Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Martha Beck @ Clemens Library - May 27

Martha Beck, author of Autobiography of a Mid-Western Methodist Woman, will give a reading and discussion on Thursday, May 27, at noon in Clemens Library. Beck's book offers insight into life in St. Cloud during the mid-20th century. Feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts provided by the Studium program of Saint Benedict's Monastery and the Library.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Peace Studies Book By CSB’s Kathryn Ebben

CSB/SJU Libraries have just received a copy of Kathryn Ebben’s Through Their Eyes: Experiences of Mexican Immigrants in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Ebben, a senior peace studies and Spanish double major from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, wrote the book to foster improved community discussion between Mexican immigrants and non-immigrants following a recent research project in Green Bay.

The book contains background information on Mexico and Mexican immigration in Green Bay; Ebben’s interviews with six Mexican immigrants; a “Conclusions” section; and appendices that include interview questions, sample letters to interviewees, and a bibliography. Interviews and some appendix materials are provided in both Spanish and English.
Copies of the book will be distributed to Green Bay-area nonprofit organizations. Ebben states, “In making this book accessible to the public, I hope to promote understanding between the immigrant and non-immigrant communities, enable these immigrants to have the chance to tell their stories, and work to build a positive peace in the community.”

Ebben’s research was made possible through a grant from Undergraduate Research. For more information on these grants, see
Our library copy is currently in processing, but will be available at Clemens Library soon. Please contact Diana Symons ( with any questions.

Monday, May 10, 2010

State of Metropolitan America

"The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure prosperity for these places and their populations.

This report focuses on the major demographic forces transforming the nation and large metropolitan areas in the 2000s. In this sense, it previews what we will learn from the results of the 2010 Census, as well as supplements those results in important ways. It includes chapters that correspond to nine of the most important subjects tracked by the Census Bureau in its annual American Community Survey, along with the policy implications of the findings."


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A Political Rhetoric Test

Here are the survey results for A Political Rhetoric Test conducted by the Pew Research Center. They tested the "reactions to words and phrases frequently used in current political discourse."

Click here for a link to the full report.

Here are a few images from the findings:


The 40th Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings

On May 4, 1970, four unarmed college students were killed during a protest against the recent U.S. invasion of Cambodia. Click here for item location of books on the Kent State shootings.

Display in Alcuin Library:

Finals Week -- Library Hours

The hours during Finals Week for the Libraries:

Tuesday, May 4 (Study Day) – Thursday, May 6: 8:00am - 1:00am.

Friday, May 7: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday, May 8 (Clemens): 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 9 (Alcuin): 11:30am - 1:30pm

Summer hours start Monday, May 10. The BAC Music Library is closed over the summer months.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Avoid Library Fines!

Avoid Library Fines!

Avoid library fines by returning all library items before leaving for the summer! All library books for undergraduate and grad students are due on Friday, May 7th. Replacement cost will be billed for any material not returned.

Books can also be returned to the Great Hall Information Desk starting on Thursday, May 6th.

If you would like to have your due dates extended into the summer just ask at the Circulation desks or give us a call. You will be able to renew starting on May 7th. Need help renewing:

Faculty and Staff can renew for a 6/1/2011 due date.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the circulation offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).

Saturday, May 01, 2010

New Movie Titles - May 3

While I doubt anyone will have time to watch any of these, here are the new movie titles we received last week!

Alcuin Library:

Conan: The Complete Quest
Five Minutes of Heaven
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Five Minutes of Heaven
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands
The Whale Warrior: Pirate for the Sea

Clemens Library:

NOW with David Brancaccio
Did You Hear About The Morgans?
35 Shots of Rum
Enlighten Up
Crazy Heart
The Horse Boy
The Young Victoria