IDEAS Center

Now as I am sure you are aware, there are plenty of hidden resources around campus.  Well today I am going to tell you about a cool resource called the IDEAS Center.  The IDEAS Center was created to aid us transfer students and to help other students including sophomores, first generation, and veterans.

The IDEAS Center is on the 2nd floor of the Library.  It is a cool area that is designed to help students study.  If on your own or in a group the IDEAS Center offers a dynamic area to study.  The IDEAS Center has these cool white boards that can be rolled around. So if you need to practice an equation or outline a paper for your group to see you can take one of these boards and write.  Also they have these cool little study rooms surrounded by glass walls, where you can write on them just like the movies.Image result for vince vaughn the internship gif

But, make sure you don’t have a permanent marker!

Here is a picture of the IDEAS Center, in it you can see some of the areas to study and the white boards.

Not only does the IDEAS Center offer great areas to study but they offer great resources as well.  One of these resources is FREE TUTORING! Yes…yes, I know, you read this right. They have free tutoring for a bunch of classes (click here for some of the classes you get tutoring in).  Also, they offer mentoring, which can help you with things like study skills and time management.  Free tutoring and free mentoring is provided throughout the day including after 5.  They also have events in the Ideas Center.  For example, they have a tutoring event specifically for Chemistry.

The IDEAS Center is a great resource.  If not for the free tutoring and mentoring, but for the great area to study by yourself or in a group.

May the Fourth study break

Don’t you love this time of year!! The smell of coffee in the air, the texture of no. 2 pencils on your fingers, the color of an empty word document, and the scantrons…oh so many scantrons!! Yes, this time of year is filled with finals, papers, and stress.

Take a break from all that stress with our de-stress event. Our event will be on May the fourth. Yes, it will be on Star Wars day!! May the fourth be with you!

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I can not remember the first time I watched Star Wars. I had the original trilogy on VHS, and I grew up watching them for as long as I remember. I watched them too many times if you asked my parents.

I love Star Wars! I can quote almost every line in all the movies, I have read many of the books, and watch all of the television shows. I may or may not still have a toy lightsaber.

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I remember watching the new Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens,” this past December. I was grinning like a little kid on Christmas Day. I think I did not stop grinning until about 15 minutes into the movie. And I am sure I was not the only one who felt like that.

The love of Star Wars spans generations and at this event we will share our love of Star Wars!! There will be Star Wars trivia game, food, refreshments, and give-aways. The first 10 there get an Awesome Final Survival Pack!! Take a break from finals and all the stress from this month with us and some Star Wars!!

Our event will be on be on Wednesday May 4 in Ransom Hall Lobby from 12-1pm! Hope to see you there!!

May the Force be with you!