Between Westminster Hall and the Lied Center for the Visual Arts, a beautiful outdoor respite beckons students and faculty alike. Surrounded by honey-locust trees, vine maples, and seasonal plantings, the Westminster Courtyard was fundraised and built by members of the English department, under the leadership of Professor of English Leonard Oakland. Alumni from the department contributed more than $6,000 to help fund the initial phase of the courtyard in 1992. In the years since, funds from other donors and from ASWC/ASWU helped complete additional phases of development. Each year, the English faculty and students maintain the garden areas together while enjoying the fruits of their labor, having created a welcoming space to study, read and work together.