Response: 3.6

Information Technology

Information Technology Facilities include the computer labs discussed in section 2.13, as well as Digital Video services, Media Services, Streaming Video, High-Tech Classrooms, Web Services, Email Service, Videoconference Facilities, abundant High-Speed Network connections, and nearly ubiquitous Wireless Network.

In August 2000, the Schulz Information Center opened. The many unique features of the three-story, 215,000 square foot building include wireless technology, video conferencing, a 24-hour computer lab, art gallery space, a cafe, open terraces, and natural and ambient lighting, including skylights. The Information Center also houses an Automated Retrieval System (ARS), which provides quick access to 750,000 items housed in a computer-managed shelving system. Additionally, the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center has entrances with easy access, multiple stations to check out materials, more than 100,000 feet of fiber optic cabling, nearly 5,000 network and phone jacks, and state-of-the-art seismic features.

Funding the Schulz Information Center was as innovative as the building itself:

o $7.5 million from private endowments and donations from SSU faculty, staff and students; including $5 million from Jean and Charles Schulz
o $5 million from Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
o $32 million from state funding

An endowment was established to support the Information Center in honor of Jean and Charles Schulz and others.