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Lights installed at Dumke Field, increasing opportunities for athletics

Students congregate on Dumke Field Sept. 22 during the unveiling of the new stadium lights. The project has been long-awaited by student-athletes, and was funded entirely through donors. (James Carson)

Students gathered at Dumke Field Tuesday night for the unveiling of new stadium lights, which were officially installed mid-September. However, the installation has been long-awaited from student-athletes, who say the lights will make practice and game scheduling more flexible.

The project was entirely funded through donors, according to Westminster College. The installation was completed in order to meet the NCAA requirements for lighting standards.

Those requirements consider “student-athlete safety, energy use, environmental impact and broadcast quality,” according to the college.

Westminster completed its transition into NCAA Division II membership in 2018, requiring the facility to meet those standards.

The Dumke Field is used for practices and competitions for Westminster’s intercollegiate teams, as well as campus recreational activities.

College officials said that after 15 years of use, the field was “overdue” for upgrades to its lighting system.

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Cami Mondeaux is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology. She’s worked in journalism for three years completing several internships in radio as well as a print internship stationed in Washington, D.C. Now, Cami works as a reporter and digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio covering breaking news and local government. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in the headlines, Cami enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking iced coffee and continuing her quest to find the tastiest burrito in Salt Lake City.

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