The College's Fine Arts Building houses programs in the visual and performing arts. One portion of the building contains the Music Department's practice studios, music labs, rehearsal halls, and state-of-the-art Music Recording Studio. The Laurence B. Goodrich Theater and the Hamblin Arena Theater share the central section of the building with the Fine Arts Gallery. The north section of the building contains art studios, a computer art lab, and student art work displayed along the walls.
The Morris Conference Center is a full-service, year-round residential conference center available to college, community, business, and professional organizations. The Center is noted for excellence in service, dining, and lodging, all at very attractive rates. The Center's comfortable, climate-controlled conference rooms are equipped to support teleconferencing and a variety of audio-visual presentations. Computers with Internet access are also available.
Single and double dorm-style rooms are available in two adjoining wings. The Morris Conference Center offers catered presentations including casual and formal dining, hors d'oevres, buffets, meeting site refreshments, and box lunches.
The Evelyn R. Hodgdon Instructional Resources Center (IRC) is designed to accommodate, support, and maintain current technology used in the instructional process on campus. It contains nine lecture halls for large classes and public service activities, two color television studios used for the production of video programming both by students and professional staff, computer laboratories, and an instructional support center for faculty. The lecture halls are fully equipped "electronic classrooms" with complete computer, audio-visual, video, and large-screen projection capabilities. IRC operates and maintains a closed-circuit television system, which provides instructional broadcasts throughout campus. The local public access educational channel aired throughout the community originates from studios in the IRC. In addition, satellite dish antennae make it possible to downlink video programming, telecourses, and teleconferences. Through its satellite transmission system, IRC is able to broadcast taped and live video programs throughout the SUNY system as well as nationally. Photographic services, technical services, and other support necessary in the design and development of instructional materials and College publications are also available in the Center.
Computer Facilities at the College are constantly refreshed with new technology. A campus-wide Technology Initiative stresses the acquisition of computing skills and provides students universal access to computers and software. Supporting this commitment, the College has over 500 networked computers dedicated to student use in over 40 different labs on campus. The College offers both Intel-based and Macintosh hardware in its labs. Many of the labs, including those in each residence hall, are open seven days a week.
Computers in general-purpose labs are equipped with software for a wide variety of purposes, including word processing, spreadsheet design, web development, and database management. Other computer labs support specific disciplines and offer additional specialized software.
Technology-enhanced classrooms are equipped with multimedia capabilities, including large-screen computer projection, slides, CD ROMs, and other audio-visual applications to enrich the learning environment. The use of technology is supported by an Information Technology Help Desk, providing consultation and assistance on hardware and software. In addition, trained student employees support technology in the residence halls through the Res-Tech program.
Every student on campus has access to the College's e-mail and web servers through a high-speed Ethernet network, and free dial up access is available to off-campus students. Campus computers access the Internet through a dedicated T3 connection. Through the College's local area network and the Internet, students can register for classes, complete coursework, check grades, pay phone bills, and complete many other tasks. The College provides shared network storage space to each student.