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NSU getting new building

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Icess Fernandez 

Source: Shreveport 













Northwestern State University students will soon be able to visit the registrar, the financial aid office and pay their fines all in one place.

A new building is being constructed that will place all student services under one roof.

The new Students Services building is being constructed in the heart of the campus and will be completed during the summer, said Marcus Jones, vice president for University Affairs.

“Prior to this, students had to go to three different buildings,” he said. “It will be a great place for the university and the students.”

The three-story building will be about 3,200 square feet and will house the offices of student life, recruiting, admission, the dean of students and student accounts.

Costing $6 million, the building is the first new construction on the campus in several years, Jones said. The money for construction came from the state.

“We were fortunate that the governor and our representative came through in getting us funding,” he said.

Chris Maggio, dean of students and assistant provost for student life, said that beyond just having a place for student business, the new building will be welcoming and inviting. For example, students will be greeted with television screens that will give them the latest information.

“It will be one-stop shopping for students, and it will help with recruiting and retention,” Maggio said.

The second floor will house the admissions and financial aid office. Both offices will have terminals that will allow students easy access to applications and aid forms.

Maggio said officials discussed how to make the building as student-friendly as possible. On the second and third floors, there will be conferences rooms where small group presentations could take place when needed.

“It’s one thing to say let’s have a financial aid office (for example) and another way to say how best do we deliver this service,” Maggio said.


Written by demon53

April 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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