August 26, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Happy Women’s Equality Day!!

Let's celebrate 95 years of women's right to vote!

https://thepinkflamingo3.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/votes-women.jpg Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney were two very prominent suffragists in the early 1900s. Thanks in large part to their work, the 19th amendment passed, and women have the right to vote.

Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney were two very prominent suffragists in the early 1900s.

 

On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment was passed and women in America won the right to vote! Take a look at what the country's women's voting rights looked like before that date in a Victory Map from the Digital Public Library of America.

If you are interested in learning more, click here for an informational brochure from the National Women's History Project or here for a list of resources, both digital and physical, available through the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

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August 10, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Coming Soon: New Practice Presentation Room

One of our group study rooms is being transformed into a presentation practice room!

Our new Practice Presentation Room is on its way and it has all the tools you need to ensure a smooth presentation in class!

Our new Practice Presentation Room is on its way and it has all the tools you need to ensure a smooth presentation in class!

Need a place to practice your presentation skills?
A computer with PowerPoint and Keynote?
A 60” TV?
A presentation clicker?

We've got all the above and more!

Want to record yourself and review your performance later? Just bring a USB thumb drive. The room has a video camera and a simple one button system to start and stop your recording. A tripod with smartphone mount also available for check out so you can record yourself with your own smartphone.

The room also doubled as a video conference room. It has a high quality webcam so you can conduct an online meeting on the big screen via most major online chat platform such as Skype, FaceTime, HangOut, and Blackboard Collaborate.

The practice presentation room will be open starting in September 2015 on the upper level of the Library!

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August 5, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Jurassic Bibliosaurus?

These friendly dinosaurs seem to like our display...we hope you will, too!

These friendly dinosaurs seem to like our display...we hope you will, too!

Do you like Jurassic Park? Have you seen Jurassic World yet?

If so, check out our dinosaur display at the base of the grand staircase on the main level of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library! Featuring books on topics like life in the time of the dinosaurs and how scientists and historians study fossils, this exhibit is full of information sure to bring out the paleontologist in all of us.

Come in soon to check these books out, because they're at the tricera-TOPs of our list!

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August 4, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Food! Glorious (Healthy) Food!

Growing your own produce is a great way to get food. This cucumber was grown in Fairfield University's very own campus garden!

This cucumber was grown in Fairfield University's very own campus garden!

We've just put up a new exhibit all about food...Yum!

Featuring books by authors like Michael Pollan and documentaries like Foodmatters, this exhibit, located at the base of the grand staircase on the main level of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, has all the information you need on what foods to eat, where they come from, and how to stay both healthy and keep a sustainable lifestyle.

All of the books and movies are available for check-out, so stop by today to grab a few!

 

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July 31, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Happy St. Ignatius Day!

St. Ignatius enjoying what the library has to offer! (created with: http://findyourinneriggy.ignatianspirituality.com/do-it-yourself-iggy/)

St. Ignatius enjoying what
the library has to offer! (created with: http://findyourinneriggy.ignatianspirituality.com/do-it-yourself-iggy/)

Who is Saint Ignatius?

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in northern Spain. As a young man, he became a knight, but he was wounded in 1521. He then turned to God and created the Society of Jesus. (Thanks, St. Ignatius!!)

He wrote a book full of prayers, ideas, and suggestions, called Spiritual Exercises, which you can check out right here at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library or read online through the Library! If you are interested in learning more about the life of St. Ignatius, look through this list of other materials we have available and check out this website which is full of great ideas to keep the Ignatian spirit alive today.

“Go forth and set the world on fire” –St. Ignatius.

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