Thursday, December 13, 2012

Student Expressions

This week was a dreaded one at Trevecca....exam week! Waggoner Library hosted a 3 night event called WAKE THE DEAD to help the students cope. One of the most popular attractions at the library was an 'express yourself' board where students of any kind could vent their feelings onto paper for all to see! Some students had positive encouragements for others, some were obviously stressed out, and a few were just having fun! We are glad to be a place where students can not only learn but also have a voice themselves! Here aer a few of the expressions we found on the wall...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Finals Events

The library has stayed open until 2:00AM on many evenings recently to help students who like to study late. Also, the Wake the Dead event, December 10th, 11th and 12th invites students to spend some time with six local therapy dogs and their people between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM each night.   Hot chocolate will be made available during the event and students can participate in other creative activities to help them unwind.     

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Each year Christmas trees symbolizing various cultures and countries are decorated and placed on the balcony on the upper level of Waggoner. Decorating the trees is an assignment for the U.S. Cultural and Ethnic Diversity class taught this semester by Dr. Laurie Woods. For the assignment, students work in groups of threes and they may choose any country they want. They then work together to decide what ornaments they can make that will symbolize that country.  They make 8-10 different designs and then duplicate those designs a number of times.  They decorate the trees and then also give an oral presentation in class the following week, describing the ornaments and also providing interesting facts about the country. They also talk about the experiences of immigrants from those countries as they assimilate into U.S. culture. The countries represented this year are Brazil, Madagascar, Uganda, Iraq, Scotland, China, the Netherlands, and Sudan. This year the librarians were asked to serve as judges, and we chose the Madagascar tree. The group who decorated Madagascar (Jeanette Whatley, Nikki Brechtel, Kimmy Hobaugh) won Regal movie passes.