Harl Commons, the new student-centered space in Curtiss Hall located beneath the auditorium, is heading toward completion. Finishing crews are installing wood, granite and other trim pieces, exterior sidewalks are being poured and, within two weeks, ISU Dining will arrive to finish installing its newest retail location, The Global Café. In addition to the café and its adjacent seating, Harl Commons will feature two locations for student meetings, a public computer bank, lounge seating, study tables, men's and women's restrooms and, on the mezzanine level, staff offices for the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Harl Commons also provides an accessible, east entrance to Curtiss Hall (pictured below). The new space should be ready for students by the first day of class. Photos by Bob Elbert.