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Green Sheet: Vol. VII, Number 5: January 2019

This newsletter will communicate the news of faculty and staff, update everyone on campus events, and welcome new colleagues to campus. Use the online form to submit good news, achievements, and spread the word about important events to our community.

College Announcements

  • 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 klacock@washjeff.edu.

Scholarship

  • Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at John Carroll University on Wednesday, Dec. 5 where he presented his research on "Heavy metals on the mine: Physiology and growth of vegetation on coal mine waste." Lucy Elkin '20 accompanied him and presented her recently initiated 5-year experiment on soil amendments to improve the establishment of vegetation on abandoned coal mine waste.
  • 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.  

CoLET Corner

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.

More information and proposal application instructions here.

Proposals are due by January 15th, 2019.

News

HR News

  • 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)

  • We would like to congratulate the following employees who have milestone service anniversaries in the month of January: 
    • Doree Baumgart, Academic Affairs, 15 years (Jan. 5)
    • Justin Swank, Residence Life, 5 years (Jan. 8)
    • Kerri Lacock, Alumni Relations, 10 years (Jan. 12)
    • Jordon Nutter, Information & Technology Services, 1 year (Jan. 16)
    • Tammy Miles, Business & Finance, 15 years (Jan. 19)
  • The following employees are departing W&J. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. 
    • Hannah Aloia, Admission (Dec. 19)
    • Marlene Grenell, Business & Finance (Jan. 4)

Library Times

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!

Library Instruction Sessions

We look forward to working with faculty during JayTerm and in the spring semester to continue to provide this service to our faculty and students. If you’d like to schedule an instruction session for your class or need more information on the types of instruction the library can provide visit our Information Literacy Instruction Page at http://libguides.washjeff.edu/facultysupport/instruction.    

Increased Journal Holdings

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.

Laptops

The Library has laptops available at the User Services Desk that can be checked out to use while in the library.

 

New Acquisitions

The following books have recently been added to the library's collection:

  • Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflection on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D.
  • Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist​ by Eli Saslow
  • The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World  by Andrew Reynolds
  • Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam

The following DVDs have been added to our video collection:

  • Water Warriors: Nothing in This World Can Live Without Water
  • Head-On

Library Calendar

Library Hours for JayTerm vary from Fall and Spring semester hours. Please check the calendar on our Home Page for details.