On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, we held another Big Read Event and it was a huge success. There were two professional development teacher workshops facilitated by Melissa Hort, Co-Director OSU Writing Project and curriculum developer.
These workshops were held in the NSU BA Annex with 25 to 30 education students attending. The majority of these students are about to start their internships and were very excited to have this opportunity to learn more about teaching and classroom management. The first workshop was entitled “Movement to Poetry” and the second, “Noting Movement and the Use of Descriptive Language. Melissa taught the students how to use movement to tell stories. The students participated by gathering into groups and learning the movements while reading poetry and short stories. Melissa also taught the students how to better manage their classrooms without speaking, but using movement instead. The students learned how to work collaboratively and also how to use movement in their classrooms to help students better understand what they are reading.
It’s that time of year. The NSU-BA Library is very busy getting ready for the Christmas Decorating Contest. We currently hold the title for best decor for 2016. This year’s theme is White Christmas. Our decor is based on the movie White Christmas. If you have not seen it, please do so. It’s a very good movie.
Our decor includes a White Christmas Trivia contest for the students to play. If they answer all the questions correctly they instantly collect a special sweet treat and their names are entered into a drawing for a pair of movie passes to a local theater. How fun! The decorations will be judged on November 30th, and the winner will be announced at the Holiday Luncheon on December 1st.
Our November question on our Interactive Whiteboard was: What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
The students and staff stopped by to let us know about their favorites.
There were a variety of answers:
Turkey and dressing
So, what’s was your favorite food this Thanksgivings? I was very fond of my sweet potato pie. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. I am looking forward to spending some time with friends and family for the Christmas holiday as well. And eating some great food.
The Big Read Kickoff. Pierre Sauvage and the movie, Weapons of the Spirit, were the first scheduled events for our Big Read. Pierre gave a very informative talk about the Holocaust and held a brief Q&A.
On Sunday, November 12th, Pierre spoke on First Responders to the Holocaust. He told of those who helped save many lives when the Nazis decided to completely wipe the Jews from the face of the earth. He also spoke of those who did nothing. The title of his speech, First Responders, is an oxymoron. There were no first responders as in the sense that there were those brave enough to do something, anything. He definitely gave the audience something to think about.
More events to come.
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to think about getting that mammogram you’ve been putting off. Come by the NSU Broken Arrow Library and check out our Breast Cancer displays. The display on the 1st floor is filled with information on Breast Cancer stats and more.
Did you know:
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women (excluding skin cancers) with about 252,710 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2017
- It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S.
- Eighty-one percent of breast cancers are diagnosed among women ages 50 years and older
- Non-Hispanic white (NHW) and non-Hispanic black (NHB) women have higher breast cancer incidence and death rates than women of other race/ethnicities
- MEN: The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2017 are:
- About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
- About 460 men will die from breast cancer
Stop at the Breast Cancer display table on the 2nd floor and honor or remember a loved one. Write a note and pick up a treat. Remember to do your self-exams and tell other women (and men) about the importance of learning about Breast Cancer.
We are celebrating Constitution Week 2017 here at the NSU-BA Library. Stop by the Library and view our displays.
Our whiteboard table is set up in the 2nd-floor hallway with questions about the Bill of Rights and the Constitution for students to answer; then step into the Library and view our Constitution Week Book display.
You can even pick up a book or two to read. I decided to read Alexander Hamilton since I have been listening to the soundtrack from the Broadway Musical. And let me tell you the book is as intriguing as the Musical. I think you will like both the book and the music. If Hamilton is not at the top of your reading list, there are more books from which to choose. How about Common Sense by Thomas Paine or 1776 by David McCullough? We also have several books on the Constitution.
Looking forward to seeing you here at the NSU-BA Library. It’s also a great time to visit the Genealogical Materials on the 1st-floor. Need help? Ask any one of our awesome librarians.
Posted in Displays, NSU-BA Collection, Recommendations, Uncategorized
Tagged 1776, alexander hamilton, bill of rights, common sense, david mccullough, thomas paine, us constitution, we the people
Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Did you know there are studies that show skipping breakfast can cause you to gain weight?
Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school.
Come celebrate National Breakfast Month at the NSU Broken Arrow Library. We are having a drawing for a $5.00 Sonic gift card so come by and put your name in the box and tell us about your favorite breakfast food. I love bacon! Have you ever tried that Candied bacon? Check out this recipe.
