Campus Innovation Center opens at SC4

Ribbons were cut physically and digitally on Friday Jan. 18 for the opening of the Fifth Third Bank Campus Innovation Center located on SC4’s Port Huron campus.

The location was previously known as the Memorial Room, which is located on the first floor of the CEM building. It is an ideal space for both small and large group meetings.

The center now boasts a 65 inch Samsung 3D television with Skype built in, five in house Ipads, two laptops, a 42 inch Samsung SUR40 touch screen surface table ideal for collaborative projects, portable furniture, and two Epson Brightlink Interactive projectors; a technology similar to the SMART boards but is less than half the price according to Adam Dickinson, User Services Manager at SC4.

I think there’s pretty much unlimited usage once you learn the technology in there,” said David Goetze, SC4 director of college advancement and alumni relations. “You could talk to pretty much anyone you wanted, anywhere in the world.”

Fifth Third Bank donated the entire $50,000 cost of the Campus Innovation Center, the second project to be completed through the SC4 Foundation’s All Aboard: Annual Giving Campaign.

The campaign was launched Nov. 1, 2011 and has raised $1,100,719.23 as of Jan. 14.

The donation-based campaign aims to raise money for five capital projects and money for student scholarships.

Since the start of the campaign, $631,000 has been raised for student scholarships, the McMorran Greenway and Street Closure project has been completed, and now the Campus Innovation Center.

The remaining three projects are for a natural science museum to be constructed in the CEM building, restoration of room 312 in the Main Building, and updating of campus signage.

SC4’s President Dr. Kevin Pollock will be performing at Lynch’s Irish Tavern located at 210 Huron Ave. in Port Huron 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 to raise money for the Natural Science Museum. There will be no charge at the door, but donations are encouraged.

According to Goetze, there will be no charge to use the innovation center; it is open to any student or community member. To book the room, contact Debra Lacey at (810) 989-5525.

For more information on the campaign or to make a donation to remaining projects visit sc4.edu/allaboard.

Liz Whittemore

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