As the largest public university in the state, Louisiana State University (LSU) provides approximately 30,000 students with the tools they need to launch successful postgraduate careers. This commitment has been taken into the 21st century with the recent opening of the university’s new Olinde Career Center (OCC), a two-floor, 17,000 square foot space where students’ future career goals take shape.
Located inside the Student Union, the OCC’s management team wanted a new 21st way to immediately engage with students to them to come into the office on a daily basis. To achieve this goal, LSU turned to NanoLumens for cutting-edge LED displays. “The university is beginning to incorporate more technology around campus,” said Kevin Brian, the CFO and director of technology divisions at the integration firm SAIA Electric. “When we started designing the new OCC, we wanted to galvanize students’ attention to draw students into the centre. NanoLumens listened carefully to our design ideas, and they allowed us to create a very unique display solution that grabs the attention of every student who walks into the Student Union.”
“With about 15,000 visitors a day, the Student Union is always full of activity,” Mary Feduccia, the director of LSU’s Olinde Career Center explained. “The new career centre opened two days before the fall semester began, which is a major time for our programming. During this busy time, we’ve been able to utilise the NanoLumens displays to effectively and dramatically promote events that have significantly increased the traffic into the new centre.”
The OCC is equipped with a 5mm, 10-foot rectangular NanoLumens NanoSlim display, and a 20-foot circular NanoCurve display. Both screens are ultra-lightweight, slim, and provide vibrant, high-resolution images from all viewing angles, making them the ideal eye-catching solution in the bustling LSU Student Union.
The two NanoLumens displays provide students with information and graphics on a daily basis. The traditional, rectangular screen is located inside of the student financial management offices within the career centre. The display showcases the New York Stock Exchange to help differentiate the financial services within the career centre. “It gives the area a more financial appeal,” Feduccia explained.
The circular NanoLumens display is used to showcase simple graphics, such as the LSU Tiger, as well as brief messages about career centre events. Feduccia said the attendance rate at these events has increased, since students can now prominently see the numerous opportunities the centre is offering.
“LSU is ecstatic with the outcome of the displays,” Brian added. “With the big push to upgrade technology across campus, we’re already discussing a preliminary plan to incorporate a large NanoCurve display in one of the older building’s atriums. Right when you walk in, it will draw you in.”