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Tip of the Week

April 29th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Reference

Tip of the Week

Need a recharge during exams?

Extension cords and laptop charging stations are available–first come, first served.

Questions? Ask Us!


Recent Acquisitions

April 28th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Recent Acquisitions

Books

The 21Iindispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to FollowThe 21Iindispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John C. Maxwel
BF637.L4 M39 2007
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your PotentialThe 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
HD57.7 .M3936 2011
Aristotle and the Virtues
Aristotle and the Virtues by Howard J. Curzer
B491.V57 C87 2012
BeethovenBeethoven by William Kinderman
ML410.B4 K56 2009
Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation: A Guide for Doctoral Students and FacultyCompleting a Professional Practice Dissertation: A Guide for Doctoral Students and Faculty by Jerry Willis, Deborah Inman and Ron Valenti
LB3051 .A699 2003
Early Modern English Poetry: A Critical CompanionEarly Modern English Poetry: A Critical Companion edited by Patrick Cheney, Andrew Hadfield, and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
PR533 .E17 2007
Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New ChinaForeign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China by Rachel DeWoskin
DS779.23 .D48 2005
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving InGetting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In  by by Roger Fisher and William Ury, with Bruce Patton, editor
BF637.N4 F57 2011
Jesus and His World: The Archaeological EvidenceJesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence by Craig A. Evans
BS621 .E885 2012
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business SchoolLike a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson
HD6060.6 .C66 2011
Listening to the Logos: Speech and the Coming of Wisdom in Ancient GreeceListening to the Logos: Speech and the Coming of Wisdom in Ancient Greece by Christopher Lyle Johnstone
B187.L6 J63 2009
Maritime Southeast Asia to 1500Maritime Southeast Asia to 1500 by Lynda Norene Shaffer
DS525 .S47 1996
Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning OutcomesNurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes by Mary E. McDonald
RT81.5 .M344 2007
Probiotics: Protection Against InfectionProbiotics: Protection Against Infection by Casey Adams
RM666.P835 C37 2012
Shakespeare and the Arts of LanguageShakespeare and the Arts of Language by Russ McDonald
PR3069.L3 M38 2001
Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language: Issues and DirectionsTeaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language: Issues and Directions edited by Mahmoud Al-Batal
PJ6066 .T43 1995
Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working With Patients, Families, and CommunitiesTeaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working With Patients, Families, and Communities edited by Arlene J. Lowenstein, Lynn Foord-May, Jane C. Romano
RA440.5 .T43 2009
Teaching Today's HealthTeaching Today’s Health by David J. Anspaugh and Gene Ezell
LB1588.U6 A83 2013
Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American CultureVisual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture edited by Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, and Diane S. Hope
P93.5 .V568 2008
Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of SufferingWandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering by Eleonore Stump
BS680.S854 S83 2010

Final Exam Information: Spring 2013

April 23rd, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements

Library Hours

  • Tuesday 30 April (Reading Day): 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday 1 May – Friday 3 May: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 4 May: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 5 May: 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday 6 May: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7 May: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After finals, the Library will operated on its between-sessions schedule of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends.

Exam Schedule

9 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 9:30 a.m. TR 8:00 a.m. MWF
Thursday, May 2 11:00 a.m. MWF 1:30 p.m. TR
Friday, May 3 10:00 a.m. MWF 12:00 p.m. TR
Saturday, May 4 1:00 p.m. MWF  9:00 a.m. MWF
Monday, May 6 8:00 a.m. TR 2:00 p.m. MWF
Tuesday, May 7 12:00 p.m. MWF All other times

Quiet Hours and Study Information

Twenty-four Hour Quiet Hours begin 12:00 midnight, May 1st for Reading Day and studying for exams

In addition to the Library, the following locations are available for studying:

  1. Hayes Hall:
    Tuesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 4: 5:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
    Sunday, May 5: 1:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
    Monday, May 6: 5:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
  2. Burris Hall:
    Tuesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 4:  5:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
    Sunday, May 5: 1:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
    Monday, May 6: 5:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
  3. Dickson-Palmer Student Center
    Open 24 hours a day.  Quiet hours begin in the DPC at 11:00 p.m.

