Friday, January 5, 2007
New furniture offers alternative study areas on campus
|Students take advantage of the new furniture in O'Dowd Hall.|
By Rebecca Wyatt Thomas, OU Web Writer
Students looking for somewhere to study before class, take a break to meet with friends or even just a place to relax can enjoy new furniture in public areas of campus. New furniture was most recently installed on the second floor of O’Dowd Hall and, earlier this year, South Foundation and Elliott Halls also added furniture for student use.
The furniture offers students a variety of seating options including tables, high top tables and cushioned chairs.
In addition, with the expansion of the wireless network access around campus, each of the locations has wireless access available to students.
There are plans to add similar furniture to any other unfurnished public place in close proximity to classrooms.
“This space affords students a place to gather, study, surf the Web, and to simply sit and rest between classes when there is not really enough time to go to the library or the Oakland Center,” said George Preisinger, assistant vice president of classroom support and technical services. “We would like to develop supplemental space to minimize students having to sit on hallway floors or stand leaning against the wall.”