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Welcome!

February 4th, 2011 by Admin

Hello, and welcome to the partial list of project pages for the UIUC engagement with the Living Word Fellowship Learning Center in Caseyville, IL.  For their official website, please visit http://l-wf.com/

Summary of Communications

December 10th, 2009 by Admin

Communications with Living Word Fellowship centered mostly on logistics–what work and supplies were needed for the lab as well as scheduling visits. The church group was extremely responsive to any of requests and prompt to take any actions or provide any information for which the project team asked. Both Bessie and Alica went out of their way to accommodate the project team’s visit schedule, as well. The only thing we would change would be more direct communication with Deacon Tony, who was in charge of infrastructure change/improvement.

Internet

November 17th, 2009 by Admin

Hey this is Bessie from Living Word. Concerning the Internet we will have ATT&T. if you have questions please let me know. They will be sending the equipment to me this week. So we will have the filters and everything we need when you arrive in December.

Thanks again,

bessie

Response

Hiya Bessie!

That’s great!! Thanks so much for taking care of that.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Dec.

Computer Lab Questions

November 6th, 2009 by Admin

Hi Bessie and Alicia:

Keran and I are planning on coming down to East St. Louis next Saturday (the 14th of November) for the day. We are hoping to meet with you if we can. We will leave Champaign at 7 a.m., so we could get together with you between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Let us know if there is a time that work best for you–we’re looking forward to seeing you!

Also, I had sent you a bunch of questions a few weeks ago and am wondering if you have had a chance to look at them. Please don’t worry about answering all of them–just whatever you can come up with. The one question that we really need an answer to is what phone company the church uses. I may try to call the church office today to find out, but please let us know if you know.

Below are the other questions we asked.

1. Do you think that the person who will be supervising in the computer lab is going to be working on a computer or just sitting in a chair or at a desk?

2. Is it at all possible for you to send us a few digital pictures of the computer room? Or even just a cell phone photo?

3. Are the tables/desks along the walls 30 inches deep (front to back)?

4. Is there a table against the wall opposite the door? If yes, how deep is it?

5. Could you tell us where the tables’/desks’ supporting legs are? (for instance, “On the side walls, the legs are spaced–measured from the door wall–24 inches, 48 inches, and 72 inches. On the back wall, the legs are 40 inches from the left side wall and 80 inches from the left side wall.” Something like that.) This will help us determine where we will put computer towers etc. A photograph will help us with this, too.

6. Do you have air conditioning in the room where the lab will be?

7. Do you have access to a fan that we could use in the lab to disperse the heat?

8. What is your church’s telephone service (SW Bell, AT&T, etc)?

I appreciate your willingness to help us answer these!!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Response

Hey, I am going to try to answer as many questions as I can. The rest I will get back with you.

Questions #1
The Supervisor will also be working on a computer. A designated computer just for supervisors.

#2 I will try to get some pictures on Sunday and email them to you.

#3 I will have to ask Deacon Tony this question and questions #5

#4 No table, as of today.

#6 the church has central air, so you would not need a fan.

We can meet you at the Church around 10:30 on the 14th if that is OK.

Response

Bessie!

Thank you so much for getting right back to me! I really appreciate it.

Thanks for looking into the other questions.

Response

Bessie:

I forgot to say that 10:30 next Saturday sounds good to us!

Some More Questions and a Visit Date

October 23rd, 2009 by Admin

Bessie:

Hi! I hope all is well with you. It’s beginning to feel like fall up here–wet and  cool. I hope the leaves are as beautiful for you as they are for us.

I have a few questions to ask about the Living Word Learning Center. For ease  of typing, I’ll just list them below:

1. Do you think that the person who will be supervising in the computer lab is going to be working on a computer or just sitting in a chair or at a desk?

2. Is it at all possible for you to send us a few digital pictures of the computer room? Or even just a cell phone photo?

3. Are the tables/desks along the walls 30 inches deep (front to back)?

4. Is there a table against the wall opposite the door? If yes, how deep is it?

5. Could you tell us where the tables’/desks’ supporting legs are? (for instance, “On the side walls, the legs are spaced–measured from the door wall–24 inches, 48 inches, and 72 inches. On the back wall, the legs are 40 inches from the left side wall and 80 inches from the left side wall.” Something like that.) This will help us determine where we will put computer towers etc. A photograph will help us with this, too.

6. Do you have air conditioning in the room where the lab will be?

7. Do you have access to a fan that we could use in the lab to disperse the heat?

8. What is your church’s telephone service (SW Bell, AT&T, etc)?

I appreciate your willingness to help us answer these!!

Some of us, most likely Keren and I, plan on coming down to East St. Louis on the 14th of November for the day. We will leave Champaign at 7 a.m., so we could get together with you between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Let us know if there is a time that work best for you.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Lab

October 19th, 2009 by Admin

Hey Becky:

I received your email and look like everything is in order. We are almost finished with the room I will let you know when it is completed. Could someone come down after the room is finished to check it before you bring the computer down. We want to make sure everything is in order.

Please let me know.

thanks
bessie

Response

Bessie:

Thanks for your note! It is possible that I will be coming down your way in a couple of weeks. I will check with Karen and Allison and their schedules, too, and get back to you soon.

Best wishes!

Resending Information

October 15th, 2009 by Admin

Hi Bessie!!

You have reached me and I would be happy to send you the same thing I sent Alicia. I’m at work at the moment, so I’ll send it to you when I am at home.

I hope you are well!

Response

Bessie

I’m re-sending the information that I sent out earlier. If you have any problems opening the attachment, please let me know.

Thanks for getting back in touch with me!

Follow up on computer lab meeting

October 15th, 2009 by Admin

Bessie and Alicia:

Hi!! I just wanted to follow up on our meeting from the Saturday. First of all, thank you so much for all the preparation you did before we came. I really appreciate all that work! I also appreciate your willingness to meet with us and your flexibility and patience.

We are currently looking into the matter of internet providers and hope to get back to you shortly about some options. In the meantime, I promised to send the reminder below via e-mail to Deacon Tony about the infrastructure things he was going to work on for us before we come down to install computers. He has agreed to install:

1) 2 20-amp circuits (one for each wall-left and right-which are currently on different circuits).

2) Double-gang boxes along both the left and right walls spread out at 3 feet off the wall with the door, 9 feet off the wall, and 15 feet off the wall.

3) 2 double-gang boxes on the back wall.

4) Cat 5 cable run between the office and The Learning Center.

5) Non-plastic tables, at least 30 inches deep along left and right walls.

6) J-hooks below and at the rear of tables every one foot along left and right walls (to hold and protect cables).

Best wishes to you both!!

Response

We received your email and we will get back with you shortly.