Tag: Friends of the Libraries

DeStress for Success

All current Wright State students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the University Libraries event:

DeStress for Success
December 2nd – 12th, 2019

Please see join us for any or all of the following events/activities. Times are “on your own” whenever the library is open, unless otherwise noted (see Fuzz Therapy, Study Support, and Mindfulness Yoga).

FitDesk Relay (prizes donated by Wright State Barnes and Noble Bookstore)

12/2 – 12/7

Cycle while you study and enter to win a prize! How to:

  1. Post a pic of your time/distance on one of the Library’s FitDesks (2nd floor near the STAC).
  2. Tag @DunbarLibrary and use the hashtag #FitDeskRelay on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a prize donated by the Wright State University Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Winners will be randomly selected.
  3. Let’s find out which Wright State college has the most “active” learners. Represent for your college by mentioning it with your entry pic (e.g. College of Liberal Arts, or @wsucola).

Winners will be selected on December 9th. Follow the library on social media to make sure you’re notified.

Meditation Stations

12/2 – 12/12 – Be mindful as you meditate. We recommend the high-back chairs located on the 2nd & 3rd floor. Look for QR code signs with links to meditation playlist. Bring your own eyemask and neck pillow!

Study Snacks

12/4 – 12/6 & 12/9 – Stop by the Circulation Desk and grab a snack, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Please take one.

Study Support

Monday, 12/2 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thanks to the Writing Center and Tutoring Center, study coaches and a tutor specializing in education, history and philosophy, will be available at the tutoring tables on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library.

Connect the Dots & Coloring

12/2 – 12/12 – Take a break and color or connect-the-dots. Sheets will be available at a table near the plants in the 2nd floor Atrium.

Mindfulness Yoga

Monday 12/2 and Wednesday 12/4 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Brought to you by Wright State Campus Rec, join us for mindfulness yoga in the 2nd floor media room outside of the STAC.

Fuzz Therapy

Friday, 12/6 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Service dogs in-training from 4 Paws for Ability WSU will visit the Dunbar Library Atrium to help students destress while the pups socialize – a win-win!

Stuffed Therapy

12/2 – 12/12 – Allergies or aversion to live animals? Never fear, borrow a stuffed animal to cuddle. Stop by the 2nd floor Atrium to give them a squeeze. Please put them back where you found them when you’re done.

Maker Stations

Take a break and create. We’ll provide demonstrations at 12 and 2 p.m. on the designated days. Otherwise, create on your own anytime the library is open. Find supplies at a table in our 2nd floor Atrium near the plants.

  • Button Making – Mon 12/2 & Fri 12/6
  • Zen Gardens – Tue 12/3
  • Jewelry Making – Wed 12/4 & Tue 12/10
  • PlayDough – Thur 12/5 & Wed 12/11
  • Vision Board/Collage Making – Mon 12/9 & Thur 12/12

We hope you can join us and de-stress for finals. Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries, the Wright State University Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and Wright State Campus Rec for your support.  We wish all our students good luck with your final exams! Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian if you need research help.

Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon – Save the Date!

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:
Raider Biologists Protect Ohio Waterways

Photo of Stephen Jacquemin and David Nolin at the Lake Campus
Stephen Jacquemin and David Nolin at the Lake Campus

Featuring David Nolin and Stephen Jacquemin
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wright State University Nutter Center

Berry Room

Photo of David Nolin
David Nolin

David will speak about biodiversity as it relates to three of the most significant Dayton region waterways:  Twin Creek, Stillwater River, and Beaver Creek/Beaver Creek Wetlands.  All three have been a focal point for conservation by local entities.

David Nolin has a long-standing commitment to preserving parks, natural areas, and prairies.  A two-time Wright State University alumnus, receiving bachelor and master degrees in Biology, he was employed by the Park District, now the Five Rivers Metroparks, for 30 years.  During his career with the parks Dave was responsible for habitat management and land acquisition and negotiated and closed on over 7,000 acres of new natural areas and conservation easements.  Now retired, he volunteers his time for several conservation entities and penned an award-winning book, Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie: Where Aviation Took Wing. The book received the Regional Non-Fiction Award from the Independent Book Publishers Professional Group.

Photo of Stephen Jacquemin
Stephen Jacquemin

Stephen will speak about freshwater conservation around the Midwest, specifically focusing on what emerging problems are, what the mechanisms are which undergird these problems, and what solutions can be put in place to conserve our freshwater resources for the future.

Stephen Jacquemin has had a lifelong interest in nature and preserving the environment. He is particularly passionate about improving our understanding of freshwater ecosystems to foster their preservation. He holds a BS in Biology from Ohio Northern University as well as an MS and PhD in Biology and Environmental Science from Ball State University. He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed articles and technical reports, has given more than 100 scientific presentations, and has been featured in numerous local, regional, and national news outlets for his work. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Wright State University Lake Campus. 

Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:
Author & Wright State University Alumna
Ann Weisgarber
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wright State Nutter Center
Berry Room

You’re invited to the annual Friends of the Libraries luncheon, where we will be joined by author & Wright State Alumna Ann Weisgarber. Ms. Weisgarber is the author of three historical novels: The Personal History of Rachel DupreeThe Promise, and The Glovemaker. Join us as she shares how libraries, archives, and the research process impacts her work as an author. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

A lunch buffet will be provided, which includes 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.

Location: Wright State University Nutter Center, Berry Room
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019; 11:00am – 1:00pm

Registration is required for this event and must be completed by April 10th.  www.libraries.wright.edu/librarylunch. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries.

 

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor New Internship Program

The Friends of the Libraries are sponsoring a new internship program for Wright State University students. The interns will develop a new video series called In The Archives.  The video series will be developed, written, recorded and produced by the student interns under the direction of Friends of the Libraries Board Member, Dr. Jennifer Ware.  The video series will feature unique items from the special collections, selected by University Libraries’ staff.  This advanced internship opportunity allows students to further refine their media production skills and gain new research experiences. The 3 – 7 minute videos will be placed online and made available to the University Libraries for educational and promotional purposes.

Meet the FOL student interns!

Name: Amanda R Harris
Year: Senior
Major: Communications Studies
Why did you want to be a FOL student intern?
I wanted to work on this project not only for the experience in the field- but because of my background and passion in preserving history (specifically art history).
What are you most excited about with the project?
I am particularly interested to see the items that we will be filming episodes about as I am not certain of all the things the Wright State archives offer to students.

Name: Nicolas Green
Year: Senior
Major: Mass Communication
Why did you want to be a FOL student intern?
I wanted to be a FOL student intern so I could both utilize and hone my videography skills while building up a professional video portfolio.
What are you most excited about with the project?
For this project, I’m most excited about the opportunity to work with fascinating archival materials and artifacts, and help spread public awareness about everything that’s stored in the archives at WSU.