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The Ribbon Is Cut for the Library’s Overdue Brew Coffee Bar

Friday, October 08, 2010
On October 8, the ribbon was cut for the Reinsch Library’s new Overdue Brew coffee bar. The coffee and hot chocolate bar was established at the request of students, and the Starbucks machine serves either beverage for $2 a cup. The Overdue Brew space, which has counter seating, was designed by Thea Scott-Fundling, associate professor of Interior Design, and graduate Interior Design student Mary Ellen Sullivan.

Overdue Brew was an immediate success. Yesenia Celis, a junior majoring in Psychology, used to trek in all weather to Bernie’s Café in the Lee Center for her coffee. She said, “Now when I’m studying, I don’t have to leave the library. Overdue Brew is wonderful!” Cody Clark, a freshman Fashion Design major is equally enthusiastic and pointed out, “It’s convenient, and the coffee’s great!”

Dr. Zary Mostashari, dean of Library and Learning Services, is delighted to see students, faculty, and staff enjoying Overdue Brew. She remarked, “We are happy to provide this service in the library. It’s proving to be very popular, and I’m sure it will help our students stay focused on their studies!”

Photo captions:
1 - (left to right) Senior Maame Amponsah, majoring in Business Administration with a focus on Business Law and Sport Management; Dr. Zary Mostashari, Dean of Library and Learning Services; and Mary Ellen Sullivan, a graduate student in Interior Design, cut the ribbon to officially open Overdue Brew.

2 – (left to right) Sophomore Alexandra Elizee, an Interior Design major; Freshman Cody Clark, a Fashion Design major; and Junior Yesenia Celis, a Psychology major, enjoy their Starbucks coffee.

3 – Reinsch Library’s Overdue Brew coffee bar