Refuel begins Tuesday night, April 30

All events begin at 9:00 p.m. in Ames Turnout.  Themes are listed below:

  • Tuesday: Asian Altercation:  Chinese vs. Japanese Food
  • Wednesday: Rivarly of the Rings:  Dunkin Donuts vs. Krispy Kreme
  • Thursday: BBQ Brawl:  BBQ sandwiches with different sauces
  • Friday: The Cold War: Frozen Yogurt with various toppings

Recent Acquisitions

April 22nd, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Recent Acquisitions

Books

Abraham's Ashes: The Absurdity of MonotheismAbraham’s Ashes: The Absurdity of Monotheism byPeter Heinegg
BL221 .H45 2013
Analogia Entis: On the Analogy of Being, Metaphysics, and the Act of FaithAnalogia Entis: On the Analogy of Being, Metaphysics, and the Act of Faith by Steven A. Long
B765.T54 L63 2011
Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools
Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools by Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage, and Scott A. Napolitano.
LB3013.32 .S94 2009
Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and ResearchCaring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research edited by Mary de Chesnay, Barbara A. Anderson
RT86.5 .C376 2012
Classroom Assessment: Enhancing the Quality of Teacher Decision MakingClassroom Assessment: Enhancing the Quality of Teacher Decision Making by Lorin W. Anderson
LB3051 .A699 2003
Clinical Teaching Strategies in NursingClinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing by Kathleen B. Gaberson and Marilyn H. Oermann
RT73 .G26 2010
Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on GriefCompanion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief by Stephanie Ericsson
BF575.G7 E75 1993
Contemporary European Theatre DirectorsContemporary European Theatre Directors edited by Maria M. Delgado and Dan Rebellato
PN2570 .C663 2010
Faith, Rationality, and the PassionsFaith, Rationality, and the Passions edited by Sarah Coakley
BL51 .F319 2012
Gender-class Equality in Political EconomiesGender-class Equality in Political Economies Lynn Prince Cooke
HD6060.6 .C66 2011
Globalisation and the Nation in Imperial GermanyGlobalisation and the Nation in Imperial Germany by Sebastian Conrad; translated by Sorcha O’Hagan
DD220 .C6613 2010
The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach UsThe Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us by Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
BS1173.3 K55 2012
Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal AuthorityMinisters of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority by Jean Porter
BR115.L28 P67 2010
Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating AchievementPathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman
LB3060.83 .C36 2012
Shakespeare and Film: A Norton GuideShakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide by Samuel Crowl
PR3093 .C747 2008
Stereochemistry of Organic CompoundsStereochemistry of Organic Compounds by Ernest L. Eliel and Samuel H. Wilen; with a chapter on stereoselective synthesis by Lewis N. Mander
QD481 .E525 1994
Structure Determination of Organic Compounds: Tables of Spectral DataStructure Determination of Organic Compounds: Tables of Spectral Data by Ernö Pretsch, Philippe Bühlmann, and Martin Badertscher
QC462.85 .P74 2009
Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear ReasoningTeaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning by George Hillocks, Jr.; foreword by Michael W. Smith
PE1417 .H495 2011

Tip of the Week

April 22nd, 2013 by Ashley Shealy in Announcements, Databases, Reference

Tip of the Week

Go Green and save paper!

Most databases allow you to e-mail articles directly to your Wingate e-mail account. Ask a Librarian to show you how!

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The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird West Tale

April 15th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Reading EKScursions

The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird West Tale, by Mike Rasnick The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick (Pyr 2011)

Resnick has followed up the entertaining The Buntline Special with an even more polished take on a Old West yarn. This is the story of how Doc Holliday gunned down Billy the Kid. What, you declare, Pat Garrett was responsible the Kids’ early, but well deserved, demise. Just remember, this is an alternative history. Medicine men, such as Geronimo and Hook Nose have prevented the United States from expanding beyond the Mississippi with the use of magic. Besides, Resnick’s Holliday is far more engaging than our Pat Garrent. Resinick is just doing what the old dime novelists did, create an Old West that was better than the real thing.

