Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Break Hours

 Friday, Dec. 18, Close at 3PM

Sat-Sunday, Dec. 19-20, closed

Monday, Dec. 21, Noon - 6PM

Tues. Dec. 22 - Sunday, Jan. 3 - Closed

Monday, Jan. 4 - Thursday, Jan. 7 - 8AM - 6PM

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nativities

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.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Game Night this Friday, Dec. 4!

From 8-midnight join friends and play board games in the library.

Classic board games such as Sorry! and Uno along with newer strategy games like Settlers of Cataan and Ticket to Ride. Feel free to bring your own game too!

The giant Jenga will be out if there are any takers...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Enter Library Box!

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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Celebrating Awareness, Education, and Empowerment


The National 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.

The Breast 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...
The Susan G. Komen Foundation provides up-to-the-minute information about breast cancer research, local outreach programs and volunteer opportunities, public policy initiatives, events, including Race for the Cure® and Komen programs and partners. Learn about ways to interact and connect with others through our Message Boards, connect with us through our Helpline, get information en EspaƱol and find out how Komen is fighting to end breast cancer through Our Global Reach. Even the NFL is involved with their own campaign- Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives-

Native American Heritage is also celebrated in October the theme is "Celebrating Tribal Nations: America's Great Partners."  The Library of Congress provides stunning photographs and other images related to Native American history.  It’s also a great place to listen to Native American authors talk about their books like Heidi Erdrich and Laura Tohe discussing the book Sister Nations. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read


artwork courtesy of ALA

September 27−October 3, 2015


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.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Constitution Day – Thursday, September 17




Most 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 founded.

The 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.




Friday, September 11, 2015

Trevecca - America's Best Colleges

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.

National Universities
 
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



 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

News about the Chronicle of Higher Education!

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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Honoring our Military


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. 

Check out the official website here.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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!

Trevecca P.A. Class of 2016

Summer Hours

It's summer on Trevecca's campus and that means a change in library hours. 

Monday - Thursday - 8AM - 8PM
Friday - 8AM - 6PM
Saturday - 10AM - 5PM
Sunday - Closed

Any questions? Contact us here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today is Trevecca Author's Day!


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 comprehensive listing. 


View photos of past Trevecca Author celebrations from the Waggoner Library flickr page.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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 it.


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:
Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

In March we celebrate Irish history. 

Check out some of our books on Ireland, Irish writers and literature, the influence of Irish music and the history of Irish immigrants and people in America.

  Click here to view a list of titles from Waggoner library.  

 

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine
warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft
upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you 
in the palm of His hand.

                                                                                                              -An old Irish proverb

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Digital Learning Day is here!


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. 5. 
   
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!