Asia Simone Burns, Editor-In-Chief
In an effort to address the printing needs of students, Samford University Services recently partnered with Samford SGA and Technology Services to add four new WEPA print kiosks in residence buildings on all corners of the university’s campus.
The kiosks, which are located near the residence offices in Evergreen, Vail, Mountainview and building 300 of West Village, were installed April 3 and are available to students during Residence Life office hours.
University Services Manager Jennifer Novotny said the kiosks were originally introduced in the fall because of requests from Samford students.
“After-hours printing is one of the most common requests I have heard in the five years I have worked at Samford,” Novotny said. “The WEPA kiosks seem to be the best and most convenient solution to providing students with additional options for after-hours printing.
The addition of the four new kiosks equate to 14 total WEPA kiosks on campus, Novotny said. Six kiosks can be found in the College of Health Sciences, three are in the library and one is in the University Center.
Though most of the kiosks are in buildings that are closed in the evenings and are only capable of printing in black and white, the kiosk in the University Center is available for use 24 hours a day and is capable of printing in color.
“The kiosks were requested by members of Residence Life committee in SGA,” Novotny said. “I then contacted Technology Services to inquire about the possibility of adding them in each area Residence Life office. My department, University Services, worked with Residence Life and Technology Services to get the kiosks installed.”
According to Technology Services, “the four kiosks that are in residence halls have printed over 4,200 pages since they were installed on April 3.”
Students can use their $50 printing allotment at the kiosks, or can pay with a credit card.
“We are excited to offer (students) this additional option for printing on campus and hope that it will be a convenience for you,” Novotny said.