The background of the tale is that the confederation of medicine men that have been holding the United States at bay is starting to show some wear. For reasons Resnick never explains, the Indian tribes start to settle old grievances that they have had with each other rather concentrating on their common foe. They have also started to act independently in their struggle against the white-eyes. Hook Nose has taken it into his head to protect Billy the Kid, if for no other reason but because the Kid is an unwitting fifth column. The Comanche medicine man, White Eagle, is protecting a rail station because the land under it is claimed by both Apache and Comanche and is sacred to the Apache. Geronimo wants the station gone, but doesn’t know who is actually protecting it and is willing to trade with Holliday. Holliday will be protected while he tries to kill Billy the Kid, if Holliday (along with Edison and Buntline) can get rid of rail station. Why would Holliday want to kill Billy the Kid? Because he is flat broke. Interesting how a simple premise can really complicate things, huh?

Fortunately, Resnick pares down a lot in the telling. Magic moves the story along without taking it over. There are no vampire bats or zombies or such to deal with. Resnick has also reduced the number of characters he has to deal with. Most of the ones we knew from The Buntline Special are either dead or are no longer one speaking terms with Holliday. Resnick does introduce us early on to Susan B. Anthony and Oscar Wilde and then drops them. One suspect that he may have wanted Anthony to take the role of a later character, but that very independent Anthony would have nothing of it. The sad thing here is, that Resnick reduces that crusader for Woman’s Suffrage to a mere prude. It would have absolutely delicious to see more of Wilde, save for the fact that it would hard to believe that Wilde’s wit would have been bested by Holliday. As we already learned from The Buntline Special, it is Holliday’s air of gallow’s humor that keeps the reader turning page after page. Holliday has to get the best lines.

Still, that wit has to play off of someone. Edison and Buntline aren’t up to the task. They are far to optimistic. Resnick resolves this problem with a bounty hunter. Not only is this bounty hunter going after the same quarry as Holliday, but is also a woman. Charlotte Branson is not only clever and has a certain affection for Holliday, but like Holliday is familiar with a life unmoored. The Kid killed her husband.

It wouldn’t be giving anything away to say that Billy the Kid is gunned down. There are some things that happen in every alternative history. Who goes down in history (this or any other) as having dispatched the Kid is another matter. It should also be of no surprise that Edison and Buntline make some progress in learning how to counteract the magic that has been hampering west-ward expansion. Progress is progress, after all, and stories have to go somewhere. Take The Doctor and the Kid for what it is, a light romp with the grim reaper. When you are done—and that will be all too soon—you will be looking forward to the next installment.


Recent Acquisitions

April 15th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Recent Acquisitions

Books

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing small to Medium-sized BusinessesUnderstanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing small to Medium-sized Businesses by Gary R. Trugman
HG4028.V3 T78 2008

Tip of the Week

April 15th, 2013 by Ashley Shealy in Announcements, Databases, Reference

Tip of the Week

Looking for practice tests  for the GRE, LSAT, or MAT?

We’ve got you covered!  Ask us how to access them.

Questions? Ask Us!


Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 12th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Features

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Recent Acquisitions

April 7th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Recent Acquisitions

