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Technology

Our communications lab is like a "second home" to students, and features 16 iMac computers, several scanners and large format color printers. We also have an additional 17 iMac computers next door in the computer classroom that are also available when classes are not in session.

In the Comm Labs, we are committed to providing a collaborative and safe space for students to complete their communications coursework. Students in the department often find themselves spending a lot of time in the labs and we work hard to ensure the space feels like a home away from home.

Our Ongoing Commitment

The Communications Department has integrated the effective use of technology in our curriculum at every level and has two dedicated staff members to ensure the quality of the student's experience in the communications labs. You can contact the communications lab staff by emailing commlab@simmons.edu.

Name  Position
Dane Groves
 Lab Manager
Lydia Hardy  Assistant Lab Manager

Communications Lab Hours

Doors open every day from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Lab Monitors are available during the following hours:

Day Open Close
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM 9:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Saturday

Sunday 12:00 PM 9:30 PM

Equipment:

  • 34 iMac computers
  • 3 Epson scanners
  • A variety of color and B/W Printers
  • 7 Pen Tablets
  • 2 iPads
  • A variety of video cameras and microphones

Software:

  • Macintosh OS X v10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2015
  • Adobe Audition  CC 2015
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
  • Adobe Edge CC 2015
  • Adobe Flash CC 2015
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2015
  • Adobe Lightroom CC 2015
  • Adobe Muse CC 2015
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
  • Final Cut Pro 6
  • Final Cut Express 4
  • Fetch 5
  • FontExplorer X Pro
  • iLife
  • iWork
  • LightWave 3D 9.6
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • TextMate
  • TextWrangler
  • Transmit
  • Poser 9
  • and more!