Senior Photography Display at the Library


Aislin Lavin
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November 24 – December 18


SJU senior and philosophy major Aislin Lavin will display a selection of her photography at the Francis A. Drexel Library. Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, Lavin uses photography to “express the relationships between line, shape, and varying degrees of contrast in specifically framed images.” The work is a result of her Traditional Photography Independent Study with Professor Susan Fenton.

A reception will be held Wed., 12/2 at 4:30 with refreshments.

Drexel Library open until 2am!


You spoke and we listened. Based on requests from the University Student Senate, Drexel Library will be open until 2am after Thanksgiving through the end of the semester (Monday, November 30 through December 10, Sunday – Thursday). Thanks to the University Student Senate for making this possible!

In addition, Drexel Library will once again be open 24/7 during finals (December 13- 19). So go ahead – find a quiet spot and settle in for the night.

Please note: During these extended hours (12 – 2am and 12 – 8am) there will be no technical or library assistance. A valid SJU ID is required to use Drexel Library. Security escorts are available by calling x1111.

Why is it so hot in here?

Around this time of year, SJU Facilities turns off the cool air in campus buildings and gets ready to heat buildings for the oncoming winter months. Once the A/C is turned off for the season, the unit is cleaned and cannot be turned back on. Due to the recent warm weather, the number of running computers, and some heating during an early cold spell, Drexel Library and other buildings on campus have become very warm. Although the heat in the library has been shut off, the building is still rather warm.

Drexel Library is working with Facilities to fix this problem. Until it is solved, the Library will add fans around the building to cool things off. The Library understands your need for a comfortable place to work and study and we are working on solving this problem as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

A Daily Dose of History

For all those history buffs out there, take a quick break from the daily grind for a little historical perspective with the History Channel’s This Day in History site.  A quick one-minute video will tell you some interesting factoids, or, if you’re really interested in a particular subject, the left-hand menu will get you to more extensive articles about Sports, Presidents, Disasters, Wars, and lots more.  It’s a great site for reflecting and remembering on events that you lived through and learning more about events that you didn’t.

Thanks to Marian Courtney for recommending the site!