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Wed22Feb Hockey in Dayton: Ice Stories with Author Chuck Grabringer
Endeavour Room, Student Union; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us for an evening of Dayton ice hockey history with local author Chuck Gabringer. This event is free & open to the public and will take place in the Endeavour Room in the Wright State University Student Union. Free parking will be available in Visitor's Lot 2 by the Student Union.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be an exhibit on Dayton hockey history and light refreshments will be served. Hockey fans are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey.

Chuck Gabringer, a Dayton native, attended Wayne High School and Wright State University. His family's connection with Dayton hockey began in 1964 when his oldest brother Jim won the Dayton Daily News contest to name the new hockey team the "Gems." He helped organize the Lefty McFadden College Hockey Invitational, which ran from 2002-2007 at the Nutter Center, and was a member of the Dayton Hockey Hall of Fame election committee. He authored Hockey in Dayton in 2015 and is currently working on a follow-up devoted to the original Dayton Gems.

This program is sponsored by the Wright State University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, and the Dayton Hockey Foundation.

 
 
 
Tue07Mar RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 
 
 
Thu09Mar The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, September 8, to discuss The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

The Nest is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

Book club is free and open to the public. The book is available to purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 
 
 
Wed15Mar RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 
 
 
Thu30Mar RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 
 
 
Mon10Apr RefWorks for Engineers
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
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RefWorks provides engineering students and faculty with two research assistance tools in one web-based program. RefWorks helps you to organize your engineering literature by project or paper. RefWorks also drafts reference lists in many different citation formats including APA and IEEE styles. This workshop focuses on how RefWorks works for engineers.

 
 
 
Tue11Apr RefWorks for Engineers
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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RefWorks provides engineering students and faculty with two research assistance tools in one web-based program. RefWorks helps you to organize your engineering literature by project or paper. RefWorks also drafts reference lists in many different citation formats including APA and IEEE styles. This workshop focuses on how RefWorks works for engineers.

 
 
 
Wed12Apr RefWorks for Engineers
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 9:05 am - 10:05 am
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RefWorks provides engineering students and faculty with two research assistance tools in one web-based program. RefWorks helps you to organize your engineering literature by project or paper. RefWorks also drafts reference lists in many different citation formats including APA and IEEE styles. This workshop focuses on how RefWorks works for engineers.

 
 
 
Wed19Apr Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon
Berry Room, Nutter Center; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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You're invited to the 39th annual Friends of the Libraries luncheon, Training the Caring Mind: Health Care Disaster Preparedness in the Virtual World, where we'll explore advances in modern technology as applied to the field of nursing, plus learn about library resources, and changes coming to Special Collections and Archives.

Our lunch buffet will include Caesar salad, Italian chicken, vegetarian eggplant tower, wild rice pilaf, glazed baby carrots, cherry cobbler, assorted cheesecake, assorted breads, and iced tea, regular & decaf coffee.

Sharon Farra and Sherrill Smith, faculty members for the Wright State College of Nursing and Health, will present their research using virtual reality simulations in disaster training, followed by an interactive demonstration of the virtual reality equipment.

Registration is required for this event. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Thank you for your support.

 
 
 
Sat29Apr Patent Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent Office web site and patent databases.

 
 
 
Sat13May Trademark Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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The workshop offers basic trade and service mark information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other online databases. The differences between marks, trade name and copyrights will be discussed. Filing for a Federal mark will also be demonstrated.

 
 
 
Thu15Jun Advanced Patent Research
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This advanced patent research workshop will cover patent family information (using INPADOC), the Cooperative Patent Classification system, and international patent authorities' patent research databases (EPO, WIPO, Global Dossier, and others). Basic patent knowledge is recommended for attendees. If you have questions, please contact the instructor.

 
 
 
Sat08Jul Intellectual Property Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.

 
 
 
Thu21Sep Patent Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent Office web site and patent databases.

 
 
 
Sat28Oct Trademark Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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The workshop offers basic trade and service mark information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other online databases. The differences between marks, trade name and copyrights will be discussed. Filing for a Federal mark will also be demonstrated.

 
 
 
Sat02Dec Intellectual Property Basics
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.