• Brian Freiberger

Roznowski Learning Commons makes its debut with rave reviews from students


Photo by Miranda Mors

Olivet College’s Burrage Library received a major face-lift over the summer with the new addition of the Roznowski Learning Commons, located beneath the library’s main floor.

A place once used for storage of old tables, chairs and cabinets, the learning commons is now a place for students to sit down and study, have a meeting with a group of people, grab a cup of coffee or a snack from the recently reopened café and catch a newer film in the movie theater.

The Information Technology Service (ITS) department also moved from their old location in the Criminal Justice Building to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility inside the Learning Commons.

Open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Roznowski Learning Commons offers five meeting rooms to study in or share a presentation, a massive lobby with an adequate amount of space for activities and houses both the Cyber Café, open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – specializing in hot beverages and assorted snacks – and the Kula Samba Theatre, which hosts recently released movies nearly every night of the week.

The recent renovations have been welcomed with open arms by students like senior Lauren Easton, who has enjoyed the noticeable difference in the building’s atmosphere as a result of the library’s face-lift.

“I like the colors, (and) it is a lot more welcoming than what it used to be,” Easton said.