November 11, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Our display on the main level of the library features authors, thinkers and artists with a twist!  Think Salvador Dali, Mark Twain and Albert Einstein.  What are they known for? -- their mustaches, of course.

Want to grow out your 'stache for a good cause? November, aka "Movember" is the perfect month to do so.

Where did "Movember" come from? And what does it stand for? "Movember" is a concept that has been around for more than 12 years, and it brings focus to men's health, specifically Testicular and Prostate cancer. The Australia-based foundation has raised over $650 million dollars to bring awareness to these issues.

Learn more about this uniquely themed month at us.movember.com, and come down to the library to check out a book about or by an iconic mustached man.



November 10, 2015
by Brooke Duffy
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Leadership Awareness Week on Campus

As an addendum to our last post about our leadership display in which we highlight some exceptional titles about leaders and leadership, we'd like to promote the great events that the Career Planning Center has put together for Leadership Awareness Week, 11/9-11/11.

Tuesday 11/10: "Branding Your Leadership" workshop from 4:30-5:30pm in the Kelley Center Presentation Room

Wednesday 11/11: First ever "Leadership Awareness Fair" from 11:30am-2:00pm in the Lower Level BCC, where students can connect with offices and departments about leadership on-campus. Students will also learn about interview practice resources.

Visit Orgsync for more details about these events: https://orgsync.com/96814/events/1146982/occurrences/2529403


November 4, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Leadership Display

IMG_20772Looking for a few good reads that will give you some great hints on your path to become an inspirational and  recognizable leader? Check out some of the the inspirational books now on display on the Main Level!

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean in for Graduates is a great book that serves as an aid to college graduates entering the workforce. The author provides phenomenal advice  ranging from the appearance of your resume to maintaining the confident and knowledgeable persona necessary to ace an interview.

Check out Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera's Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student. This work is an insightful guide into your  growth as a student and serves as a motivational tool for reaching your utmost level of success.

Looking to expand your portfolio of knowledge about political powerhouses? Jean Krasno and Sean LaPides' Personality, Political Leadership, and Decision Making (also available here onlineprovides readers with various examples of successful leaders and the tactics, practices and other habits they use to promote themselves.

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

October 28, 2015
by Brooke Duffy
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Last week of LGBT History Month – ‘Becoming Nicole’

As LGBT History month comes to a close, a new book on the transgender experience has just been published, and our copy will arrive shortly. You can "request it" to be one of the first to get your hands on our copy once it arrives.

Becoming Nicole : the transformation of an American family by Amy Ellis Nutt.

Nicole Maines, born Wyatt and her twin brother Jonas were adopted by the Maines family. As they grew up, their adoptive parents noticed striking differences in them. Wyatt was always asking for girls clothing and toys. The family explains how their own journey to acceptance of Nicole's identity was prompted in part by the need to defend her when acquaintances and school mates were unkind to her. NPR recently published an interview with the Maines family and author Amy Ellis Nutt, sharing highlights of the book, including the family's experiences and biological information about the formation of gender identity in identical twins. Read or listen to the NPR interview here.


October 26, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Horror Films for Halloween

In preparation of the spooky and festive week leading up to Halloween, the DiMenna-Nyselius library is proud to present the Halloween DVD display. It is located on the main level near the CD and film section. Special thanks to student Tony Phantharangsy for selecting this wide variety of horror films, which range from classic black and white movies such as Frankenstein (1931) to frightening thrillers such as Psycho (1960), Halloween (1978), and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). halloween final picture 1