The Fall 2017 Graves Lecture Series opened on Tuesday, October 10th featuring Family and Consumer Science Faculty – Dr. Josh Ellis, Dr. Kim Madsen, and Dr. Yvonne Moody. The title of their talk was Wellness across the Lifespan. A few of the topics that were discussed include:
Vince and Cindy were finally able to take a second honeymoon and decided to go to the Wild Mediterranean. Vince said that Cindy really deserved it because of her Five-Carat Soul and the fact that her Courage is Contagious.
The first day they were just wandering around enjoying the sights when Before You Know It they found themselves at a lecture about Improbable Destinies, The Origins of Creativity, and Signs of Hope all leading up to the question of Why Buddhism is True. The auditorium was packed with scholars, historians, artists and ordinary people just like Cindy and Vince.
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And the Library loves Sigma Tau Delta. The LLC was pleased to host the induction ceremony for the Nebraska Sigma Beta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta on Friday, November 3. Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society, so the club’s executive board thought the library would be the perfect venue for the event. And, they had an “in,” since club Vice President and Treasurer Stephanie Gardener has worked at the library for the past three years. Members of Sigma Tau Delta have been very active in both regional and national events over the past year. Stephanie has participated in many of these events, and she is the recipient of the LLC newsletter’s November student worker shoutout.
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On November 2nd, in honor of National Cookie Monster Day, Project Strive TRiO hosted a cookie decorating contest for the students involved in the program. This event was held in the Project Strive TRiO area and approximately 21 students participated. The students decorated the cookies and then the cookies were judged by LLC staff – Deena Kennell, Shawn Hartman, Tamara Toomey, and Janet Hartman. First and second prizes were awarded for:
Are you running around (the Internet) looking for those last minute gift ideas for family members? Can’t decide whether to give the light-up reindeer tie to Uncle Tom or Grandpa? Don’t remember if your cousin on your step-dad’s side of the family has 7 or 8 kids? Or is it 10 now? STOP! We have the answer for you. We have created the ultimate holiday shopping guide. We have recommended books for all ages from infants to adults.
Did I say books? Well what else are we going to recommend? Go ahead and have fun with this list. See how many books you have read from this list. You just might find something interesting to read.
If you visit the library reference desk between 1-4pm on Tuesday and Thursdays, you’ll be greeted by part-time staff member Eric Reitcheck. He is one of the many great part-time workers who help the library hum along. Eric has been with us since February, but this is not his first time working in the LLC. He also provided night-time reference assistance from December 2012-June 2013 before moving to Seattle. Upon returning to Chadron earlier this year, he accepted a position that was able to leverage the skills he learned in his undergraduate education. Eric graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a double major in theatre and broadcasting, and he is excited to utilize his skills at CSC. In his position, Eric splits his time between the library and working on projects for the Dean of Essential Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. As such, he wears many hats. He sets programming for the campus radio station, assists with scene shop construction, and coordinates the Memorial Hall acoustic shell. The radio station is arguably Eric’s task that has the furthest reach (KJZC 90.5 FM can be heard about 20 miles outside of town, in any direction… ). We recently had a discussion about the radio station. Below is a transcript:
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In addition to the Adult Rotating Collection, the Library subscribes to a Young Adult (YA) Leasing Collection. We do this for several reasons:
- To supplement the collection for the YA literature course
- To reserve the library’s juvenile budget for buy award winning children’s and young adult books
- Some students are not ready to transition to adult fiction titles
- Young Adult fiction is a quick, recreational read
- Young Adult fiction deals with topics that affect teens today
- Young Adult authors write some kick-ass stuff
The Fall 2017 Grave Lecture Series will kick off on Tuesday, October 10th. Dr. Josh Ellis, Dr. Yvonne Moody, Dr. Kim Madsen and Ms. Erin Norman, Family Consumer Science Faculty, are the featured speakers.
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Attendance was called. Chuck Klosterman X? Churchill and Orwell? Ernest Hemingway? Kennedy and King? Lincoln and the Abolitionists? Hannibal? Putin? All were present except Jane Austen at Home and Caesar’s Last Breath. They are all part of the We Have No Idea Group that is trying to figure out the path of the world’s great nations in the coming decade.
This group debates The Anatomy of Terror and if we are Destined for War. They look at why Everybody Lies and why we are On the Edge but also are we on Two Paths and whether This Fight is Our Fight. Is there a Call to Rise to fix A Crack in Creation or to put Democracy in Chains? These debates are unending but an answer is never found.
As you can tell, we have new books in the Adult Rotating Collection. Come see what your colleagues have selected.
The LLC provides a subscription to The New York Times to all students, faculty, and staff. When students sign up, they select their graduation year. Faculty and staff subscriptions last for 364 days, so they need to be renewed each year. If you receive an error notice or a warning that you only have a few articles left this month, it’s probably time to renew.
To renew your subscription for another year:
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