Commons Open House — Games! Prizes!

commons080110.jpgCelebrate the newly-renovated Commons, a collaboration of the University Libraries and the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Drop by our open house on Tuesday, January 22, on the second floor of Hodges Library.

Games, prizes, party favors, refreshments, and music will be ongoing from 2:00 until 4:30 throughout the Commons. Be present for the welcoming remarks at 3:00; a drawing for prizes such as a Dell 926 All-In-One Printer and a 1GB flash drive will follow a brief ceremony.

The Commons is a place for students to interact, get technology support and research assistance, and work on course assignments. To help enhance student learning and research, the Commons provides state of the art technology and resources.

The newly expanded and renovated Commons features brightly-painted walls, upholstered booths, comfortable arm chairs and sofas interspersed among almost 200 computer workstations. Here students can checkout a laptop, snuggle into an easy chair, and access the internet or a remote printer over our wireless network. They can create a video or practice a multimedia presentation in our Practice Presentation Room, be tutored in statistics or writing skills, or have their personal computers scanned for viruses and spyware.

On a busy day, the Commons hosts as many as 2000 visitors. Most services are available 24 hours a day, five days a week.

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