Mount students to see changes on campus as they return to a “new” university

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Students at Mount St. Joseph University will return to campus on Monday, August 25, marking the Mount’s first year as a university.

Construction on the Mount’s new media production lab in the art building is expected to be completed by the end of the semester, with several parts, including the Mac lab, opening sooner. The media lab will have Mac workstations for design, production and editing, professional camcorders and studio lighting, as well as studio space for news production and audio recording. This will also be the first full year for the new 24/7 game room for students that features table tennis, foosball and air hockey. Plans are underway for a 24-hour food store to open on campus during fall semester as well.

Students who live on campus also now have the option of being part of living learning communities in the residence hall. The living learning communities connect like-minded students together to support each other’s interests. There is one living learning community for students interested in pursuits in health and natural sciences, and another for those who are interested in community service on campus and in the surrounding community. There is also a living learning community available to first year students to help them acclimate to university life.

The start of the school year also means the start of several new academic programs, including a health and wellness major, as well as a minor in educational studies. Also starting this fall is a Saturday MBA program, which will allow working professionals to earn a master’s degree in business administration on Saturday mornings.

New prospective students this year is how they can take a virtual tour of the university. The Mount’s campus virtual world in the popular game Minecraft® is now available for people to walk around the campus in the video game, talk to admission counselors and look for hidden clues for a chance to win a Visa® gift card. “Mount St. Joseph University: A Minecraft World Adventure” can be found at www.msj.edu/mountminecraft.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.