Taube Gift Expands Conference and Learning Possibilities

From the Spring 2018 issue of SKYLIGHT

Thanks to a generous gift from the Taube Family Fund, the GTU has established the Taube Conference Center, providing upgraded space for conferences and other events that opens the GTU’s rich educational and interreligious opportunities to the wider public. The gift also enables the GTU to expand its commitment to flexible learning environments by upgrading existing classrooms and study rooms. The improved spaces will be equipped with technology similar to that of the Collaborative Learning Space in the GTU Library, which has been in high demand since it opened in January 2017.

Both the Hedco Room at 2465 Le Conte Avenue and the Conference Room on the second floor of the library will be upgraded to provide more flexible learning spaces for smaller groups, with movable furniture, video conferencing capabilities, and touchscreen displays. The Collaborative Learning Space will be augmented with a two-camera video conferencing system. Two study rooms on the first floor of the Library will be equipped with new furniture and built-in displays. Other rooms on campus will also see upgrades in technology. Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero, director of digital learning and lecturer in theology & educational technology, is spearheading the renewal of these conference and classroom spaces.

Thank you to the Taube Family Fund for their generous gift, which will help provide state-of-the-art learning technologies and conference capabilities at the GTU.