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Archive for April, 2007

Holiday Hours at the Libraries

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Go to http://library.wayne.edu/geninfo/library_hours/index.php for the latest library hours.

OTL Xtreme! Week, May 1 – 4

Friday, April 20th, 2007

The OTL is pleased to announce its annual Xtreme! Week, a partial week of workshops scheduled before Spring/Summer classes. Once finals are over, come learn all about Blackboard, techniques for mixing up your lectures, and cutting-edge technological innovations other faculty are using in the classroom! We’ve also added new workshops on topics such as Web 2.0 tools, building ePortfolios, and using WSU’s new plagiarism detection software to discourage cheating.

Lunch will be provided for all participants, so come to all four days, just an hour, or anything in between! Attend four or more sessions and receive a book on teaching! All those eligible for a free book will also be entered in a drawing for a free iPod at the end the week!

For the full schedule, click on the following link: schedule

You can register for these sessions on Pipeline:
Register

We look forward to seeing you in May!

StatsNETBase

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

A repository of world-class references, this online library meets the needs of statisticians and researchers employing statistical science across a wide range of disciplines. From Frequentist to Bayesian, biostatistics to finance, this fully searchable collection is the perfect tool for any size analysis on all sorts of data.

Teen Poetry Reading On Friday, April 20

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

In our ongoing Chapbook Project we have 30 students from Brace Lederle Middle School in Southfield coming in to read their poetry and show off the art they created to accompany the poetry. These are 6th to 8th graders and they would love to have you come and enjoy the reading of their poems. The Poetry Reading will begin at 10 a.m. this Friday, April 20, in the Kresge Auditorium. Put some time aside to help the students celebrate their accomplishment.

This year’s project team included Deborah Tucker, Shawn McCann, Heather Murray and Lothar Spang.

Finals Frenzy At the UGL and Extended Hours at the Libraries

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Purdy/ Kresge Library will be open for extended hours on the following dates

Friday April 20
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday April 21
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday April 22
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday April 27
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday April 28
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday April 29
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Regular hours will resume on Monday April 30.

Science & Engineering Library will be open for extended hours on the following dates

Friday April 20
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday April 21
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday April 22
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday April 27
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday April 28
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday April 29
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Regular hours will resume on Monday April 30.

Undergraduate Library Finals Frenzy

The UGL will be open for extended hours
on the following dates

Tuesday April 24
8:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Wednesday April 25
Open 24 hrs

Thursday April 26
Open 24 hrs

Friday April 27
12:00 midnight – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday April 28
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday April 29
11:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Monday April 30
12:00 midnight – 11:00 pm

The Extended Study Center will be open for 24 hrs on the following days

Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
Sunday, April 29

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday May 1.

Extended Study Center
will be open for reduced hours
during intercession (May 1 – May 6)

Tuesday May 1
12:00 Midnight – 11:00 pm

Wednesday May 2
8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Thursday May 3
8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Friday May 4
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday May 5
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday May 6
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

If you missed her WHM presentation, see and hear Grace Lee Boggs online

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Grace Lee Boggs spoke to a packed Bernath Auditorium on March 1 as part of the kickoff to Women’s History Month, sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.Thanks to University Television and the DAAHP (Detroit African American History Project) we have a video record of this exciting event. If you missed her Women’s History Month presentation “Born Female: Growing into Feminism and Movement Building,” click here to watch the presentation.

Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer and speaker whose sixty years of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of the 20th century: Labor, Civil rights, Black Power, Asian American, Women’s, anti-war, Education for Democracy, and Environmental Justice. Currently she is active in DETROIT SUMMER, a multicultural, intergenerational youth program/movement to rebuild, redefine and respirit Detroit from the ground up. She writes a column in the weekly Michigan Citizen, and does a monthly commentary on WORT-FM, Madison, Wisconsin. Her autobiography, Living for Change, (University of Minnesota Press, 1998) is widely used in university classes on social movements, the history of Detroit and Asian American Studies.

