August 05, 2003
New high-tech hub gets underway at CSUS
Artist rendering of the Academic
Information Resource Center.
State University, Sacramento has begun work on its long-awaited Academic Information
Resource Center – a $17.3 million, 100,000 square-foot project that highlights
the growing importance of information technology in higher education.A
groundbreaking ceremony for the facility was Aug. 5.
included CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez; Spencer Freund, associate vice president
of academic affairs/telecommunications; John Webre of Dreyfuss and Blackford
Architects; and Jeff Greene and Rich Henry of McCarthy Building Company.
Future site of the Academic
Resource Center building.
completed in early 2005, the four-story center will be the technology hub for
the University. It will provide interactive learning labs, 24-hour student computer
labs, library study areas, and facilities for a growing number of distance education
offerings, which in fall semester will include nearly 50 Web or Web-enhanced
classes and two dozen video-based courses. There will be three specialized labs
for the computer science program and one for the nursing program. The new center
will also bring together most University staff from computing, communications
and media services, who now work in various offices across campus.
CSUS President Gonzalez describes the new Academic Information
Resource Center to reporters.
project is funded through Proposition 1A, a 1998 state measure providing funding
for education facilities.
More information and media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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