Honors, Undergraduate Research, Student Success have a new home

February 15, 2012

New Space in Andersen Library

University Honors, Undergraduate Research and Academic Support move in to a new space.

A new satellite center for Student Success will share space in Andersen Library with University Honors and Undergraduate Research to create a permanent home for these student programs.

"Students are great support systems for one another," said Catherine Chan, Undergraduate Research director. "Now they'll have a place where they can brainstorm and feed off each other's energy."

"Considering the large number of students who utilize Andersen Library on a daily basis, I believe the new space will provide student tutors even more opportunities to support their peers," said Shane Staff, director of Campus Tutorial Services.

Staff said free tutoring sessions and workshops are already being scheduled in the new space.

Located at the south end of the main floor, the area features a computer lab with smart board technology, seminar room with white board walls and a video projector, kitchen, student workspace, faculty offices, study lounge and art gallery.

"We want students from all disciplines to work together and study together and to socialize," said Marjorie Rhine, Honors Program director. "There's so much opportunity for synergy."

One of the highlights of the seminar room is its universal design and movable furniture, allowing for multiple uses. Tables and chairs can be configured for class discussions, presentations or small group work, or set aside and replaced with beanbag chairs for a casual study session.

Said Rhine, "Our hope is that people see how great this space is for learning and teaching."


Sara Kuhl