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Drexel Unveils New State-of-the-Art Sacramento Campus

Working student and distance learning conglomerate Drexel University is taking a giant leap forward in the coming month, with the unveiling of a new Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento. Promising to "revolutionize the way higher education can be delivered," the center is set to boast $1 million in cutting edge audiovisual/e-learning technology.

The innovative technology will be featured in Drexel's 20,000 square foot Center at One Capitol Mall, with nine classrooms of various sizes, all of which are equipped with high-end, fully integrated e-learning systems. The facility is designed for working professionals pursuing master's degrees in the evenings as well as businesses and associations seeking high-tech meeting space during the days and on weekends.

"Drexel's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento will not only offer the best technology available, but integrate those systems in creative ways that will make them easily usable for presenters and accessible to those who cannot be physically present," said Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III, the University's Executive Vice President who has been spearheading the development of the Center. "For our students, this will allow us to deliver the right blend of in-person and on-line education that best fits their degree programs. We are confident that our proven, dynamic approach to learning will more effectively position them for leadership and success."

The complex, designed by California-based A/V firm Spinitar, will be completely wireless and each conference room will host myriad gadgetry from lecture recording devices to deluxe web-based classroom simulators. Spinitar president is quoted as being "pleased to be working with such a pioneering institution as Drexel University," and it seems like a lot of students in the near future will be equally pleased to be there.

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