Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 3, Page 9 1995 Smith goes high-tech Rooms 120 and 130 of Smith Hall have been transformed into high- tech classrooms. Using the latest technology, the rooms now feature built-in, multimedia equipment offering a variety of options for teaching and presentations. The largest classroom on campus, Room 120 has a seating capacity of 273 and is now in use for such courses as art history, animal science, chemistry and geology. Both rooms are equipped with a multimedia console, which doubles as a lectern. By selecting the proper setting from the main menu at the console, a professor easily can select and present music, slides, films, compact discs, a computer screen and videotapes, or adjust the lighting. The console also is equipped with a microphone with volume control. Behind 120 Smith is a specially equipped smaller room with equipment where films, slides, compact discs and videos can be easily loaded for sight and sound presentations. Unlike Kirkbride Hall, where a central projection room serves smaller rooms with the aid of a resident media specialist, the Smith facility is designed to be self- served by faculty. The front of Room 120 is furnished with a chalkboard topped by large screen for slides. The slides, which can be shown singly or two at a time, can be focused from the console. For films, a large movie-theatre-sized screen drops from the ceiling at the front of the room, while simultaneously a projector is automatically lowered from the ceiling over the seating area. Other classrooms on campus have been upgraded, such as Room 131 Sharp Laboratory, used by the physics department.