The chit chat of students is quieter at the MSU Clark Student Center during the summer, but these students say it's the place to be during the school year.
"I would say we probably spend at least 45% of our time in here when we are not in class," said Allie Hubbard, an MSU student.
"People just hang out here, so yeah it's definitely the hot spot on campus I'd say," said Kensy Waller, another student.
But the Clark Student Center isn't looking so hot these days.
With ripped furniture broken tiles, even old carpet.
Which is why the MSU Board of Regents voted Wednesday to spend nearly $200 thousand on some upgrades, which are thanks to a one time capital payment the school received when the campus book store recently changed hands.
"The Clark student center was last renovated in 1998 and since that time it has received little in that of cosmetic attention," said Keith Lamb the MSU Vice President of Student Affairs.
The upgrade will include new furniture, carpet and tiling.
And Lamb says the improvements will also focus on ways for students and staff to get more plugged in, as well as new audio and visual equipment for meeting rooms in the facility.
"Technology is increasing and changing so rapidly that we want to make sure we keep up with in the hub of campus life for students," Lamb said.
Some of these improvements will begin immediately.
However those working on the center's improvements say others will take some time.
But the entire project should be completed by the 2014 spring semester.
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