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Seen by former President Howard Neville as a way to enhance students' appreciation of music, and made possible by the generosity of Thomas E. Lynch, one of the University of Maine's most distinguished alumni, the Lynch Music Room has been an important part of Fogler Library for many years.
Lynch, whose varied professional career includes work in the fields of disc and magnetic recording and in underwater ordnance, has been described as an "industrial philosopher." He has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of education at the University of Maine and continues to make his voice heard through his service on the Developmental Council and as a member of the Fogler Library Friends Advisory Board.
In the past few months, the Lynch Room has been transformed into the new University Club. The endeavor has included the purchase of new furniture and the addition of dining facilities. University of Maine faculty and staff will all have the opportunity to become members. This will enable them to visit, enjoy a meal, or just relax with a cup of coffee.
Fogler's Oakes Room, remembered by many as our "Reading Room" where popular fiction and newspapers were housed, has also undergone a conversion. As a compliment to the newly renovated Lynch Room, the Oakes Room has reopened as a café where students and the campus community can gather to study, read, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a light snack.
To request more information about the University Club, please contact Gretchen Ziemer Greenburg via telephone or voice mail at (207) 581-4852, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.