This blog is about services, events, resources, and other library things taking place at Waggoner Library at Trevecca Nazarene University.
The library is dedicated to facilitating education and research by providing access to resources and quality services for the University community
110. Number of nativities on display at Waggoner Library. Ruth Kinnersley, Esther Swink along with Joyce and Melvin Welch have allowed part of their nativity collections to be displayed in December. Display is open during main library hours through Dec. 22.
In a global denomination with 2 million members, the Internet is an invaluable resource for connecting people around the world.
Despite all its usefulness, the Internet does have its limitations,
and that's just if you can access it. As much as 60 percent of the
world's population can't access the Internet.
“There are many places we cannot distribute resources via the
Internet — either because of lack of access or security,” said Tammy
Condon, administrative director for the Church of the Nazarene’s Global
Education and Clergy Development Office.
Enter Library Box: a small, portable router that enables users to
download files without an Internet connection or wires of any kind.
“It’s super easy technology, which, when we think about some of the
places it needs to go, that’s exactly what we need,” Condon said.
Users within a few feet can connect to the iPhone-sized device just
like you would connect to a WiFi router. The device will then redirect
the user from any Web page to a Library Box page where files can be
viewed and downloaded.
The GECD staff is currently focused on educational applications, such
as allowing students to download reading material or homework, but the
potential uses don’t end there. Read more.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations,
professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to
promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide
greater access to screening services.
In 2015, NBCAM celebrates its 32nd anniversary. Since its inception more than a quarter
century ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast
cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer.
Cancer Site provides a feel-good way to help promote awareness of breast
cancer and provide free mammograms for women in need every day — click
here to give a free mammogram...
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.
While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Americans are aware of the significance of July 4, 1776. However, few
recognize the importance of September 17, 1787. On this date the
delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time and The Constitution of the United States,
internationally viewed as the finest expression ever made of the
determination of a free people to govern themselves and to protect their
liberty, was signed by 40 representatives of 12 of the original 13
American states at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By
this act, the nation took the bold step toward "a more perfect Union" of
government, and the United States was confirmed as a nation, as a
people, and as a major force for democratic change within the world. The
Constitution, with its 27 amendments, still defines the federal system
of government and embodies the principles on which the United States was
United States Congress has declared September 17 as Constitution Day in
order that Americans everywhere will be reminded of the significance of
this document and the liberties which it preserves. If you want to
know what makes you unique as an American, take a moment and read your
Constitution on September 17. The document can be accessed
electronically through the National Archives. Additional resources can be found on the Library of Congress website.
Once again U.S. News & World Report named several
Nazarene institutions of higher education among "America's Best
Colleges." The publication released their rankings for 2016 this week.
Rankings are broken down into specific categories. The first 75
percent of schools in each category are given individual rankings. The
next group of schools is in a "rank not published" section listed in
alphabetical order, followed by an "unranked" section.
Schools in the National Universities category, such as Harvard
University and Princeton University, offer a full range of undergraduate
majors, master's, and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are
committed to producing ground-breaking research.
Trevecca was the only Nazarene university to be included in the National Universities ranking!
To see the full report CLICK HERE
We are excited to announce that Trevecca faculty and administrators now have online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education! You will see it linked on your TNU4u page, under the My Bookmarks section. It's also linked on the library database lists. No password is needed if you are on campus. If you are off campus please access through TNU4u or by using Citrix.
Note: When you open the link you will not see Trevecca's name on the site. You'll know you've accessed the correct site (the site with full access) when you are able to open those articles that have a lock icon in the article title line.
May is National
Military Appreciation Month celebrated in conjunction with
Memorial Day (May 25).
Things you can do to honor those who have served or are serving our nation in the military include sending an email or letter of
thanks through A Million Thanks or adopt a hero at Soldiers' Angels or even
just fly your flag every day during the month of May.
One of our favorite group of patrons is our graduate Physician Assistant students. They are a great group of students who use all areas of the library for studying, group work, test prep and we think, even just hanging out...This week we have a class of P.A. students beginning their two year journey. Welcome Physician Assistant Class of 2017!
Today we celebrated the scholarly works of our faculty and administrators for the 2014-15 school year. A recognition is held during a Faculty Administrator meeting to honor research which models quality and scholarly research at its best. Our
authors have written in their subject areas, reflecting many disciplines
and interests as well as modeling scholarly research for our students
and Trevecca community. Types of works include original poetry; online
scholarly collaborations; corporate consulting; student workbooks and
textbooks; reviews; collaborative research with students; and sharing
expertise and experiences.
Trevecca Authors for 2014-15 are James Agee, Dan Boone, Randy Carden, Tim Green, Erica Hayden, Graham Hillard, Erin Martinez, Richard Parrott, Leroy Pepper, and Tony Peterson. One must
be a current faculty member or administrator to be recognized at the
annual celebration. Trevecca alumni published works are included in the
The Center for Disease Control states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer
(cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer
deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are
diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from
How Can You Reduce Your Risk?
The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age.
More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older.
It is one of the most detectable and treatable forms of cancer, and more than 90 percent of all cases can be prevented with recommended screening. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but many people are not being screened
according to national guidelines.
If you're 50 years old or older or have a family history of colon cancer, getting a screening test
for colorectal cancer could save your life. Here's how—
Colorectal cancer screening helps find precancerous polyps
so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal
cancer is prevented.
Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when
treatment often leads to a cure.
Read more about prevention, symptoms, and treatment from these sites:
We are celebrating digital learning at Trevecca by
co-sponsoring with the Center for Innovative Instruction a campus-wide event -
Digital Learning Day: Create Your Own Digital Playbook. Our keynote
speaker, Dr. Robbie Melton currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of
eLearning and Emerging Mobilization Technology for the Tennessee Board of
Regents (TBR)/ Executive Board of Directors for Online Learning Consortium. We
are very excited she will be with us. Check out more about the event here.
In addition we have set up a digital
drill stations so attendee can see and experience new and emerging technologies
for the classroom and compare CMS platforms Blackboard and Canvas.Growing their
own digital playbooks! The event is held in Waggoner library from 4-6pm on Feb.
If you are doing anything for Digital Learning Day, AASL reminds you
to share your innovative projects and ideas on social media and be sure to tag
your posts with the Digital Learning Day hashtag, #DLDay!