Student Technology Center
A new computer lab in the Union was created in response to the Union Board and Board of Aeons’ requests for a more accessible place to do work because of the current lines in the other labs in the west end of the Main level of the IMU. This lab is part of President McRobbie's "Vision of the Ideal Campus Environment (VOICE)" taskforce. The technology center contains workstations for collaborative efforts, lockers to hold and charge laptops, moveable seating and tables, as well as printers. There are over thirty new and up to date computers to work in both Macintosh or Windows systems.
President McRobbie wanted more things going on in the Union and more student traffic and this new lab has already attracted students for individual or group work, a place to charge their laptops, and Internet access. Bruce Jacobs Director of the IMU, stated the purpose of this workspace was to “bring people together.”
President McRobbie stated that this was a, ”terrific advancement for [the] campus.” Brad Wheeler proclaimed, “Students, this is your student technology fee at work.” There is lots of lighting, both artificial and natural in its soundproofed location behind the bowling alley in the IMU. The workstations available allow up to six laptops to connect to a monitor that allow one screen to be shown at a time to aid group projects. Stacey Morrone, noted, “they couldn't wait to get into the door,” which referred to the students’ immediately taking advantage of this new, accessible computer lab.