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Happy Birthday Post Learning Commons!

Happy Birthday Post Learning Commons!


Isn’t it hard to believe it’s been a year since the John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons opened its doors?
The Post Learning Commons has become such an integral part of campus life that it seems like it’s been here all along.

The impact of the Post Learning Commons is astounding in just its first year –

  • student library usage is up by 70 percent,
  • we have exceeded 77,000 visitors in one month,
  • nearly one in four students visits four or more times a week,

And most importantly, our students have made this special place their own.

To celebrate this milestone for the University, please join us for Birthday Cake on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the atrium of John R. Post ’60 Academic Center.


Haiti Relief Lunch 1/31/13




Thursday, January 31st
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
at The Perch

$10.00 buys a hot dog with all the fixins’, chips and a drink.

Presentation on our progress in Haiti will take place at 12:15PM

African American READ-IN Wed. 2/13 4-5pm


Come to Drexel Library and read a selection from your favorite
African American author, poet, playwright, musician, essayist or historian.

Wednesday, February 13th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Francis A. Drexel Library
2nd Floor, CMC

(refreshments will be served)

Finals Week Stress Relief

Finals Week Stress Relief


Are you ready? Take a break from finals with some of our events during Finals week.

24/7 Study Hours  
Library and Post Learning Commons buildings will be open  24/7,  Dec. 11-18

Primal Scream!!!
Get ready for some scream therapy and make some noise
Dec. 11, 10pm, Plaza outside Post

De-stress with a quick massage
Dec. 11,12 and 14, 9pm-11pm. Café at the Post Learning Commons

Paws for a Study Break
Take some time out and meet a therapy dog.
Dec. 13 10am-2pm, Atrium of the Post Learning Common
Research indicates that petting a dog lowers stress levels. The Post Academic Center and the Learning Resource Center are hosting a group of dogs from Therapy Dogs International. The organization provides animal therapy to hospitals, libraries and several other locations. Release some stress and pet a puppy!

Wed. 10/10 Snapshot PA day


Snapshot PA

Wednesday, October 10 is our SnapShot PA day!

Staff from the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will be “snapping” a shot of the library’s activities that day. SnapShot PA is a state-wide project to capture information about library usage and services.
Library staff will take photos, collect information and stories, and compile data regarding library usage that day.

For more information on SnapShot PA, please visit .

10/19 Noon: Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories


October 19, 2012
Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us as we celebrate the recent release of Dean William Madges’ book, Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories (William Madges and Michael J. Daley, editors).

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first session of Vatican II. In this collection of 50 stories, authors provide their assessment and personal experience of this important event in Catholic history. Authors include Francis Murphy (who, as “Xavier Rynne,” penned an inside account of the Council for The New Yorker), Martin E. Marty, Lisa Sowle Cahill, John O’Malley, Joan Chittister, Gregory Baum,Michael Novak, Basil Pennington, Richard McBrien, Cardinal Avery Dulles, John Dominic Crossan, Joseph Komonchak, Brother Roger of Taizé, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Elizabeth Johnson, David Hollenbach, and many more.

A light lunch will be served.

9/21 noon: Book Talk with Angilee Shah and James Carter, Ph.D.

Please join us for the Book Launch and Discussion of

Chinese CharactersChinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast -Changing Land
featuring Co-editor, Angilee Shah, and Contributors Jay Carter and Megan Shank

Friday, September 21, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Wachterhauser  Seminar Room
Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor

A light lunch will be served.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing

“It is refreshingly free of cant and far better-written than most non-fiction about China:
well worth the time and effort,” Peter Gordon, Editor, Asian Review of books