Spaces in Butler Loft and McCluer Hall are undergoing renovation to create dedicated areas to foster creativity and collaboration among Lindenwood’s communications and arts students. The new spaces will include a converged media lab and a “makerspace.”
Butler Loft will transform into a “MakerSpace,” dedicated to providing experiential learning opportunities for students.
“This one-of-a-kind space brings together multiple digital and traditional tools under one roof, including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, printing presses, pottery wheels, sewing machines, and more,” said Dr. Joseph Alsobrook, dean of the School of Arts, Media, and Communications.
The space is a dedicated, hands-on environment for faculty, staff, and students to make, learn, explore, and share ideas both in and out of the classroom.
Also new for fall 2018, McCluer Hall will be home to the School of Arts, Media, and Communication's Converged Media Lab. The new lab will be a dedicated space where journalism, broadcast communications, media management, social media, and digital content strategy students can work together to produce and distribute digital content in multiple formats.
The Converged Media Lab will include multiple workstations and a conferencing area for sharing stories and ideas. Students will also be able to produce "live from the newsroom" broadcasts that link directly to LUTV.
Information about the grand openings for these exciting spaces is coming soon. For more information, contact Alsobrook at 636-949-4164 or via email at JAlsobrook@lindenwood.edu.