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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - July 2015

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Vacancies

The library has a job opening in Digital Collections for the Digital Projects and Oral History Assistant. Anyone interested is welcome to apply.  Job details can be found at: jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59646.

The library has a job opening in the Systems Department for the Digital Graphic Web Design Assistant. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.  Job details can be found at:  jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59705.

The library has an opening in the Reference Department for a Science Librarian (Assistant Professor).  Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.  Job details can be found at: https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1433175766181

The library has vacancies for student assistant positions.  Any interested student is welcome to apply.  Please see http://library.weber.edu/libadmin/employment/def

ault.cfm for more information.

REFERENCE

Database News

Morningstar 
Access Morningstar for information, data, and analysis of stocks and mutual funds. It includes screening tool and has a portfolio feature.  Find Morningstar at ARticle Databases/Find Databases by Subject/Finance

Database of the Month

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection 
This database provides coverage of nearly 550 full text journals, including more than 500 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level:  Amazing animals

Middle Level Systems Area:  Space Exploration

Middle Level Reference Area:  Dance

JULY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

July 1

Canada Day (Canada)

Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule, 1997

French author George Sand born, 1804

July 2

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, 1964

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared, 1937

July 3

Last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Idaho admitted to the union, 1890

Author M.F.K. Fisher born, 1908

July 4

Independence Day

Spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars, 1997

First edition of Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, published, 1855

Playwright, screen writer Neil Simon born, 1927

July 5

Arthur Ashe first African-American victor as Wimbledon tennis champion, 1975

Dolly the sheep, first animal successfully cloned from an adult cell, born, 1996

July 6

Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, born 1935

John Marshall, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died, 1835

Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong died, 1971

Althea Gibson, first African-American woman to win Wimbledon tennis championship, 1957

July 7

CARICOM Day (Caribbean nations)

Native American athlete Jim Thorpe won the first medal of his Olympic Games triathlon

July 8

The Liberty Bell rang the summons to citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776

Paris, France celebrated its official 2,000th birthday, 1951

July 9

British crytologists broke the Enigma code, 1941

Bob Dylan recorded Blowin’ in the Wind, 1962

Czar Nicholas II and family remains identified by mitochondrial DNA investigation, 1993

July 10

Canadian author Alice Munro born, 1931

Jazz performer Jelly Roll Morton (Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe) died, 1941
Protest group Greenpeace’ Rainbow Warrior vessel sunk, 1985

July 11

Author Elwyn Brooks (E.B.) White born, 1899

Federalist Alexander Hamilton killed in duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, 1804

Cheyenne leader Tall Bull killed at the Battle of Summit Springs, 1869

July 12

Battle of the Boyne fought, 1690

July 13

French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat assassinated by Charlotte Corday, 1793

English poet Geoffrey Chaucer named chief clerk of the King’s works, 1389

English poet William Wordsworth visited Tintern Abbey, inspiring the poem of the same name, 1798

July 14

Bastille Day (France)

Henry (Hank) Aaron hit his 500th home run, (Atlanta Braves over San Francisco Giants 4-2), 1968

July 15

Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn born, 1606

Unmanned spacecraft, Mariner 4 sent first close-up images of Mars, 1965

July 16

Apollo 11 lifted off for moon flight, 1969

First atomic bomb successfully exploded, 1945

J.D. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye published, 1951

July 17

Fur magnate John Jacob Astor born, 1763

Writer Erle Stanley Gardner born, 1889

Convening of the Potsdam Conference, 1945, to plan for postwar Europe

July 18

Start of the Spanish Civil War, 1936

Labor leader Joe Hill sentenced to execution in Utah, 1914

Great fire of Rome, 64 CE

July 19

Seneca Falls convention on the rights of woman began, 1848

Rosetta Stone found, 1799

July 20

Writer Cormac McCarthy born, 1933

First Moon landing, 1969

Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to the U.S. Army, 1881

July 21

Writer Ernest (Miller) Hemingway born, 1899

Scopes “Monkey” Trial ended, 1925

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, last book in the series, released in 2007

July 22

Explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean, 1793

July 23

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president, died 1885

Writer Raymond Chandler born, 1888

July 24

Archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, 1911

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart born, 1897

“This is the place”, Mormons enter the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, 1847

Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Wyoming South Pass, 1832

July 25

Benito Mussolini lost power as dictator of Italy, 1943

Louise Joy Brown, first test-tube baby, born 1978

July 26

English musician Mick (Michael Philip) Jagger born, 1943

July 27

First appearance of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, 1940

Insulin was isolated in Toronto by Banting and Best, 1921

July 28

14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming African-American citizenship, adopted, 1868

Birth of English author illustrator Helen Beatrix Potter, 1866

July 29

Establishment of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), 1958

Silvestre de Escalante and Francisco Dominguez began an exploration of the West, including today’s Colorado and Utah, 1776

July 30

British sculptor Henry Moore born, 1898

Shoshone chief Pocatello signed a peace treaty with the U.S. government, 1863

July 31

First U.S. patent granted, 1790

Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, 1975

British writer J.K. (Joanne) Rowling born, 1965

July Monthly Commemoratives

National Ice Cream Month

National Recreation Month

 

 

Summer Semester Hours

May 11, 2015 - August 19, 2015

 

 
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.
   
Summer Holiday Hours
   
Monday, May 25
Closed
Friday, July 3
Closed
Saturday, July 4
Closed
Friday, July 24
Closed
 
Pops Concert Weekend
   
Saturday, July 11
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12
Closed
   
Summer Finals
   
Monday, August 17
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesay, August 18
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   

August Break Hours

August 20, 2015 - August 30, 2015

   
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
   

**Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 31

Attention:

Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. Thank you.

 

               

                EXHIBITS

Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects are on view.  The objects were created by Weber State University students who were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here.  They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects.   Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction as well as others showing the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here.  Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions.  They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes.  In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes.  With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity.  This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.

 

Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889.  There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day.  125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.

Special Collections and Univeristy Archives Images
Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)

 

Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance. 

 

Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

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

 

 

 

 

Updated June 30, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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