REFLECTIONS ON VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Monday’s appalling events at Virginia Tech have had a devastating impact across our nation. We do not yet fully understand the motivation behind these events, or the extent of their consequences for our colleagues and friends at Virginia Tech. But we do know what profound suffering these brutal acts have inflicted on hundreds of innocent people, not only the victims themselves but their families and friends as well. We mourn the loss of so many innocent lives, and our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

These attacks unquestionably will have implications for daily life on university campuses across America. We are still examining the extent of those implications for Wayne State. But I want to assure everyone in our community that Wayne State University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment to students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The university is fortunate to have a highly visible, well-trained and dedicated police force with excellent working relationships with the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. We are as prepared as possible for a variety of emergency situations. We routinely emphasize personal safety in university facilities; our residence halls are equipped with state-of-the-art security procedures – multiple-point sequential card access, staff supervision of entrances and 24/7 videotaping.

I am aware that many of you are deeply concerned by what happened at Virginia Tech, and I encourage you to seek out the university’s resources for support. Students have access to psychologists, clinical social workers and counselors through Counseling and Psychological Services (577-3398); the Employee Assistance Program (toll-free, 800-852-0357) provides counseling and referral services to employees and their family members.

Most important of all, this is a time when each of us must reaffirm our sense of common purpose. In times of great stress or grief we need to count on one another, for through the university we all are linked by a belief that life is not only precious but also is sustained in a shared search for knowledge. This is the basis of our community, and it is the source of our strength.

Irvin D. Reid
President

New to the Libraries and Need Help Getting Started?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

A new Web page made its debut this fall designed just for first year students. The “WSU Libraries: the first year experience” page was created with input from first year students by a team of librarians. It provides a “one-stop shopping” environment for beginning students by bringing together library information and resources with university-wide services.

A few of the resources the students can see at a glance include the current day’s hours for the Undergraduate Library and the 24-Hour Extended Study Center; the Assignment Planner, a time management tool for helping students generate a list of deadlines for a paper or project; a “Find Books and Movies” Wayne State catalog search to locate materials in the library; and a “Find articles” search generates a list of articles available online from full-text library databases.

A section of the page called “Campus Connections” links to university services such as advising, the schedule of classes, tutoring, places to eat and other essentials. For fun, students can read “Weird News” from the RSS feeds generated by Reuters or learn unusual facts (“Did You Know?”) from a family of librarian avatars. Renewing books, getting personalized help from a librarian via e-mail or chat, or finding out where to get access to a computer are additional features of the page. Check out the “First Year Experience’ features at:http://library.wayne.edu/fye

National & Global Youth Service Days At WSU Start on April 16

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Wayne State University will mobilize more than 1,000 young people (ages 5 to 25) to participate in National & Global Youth Service Days, April 16 through April 22, 2007, in Southeastern Michigan. One of the 2007 Lead Agency Award Recipients, Wayne State University was the only organization chosen as a partner in Michigan, and one of two universities chosen nationwide. Volunteers will conduct service projects addressing literacy, hunger, the environment, and other important issues in the community.

In an effort to address these social issues, Wayne State University will partner with several community organizations, including Hannan House, Presbyterian Village of Michigan, Clinton Township Senior Center, Macomb County Adult Day Service, Junior League of Detroit, Leaps and Bounds Family Services, Grosse Pointe/ Detroit Collaborative Community Garden, Children’s Home of Detroit, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Special Olympics of Michigan and First Book, along with many others. View our list of partners and sponsors.

A full listing of our events and the opportunity to volunteer is available here. An Appreciation Ceremony for our volunteers and participants will commence on April 22, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Arts Center on main campus. During this time, we will acknowledge our contest winners and outstanding volunteers. We hope that you will join us!

For more information, please call (313) 577-2238 or e-mail ccbe@wayne.edu.

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

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