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Jim R. Dougherty III, assistant director of classroom technology and A/V services, assists the president with the VR headset.
Jim R. Dougherty III, assistant director of classroom technology and A/V services, assists the president with the VR headset.
Explorers welcome!
Explorers welcome!
Gilmour is wowed by space exploration …
Gilmour is wowed by space exploration …
… and plays a game in “the funhouse.”
… and plays a game in “the funhouse.”
The “launchpad” location for virtual exploration, in the rear hallway of the library’s second floor
The “launchpad” location for virtual exploration, in the rear hallway of the library’s second floor

Information Technology Services and Madigan Library will officially open Penn College’s new Virtual Reality Studio at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Located on the south side of the library’s second floor, the configuration is powered by an Alienware Aurora PC, and includes a state-of-the-art HTC Vive Pro VR headset and controllers. The space is open to students and faculty for instructional and gaming use; hours will be 3-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (with special sessions available for faculty by appointment). Explore human anatomy with “The Body VR,” pilot a lunar mission with “Apollo 11 VR” or visit a fantasy world in “Skyrim VR,” among others. College President Davie Jane Gilmour sampled some of the adventure on Monday afternoon, spreading excitement about the addition to campus and encouraging attendance at Thursday’s open house. Contact the Office of Instructional Technology for more information.

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