Campus Update: Hechenbleikner Lake, Construction Progress

When Hechenbleikner Lake re-opened in late 2012, Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said he was eagerly anticipating some new 49ers. They’ve arrived, and they just happen to have gills.

Several largemouth bass, grass carp, blue gill, redear sunfish and other species now can call “Hech” Lake home. Upon learning the news, the chancellor issued this statement:

“We have lots of exciting things happening on campus this summer, but I’m not sure any of them make my heart flutter quite like the stocking of Hech Lake. I envision a beautiful new 49er tradition: The Chancellor’s Annual Catch and Release Fishing Derby. Now if I can just get the grounds crew to transform the lawn next to Cato Hall into a putting/chipping green, I’ll never need to leave campus.”

It’s not time to break out the fishing poles yet; catch and release will be allowed once the fish have had time to grow.

Browse through the Flickr gallery above to see more of what is popping up across campus.

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Issue 4, July 2014