PHONE: (313) 593-5518
DATE: Jan. 7, 2004
Fairlane Center open for classes as semester begins
DEARBORN--While most members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn
campus community enjoyed the break between semesters, faculty and staff
in the campus's schools of education and of management
worked long hours to complete the move to the Fairlane Center.
Classes will begin this week at the Center, the former Fairlane
Training and Development Center, which was acquired from Ford Motor
Company last year.
More than 280 boxes of materials were moved just for the reading lab
and instructional media center at the School
of Education alone, according to Elaine Bergel, senior instructional
Bergel says the new rooms are a vast improvement on those programs' previous
spaces in the Mardigian Library,
allowing greater access to the tools and materials that the future teachers
need. "This will give our students a better sense of what an instructional
materials center can do," she said. "They will be able to complete
more ambitious and finished projects with more space and a better working
Administrative associate Shirley Solomon reported that the School of
Education required more than 1,200 boxes for the move, plus furniture.
"And they did it in two days," she said. "I still have
boxes to unpack, but most of our equipment is up and running."
bus will run every 20 minutes between the Fairlane Center and the
beginning this week. The service will be available Monday through Thursday,
9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is available for all faculty, staff and students
with a valid UMID