Western To Host Learning Commons Open House

Western Technical College will be hosting an open house for its new Learning Commons on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Academic Resource Center, 400 7th St. N., La Crosse.

The Learning Commons, formally known as the library, was recently remodeled this summer. Private study areas have been updated and improved, and full-time academic support staff in health science, math, and communication skills, which were previously housed in a separate space on campus, are now located in the new space.

Interested individuals will be able to tour the facility the day of the event, with staff on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.

“Libraries have changed,” said Juan Jimenez, associate dean of General Studies at Western. “They have become more of a community gathering space. They are the heart of the community. We are hoping this space becomes the heart of campus.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, head to www.westerntc.edu/learning-commons.