The SAU library is proud to announce the Student Worker of the Month for the month of November!
Caitlin was chosen by a panel of library staff and her peers for her cheery attitude, her eagerness to help out during and outside of regular work hours, and her multiple contributions of photos of the library and its events. Many of those photos have been featured on the SAU Library’s FaceBook page.
Congratulations to Caitlin on this well-earned achievement!
Extended Hours for Finals:
Wed, Dec 4th, 7:45am – 1:00am
Thur, Dec 5th, 7:45am – 1:00am
Fri, Dec 6th, 7:45am – 5:00pm
Sat, Dec 7th, 8:00am – 9:00pm
Sun, Dec 8th, Noon – 1:00am
Mon, Dec 9th, 7:45am – 1:00am
Tue, Dec 10th, 7:45am – 1:00am
(Regular hours during the academic year)
Mon-Thurs, 7:45 a.m.–Midnight
Friday, 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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What is a Human Library?
On Nov. 20, 2013, the St. Ambrose community will have the unique opportunity to participate in The Human Library, a one-day event where, like a regular library, Readers borrow Books for a short period of time. But in this library the Books are people – community members, faculty and staff members, individuals from all backgrounds and experiences – who agree to sit down with readers and have a personal conversation.
Readers can come any time during the event and peruse the list of titles, choose an available title, and then have a one-on-one conversation with that book. If you’d like to plan ahead and reserve a Human Book – see the box “How do I reserve a Human Book?” on the left.
What are Human Books?
A Human Book is a person who is an expert in a specific subject area. The Human Books for this event are all volunteers, and their subject area relates to the SAU academic theme of “sustainability.” Their topics range from sustainability and the arts, vegetarianism, and re-purposing to economics, development, organizational change, and renewable energy. These people are passionate about their subject area because they practice or study these topics on a daily basis. Listen to their stories. Gain inspiration. Ask questions about their experiences, life-choices, and where to learn more.
For more information, and the list of Human Books available, click on the following link: http://libguides.sau.edu/humanlibrary
If you would like to reserve a Human Book, click here: https://docs.google.com/a/sau.edu/forms/d/1vHEma927to-fMF_A5xhSoH52EuDsLSq0cfZrkkXnLi4/viewform?embedded=true
We hope to see you there!
The SAU library is proud to announce the Student Worker of the Month for the month of October!
Rachel was chosen by a panel of library staff and her peers for her friendly attitude, eagerness to help others, and her great work ethic. She has proven over an over again what a valuable member of the library team she is and is very deserving of the title.
Congratulations to Rachel on this well-earned achievement!
By Tessa Pozzi
In the beginning of our University’s history, having a football program had been debated by the administration. Most were against it, because it was seen as violent and ungentlemanly and football often was overshadowed by baseball in the late nineteenth century here at Ambrose. Nevertheless those young men here at St. Ambrose would not take that as a good enough reason not to play, and began their own league. This league would continue until the development of football as an recognized varsity sport was developed in the 1911-12 school year. In the beginning of our football history, St. Ambrose was known as the Saints, until Students voted for the new title of “The Fighting Bees” in the 60’s .
The Saints took a hiatus from 1918-1920, because a lack of players from all the young men who went off to fight in WWI. A grand change in football came in 1931 with the hiring of a new coach Wilfred Duford, a former Green Bay Packer, who lead the team to top of conference charts every season that he was coach. 1940 was a significant year for the St. Ambrose Saints where not one opponent they faced scored upon them. They, lead by their new coach, Moon Mullins, ended their season 7-0 with one game that had been tied zero to zero against Loras.
Two of Ambrose’s longest rivalries, that have been duked out on the field, have been with Augustana College and Loras College. The Ambrose and Augustana rivalry lasted from 1893 to 1947.
The Loras College rivalry is marked with the special tradition of Victory Bell Trophy. The Victory Bell Trophy was played for from 1912 to 2004.
In 1960, due to financial reasons the Football program was cut from St. Ambrose. It was restored in the 1974-75 school year, after a generous donation that allowed St. Ambrose to build Timmermann Field. The Football Team has been a constant here since then. Today The Fighting Bees play at Brady Street Stadium, that is shared with the Davenport Community High Schools. (Source: A Great and Lasting Beginning, Rev. George McDaniel)
If you would like to see some SAU Football artifacts please visit the first floor of the library to see the display. These items are all compiled from items held in the University’s Archives and Special Collections.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pop some popcorn, turn off the lights and enjoy a Halloween movie. The SAU has several Halloween classics in our collection. Movies ranging from the those you loved as a kid, frighteningly funny comedies, monster movies, and horror.
The following films will be on display right next to the regular DVD shelves through Halloween. If you don’t see the one you are looking for, it may be checked out right now, so why not try something new?
*All photos courtesy of Amazon.com