***Later in the month we will have a cereal day. Look for more information on the date.***
Looking for books on food, breakfast, or other topics? Ask a Librarian, we are always happy to help.
Posted in Libraries, Library Staff, Special Event, Uncategorized
Tagged bacon, books, candied bacon, food, national breakfast month, recipes, september, sonic gift card, weight loss
Welcome back, students and staff. Our first event for the Fall 2017 semester was a Solar Eclipse Party. We had a great time. A number of students and staff gathered in the Library Courtyard to view this amazing celestial event.
Eclipse themed snacks including Moon Pies, Starburst, Starlight Mints, and Sunkist drinks were provided.
NASA approved viewing glasses were also provided, as well as Pin-hole viewers created by Librarian Karl Siewert.
The library has a new Whiteboard table. For this event, we used the table to present a question for students to answer concerning the Eclipse. The question, “When was the first time you experienced an Eclipse?”, was answered by several students. Here are some of the answers. We even have a couple of answers in other languages as seen in these pictures.
Stay tuned for more events here at the NSU Broken Arrow Library. It’s going to be a great semester. Stop by for a visit and check out some of our Library displays on the 1st floor. We currently have an Award Winners Book display showcasing books that have won various literary awards.
The NSU-Broken Arrow Library is excited to once again be participating in the LTAIO Book Discussions. This Spring 2017 semester, our theme is “Not For Children Only“.
This series revisits the classics we may have read as children and more recent examples of children’s literature. Beginning with Iona Opie and Peter Opie’s “The Classic Fairy Tales” and Ethel Johnston Phelps’ “Tatterhood and Other Tales”, this series allows us to revisit our childhood haunts by reading again the books we loved as children.
Books will soon be available for checkout at the NSUBA library’s 2nd floor Circulation desk. Our series will take place at the NSU Broken Arrow campus Administration Building (BAAD) Annex and BAAD Room 170 from 2:30 – 4:00 (see below for further details).
January 25 – The Classic Fairy Tales/ Tatterhood and Other Tales – scholar Dr. Andrew Vassar, Northeastern State University (Annex)
February 14 – Little Women – scholar, Dr. Russell Lawson, Bacone College (Annex)
March 7 – The Wind in the Willows – scholar Dr. David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University (Annex)
March 28 – Charlotte’s Web/Bridge to Terabithia – scholar Dr. Brian Cowlishaw, Northeastern State University (BAAD 170)
April 18 – Roll of Thunder/I Am the Cheese – scholar, Ms. Helen Clements, Oklahoma State University (BAAD 170)-
So, please consider joining us for a lively book discussion. Light snacks will be served. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about these and other events.
Posted by Dr. Pamela Louderback
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murikami
Did you know that September 25th- October 1st is Banned Books Week? While it may sound strange to celebrate books that people have tried to ban, Banned Books Week celebrates the right to free and open access to materials. Click below this picture to take a look at a list of banned books and the reasons that people wanted to ban them:
Click here to see the full infographic
Were you surprised by any of the books included on this list or the reasons people wanted to ban them? Do your part this Banned Books Week by reading a challenged book and stand up for your right to read! Be sure to also check out our Banned Books Display located on the 2nd floor of the library:
Come celebrate homecoming on NSU’s Broken Arrow campus with the inaugural NSUBA RiverHawk Run on Tuesday, Sept 20th! This event will include a 5k race and a one-mile fun run, with the theme “The Yellow Brick Run” keeping with the homecoming theme of “There’s no place like HOMEcoming.” In addition to the races, there will also be fun activities and food trucks, so Riverhawks of all ages are welcome!
This race and community event goes to support a good cause with all the net proceeds from the races going to support NSU Broken Arrow scholarships through the NSU Foundation.
Check in for the races start at 5 p.m. at the NSUBA Clock tower courtyard, with the one-mile fun run starting at 5:30 p.m. and the 5k race starting at 6 p.m. Registration for the run is $25 until Sept. 6 when it will raise to $35. Donations are also being accepted and will go towards NSUBA scholarships. For more information and registration, please visit www.nsugiving.com/riverhawkrun.
We hope to see you there!