Library News

Spring Break Hours

The Hatfield Library’s hours will be as follows for Spring Break:
March 24-25 (Sat. – Sun.)–CLOSED
March 26-30 (Mon. – Fri.)– 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 31 (Sat.)–CLOSED
April 1 (Sun.)– 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday, April 2 the library will return to its normal hours.

Oregon Book Awards Authors

Please join us for the third and final event in the Spring 2012 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette University. On Wednesday, April 4 (the Wednesday after Spring Break), we will host the Salem stop of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, with readings by three finalists for this year’s awards: Jennifer Lauck, finalist in creative nonfiction for Found; Geri Doran, finalist in poetry for Sanderlings; and Greg Rucka, finalist in graphic literature for Stumptown.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room and is free and open to the public.

The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, a program of Literary Arts of Portland, brings our state’s most accomplished writers to communities normally passed by on conventional book tours. To ensure that the year’s honored books are available to all Oregonians, Literary Arts also partners with publishers and the Center for the Book at the Oregon State Library to distribute approximately 400 copies of Oregon Book Awards titles, along with bookmarks promoting the authors, to libraries across the state. For more information, visit www.literary-arts.org.

This event is sponsored by the Hallie Ford Chair in Writing and the Departments of English and American Studies, in partnership with Literary Arts.

The “Contraceptive Services” Controversy

The “Contraceptive Services Controversy”: a principled approach to resolving religious accommodation questions. Professor Alan Brownstein will talk on Wednesday March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Law School, room 218. Alan Brownstein is a nationally recognized Constitutional Law scholar. He teaches Constitutional Law and Law and Religion at UC Davis School of Law.

This talk is sponsored by the Center for Religion, Law & Democracy. Light refreshments will be served.

First Annual Edible Book Festival

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Join us for the first Annual Edible Book Festival!!!

Wednesday April 4, 2012 at the Hatfield Library.

8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Drop off entries & viewings

2:30 P.M. Awards ceremony & light refreshments

This is in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival held around April 1st.  Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters, or authors.  Be as serious, silly, or artsy as you want–and have fun!  Looking for inspiration?  Check out some of the entries from the Seattle festival, University of Puget Sound, Duke, and University of Illinois.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • People’s Choice
  • Most Beautiful
  • Most Creative
  • Most Literary
  • Punniest

For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, cdrost@willamette.edu.

Tips for Smart Printing #4

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Here is this week’s Tip for Smart Printing: Tip #4

Use the Sticky Notes tool and Highlighter tools in Adobe Reader to take notes on the articles you are reading…
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The Sticky Note Tool in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional allows you to create a virtual sticky note with a comment in regards to the PDF. This sticky note can be placed anywhere in the document and will alert a reader to click on it.
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Click here for all past printing tip posts. If you have a tip for us, email John Repplinger at jrepplin@willamette.edu.

Faculty Colloquium: The Global Eradication of Smallpox: Really?

Please join us on Friday, March 16th at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for the weekly Faculty Colloquium. This week’s Colloquium will be presented by Bob Reinhardt, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and / Environmental and Earth Sciences. The title of the talk is: “The Global Eradication of Smallpox: Really?”.

Abstract: My talk seeks to explain how–or whether?–the world achieved freedom from smallpox in 1980, when the World Health Organization certified the success of its global Smallpox Eradication Program–the first and only deliberate elimination of a disease. I invite all comers to learn more about this remarkable story, to witness environmental history’s interdisciplinary tools and approach in action, and, of course, to learn whether you are truly safe from one of history’s most gruesome scourges.

Faculty Colloquium: Risky Pedagogy


Please join us on Friday, March 9th at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for the weekly Faculty Colloquium. This week’s Colloquium will be presented by Anna Cox, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Film Studies. The title of the talk is: “ Risky Pedagogy: Successes and Failures in Implementing Educational Technology”.

Abstract: Educational technology is all the rage, but effectively implementing it requires a great deal of planning and risk. I will present a couple of exemplary projects that I have used in my classes during my first year of teaching at Willamette. The first is a social network for day-to-day online interaction with students and the second, iMovie for the creation of movie trailers. I will explain why I chose to experiment with these technologies, showcase samples of student work created using them and how I evaluated this work, and draw conclusions about the successes and failures of their incorporation in my courses. By sharing my own risky pedagogy, I hope to contribute to an ongoing, campus-wide practice of sharing innovative approaches to teaching.