Campers spent five busy days learning hand building clay techniques that included pinch pots, coiling, and slab work with drapes and moulds. The campers also spent a day visiting the WKU ceramic studio where they tried their hands at a pottery wheel. They ended the week eating ice cream sundaes from ceramic bowls made at the ceramic studio.
Monthly Archives: June 2006
Led by Alice Gatewood Waddell, campers were introduced to the techniques and styles of five modern artist, Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Georgia Oâ€™Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. They experimented with splattering, pouring, and brushing acrylic paint, watercolors, and collage.
Did you ever want to spend a day working as children in 1810 did? What about holding a Victorian tea party, conducting an archeological dig in a sand box or holding a sock hop. Participants at this year’s Camp Kentucky did all of that! Camp Kentucky was led by Eileen Starr and Amy McCray.
Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Univ. of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Ctr. 1071p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 0-88977-175-8. $125.
Cravens Reference: F1071 .E53 2005
As befits the centennial of Saskatchewanâ€™s entry as a Canadian province, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan is the single largest publishing project in the province’s history. With contributions from more than 800 writers, it features 2300 pieces that cover all aspects of life and subjects like aboriginal peoples, geography, history, social policy, sports and women. There are over 1,000 charts, graphs, maps, tables and many stunning photographs. Already the winner of multuple awards in its home province, hopefully it will stimulate other provincial reference sources.
The Office of Academic Affairs is working with the deans of colleges and areas to pull together a presenatation on academic quality for the July meeting of the Board of Regents. Here’s a list of the academic quality indicators of the University Libraries over the last ten years, namely from 1996 to 2006.
Encyclopedia Latina. 4 vols. Grolier. 1826p. ed. by Ilan Stavans & Harold Augenbraum. illus. index. ISBN 0-7172-5815-7. $449.
â€œEn boca cerrada no entran moscas.â€ Literally, a closed mouth does not attract flies. This example of dichos, defined here as sayings or witty aphorisms, is just one of 650 spectacular entries consuming 1.2 million words which generated, to quote editor Ilan Stavans (Amherst and PBS’s La Plaza), 26,000 emails. A diverse cast of contributors – academics, artists, journalists, even chefs – have combined their talents to describer Latina life and culture in the U.S., from the age of conquest to the present day. There is extensive coverage of broad themes like literature, music and politics, but also specific articles on mambo, lowriders and pachucos. Articles include excerpts from literature, poetry, speeches and recipes. Approximately 150 articles are biographical, from Oscar Acosta, a 300 pound Chicano lawyer to Emiliano Zapata. Spectacular color plates in each volume, a collection of primary documents, and a detailed index make this a rich and accessible resource.
Job of a Lifetime is a bi-monthly College and Research Libraries News column which was created to inform librarians and potential librarians about innovative and unusual positions in academic and research librarianship. It includes profiles of librarians in unique placements (including the Smithsonian, and the Semester at Sea program). The library’s own Haiwang Yuan was featured in the November 2005 article.
When Yuan began, the position was brand new and the use of the Internet in libraries was taking off. He recalled, â€œThe dean of libraries had created this new position, but I had to create what I was going to do. I had a blank ticket and at first a lot of people were doubtful. â€˜What is Haiwang doing in there, twiddling his thumbs?â€™ I laid out how I would develop, design, and maintain the Web site of the WKU Libraries. Then I created a plan and a timeline, including what day I was going to finish what. When they found out all that was involved, the question changed to, â€˜does he sleep?â€™â€
Just register, then access the schedule by selecting â€œHelm Libraryâ€ from the drop-down â€œlocationâ€ menu at the top of the schedule page. Sign up for appointments by viewing the schedule, clicking on the block of time you want, filling in the purpose of your appointment, and clicking the â€œsaveâ€ button at the bottom of the appointment form. You should get an appointment confirmation sent to your email address within minutes of making the appointment.
Antisemitism. 2 vols. ABC-CLIO. 828p. ed. by Richard S. Levy. illus. index. ISBN 1-85109-439-3. $185.
The appearance at this university of “Living On,” a touring exhibit of the stories and portraits of Tennessee Holocaust survivors, refugees and liberators reminds us all of the pain inflicted by the proponents of Antisemitism. The editor traces anti-Jewish sterotyping and hatred to the Diaspora. This hostility towards Jews has produced an enormous body of literature. Yet the term Antisemitism is only a century old, appearing first in Germany in 1879. Even younger is the study of Antisemitism as a distinct field. The 612 alphabetically arranged articles were written by 200 scholars in 21 countries. 1,200 of these are syntheses of 1,000-2,000 words on national literature, literary figures and even seminal texts like Mein Kampf. The scope of articles ranges from antidefamation efforts in the United States to anti-Jewish prejudice in Vichy France. Despite the charged nature of the subject of this work, the focus remains on the search for truth. Even Lindbergh gets a new look.