Springfield, Ohio – Already ranked No. 7 in The Princeton Review’s list of schools with “More To Do On Campus,” Wittenberg University has expanded the free-time options for its students substantially with the unveiling of a new game room in the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Under construction since December 2008, the game room was officially named Doppelganger’s, a German word referring to any double or look-alike of a person, during the grand opening ceremony, which attracted hundreds of Wittenberg community members. The renovation was led by Student Senate in an effort to provide students with an additional space on campus where they can use to relax and unwind.
The old game room saw limited use, but Student Senate leaders, who used activities fees paid by students to help fund the renovations, are confident that the new and improved space will be in constant demand. Student groups and campus organizations are being encouraged to take advantage of the space, which includes big screen televisions, multiple gaming systems, popular arcade games and classic tables such as table tennis and billiards, for meetings and programmed events.
Student Senate leaders envisioned decorations for the room centered on student life and Wittenberg traditions. The room now serves as a window into the past, highlighted by countless pictures of Wittenberg students, guides to famous campus traditions, and a mural with 3,000 student portraits spanning 60 years.
The game room renovations continue efforts by Student Senate leaders to improve campus life. Last year, Student Senate funded some renovations to the first and seconds levels of the student center, as well as the purchase of a large-screen television that is displayed above the fireplace in Gus Geil Lounge on the lower level of the student center and new computers nearby.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Photography By: Erin Pence '04
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