we have had in my nearly 10 years with the university. I see him cleaning areas that I am certain have not been cleaned before. He is always friendly and has such a kind and welcoming disposition. Pablo also goes above and beyond his normal duties, for example; on several occasions he has submitted work control requests for things like burned out light bulbs or issues with exterior building fixtures, this typically lands on my shoulders and the extra support is so very helpful. This week he jumped in and helped me to pick up printed materials that I dropped from a cart, and I’ve seen him help with similar scenarios with my staff. This certainly is not his responsibility, but he is so eager to help in any way that he can. I can’t say enough good things about Pablo. - April Nero
Kyle Spangler and his amazing team have been so helpful and flexible in the transporting of food barrels all over campus during the Governors Food Drive 2023. They have gone above and beyond this year with so many last minute changes and requests yet they still managed to get every last one set. Thank you all so much!! ~Jessie Rowe
Dear Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance, This is a quick note to say thank you for the prompt and lovely pruning of the shrubs outside of my Deschutes Hall Office. One day last week while I was in my office, a student worker (Jacob) was taking care of some spring grounds keeping outside of my office. I went out and asked him if he would be able to prune a shrub that had grown too high and he kindly agreed to pass on my request. The next day someone else showed up and was working around outside my office. I assumed this was more spring cleaning. But later in the day, when I returned from a meeting, I noticed that the shrubs had been pruned! I had not expected such a fast response to my request and therefore never thanked the person who came out so promptly and did such a terrific job. My office is light and bright once again. My thanks to all who contributed! With appreciation for the shrubs and for all the work you do to keep the UO campus so beautiful. - Kathleen Freeman
Multicultural Events in March:
Wednesday, March 1, 6-8:30pm: Ayisha Elliott (‘Black Girl from Eugene’ podcast host), Lyllye B. Parker Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color Speaker Series, EMU Ballroom (Fireside Chat with three generations of Black Women: Ayisha
Elliott, WC Racial Justice Coordinator Danaya Lowe and Ms. Lyllye B. Parker herself!)
- March 1, 9, and 14: Celebrating Women in the Oregon MBA (online via Zoom; times vary)
Thursday, March 2, 1-2pm: CPFM/FASS Open Forum celebrates Women’s History Month (email Cassie Taylor in CPFM Campus Planning for an invitation)
Wednesday, March 8, 8am-8:45am: Women in the World of Accounting (online)
- Monday, March 13, 7-8:30pm: Gender Wars and The Assault on Democracy, William W. Knight Law Center
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