New St. Viator Gallagher Resource Center to Have Internet Access
Herguth, Robert C., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer
Starting this winter, St. Viator High School students and employees will be merging onto the information superhighway, with access to the Internet, electronic mail and dial-in service.
"I think that's the future," said Charles Kapachinski, technology coordinator for the Arlington Heights school. "There's infinite things they can do with this."
He said the additions will provide students, faculty and staff - who will each have their own e-mail addresses - with better research and communication options.
Not only will individuals be able to send letters and notes via computer to each other, but they will have access to myriad of information at their fingertips, he said.
Among the computers that will be used to access the new options are those in the new Marie Gallagher Resource Center.
The 6,000-square-foot facility, which opened in September shortly after the school year began, swallowed the old 4,000-square-foot library, a garage and the student bookstore.
It includes 12 new computers with CD-ROM capabilities.
There are five new printers, including one color model, and a scanner that allows text or pictures to be scanned into a computer for modification or enhancement.
There also are 16 study pods wired for laptop links to the system. …