|The fountain, at home at Stimson Hall. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)|
|Phelan, leader of the effort to restore the fountain.|
Today, Spenser Phelan, junior English education major and Stimson Hall sponsor, is leading the effort to restore the fountain. He’s hoping to raise enough money to repair the statue, refill the pond and allow students to carry on the time-honored traditions surrounding it.
The damaged statue in storage now. (Photos by Ernie Day,
WSU housing and dining maintenance)
Funding needed for repairs
Phelan said Stimson Hall has not been the same without Minerva. Though students have sponsored events to raise awareness of the fountain — such as the “Nonstop Techno Dance Party for Minerva” — progress has been slow. Phelan is seeking new ideas with the help of Bob Tattershall, director of Housing and Dining Services, and Ernie Day, assistant director of Housing and Dining maintenance.