International Games Week 2017

Join us for games on Nov. 4Join us for an afternoon of games as we celebrate International Games Week.

When: Sat., Nov. 4 from 12-6 pm

Where: University Library, 1st Floor Reading Court

Play games! Meet new friends! Enjoy the Library’s collection of classic and recent tabletop games or bring your own games to share.

Games include: CodeNames, Pandemic, Star Wars Risk, Zombicide, Love Letter, Gloom, Scrabble, Giant Jenga, Pathfinder, Werewolves and many more.

Check out the map of other libraries participating in International Games Week!

Submit an Entry for the Miller Center Student Art Show

In conjunction with the Art Student Union club, the University Library will be hosting a juried student art show.

Drop off your ready-to-display 2D or 3D piece (up to two per student) between Monday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 3 at the circulation desk in the library.

Please complete a release form for each piece of art. Copies of the form can be found in Kiehle Visual Arts Center or at the circulation desk in the library.

Judging and installation will happen the week of November 6.  There will be a single purchase prize awarded with two honorable mentions. A short open house will be held on Thursday, November 16.  Details will be forthcoming.

Questions? Contact Tom Steman, University Archives

International Open Access Week

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 23-29, 2017.

The library will host several¬† drop-in sessions to share information about open access, open textbooks, SCSU’s institutional repository, and more.

Schedule of events:

Open Textbooks. What are they? Where can you find them? How do we make them? How is Minnesota State currently supporting open textbook efforts? Facilitated by Minnesota State’s Karen Pikula (OER Coordinator) and Kimberly Johnson (Director of Faculty and Instructional Development).

Mon., Oct. 23, 11 am – noon in MC 218
Mon., Oct. 23, 1-2 pm in MC 218

What is Open Access? Discuss open culture, open access resources, where to find them, and how to create and use them in your teaching and research. Facilitated by SCSU librarians.

Tues., Oct. 24, 10 am – noon in MC 206
Wed., Oct. 25, 2-4 pm in MC 206

Institutional Repository. What is it? What can it do for your and your students? Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and Mary O’Dea.

Tues., Oct. 24, 1-2 pm in MC B17
Wed., Oct. 25, 11 am – noon in MC 206

Wikipedia Works. Create and edit Wiki articles on any subject you wish! Edit-a-thon to include Wikipedia editor training and introduction to Wikimedia Commons. Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and John Wild.

Sat., Oct. 28, noon – 4 pm in MC 218

Learn more:

Free FAFSA Financial Aid Workshops

picture of studentsGet FREE professional assistance to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step in applying for state and federal financial aid.

Student participants can register to win a $500 educational award!

Free workshops will take place in Miller Center 206 and 207 on:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Monday, January 22, 2018 from 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Register now (drop ins also welcome).

These workshops are free, open to the public, and intended for anyone who plans to attend any higher education institution next year.

Please bring:
-Social Security number
-Alien registration number, if not a U.S. citizen
-Driver’s license number, if have one
-Last year’s tax information or current tax returns for student and parent(s)
-Information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets for student and parent(s)
-Records of untaxed income.

Campus map

Parking:
4th Avenue Parking Ramp @ $1.50/hour
Miller Center Pay Lot @ $1.50/hour

This event is offered in collaboration with Minnesota College Goal, a statewide program that provides free assistance to students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).