The center was developed with the purpose of providing late-night, peer academic support to first-year students. It has up-to-date technology and ample space for study groups and academic programs, and faculty-in-residence and academic mentors will provide office hours in order to support students.
“This is a very important event recognizing a resource initiative for and on behalf of our students,” said President Stephen J. Kopp. “Hopefully, this is the start of something that will continue to grow around campus. We have an absolute commitment to the success of our students – every student. We are pleased to provide these types of opportunities for our students. I commend the residence hall staff, the student mentors and the support staff for bringing this project to fruition.”
The center is open to all Marshall students—not just those living in Towers East. The student academic mentors will staff the Towers Learning Center from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. At all other times, students can check out the key at the front desk of Twin Towers East.
The center has a number of resources available to students, including:
- SMART board
- General education books
- Study skills materials
- Office/school supplies
- Large study table and chairs
Photo: President Kopp, left, joins in a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of the Towers Learning Center yesterday in Twin Towers East. Joining Kopp in the ribbon cutting are, from left, Amy Lorenz, assistant director of academic initiatives with the Department of Housing and Residence Life, MU students Keigan Aabel-Brown and Brittany Ochoa, and John Yaun, director of Housing and Residence Life.