Student Union

Meditation on Campus

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 1:07pm

By Bill Flanigin

When the University of North Texas designed and planned their new 130 million dollar student union, all possible options and ideas were on the table. And why not? You only get one chance to build a facility like UNT’s new union, so you better get it right.

As the master plan evolved, one idea that made the cut was a dedicated space for introspection. The process was student driven, and the students had spoken. They wanted a meditation room. As unusual as that request may have sounded to some, today’s college students know that the demands of college life can be overwhelming to many. A centrally...