Events

Learn to Use Blender!

Interested in graphics and animation for teaching and research? Visiting Scholar Dr. Piotr Arłukowicz will offer a series of workshops for faculty and staff, here at Belk Library, on the open source software Blender, a free and open source 3D graphics and animation program.

The first workshop in the series is for novices and will provide an introduction and demonstration of the software.

Highlights of Library Cares Campaign, 2015

Based on student feedback and attendance, the three most popular events of the Library Cares Campaign were:

1)  Therapy Dogs - Therapy dogs visited the library 6 times during the campaign.

2)  Snack Breaks -  The four snack breaks included a variety of sweet and healthy snacks, hot tea, and coffee.  Snack break with the Chancellor and Deans attracted the largest number of students.

3)  Chair Massage - 56 lucky students received a chair massage.  Massage therapists were here 2 days for a 2-hour period each day.

 

Library Cares 2015

Who doesn’t need a little TLC during finals week? The library is sponsoring free activities and snack breaks designed to help students navigate the stressful period during exam week.

Please join us for yoga, chair massages, therapy dogs, snacks, a cappella performances, and much more – just check the schedule!

International Education Week - Nov. 16-20

The Library will participate in International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015 with a display of selected print resources for international travelers and researchers. Check out our books on display in the center of the first floor.

Celebration of Student Writing

APP STATE’S COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC PROGRAM HOSTS THE CELEBRATION OF STUDENT WRITING

 Composition and Rhetoric Program to Feature Student Writing and Multimodal Projects 

The Composition and Rhetoric Program at Appalachian State University would like to announce that it will hold its annual Celebration of Student Writing in the Plemmons Student Union from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  

Workshops -- Introduction to Citation Management Software

Introduction to Citation Management Software 

New to citation management software?   The software is useful in capturing, storing, and organizing references and creating bibliographies.  Not sure which one is right for you? Check MIT Overview of Citation Software.  (Another consideration, does your department or your research colleagues prefer one of these citation management software?  You may want to use the same one.)

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.

Global Film Series: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 PM, IG Greer

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 PM. IG Greer Auditorium. !!!FREE!!!

"The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave."   http://films.vice.com/a-girl-walks-home/

Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YGmTdo3vuY

Global Film Series Nov. 2 7PM

RACING TO ZERO: IN PURSUIT OF ZERO WASTE
Room 114 Belk Library
Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m

Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and AIESEC at Appalachian State, (http://aiesecus.org), our local chapter of the largest youth-led not-for-profit organization in the world that provides students with a leadership development platform, through international internships & volunteer experiences.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week is a global event that aims to increase awareness of efforts to improve and democratize access to scholarship. Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted online access to the scholarly and creative work of faculty, students, and researchers throughout the world.

2015 Belk Distinguished Lecturer David Levy explores the digital environment and mindfulness Oct. 21

David Levy will explore the connection between today’s digital environment and mindfulness during an Oct. 21 talk at Appalachian State University. His presentation, titled “Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Levy’s talk is part of Belk Library and Information Commons’ Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture Series.

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