The Library has been given a new Steinway grand piano, thanks to support from the Folger School of Music and the Office of the Provost. It is located in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room and will be used for recitals and performances in the Library.
Try this new database: Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works is a searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. New material is added on a regular basis and, when complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 session transcripts, 40,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material. The database currently includes approximately 95,800 pages of material, including more than 25,000 pages of session transcripts, more than 44,000 pages of client narratives, and more than 25,000 pages of secondary reference material.
Database of the Month
The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection includes over 290 volumes in the Cambridge Companion series in Literature, Classics, Philosophy, Religion and Culture. Cambridge Companions are lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. All are collections of specially commissioned essays, shaped and introduced to appeal to student readers. Together the chapters add up to a systematic critical account of, for example Plato, Luther, Jane Austen, Tom Stoppard or Stravinsky, the French Novel or Jewish American Literature, and each title is supported by reference features such as a chronology and guide to further reading. Each companion has its own entry in the Library catalog, in some instances we have both a print and an online version; the online collenction is complete.
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Upper Level: Military History
Reference Area: Comic Books
Last month at the Never Ending Salute to Joe McQueen at the Peery’s
Egyptian Theater it was announced that Weber State University Stewart
Library Special Collections will become the repository for the papers of
legendary jazz musician, Joe McQueen.
Born in Dallas, Texas, McQueen was raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma,
where he first began his musical training. Taught by his cousin,
Herschel Evans, tenor sax player for Count Basie, McQueen started
touring around the country at the age of 16. In 1945 he and his wife
settled in Ogden, Utah, and McQueen started teaching automotive
technology at Weber State while continuing to play jazz at the Porters
and Waiters Club on Historic 25th Street.
Joe McQueen’s prolific career has led him to meet and play with some
of the greatest jazz musicians including, Louis Armstrong, Charlie
Parker, Ray Charles, BB King, and Lester Young. But McQueen, who
recently turned 94, continues to play regularly at the Union Station and
other venues here in Ogden. The Stewart Library is thrilled to house
this invaluable collection.
MAY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIVES
Death of Osama Bin Ladin, 2011
Hudson’s Bay Company chartered, 1670
Kentucky Derby Day
Author and philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469
Haymarket Square Riot, 1886
Cinco de Mayo
Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile, 1821
The Eiffel Tower opened to the public, 1889
Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, 1954
Eruption of Mt. Pele in Martinique, 1902
French defeated at Dien Bien Phu, 1954
Pulitzer Prize established, 1917
RMS Lusitania torpedoed and sunk, 1915
Victory in Europe (VE) Day
Explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River, 1541
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth-control pill, 1960
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela sworn in as first African president of the Republic of South Africa, 1994
Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, forming the first transcontinental railroad in the US, 1869
Computer Deep Blue beat chess Grand Master Gary Kasparov, 1997
Reggae musician Nesta Robert (Bob) Marley died, 1981
Jamestown Colony founded, 1607
Beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804
Space station Skylab launched, 1973
Author L. Frank Baum born, 1856
First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929
Cartoonist Gary Paulson born, 1939
U.S. Supreme Court unanimous decision ending school segregation, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954
Facebook raised $16billion in largest tech IPO ever, 2012
Mount St. Helen’s erupted, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding segregation,1896
Charles Lindbergh began the first transatlantic flight, 1927
Victoria Day (Canada)
The Great Emigration, along the Oregon Trail began, 1843
New York Public Library dedicated, 1911
Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow shot to death, 1934
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died, 1543
First Morse code telegraph message sent, 1844
Movie “Thelma and Louise” released, 1991
Movie “Star Wars” released, 1977
Montana Territory created, 1864
Golden Gate Bridge opened, 1937
Memorial Day observed
Jim Thorpe, Native American athlete, born, 1888
John F. Kennedy, 35th President, born 1917
Commemorative Week in May
National Transportation Week (3rd week)
Month of May Commemorations
Asian/Pacific Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
National Bike Month
South Asian Heritage Month
STEWART LIBRARY HOURS
April 27, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Semester Hours
May 6, 2013 - August 14, 2013
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 27 Closed
Thursday, July 4 Closed
Wednesday, July 24 Closed
Monday, August 12 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 15, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fall Semester 2013 begins on Monday, August 26.
The Last Fifty: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Utah State Fine Art Collection
Stewart Library Lower and Middle Levels (February 19 to May 14, 2013)
Brought to you by the Friends of the Stewart Library, The Last Fifty is a selection of original works by Utah artists from 1962 to the present. Although a chronological sequence is apparent in the exhibition, the scope of practice is wide and varied. Included in this exhibition are traditional natural and urban landscapes by artists such as LeConte Stewart and Richard J. VanWagoner. These pieces contrast with works influenced by modernist movements — abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, minimalism — in the work of Lee Deffebach, Edward Maryon and Anna Campbell Bliss. Other artists working in the 20th century address contemporary themes of place, spirituality, identity and environment.
"Impressionism is the most important painting innovation of all time....I thought to myself, why not use this technique to express an idea rather than making it the end goal of a painting? I have tried to think of it as a means of interpreting landscaping rather than making it merely impressionistic. I had a great urgency to work as rapidly as possible. Each Saturday I painted one large 24-by-30-inch picture in the morning and another in the afternoon. Between I painted four smaller studies. Six was an average Saturday for me."
Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind
University Archives Lower Level (October 2012 - May 2013)
in Sweden, Lind was one of the first teachers at Weber Stake Academy in
1896, and over the course of his career saw the school change from a
small LDS high school to a bustling state college. He was the first
faculty member with a Ph.D., and was a polymath who taught geology,
physical and natural sciences, and Latin. His Scandinavian heritage led
to his nickname, "The Viking," but despite an imposing demeanor, he
was a beloved teacher who inspired generations of Weber students.
Ceramic Students Artwork Exhibit
Stewart Library Middle Level East display cases (Spring Semester 2013)
The Weber State Visual Arts Department offers some examples of students’
artwork from Art 2310, Introduction to Ceramic Art. In this beginning level art
class, students learn to work with clay and surface treatments in a variety of
ways. No no prior skills or experience are necessary to create wonderful
works of ceramic art. This class covers the basics from relief carving, to hand
building with coils, to learning to make pottery.
Special Collections Images
Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)
The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs
housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden
through business and people.
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing Exhibit)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in
North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being
a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point
in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive
time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled,
and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has
become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through
today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that
inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art
prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s
beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by
going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com