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L-R: Pres Randy Rhine, president, VP Jon Hansen, VP Charles Snare, faculty member John Ritzen, Josh Ellis, faculty member, Rick Koza, faculty member, and Robin Brierly, faculty member. (Tena L. Cook/CSC)

L-R: Pres Randy Rhine, president, VP Jon Hansen, VP Charles Snare, faculty members John Ritzen, Josh Ellis, Rick Koza, Robin Brierly (Photo -Tena L. Cook/CSC)

CSC Dining Services and the school’s Reta King Library have partnered to provide a new gathering space for students, faculty and staff.

A long-awaited coffee shop opened Wednesday in the Library Learning Center Commons. Maintenance superintendent Harold Mowry extends his thanks to the members of the maintenance staff who completed the project.

 The coffee shop hours will be Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m. and Friday 7-11 a.m.

CSC coffee shop rhine closeDr. Charles Snare, vice president of academic affairs, says the opening of the coffee shop demonstrates perseverance.

“We have overcome many hurdles to achieve the coffee shop. This would not have transpired without the persistence of many faculty and staff. I am very grateful for their efforts.”

One of the priorities in CSC’s new Master Academic Plan, which runs through 2018, is greater use of the King Library’s  teaching and learning center (TLC) and Learning Commons (LLC).  Snare says the coffee shop should help make both more user-friendly.

Dr. Susan Hines, associate vice president of teaching and learning technologies, said she is excited about the coffee shop and looks forward to faculty, staff and students enjoying coffee while reading, studying, browsing the Internet or socializing in the recently renovated Learning Center.

CSC coffee shop rhineCSC Dining Services catering manager Taryn Marcy says the coffee shop will offer LaRue coffee, freshly ground for each cup, along with other hot and cold beverages and a variety of snacks.

A different sandwich and salad will be featured daily.

“We’re excited to offer the CSC community something different from what they have seen in the past on campus,” says Marcy. “We will be offering many items that are unique to the coffee shop, and we are very excited to be partnering with the LLC.”

Marcy also plans to revitalize the CSC Dining Services Facebook page and post a blog to inform the campus community about food, beverages and special events at the coffee shop.

Twitter posts from @LLCatCSC will also provide information about happenings in the LLC and coffee shop.

Although students will not be able to use their meal plan at the shop, Eagle Bucks will be accepted in addition to cash. Credit and debit cards will not be accepted.