November 24, 2015
by jkremer

Race in Higher Education Articles

Articles about Race from Chronicle of Higher Education

Articles about Race available for download from Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education  offers a Downloadable Collection of Articles About Race on Campus

"Colleges across the country are gripped with questions of racial inclusivity, as students demand more recognition, more support, and more change. Their demands and protests draw attention to continuing racial disparities in higher education, where African-Americans make up a small portion of professors, presidents, and selective-college enrollments. This collection of recent news and commentary from The Chronicle, designed to be printed and shared, can provide a starting point for discussion of what might be done to improve the climate and conditions on your own campus."

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November 19, 2015
by jkremer


Thanksgiving-TurkeyTuesday November 24th: 7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 25th: 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday November 26th:  CLOSED

Friday November 27th:  CLOSED

Saturday November 28thNoon – 5:00 pm

Sunday November 29th: Noon – Midnight



Please note: The Library's vast online book and journal collections, as well as online help, will be available 24 hours a day from

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” – Native American Saying



November 18, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino

Wall-E Movie Wednesday (tonight) at 6:45 pm

walle2015 Interdisciplinary Water Film Series
Film Title: WALL-E
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 6:45 pm (changed from 6:30 pm)
Location: Multimedia Room, DeMenna-Nyselius Library
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Pixar. It is directed by Andrew Stanton who also directed Finding Nemo. It is Pixar's first animated feature with segments featuring live-action characters.

The story, set in the far future, follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up an abandoned, waste-covered Earth. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, who also has a programmed task, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of his kind and also humanity. Both robots exhibit an appearance of free will and emotions similar to humans, which develop further as the film progresses.

This screening is presented by Professors Jim Biardi, Environmental Studies, and Dina Franceschi, Economics, and is sponsored by the Water Film Series. This is a FYE event.


November 12, 2015
by jkremer

Native American Documentaries

nativeamNative American Heritage Month
Selection of the best Native American documentaries available to watch on Kanopy now.
(Or go to our Films on Demand collections to find more)

Up Heartbreak Hill

Chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico - Thomas, an elite runner; Tamara, an academic superstar; and Gabby, an aspiring photographer-as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school.

Beyond Recognition - Women Preserving Native Culture

After decades struggling to protect her ancestors' burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco's sprawl, a Native woman from a federally unrecognized tribe and her allies occupy a development site to protect sacred ground. When this fails, they vow to follow a new path: establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust

Our Spirits Don't Speak English

Examines the educational system that was designed to "destroy Indian culture and tribal unity." Introduced by August Schellenberg, the film provides a candid look at the Indian Boarding School system 1879 through the1960s.
Reel Injun

An insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America, filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives.

The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

The Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy, narrated by James Earl Jones and featuring Wes Studi, explores one of America's darkest periods. After the Louisiana Territory was purchased in 1803, the US Government adopted a policy to move Indians west of the Mississippi to allow for white settlers to take over the eastern lands.

Power Paths: Native Americans fight for Green Power

An inspiring documentary about how Native American communities across the West are leading the transition to alternative energy sources. 10% of America’s energy comes from Native American lands, including a third of the U.S. coal deposits and hydroelectric dams. These coal mines and plants brought jobs, but they also brought pollution, and cancer.

Carved from the Heart

Carved from the Heart intertwines the process of carving and erecting the Healing Heart totem pole with the participants' stories of personal loss, grief, substance abuse, suicide and violence. This powerful film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships and parenting, and the impact of the war in Vietnam on veterans and their families.