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AGNES RASH: THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT WHOLE NUMBERS: AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO NUMBER THEORY

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Sylvia Forman and Agnes M. Rash                                                                       The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers: An Elementary Introduction to Number Theory                                                                                                        Springer

Book Discussion with Agnes Rash, professor of Mathematics.

WHEN: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 12 Noon

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Come Make Flashcards for Finals!

Flash Card Craft Night!colored_index_cards

What:

A short presentation from an LRC tutor about study skills and flash cards, followed by free time to make your own flash cards for your Finals!

Where:

Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd floor

When:

December 9th, 7pm-9pm

 

FREE New York Times Access with Academic Passes

newspaperAcademic Passes at NYTimes.com brings you free, full access to news, multimedia, and archival content of The New York Times anywhere, any time!

Using your SJU student email account, you may claim a pass for free content. Each pass provides you with 24 consecutive hours of free access to The New York Times. For additional access, simply claim another pass. It’s that simple.

Questions? Please visit Academic Passes at NYTimes.com.

Chew on this…Book with Regina Robson

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Regina Robson
” ‘Fewer’ Business Students Left Behind: Using Kolb’s Model of Learning Preferences in an Undergraduate Law Course”
North East Journal of Legal Studies

Regina Robson, professor of Management, discusses how the learning styles defined by educational psychologist David Kolb challenge the traditional methods of teaching law at the undergraduate level.

When: November 12th, 12:30pm
Where: Wachterhauser Seminar Room 2nd Floor, Post Learning Commons

Finals Events and Services at the Library

Check out the end of the semester events and services at the Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons!

Group Study Rooms: Reserve a room in the library for studying or group projects. Call 610-660-1904 or email refhelp@sju.edu to schedule a reservation.

Late Night Write Night: Writing Center Tutors will be available Monday, December 9, from 7 p.m. – midnight in their Learning Commons Satellite Location (room 128). Use this online form to make an appointment.

Extended Hours:
Starting Tuesday, December 10 the Library and Learning Commons will be open 24/7.
Exception:
LIBRARY WILL CLOSE SATURDAY, December 14 at midnight, and REOPEN at 9am SUNDAY.
Library will close at 7:30pm Dec. 17.

5 Minute Massage: Take a break with a 5-minute massage from a certified sports massage therapist. December 11-13, 8:00-10:00pm

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – It’s What We’re Reading


November
2013 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

11/23/63 The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first novel for adults in eight years. It’s short, at 182 pages, and difficult to put down. It reads like a short story and left me wanting to spend more time in Gaiman’s mythological and nightmarish world.

Our narrator is an unnamed and friendless 7 year-old boy who prefers reading to people. He plays with his kitten, ignores an annoying younger sister, and immerses himself in adventures that pull him into the pages of his beloved books. This boy is frightened of almost everything, especially adults, with their changing moods and the masks he believes they peel away to reveal their darkest sides. A series of events upend his safe, quiet world and the boy finds himself with his first friend and protector, eleven year-old Lettie Hempstock,a girl who may be as old as time. The boy’s curiosity and disobedience result in the unleashing of a monster bent on controlling and destroying his family.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a story about the vulnerability and defenselessness of children. Beautifully written, Gaiman draws you into a world of memory, mystery and magic.

This book can be found in the Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of the Library.

The Book Project: Exhibit of SJU Student Art in “Appropriated Art”

Book ProjectPost Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge

The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library is happy to house an exhibit of the work of Saint Joseph’s students from Professor Ron Klein’s class, Appropriated Art.

The Book Project  –  Making art from everyday objects is regarded as a form of artistic expression.
In Professor Ron Klein’s class Appropriated Art, the class explored the idea of reconfiguring a book into an object of art.

The students took advantage of each book’s characteristics and qualities.  Some were formal, such as hard back or soft, thick or thin, message or no message. Others concerned themselves primarily with the conceptual content of the book. Students combined both formal qualities and conceptual cleverness to produce beautiful and interesting projects.

Memory and Devotion: Relic Exhibit 3rd fl Post Learning Commons

Memory & Devotion: Relic ExhibitMemory and Devotion: The Relic Collection of Burchard Villiger, S.J.,  
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Special Collection Rooms (3rd Floor)
John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons

Burchard Villiger, S.J., fifth president of Saint Joseph’s (1868-93), amassed one of the largest collections of relics and reliquaries in the United States. This, Villiger considered a most suitable endowment for his newly built Church of the Gesù and college buildings on Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Most of the hundreds of relics in Villiger’s collection were acquired in Rome in the 19th century from “a noble family fallen on hard times” and endure to this day at the Church of the Gesù at St. Joseph’s Prep, at Old St. Joseph’s Church, and at Saint Joseph’s University. About 45 of these relics and reliquaries have been gathered from our Jesuit institutions in Philadelphia for this exhibit.

A 16-page printed text is available at the exhibit venue that creates a context for understanding:

 

  •  the Catholic Church’s teaching on the veneration of relics
  •  the history of the tradition;
  • Fr. Villiger’s motives in collecting relics and bringing them to Philadelphia;
  • sacred and secular relics, power politics and national identity
  • the direct links from relics in church treasuries to modern museums.

The exhibit will be on display through December.

For more information, please contact:
Carmen Croce
Director, Saint Joseph’s University Press
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
610/660-3402
ccroce@sju.edu

MANNA Pies for Thanksgiving

Manna Pies     It’s MANNA PIE time again!  

Once again the SJU Alliance is selling delicious MANNA PIES (just in time for Thanksgiving!)
Each pie raises enough money to deliver six nourishing meals to people suffering from serious illnesses in Philadelphia.
Our goal this year is to raise $2,000 for MANNA, that’s 80 pies!

We need your help, please go to the HAWKS for MANNA site to make your purchase.
Pies can be picked up on Tuesday, November 20th in Drexel Library, between 11 AM and 6 PM.
Just check Saint Joseph’s University as your pick up site.

Here’s the site, it’s quick and easy:

www.mannapies.org/hawks

Drexel Library will close at 10:00pm Monday evening (October 22)

Due to electrical repairs that must be made, the Drexel Library will close at 10:00pm Monday evening (October 22).

The Post Learning Commons will remain open until 2:00am for extended hours.
The Library Catalog will be inaccessible and other online resources may experience some interruptions.

The Library and Post Learning Commons are scheduled to re-open Tuesday morning at 8:30am.