Simpson – The Student Government Association at Simpson College has funded a Quiet Study Space that is now open to all students. The study area is located on the third floor of Dunn Library. Cyd Dyer of Dunn Library was a partner in this project.
Originally, the Quiet Study Space was used as office space prior to the creation of the Center for Academic Resources. Cyd Dyer approached former Student Body President Robert Lyons last semester about updating the third floor for student use.
To complete the project, Dyer found the white boards, tables, and chairs on campus and put them to use in the new Quiet Study Space. Then, the SGA helped Dyer complete the ultimate vision for her project with an allocation of $5,836 from the SGA’s Capital Improvement Budget. With the money, brand new chairs and tables on wheels were purchased for the space—making it easy or rearrange the room as needed. The money also went toward a new door for one of the rooms as well as paint for walls. The SGA also allocated $250 toward artwork and wall hangings for the space.
Former Student Body President Robert Lyons said, “Students needed to have a guaranteed quiet study space on campus. I’m glad the SGA was able to partner with the library to create this space. It was a wise investment of SGA funds and the space will be of use to students for years to come.”
In the future, Cyd Dyer hopes to hang student artwork in the study spaces. Be on the lookout for an art contest sometime soon!