Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

Western's veteran students have traveled the world during their time in service.  This case highlights some of the mementos they gathered while in the military.

Western Veteran Community is an AS club at WWU.  As a community, we aim to provide a group in which both Veterans and dependents can reach out to the community, as well as allowing our community to reach out to Veterans and t heir families.  We also strongly support community service and volunteerism, as it has been a proven method towards helping Veterans transition back into the civilian role as students.  Community service also allows civilians and Veterans to connect with each other, which falls in line with our sense of community.


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Display By:
Ann Beck
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Library Case 2 - see map

The word "DIVERSITY" can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  The most important thing that you have to consider is your part in this diverse world.  We all must do our part to be considerate, aware, and active in recognizing the needs of other diverse groups of people in order to form a more cooperative world for us all.  Western has many AS clubs that promote those various groups of students on campus, so feel free to take part in any of the AS clubs featured here in the display.


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Amy Sedovic & Emma Sieh
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The Western Reads program has selected the book "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nesihi Coates as this year's selection.  The library display highlights the Western Reads programming for fall quarter including our Diversity and Diverse Voices in the American Cultural Landscape film series co-sponsored by the Graduate School and Research and Sponsored Programs and Woodring College, our guest speaker Robin DiAngelo and recommended readings relating to racism and privilege.


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Julia Burns
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Library Case 4 - see map

In a tumultuous election year, it is important to look back at the progress that has been made across the country in the past decades.  From protesting to end segregation, to the Vietnam War, to tuition hikes, student activists have been at the forefront of progress in the United Sates.  This display highlights and celebrates the brave actions by these student activists to make positive changes in the world for themselves and their peers.


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Display By:
Brandon Burns & Emma Sieh
Library Case 5 - see map

Glassblowing is a centuries old art technique that hasn't gone cold!  This hot art form is taught in a glassblowing studio.  Classes are offered quarterly.  No experience required.  Open to all majors and community members.

Glass on display is student work.


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Display By:
Rebecca Beardsall
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Library Case 6 - see map

Have you ever had an interest in something that some people might call "weird" , "strange", or "crazy"?  You never have to feel embarrassed by these interests because they are a wonderful part of who you are.  So embrace your weirdness and enjoy the things that make you wonderful as you browse this display of other fantastic things that exist in this wacky world.


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Display By:
Emma Sieh & Nora Burmeister
Library Case 8 - see map

This display case is celebrating both the International Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2016, and local open access publishing in WWU's institutional repository, Western CEDAR.  We specifically highlighted our open access book gallery.  On Thursday, October 27th, in honor of Open Access Week, Western librarians, Rebecca Marrall and Jenny Oleen, will discuss the process they went through while creating a new collaboratively written open access textbook, The Research Process: Strategies for Undergraduate Students.


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Display By:
Jenny Oleen & Kim Marsicek
Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

"Space: the final frontier.  These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.  Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."  That is the opening monologue of the original Star Trek television series which aired from September 1966 to 1969.  "Student", the Lladro porcelain figurine from the Mathes Reading Figurine Collection, has the look of a young man daydreaming about outer space, letting his imagination take him to these very distant places where no man has gone before.


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Display By:
Pattie Moon