Student Community Center opens at ISU’s College of Business

By Idaho State University Communications

POCATELLO — A ribbon-cutting Wednesday marked the grand opening of Idaho State University College of Business’s new Student Community Center in the Business Administration building.

The idea for the Student Community Center was originally created based on student requests.

“At the end of each semester, we hold a focus group for students in the capstone classes,” said Tom Ottaway, College of Business dean. “During this survey we most often found that students felt there was a lack of open space for studying and working in groups within the business building.”

The completed space sits on the second floor of the business building and spans the length of what were two classrooms.

Enclosed by windows and decorated with modern orange, black and gray furniture, the room creates an open and welcoming space for students to work in groups, study between classes and build on the camaraderie culture found in the College of Business.

Complete with four individually reserved study rooms, a student organization boardroom and storage area, students will now have an innovative and comfortable space to work.

The College of Business hosted a series of events to introduce the space’s accommodations to students, supporters and friends. Tours were held, and students were able to reserve the study rooms for group projects and study sessions.

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