One of my favorite things about the Bible Building is the Hall of Servants. Its openness and brightness appeal to students, inviting them in and making them feel at home. Majors and non-majors alike congregate in the Hall to eat lunch, catch up with friends, read, study with classmates, and meet new people. And while the Hall bustles with energy, it provides peace for those who seek it.
This semester, however, the community of the Hall of Servants has experienced an obstacle in the form of a sixteen-foot mural that runs down the length of the Hall of Servants, splitting in half the area of community.
The Hall of Servants just is not the same when individuals and groups cannot see and speak to those on the other side of the Hall. I even heard some students plotting to march around the mural for seven days in a row, hoping to have the same effect that the Israelites had on the walls of Jericho.
I do not wish to criticize the mural itself but to request that those in authority consider moving the mural to another location to revive the spirit of community that has suffered as a result of the mural’s presence in the Hall of Servants.
Junior youth and family ministry major