April 29, 2015
by jkremer


The Library's # 1 goal this time of year is to offer students an academic sanctuary - - a place where they can go to study in quiet, meet with their groups to complete final projects and refuel themselves any time of the day or night.

 De-Stress During Finals initiative:

  • We'll Stay Up All Night with YOU! Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and SNACKS all night long beginning at midnight!

    Open 24 hours beginning on Friday, May 1 (except we close at 9:00 pm on Saturday, May 2 and midnight on Tuesday, May 5). See all hours here.

  • FREE coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the Library cafe on the mornings of Sat. May 2, Mon. May 4, Tues. May 5 and Thur. May 7 starting at 7:00 am

  • Doggie De-Stress event 3:30-5:30  pm on Monday 5/4 and Thursday  5/7

    as part of our De-Stress During Finals program. Come on down to the Library  to pet dogs Belle and Beau, owned by a local alumna Marilyn Rice , and see your stress float away.

  • “Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation”. Take a break to be mindful of your breath, body and spirit. By Lisa Sheehan of Relax Into Meditation, LLC from 4:30-5:30 pm on Wed, May 6 in the Multimedia Room, lower level. Brought to you by Campus Ministry.

  • Visit the Library  lobby for  FREE earplugs, pens, highlighters, postcards to send home and more, starting on Friday, May 1!remembertosleep


April 22, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water film – Gasland (April 23)

On April 23rd at 7pm, Gasland  will be shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. Writer and Director Josh Fox sets out to examine the controversy pertaining to natural gas drilling in parts of the United States. He decided to gather this information when he received a $100,000 offer to sell his land in Pennsylvania for natural gas drilling. The documented reactions and results are shocking, with some residents complaining about health problems as a result of water pollution.


Gasland (2010)

The film has met a great deal of success since its release in early 2010. It has won many awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, Sundance Film Festival award and Sarasota Film Festival award.

Discussant: Professor James Biardi and student LEAF members


April 21, 2015
by jkremer
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READ Rev. James Martin, S.J. books – Undergrad Commencement Speaker

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything : A Spirituality for Real LifeUndergraduate Commencement Speaker – Rev. James Martin, S.J., Doctor of Humane Letters
Jesuit priest, author, and editor, Fr. James Martin, will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.  Fr. Martin is an award winning author of numerous books, including A Jesuit Off-Broadway which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books.” and the Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. His writing has been featured in national publications including The New York Times and O Magazine, and he has been a guest on major television and radio networks including NPR  and Comedy Central.

Visit the Library and take out one of Fr. James Martin's books today! Currently, this material is located on a temporary display near the Circulation Desk.

  1. Jesuit off-Broadway : behind the scenes with faith, doubt, forgiveness, and more  New Book Collection PS3607.U49 L373 2010

  2. Becoming who you are : insights on the true self from Thomas Merton and other saints  Stacks Upper Level BT713 .M37 2006
  3. Between heaven and mirth : why joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life Stacks Upper Level BV4647.J68 M36 2011
  4. Finding God in all things Media Collection BX2350.65 .F56
  5. In good company : the fast track from the corporate world to poverty, chastity, and obedience Stacks Upper Level BX4705 .M41243 A3 2010
  6. The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything : a spirituality for real life  Stacks Upper Level BX2350.3 .M265 2010
  7. My life with the saints  Stacks Upper Level BX4651.3 .M27 2007
  8. Searching for God at ground zero : a memoir  Stacks Upper Level BX4705.M412325 A3 2002
  9. Laughing with the saints: joy, humor & laughter in the spiritual life Media Collection BV4647.J68 L383 (Annual Bellarmine lecture, recorded at Fairfield University , February 4, 2009)

See clip of Fr. James Martin with Stephen Colbert


April 15, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water film – Rivers and Tides (April 16)


Rivers and Tides (2001)

At 7pm on April 16th, Rivers and Tides, a documentary released in 2001 and directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, will be shown in the Dimenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. The film focuses on the remarkable works of artist Andy Goldsworthy, a native of Cheshire county, North West England. Goldsworthy currently lives in Scotland and his creative works containing components of nature are discussed in clear detail throughout this award winning documentary.*

Discussant: Professor Michael Donovan

* ‘Best Documentary awards of the San Diego Film Critics Society  and the San Francisco Films Critics Circle