On Friday October 25th, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1963 was celebrated in the Lily Gym. Alumni from other graduating classes also attended to support their classmates. As alumni entered the gym, they were encouraged to view the exhibit panels produced in honor of their 50th anniversary. These panels were the creation of Ladajah Davis and Zoraida Younger, student assistants in the Archives Department.
Diana Amerson, Government Documents Librarian, was also invited to the reunion celebration. Mrs. Amerson was responsible for the creation of exhibits for past class reunions.
Alumni were also presented with a number of gifts including a 48 page color booklet filled with photos of graduation, sports, Greek fraternities and sororities, and other student activities. The booklet also included a “Facts and Stats,” which contained a myriad of pop culture facts and new events.
Afterwards, the members of the Class of 1963 were inducted into Senior Academy. It was a wonderful event in which, by all accounts, everyone enjoyed themselves.
It's just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known 'round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near.
Have you always wanted to write a novel?
We know some of you have been waiting all year for this month! For those of you who are new to this project, here's the gist:
Gamers of a certain age will no doubt scream Oh wow, I remember that! as they click through the Internet Archive's latest project.
The non-profit organization recently launched the Historical Software Collection, with the mission of making old programs accessible (including plenty of games!) that were originally released for platforms like Atari 2600, Apple II, and Commodore 64.
So much of what we teach during a typical IL session are the lower level skills that serve as a foundation for information literacy. While students absolutely need those foundational skills, it's the higher order thinking skills that we really need to be concentrating on in order to help students become independent learners so that they can become lifelong learners. Flipping library instruction can remedy that problem.
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Professors aren't so different from the regular populace when it comes to their views on social media.
Just over 70 percent used social media in their personal lives, a survey released last week by Babson Survey Research Group andPearson found. This figure mirrors usage among the general population, according to the Pew Research Center.
Babson and Pearson surveyed 8,000 faculty members from all disciplines
Lee Rainie, the Project Director, describes the findings from the nationally representative survey that asked Americans what types of services they value in their libraries and what additional services they would like their libraries to offer.
October, the annual observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a time for reflection on the pervasiveness of the disease.
In the general US population, one in eight women will have breast cancer at some point in their lives and it is the most common cancer in American women.
But breast cancer is not only confined to women. …
At First Steps to the University this past summer, Chancellor Anderson gave an encouraging and insightful talk to students and parents entering in to the fall 2013 semester. He stressed the need for them to take care of themselves, to ensure they had a successful freshman year. Part of his talk centered around healthy eating habits and avoiding the freshman weight gain that some experience due to unhealthy eating habits and multiple trips to the buffet.
The following two articles discuss college students’ eating habits that contribute to success and graduation. A list of colleges that have the best and worst meals is also included.
How Can You Eat Healthier?
Chesnutt Library’s online catalog and databases list many resources that address healthy eating and diet, nutrition, meal selection and planning and cooking. There are books, e-books, DVDs, government documents, kits, and EBSCOHost databases for books and articles.