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COMMUNITY IN BLOOM
Spring Art Show 2012
Gallery 2 Wilson Library
May 7 - June 1, 2012
This year's student led community based show features work from Ferndale High School students. The work was submitted by the following eight students: Angela Stringfield, Eli Owen, Galina Shulga, Brad Vario, Samantha Johnson, Jennifer Nestle, Alyssa Peterson, and Maleenia Huntley. They all worked within the mediums of photography and digital art. Some of the themes within their work is the cycle of life, and rebirth in Spring, the growth and blooming of plants and animals in Spring, as well as the focus on contrast and light.
Western's Art History 308 students wanted to create a show that allowed the local high school and middle school students the freedom and honor of displaying their work in a show that will be open and up for the entire community to view. We really wanted to encourage students to be involved and active in their community and to display their creativity as much as possible, while also allowing us to be involved in that process.
Kate McKee, Chelsea Madura, Jourdan Hinkle & Angie Larrabee
Designated by President Barack Obama in 2009, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Come by the Western Libraries, and check out the display on Asian and Pacific Islander resources, which include books, films, and more!
Library 201 Online Class: Summer 2012
Looking for 2 credits in a class you can take from anywhere?
Do you want to develop skills that will help make your life easier in other classes?
Or maybe you just want to learn how to conduct research better?
Then consider taking the online Introduction to Library Strategies (LIBR 201) during Summer 2012!
This class will introduce students to:
- The nature of research with emphasis on strategies for carrying out inquiry
- How to locate electronic and print sources
- How to assess sources for authority
- How to manage the research process and write citations
- And how to select and incorporate material from sources into your writing.
When: 6 week session, 6/19 -- 8/17
Where: Online (CRN 31031)
For more information contact the course instructor:
Today marks the beginning of the “Redefining the Academic Library” speakers series. Some have asked me why we’re bringing these speakers in. I thought I’d share a little more of the context.
|The Teaching Learning Academy (TLA) visited Special Collections this week, two sessions on Wednesday, April 18 and another two sessions on Thursday, April 29. TLA is interested in the question, "How can we engage and connect multiple voices to strengthen Western as a 21st-century liberal arts university?"|
|To investigate the history of the liberal arts at Western, TLA members examined several exhibits from the Campus History Collection in Special Collections, including the Annual Catalogue of the Washington State Normal School (an early name for Western), The Self-Starter: Women's League Guide-Book for Freshman Girls, and A Long Range Plan: Perspective of the Future, from 1968.|
|The researchers found many references to broad-based, liberal arts, and civilization through the years, including an early reference to a required liberal arts class in a 1926 issue of the student newspaper of the Washington State Normal School, The Weekly Messenger, which was found by searching the new online WWU Student Newspaper Collection, in the library's Digital Collections.|
Exhibiting works throughout Seattle and Bellingham for ten years, twenty-eight year old South-African born artist, James Richard Mey brings diverse and dynamic work that challenges the way we view the effects of our instant culture. Influenced by Grant Ko Takemura, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
New works have been recently added to the display, come check them out.
More of Meys' works are on display in the coffee shop at the Fire House Art Center in Fairhaven.
Draw your interpretation of Earth Day on the interactive gallery exhibit, Gallery 5 ,Wilson 4, East.
The canvas and drawing supplies are waiting for you, just bring your ideas and artistic talent.
It’s that time of year again! The temperature is rising, the flowers are blooming and the air is smelling a little bit sweeter. Earth Day is right around the corner and rather than celebrating one day, Western Washington University is making a whole week out of it!
University Dining Services is hosting an art exhibit in the library and we want to know what “Earth Day” means to you, but don’t just say it…draw it! Head over to the fourth floor of Wilson Library, just outside of the Reading Room, and draw your interpretation of Earth Day on the giant blank canvas covering the hallway walls! The canvas and drawing supplies are waiting for you, all you need to bring is your ideas and artistic talent. Whether it’s your personal Earth Day pledge or just a simple flower, show us your definition of Earth Day by drawing it on the canvas walls!
The exhibit will be open Monday, April 16th to Friday, April 27th.
Library 3Things Newsletter now online.
Welcome to our fifth issue of 3 Things! Included you’ll find information about 4 librarians who will be speaking in May as part of the Western Libraries' series, "Redefining the Academic Library." Additionally, this issue offers a great tip about working with two of our Learning Commons partners to hammer out an awesome research paper and you can read about the Western Front digitization project currently underway.
- JOIN Team WWU Libraries
@ the 16th Annual Trivia Bee & Silent Auction
- Friday April 20, 2012, 6 - 9 pm
@ Bellingham High School
- Join us for this fun and family friendly event! Each year more than 25 teams sponsored by local businesses and organizations battle it out to see who will be Whatcom County’s newest Trivia champion. Dave Walker from KAFE radio will be our Master of Ceremonies, and Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings will join us again this year.
- Cost: $8 Tickets will be available at Village Books beginning on April 1.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Watch the WWU Library team of "The Overduers":
Michelle Becker, Rob Lopresti, Elizabeth Stephan as they match wits & trivia.