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TWU Opens Mega Computer Lab

TWU Opens Mega Computer Lab


DENTON — Texas Woman's University has launched one of the largest computer labs of its kind in North Texas. The Mega Computer Lab, located on the second floor of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory building, consolidates several smaller computer labs into a large, more student-friendly environment.

The lab is part of the TWU Technology Center, which also includes a state-of-the-art video production and control facility for the creation and management of distance education classes.

"The Technology Center offers students the benefits of the newest technology and gives them a place to learn in an environment that reflects the workplace," said TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart.

The lab's 84 computer stations include the latest developments in desktop software and hardware. Students have access to the lab from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lab hours can be adjusted based on students' needs, added Bill Palmertree, vice president for information services.

"We focused on students as the users when designing the lab," said Patricia Edwards, director of instructional support services. "The hardware and software in the lab supports students' general and specific needs."

Along with providing students better computer access, other uses for the Mega Computer Lab include new student orientation, registration and special student outreach programs.

Construction on the $630,000 Technology Center began in January and the lab opened June 3. The video production and control facility will open in the fall.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456