The New University Center opened Monday, and students, faculty, staff and alumni are loving it.
Keith Kowalka, assistant vice president for student affairs, has played an instrumental role in the transformation since its start in 2006, when the master plan was created. With student leaders, including the student government administrations, Kowalka and other faculty have answered students' requests and have remade the 1967 UC into a state-of-the-art, brighter, more inviting facility.
"This is the one building on campus that student government approves the fee of, and we want students to make it their home," Kowalka said. "If you're a workout person, you love the Rec. If you're a researcher, you like the library, but this is the one building on campus that everyone should come to and should feel comfortable and make it their home."
The food trucks will stay, but not at the UC. Aramark, the University’s food service, is looking to create another concrete pad at the grassy "U" between PGH, the old Science Building and Agnes Arnold Hall.