The Alumni Executive Council is actively seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards to be presented at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Oct. 4-5, 2019. If you know of an alumna/us who has made a significant impact on the College or in their professional field and would like to submit a nomination, please visit jayconnected.com/alumniawardnomination to complete a brief nomination form. A description of the awards can be found at jayconnected.com/alumniawards. Questions regarding nominations can be directed to Kerri DiGiovanni Lacock ’09 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Professor David Strittmatter, Ph.D. had his first academic article published in December in the UK-based Labour History Review. It is entitled "The Evolving Rhetoric of Peterloo, 1819-1919" and explores how the political left used the Peterloo Massacre for different means in the century after the incident occurred.
Director of Assessment and Institutional Research Lindsey Guinn will give the keynote address at the Juniata College Faculty Conference on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Assistant Professor of English David Clark, Ph.D., published new poems last month in Thrush Poetry Journal ("Still Life") and Literary Matters ("Shiversong"). He also presented his work as part of the New York City's KGB Monday Night Poetry Series.
The Committee on Libraries and Educational Technology (CoLET) is pleased to announce PrezTech Challenge for the spring 2019 Semester.
PrezTech Challenge encourages W&J faculty to enhance student learning by using library and educational technology in innovative ways. Are you tired of assigning papers and blue book exams and looking for a new project that will engage your students? Perhaps you already have a class project but you think it could be more effective and engaging. PrezTech Challenge is an opportunity for you to develop or enhance a project that will engage your students while achieving your courses’ learning outcomes.
Proposals are due by January 15th, 2019.
We would like to highlight the following employee who was nominated over the last month in our Employee Recognition Program. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
Sarah Collier, Student Life
Please welcome the following employees who have joined W&J:
Bruce Virgin, Facilities Services (Dec.11)
Angela Colorito, President’s Office (Dec.17)
Gregory Garlock, Campus & Public Safety (Dec.17)
Derrick Davenport, Residence Life (Jan. 2)
Michael Schuff, Athletics (Jan. 2)
Aaron Thompson, Athletics (Jan. 2)
PAWS for a Study Break Recap
More than 180 students attended PAWS for a Study Break during Fall finals. The event, which started in Spring 2013, has grown steadily since then, with many students (and volunteers from Therapy Dogs International) returning every semester. Many thanks to the volunteers, human and canine, who came to visit with our students!
Where did all of the bound periodicals go? Some are still in the Library (main floor) but now you can find many of them online in our greatly expanded JSTOR collection! Prior to the renovation, we increased our online JSTOR holdings. This expanded collection now holds a large number of the journals that were previously on the periodical shelving in the Library, plus over 150 completely new titles, and broadened coverage of many other titles, all on the same robust and reliable JSTOR platform. Access the collection from our Databases A-Z list.
The Library has laptops available at the User Services Desk that can be checked out to use while in the library.
The following books have recently been added to the library's collection:
The following DVDs have been added to our video collection: