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Lab-of-the-Month: The School of Community Service General Access Lab

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager

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Students are hard at work in the SCS General Access Lab

Primarily serving the School of Community Service and the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, the General Access Lab located in Chilton Hall, Rm 255 is dedicated to providing for the computing needs of the students, faculty and staff of the these areas of study as well as the UNT community as a whole. Manager Jackie Stanczyk emphasizes that the lab strives to provide the best technology available for users' academic success and recent computer upgrades in the facility prove this point. All 45 of the labs' computers are Pentium III 1 gHz machines. Interestingly, however, this lab also has a working typewriter available for use! (sometimes you still need a typewriter; now you know where to find one!)

The School of Community Service and School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management have over 2,000 students so the lab has a large number of customers. Somewhat hidden in the central hallway of Chilton, however, it also offers a quiet environment for doing serious study. Personnel are friendly and helpful.

This lab is also reserved for teaching purposes and Denton community members can benefit from the Continuing Education "Minicourses" offered at this facility. Covering topics such as Introduction to Home Computing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel these courses are taught by various experienced UNT faculty and staff throughout the year.

To learn more about the General Access Lab located in Chilton Hall, see the informative facility Website located at www.scs.unt.edu. To learn more about the many continuing education minicourses in computing taught there see www.unt.edu/ccecm/cont_ed/Minicourse/Courses/UNT_Computers.htm.