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New amenities make Community Center the place to be

11/21/2008 —
If you haven’t been to Penn State Fayette’s Community Center recently, you may want to make a point to stop by. The changes you will see may cause you to stay a while. Relax in the new lounge area, with its 52-inch flat screen television. Or get some work done—or just surf the Internet—on the new computers.

Chancellor Emmanuel I. Osagie’s goal is to create a more student-friendly area, which hopefully encourages students to spend more time in the Community Center.

Osagie explains, “We are trying to promote the Community Center as a place on campus where faculty, staff and students can get together to take advantage of a one-stop shop for food, Internet access, recreation, television and campus information.” He also believes that the new additions promote opportunities for learning outside of the classroom.

In addition to the technology upgrades, the menu in The Bird’s Nest has been enhanced as well. On a daily basis, students will now be able to buy chicken wings, chicken tenders, tacos, pizza, and assorted wraps and deli sandwiches.

“We are hoping to draw more people to The Bird’s Nest,” says Byrdena Brant (commonly known by students and faculty as ‘Birdy’). She understands that during the winter season, due to the cold weather, students are more reluctant to walk down to the Community Center, but she expects that the new additions—both to the lounge and the menu—will encourage more students, faculty and staff to make the trip.

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