Books

360° Leader: Developing Your Influence From Anywhere in the Organization360° Leader: Developing Your Influence From Anywhere in the Organization by John C. Maxwell
HD57.7 .M38 2011
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's FutureAftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future by Robert B. Reich
HC106.84 .R45 2011
Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and FilmBiology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film by Jack Morgan
PN3435 .M67 2002
Bird Sense: What It's Like to be a BirdBird Sense: What It’s Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead
QL698 .B57 2012
The Cambridge Companion to Christopher MarloweThe Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe edited by Patrick Cheney
PR2673 .C36 2004
The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García MárquezThe Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez edited by Philip Swanson
PQ8180.17.A73 Z6155 2010
Chiral Drugs: Chemistry and Biological ActionChiral Drugs: Chemistry and Biological Action edited by Guo-Qiang Lin, Qi-Dong You, and Jie-Fei Cheng
RS429 .C483 2011
Confession d'un PhilosopheConfession d’un Philosophe by Marcel Conche
B804 .C567 2003
Connecting Girls and Science: Constructivism, Feminism, and Science Education ReformConnecting Girls and Science: Constructivism, Feminism, and Science Education Reform by Elaine V. Howes
Q130 .H69 2002
Constraints to LeisureConstraints to Leisure edited by Edgar L. Jackson
GV45 .C667 2005
Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red InkDebtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink by Louis Hyman
HG3756.U54 H96 2011
Drosophila: Methods and ProtocolsDrosophila: Methods and Protocols edited by Christian Dahmann
QL537.D76 D762 2010
Effective Questioning Strategies in the Classroom: A Step-by-step Approach to Engaged Thinking and Learning, K-8Effective Questioning Strategies in the Classroom: A Step-by-step Approach to Engaged Thinking and Learning, K-8 by Esther Fusco; foreword by Lawrence F. Lowery
LB1027.44 .F87 2012
Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of InheritanceEpigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance by Richard C. Francis
QH450 .F73 2011
The Evolution of Leisure: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives The Evolution of Leisure: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives by Thomas L. Goodale and Geoffrey C. Godbey
GV15 .G66 1988
The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers Into Great LeadersThe Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders by John H. Zenger and Joseph R. Folkman
HD57.7 .Z46 2009
Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and DetectionFinancial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection by Zabihollah Rezaee and Richard Riley
HF5681.B2 R3997 2010
Justice in LoveJustice in Love by Nicholas Wolterstorff
BV4639 .W63 2011
Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn't Learn in SchoolMath for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn’t Learn in School by Jeffrey Bennett
QA93 .B444 2012
Montaigne et la PhilosophieMontaigne et la Philosophie by Marcel Conche
B785.M74 C66 2007
Non-western Perspectives on Human communication: Implications for Theory and PracticeNon-western Perspectives on Human communication: Implications for Theory and Practice by Min-Sun Kim
P94.6 .K56 2002
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the KitchenOn Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee; illustrations by Patricia Dorfman, Justin Greene, and Ann McGee
TX651 .M27 2004
Polymer Chemistry: An IntroductionPolymer Chemistry: An Introduction by Malcolm P. Stevens
QD381 .S73 1999
Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of EmotionReading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion edited by Gail Kern Paster, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson
PN715 .R43 2004
Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon FormationRomanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation by Michael Gamer
PR448.G6 G36 2002
Security Management for Sports and Special Events: An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe FacilitiesSecurity Management for Sports and Special Events: An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities by Stacey A. Hall . . . et al.
GV401 .S44 2012
Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR ProfessionalSocial Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional by Deidre Breakenridge
HM742 .B74 2012
The Sportsman's Voice: Hunting and Fishing in AmericaThe Sportsman’s Voice: Hunting and Fishing in America by Mark Damian Duda, Martin F. Jones, and Andrea Criscione
SK41 .D83 2010
Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic RomanceThe Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead
PN3435 .B5 2006
The Textures of Time: Agency and Temporal ExperienceThe Textures of Time: Agency and Temporal Experience by Michael G. Flaherty
BF468 .F568 2011
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic AgeThe Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe
QR360 .W65 2011

Videos and DVD’s

Great Artists TwoGreat Artists Two written and presented by Tim Marlow; co-written and directed by Phil Grabsky, Ben Harding, Andrew Hutton; Seventh Art Productions for Five
N40 .G7432 2011
Hitler: A CareerHitler: A Career a film by Joachim C. Fest; a Werner Rieb production; director, Christian Herrendoerfer
DD247.H5 H585 2001
ZauberflöteDie Zauberflöte music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; libretto, Emanuel Schikaneder; a BBC/Opus Arte co-production in association with CBC Canada and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; stage director, David McVicar; television director, Sue Judd
M1500.M69 Z38 2003

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