Event slated to gain broad input on new student center concept

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News

Photo of WMU students at Waldo Library.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University has scheduled an event Monday, April 10, to obtain input on an idea that, if implemented, would result in a student center being housed in an addition built onto a renovated Waldo Library to create a new integrated learning and activity hub.

The University Library-Student Center Project event is open to the public and set for 3 to 5 p.m. in the first-floor lounge of the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus.

It will begin with a presentation by a team from Perkins + Will, the global architecture and design firm WMU hired to develop a vision and programming concept for the project that is consistent with the University's strategic plan and comprehensive master plan.

Team members will present an overview of their work to date as well as answer audience questions. An open house will follow so attendees can engage in walk-up discussions and enjoy provided refreshments.

About the project

The vision for the University Library and Student Center is to provide a technology-rich environment for integrated experiences, interactive engagement, cultural exchange, active learning and discovery outside of the classroom.

As a community hub for the entire University, the project is being planned to foster positive and creative interactions as well as intellectual and social exploration, and to create a distinctive and supportive learning experience that promotes success campuswide.

For more information, contact Christopher Pyzik, WMU project manager, at chris.pyzik@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8543.

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