By Randii WidmerFor years the LRSC student body has wanted a place to call their own.
This spring, students got just that.
On Thursday May 8th “The Den” was officially opened for students. The Den is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Den provides students with many opportunities to relax and have fun. There are TVs that are capable of getting international channels and they also will be available to have DVD and video game hook ups as needed. Computers and a printer are available so students can work on projects and study. The printer has capabilities to hook up to any computer device including the student’s personal computers.
The Den is a personal space where the students can organize meetings, dances, speakers, musical acts, and other special events to be held. Familiar board games such as Ping-Pong, Foosball, Darts, and Billiards are also some entertaining activities for students.
“The Den is a great representation of how Lake Region makes students a priority,” said Brigitte Freschette, Director of Counseling at LRSC.
At the Grand Opening for staff and faculty that was held on May 8th, Brigitte Freschette gave a huge thanks to Plant Services and Don Jorgenson for leading the updates to the room, LaFleurs for moving the pool tables, Dru Lunday and Randii Widmer for designing the art pieces, Carla Freschette for working late nights and getting everything together, and to administration for making the student center possible.
Students personally thanked President Dr. Doug Darling for making this room a priority.
Established in 1941, Lake Region State College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers education in a variety of career and technical programs including wind energy technology, automotive technology, electronics, sign language interpreting, precision ag, business degrees, and associate arts (transfer) degree for those planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree. Besides offering courses and degrees at its campus in Devils Lake, the college offers its peace officer training program in Minot each spring, Grand Forks and Fargo each summer; nursing program in Mayville; is part of the Grand Forks Air Force Base Education Center; has a program called LAUNCH! that serves students in Grand Forks planning on transferring to UND; numerous degrees and courses online; and early entry and dual credit courses for eligible high school students.