Dec 28, 2010
Shawnee State University students will now have more access to the University Center with the open hours extended until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, Jan. 10, the first day of spring semester.
"In response to students' needs at the University Center, we're happy to announce the extended hours," said Dr. Paul Crabtree, interim vice president for Student Affairs. "The UC is the central location for student life on campus, the students' 'home away from home' and area of activity."
The UC provides students with additional space to study, socialize with friends and it is a positive environment for the students to "hang out." It also provides a place for resident advisors to use for special programs.
The UC has space for board games, cards, study groups, meetings and provides a game room with pool and ping pong for students.
The Student Programming Board provided 34 programs during the 2010 fall semester at the UC. In the 2011 spring semester, the SPB is adding another aspect to the programming including commuter/nontraditional programs.
"The goal is to include off-campus students a way to participate in programs specifically designed to fit their needs," Crabtree said.
Student organizations also have more access to the UC with the extended hours. In the past, many organizations had meetings in other locations on campus because the UC was closed.
Jazzman's Café is extending the coffee shop hours and will be open until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with drinks and snacks available.
The new University Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. When classes are not in session, the hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.