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Adam PrachtParticipantNovember 30, 2015 at 9:25 amPost count: 6Adam PrachtParticipantNovember 30, 2015 at 9:23 amPost count: 6Adam PrachtParticipantNovember 6, 2015 at 10:25 amPost count: 6
Some possible thoughts on solutions:
-Could we arrange some kind of extended arrangement with the Church of the Brethren to make reserving meeting space there easier?
-Could the “Makerspace” in the library help to meet some of these needs?
-We have 2 meeting rooms in Beeghly (although they would probably be tight for up to 50, they could handle meetings of smaller size).
-From time to time the Spectator newsroom could be used for meetings. It’s not often in use, but it also has a separate keyed lock that few have the key to.
-Would the basement space in Melhorn help to meet these needs?
I have a feeling (which may be wrong…) that there are a number of possible spaces going unused that could help meet these needs. I wonder if the solution in general might not be so much new spaces, as it may be: 1) renovation/improvement of existing spaces and 2) Creating some sort of centralized process for room reservation.
Hope these thoughts are helpful.
-AdamAdam PrachtParticipantOctober 30, 2015 at 10:30 amPost count: 6
Not having been a student myself at MC as an undergrad, this is difficult to answer. My personal experience in college was in a scholarship hall all four years at KU, located on the edge of campus. This kept me connected to the university community just by being right there. I suspect that had I lived in the town, that connection would have been lessened.
However, I was also in a major (journalism) that required a good deal more than just coming to campus for classes. Working on the University Daily Kansan meant that most of my free time was spent in the heart of the campus anyway, so perhaps the location mattered less than the opportunity for being involved on-campus.