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Board of Directors approve $4,700 for Games Room

CSUN’s board of directors met Monday in the University Student Union to discuss issues and projects to better student life on campus. ‘

One issue was regarding amplified sound in the USU and the Satellite Student Union in regards to performances and other events.’ Amplified sound is electronic amplification and mechanical amplification of any sound.’ Currently, there are restrictions for performances in the Plaza del Sol located in the USU.’ ‘ USU performances are allowed Wednesday and Thursday only from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ‘

The motionwould allow performances to be three times a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.’ This would allow nighttime performances as well as daytime performances.’ Pre-recorded background music or voice amplification for public speaking that is minimally amplified is permitted on any weekday as long as it does not interfere with any other scheduled event.

This motion, which was approved byt he board, would prohibit foul language in public performances.’ The performers would have to sign a contract in advance agreeing to adhere to this rule.’ This would decrease foul language and make it a ‘family friendly, ultimate college experience,’ Board of Directors Chair Dan Monteleone said.

The next motion that was brought up was adding console gaming to the new Games Room.’ The consoles include X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and Wii systems.’ The coin-op video games aren’t as popular anymore and with new and improved technology, console gaming is in demand. ‘

‘This will enhance the campus and update the technology,’ Finance Director Travis Daniels said.’ In a survey last year, 80 percent of students said that they would use console gaming, and said they would pay up to $5 an hour for it. The motion passed and for $4,789, console gaming will be implemented in the gaming room.’ Students will be charged $3.50 an hour to use these services.’ ‘

‘Students wanted this on campus for a while,’ Monteleone said. ‘

There was also a motion to purchase five, nine-foot pool tables to add to the Games Room. ‘

‘This will bring in new tables to get a new feel and a better experience for students,’ Daniels said.’ Currently, there are six pool tables, but they are roughly 35 years old and worn out. These new pool tables would be contemporary black and chrome models.’ It would cost $10,000 to purchase and move these pool tables.’ These new tables will improve the quality of play for students and will enhance the look and feel of the Games Room. ‘

The Games Room will be moved below the Fitness Center.’ There will be a computer lab implemented in the old game room for students to access computers because computers are high in demand on campus.’ ‘They are renovating it now, and will be available to students next semester,’ A.S. Attorney General Michael Ryan said.

Another motion passed for renovation of the Fitness Center and locker room renovation, which would cost $29,700.’ This would support pool and Fitness Center functions and add a pool to the recreation center.’ Renovation will take up to two months.

‘This will make it easier for students to access a pool on campus, and have a ten lane pool,’ Ryan said.’ The pool on campus is only open for the swim and water polo teams and some classes.

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