Karley Tate, a freshman studying business administration from Coldwater (left) and Phelisa LeSure, a freshman studying nursing from Nesbit charge their phones at the charging station in the library. (Photo by Allen Brewer)
By Allen Brewer, David Campbell & Greg Lush
Students, do you find that your essential devices are running out of battery too soon in the day? Well, Northwest has installed several stations installed with various charging cables that are available to any student who needs them.
“Students rely on their mobile devices for everything; they are not just communication tools,” said Amy Latham, director of Management Information Systems. “The need students have to be able to recharge their devices is growing every day.”
Some students are already taking advantage of these stations, and the one in the cafeteria often has a line of students waiting to use it.
“I think it’s a good idea,” Katrina Robinson, a freshman studying medical office technology from Batesville, said. “We use our phones a lot to type notes, so that’s always a good thing.”
Even if not all students know about the charging stations yet, most are still excited about the potential of using them.
“I’ve never used one, but I think it’s a good idea,” Antonio Dowdell, a sophomore studying graphic design technology from Corinth, said. “It’ll be good for when you need a quick charge.”
These stations will be available on every campus, and the ones on the Senatobia campus can be found at the R.C. Pugh Library, Tunica lobby, Berry lobby, Nursing Student Lounge, McLendon Center Help Desk (Computer Lab), Math & Science lobby and in the Haraway Center Cafeteria.
There are two stations at the Oxford campus, located in the library and the Financial Aid lobby. Each station’s chargers include three Apple lightning, one Apple 30-pin, three micro USB and one USB type C.
Lastly, there are four located at the DeSoto Center: one in the main lobby, one near the south elevator on the first floor and two in the third floor commons area.
Please note that students should not leave any device unattended. Students should stay with their devices in order to avoid loss or theft.