Oesterle Library News

Archive for April 2010

College’s Archives adds NOW, 1961 Centennial history to online database

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

North Central College Archives’ website now features digital collections of North Central NOW and the 1961 Centennial history in addition to the previously available digital editions of The Chronicle.

All three publications are keyword searchable in an online database of PDF files.  The newer editions of The Chronicle and North Central NOW are presented in their original digital formats for greater search accuracy and the highest quality reproduction.  At the end of each school year, the editions of The Chronicle published throughout the year are entered into the database.

The online database permits students to research broad topics pertaining to the college’s history without flipping through old editions of the three publications.

The College’s yearbooks (spanning 1910-1998) are the next publications to be digitized and entered into the database.

Spring 2010 Community Publications

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Visit the library’s Community Publications display in the library lobby, next to the copy room entrance, to see this term’s featured publications from members of the North Central College community.  This term’s publications are:

de Brauw, Michael. “Aeschines,” “Figures of Speech in Classical Rhetoric,”  “Greek Funeral Orations,”  “Greek Oratory,” “Lysias,” “Panegyric,”  and “Speechwriting in Ancient Greece.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, 2010.

Gems, Gerald. “The City” Routledge Companion to Sports History, 2010.

Jack, Zachary. Iowa: The Definitive Collection, 2009.

Koenig, Wendy. “The Heroic Generation: Fictional Socialist Realist Painter in the Work of Ilya Kabakov.” Southeastern College Art Conference Review, 2009.

Schacht, Patricia M. with Cummings, E. Mark; Davies, Patrick T. “Fathering in Family Context and Child Adjustment: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Journal of Family Psychology, December, 2009.

Turnquist ‘11, Erin E. Just Singin’ My Song. 2009.

College hosts symposium on water use and conservation

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Water Symposium

“The Ripple Effect,” a communitywide symposium, takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 15 in Heininger Auditorium in the Larrance Academic Center. National, regional, state, and local officials will discuss water usage and conservation in North America.

From 4 to 6 p.m. the public is invited to participate in three sessions on various topics. The sessions resume from 7 to 9 p.m., along with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. A waste-free vegetarian supper will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. in Oesterle Library with water served in plant-based bioplastic recyclable and compostable bottles from Green Planet Bottling.

From 12 to 2 p.m. there will be a preview of the symposium in Oesterle Library. The Ripple Effect slide show will be showing continuously.

The symposium is the culminating event of this year’s international focus, Global Environmental Change: North America, and of Radha Rajagopalan’s yearlong residency at North Central as the College’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Rajagopalan is a senior research analyst in Toronto’s Environment Office.

For more information on the symposium and the panelists view the full details.

New Database: Counseling and Therapy in Video

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Oesterle Library now has access to this online collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. It includes 284 videos totaling roughly 314 hours of footage. Among the types of videos included are: counseling sessions, demonstrations, consultations, presentations and interviews. Searchable transcripts synchronized to the videos allow the user to easily locate the relevant portions of footage. The user can browse the list of video titles or use the Advanced Search to locate videos by subject, therapy type, therapist name, as well as other criteria. The database is available at the Library’s web site on the drop-down list of databases found under the “Articles” tab.

Toes at the Oesterle Library Gallery

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The latest exhibit at the Oesterle Library Gallery features photographs by North Central College student Timothy Whitney. Whitney’s solo exhibit titled “Toes”  showcases a series of digital photographs exploring the insecurities and peculiarities of peoples’ toes.

The exhibit opens on Monday, April 5th and will be on display through May 6th. Whitney will be available to meet with visitors during a reception at the Gallery on Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.