Let’s break this down to the fundamental components. The Mill Building would include the new Digger Den, a computer lab, the coffee shop, a conference room, a lounge space and more. The hours for the Mill Building would most likely be extended into the night on school nights, and possibly later for weekends, giving more opportunity for student use. The SUB would house a combined Bookstore, copy/mail center and Digger Card Center. These combined services would make buying Tech Gear easier for prospective students, Alumni, and Digger fans. Book buying would also be easier with more space and increased staff. The Bookstore Director, Jeni Luft, is ecstatic about this idea. The move would give her bookstore increased space and a projected increase in revenue. Chris Van Nuland, Director of the Student Union, likes the idea because the new Mill Building would be very student oriented, giving him more opportunity for activities. As ASMT Vice President, I believe that the move would be very beneficial for the student populace in that the needs of the students would begin to be resolved.
The only remaining input the administration requires is yours, the student population. Therefore a survey will be sent out with questions like, “Does this move represent the best interests of students?” and, “Would there be enough interest in moving the Digger Den, or is its current position acceptable?” This survey will be sent out soon with these questions and more in order for the administration to best obtain the student input regarding this potential change. If you feel strongly one way or another, please do not hesitate to fill out this survey. Any comments and concerns can be voiced to me, John Henson, during my office hours or by email at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch for the upcoming survey on the Montana Tech website and Digger Central.