EKU unveils new stained glass window

The stained glass window that the Gamma Theta Chapter donated to EKU.

The Gamma Theta chapter of Chi Omega on Eastern Kentucky University's campus unveiled a stained glass window in the renovated Powell Building Tuesday.

The year of 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the chapter on EKU's campus. In order to commemorate this special occasion, the chapter decided to gift the campus with two stained glass windows from Zeigler Stained Glass in Lexington.

"We decided (with alumni and collegiate members of the chapter as well as the administration of EKU) that providing artwork and beautification of the campus would be the best way to celebrate the anniversary," Allison Helsinger, chapter advisor, said.

The first window, which can be found in the reading room of the library, was unveiled during the chapter's celebration weekend in April of 2019. The newest stained glass window, in the Powell Building, is one of the final steps in the reconstruction of the building. Helsinger said she believes the newly renovated upstairs of Powell will be open to students soon.

The window found within EKU's library depicts Daniel Boone. Helsinger said this is a nod to the chapter's past 50 years because Daniel Boone is traditional and historical.

The window found in Powell is a picture of the ravine with the student body and a big "E" in the middle. Helsinger said that this represents the next 50 years to come.

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