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New look, name for Maxwell Student Union’s lower level

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July 27, 2012

The lower level of Georgia College’s Maxwell Student Union will carry a brand-new look, function and name starting fall semester 2012 — becoming MSU Commons.

“We needed to give the area a name that conveyed what it will now offer,” said Kyle Cullars, interim vice president for administration and operations at Georgia College. “MSU Commons will include new mail services, to-go dining, a full-service restaurant and lounge space.”

During the past several months, the space has undergone extensive construction to serve students’ needs better.

When students return in August, MSU Commons will open its new mail services center to include copying, shipping and packaging.

By late September, MSU Commons will offer students dining to-go, a lunch alternative to eating at the campus dining hall, The Max, on the building’s second level. Students will have the option to use their meal plan cards for purchasing pre-packaged items such as sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, parfaits and beverages.

Einstein Bros. Bagels also will become a full-service diner, offering more sandwich options, a new espresso machine and turbo chef oven to reduce wait time.

During summer 2012 the Bobcat Food Court’s Chick-fil-A became Chick-fil-A Express while Subway replaced Blimpie.

The university’s GIVE Center also moved to MSU Commons during February 2012. The center now features more space and resources to accommodate students.

MSU Commons will continue to house the Bobcat Card Office, MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union and Auxiliary Services office.

“It is a large project that will take time,” said Cullars. “However, foot traffic will improve greatly, allowing access throughout the building without having to go outside. The space will provide better access to services to accommodate both campus and community members too.”

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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