The Circle Reading Room opened in the northeast corner of the first floor Feb. 22, the 50th anniversary of what was originally called the Circle Campus. The room’s opening was part of the day-long “Circle Back-UIC Forward” anniversary celebration.
The reading room itself celebrates UIC’s history with a mural that depicts the former UIC Forum — a circular, tiered open-air gathering space above the quad — outlined in gold, the dominant color of the room. The mural was selected from 13 designs by seniors in a class taught by Marcia Lausen, director of the School of Art and Design, and Meghan Ferrill, visiting instructor in design. The designs are on display in a hallway next to the Circle Reading Room. – Read more