Noel Studio Gains National Attention in Magazine Cover Story

photo of Noel Studio

National recognition has come again to Eastern Kentucky University’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity.

The Noel Studio is spotlighted in the cover story of the May 2011 issue of University Business magazine. The five-page article, entitled “Collaboration Station,” focuses on effective and innovative group study spaces at several colleges and universities nationwide. Authored by Managing Editor Melissa Ezarik, the article quotes Studio Director Dr. Rusty Carpenter and includes a photo by University Photographer Chris Radcliffe. The photo is also prominent on the issue’s cover.

The online story can be seen at

Located in EKU’s John Grant Crabbe Library, the Noel Studio embodies the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which calls for the University to develop informed, critical and creative thinkers who communicate effectively. The facility features a variety of spaces that allow students to develop their communication skills through critical and creative thinking: invention spaces where ideas are born, presentation practice rooms, a presentation suite for delivering and refining oral communication, breakout spaces for spontaneous collaborative group work or creative work with manipulatives, conference space for networking with colleagues on campus and remotely along with practicing and capturing group dynamics, and a discovery classroom for orientations, guest speakers, conferences, and instruction sessions. 

For more information about the Noel Studio, visit

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Published on May 02, 2011

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