Spring Textbook Drive

Please help us make textbooks more accessible to SCSU students by donating textbooks that you’re no longer using. Donated items that are assigned to courses in the future will be added to the library’s Textbooks on Reserve program, available to students for 2-hour checkout.

Drop off locations:
SCSU Library Circulation Desk (MC)
Student Government Office (AMC 139) – May 6-10, 2019 only

Sponsored by:
Student Government Association
University Library Student Advisory Board
University Library

Celebrate National Library Week

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Take a study break to create community in your library during National Library Week. Self-service activities will be set up and available for you April 5-13.

Activities

Library Mini Golf
Grab a friend and a putter and give our mini golf course a try.
MC 1st Floor Reading Court

Book Art
Take a brain break and create something beautiful.
MC 1st Floor Reading Court

Blackout Poetry
Check out the creativity of your fellow Huskies and share
something of your own.
MC 1st Floor, Across from Reference Desk

Selfie Photo Booth
Be a little silly and show the world that you love your library.
MC 1st Floor Fireplace

Submit an Entry for the Miller Center Student Art Show

In conjunction with the Art Student Union club, 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 Oct. 22 and Nov. 4 at the University Library Circulation Desk.

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 5. There will be a single purchase prize awarded with two honorable mentions. A short open house will be held on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Tom Steman, University Archives

Open Access Week 2018

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. All sessions will be held in MC 218, University Library 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend!

Please contact Rachel Wexelbaum at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu for more information.

Schedule of events:

What is Open Access?
Monday, October 22, 10–11:30 a.m., MC 218

Find out how open access benefits your research, teaching, and students. Engage in discussion and a Call to Action: How will you engage in open access efforts in the future? Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters: Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders, Cindy Gruwell, Mary O’Dea, and Rachel Wexelbaum, University Library

What is a Z Degree?
Wednesday, October 24, 1-2 p.m., MC 218

A “Z degree” is a degree program that incurs no cost to students for textbooks or other instructional materials. Learn about Central Lakes College’s Z degree program, the first in Minnesota.

Presenters:  Dave Bisonette, Librarian at Central Lakes College, and colleagues

SCSU Faculty Panel: Making Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Thursday, October 25, 3-4 p.m., MC 218

Find out what faculty colleagues at SCSU have done in open textbook/OER production.

Panelists: TBA

Learn more:

 

The White Rose Exhibit / Die Weiße-Rose-Ausstellung

The White Rose pavement memorial outside the main entrance of Munich University.

This traveling exhibit, presented by White Rose Foundation e. V. of Munich, Germany, chronicles The White Rose, a small non-violent, student-led Nazi Resistance movement active in Germany in 1942-1943.

White Rose resistance group members Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probstin, 1942. Photo courtesy of the White Rose Foundation.

On display Jan. 22 – March 30
University Library
James W. Miller Learning Resources Center
First Floor West.

Background:

“In 1942 and 1943, students at the University of Munich (Bavaria, Germany) led an underground campaign calling for the German people to actively resist the policies, actions, and especially the acts of aggression of the Nazi government. Under the name of ‘The White Rose,’ group members created mimeographed leaflets, leaving them in public spaces and mailing copies to German citizens whom they felt might respond to their message of peaceful resistance. At night, the students painted slogans against the Nazi regime in a graffiti campaign around the city. Eventually the movement expanded to other German cities, including Hamburg, Berlin, and Vienna.

On Feb. 18, 1943, White Rose members Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested by the Gestapo after distributing the leaflets in the University of Munich Atrium. Along with another member, Christoph Probst, a married father of three children, the Scholls were tried, condemned to death, and executed by guillotine on Feb. 22. Many White Rose members stood trial and faced execution or imprisonment in the months to follow.

The last leaflet of the White Rose was smuggled out of Germany and ultimately air-dropped in large quantities over the country by Allied Forces.

Now more than 70 years later, the White Rose is one of the most widely known resistance groups in German history. It has been the subject of several books and films. The White Rose Exhibit commemorates the bravery and integrity of a group of students in the face of political evil and popular indifference.”

— Dr. Carol Leibiger, The White Rose Exhibit / Die Weiße-Rose-Ausstellung, University of South Dakota Libraries (used with permission)

Author Jud Newborn presents on his book, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Campus Events:

Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose Student Anti-Nazi Resistance — And Heroes in the Fight for Human Rights Today” presented by Jud Newborn, co-author of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose. Newborn will be available to sign copies of the recently released special edition, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the White Rose.

Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall

 

Film screening of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Miller Center 122.

Film screening of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” a dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. The film will be followed by a question an answer session.

Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Miller Center Auditorium, MC 122

Learn more:

The White Rose
The German Resistance Memorial Center provides information on the White Rose and biographies of its members.

White Rose
The Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum gives an overview of the White Rose.

Audio Files on Topics Related to the White Rose
The White Rose Foundation offers audio files about the members, activities, and times of the White Rose in English and German.

Miller Center Student Art Show

Nick Beaty, “I’m Sorry, Elizabeth”

 

University Library and the Art Student Union (ASU) group are pleased to announce the 2017 Miller Center student art show winner, Nick Beaty, for his piece titled, “I’m Sorry, Elizabeth.”

 

 

Madalyn Vieths, “Wolke”

 

Madalyn Vieths and Jon Dorf each won Honorable Mention for their works, “Wolke” and “Fake News.”

 

 

 

Jon Dorf, “Fake News”

 

The artwork submitted by student artists is on display in the Wellness Area inside the library on first floor. The exhibit will be up through January 2018.

 

 

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.

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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).