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Edible Book Festival, 2014 Announcement

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The Mark O. Hatfield Library invites you to participate in the third annual
EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL!

Friday, March 14, 2014.  Hatfield Room.

In conjunction with the International Edible Book Festival, we are pleased to sponsor this fun and creative event again this year.  Use your artistic talents or your punny side to make an edible creation inspired by a literary title, author, or character. Pick your favorite mystery, poem, or character from a children’s book—the only limit is your imagination.

Some of last year’s entries are show below. For additional inspiration and ideas, check out these Edible Book Festival entries from Seattle Public Library, UCLA, and Duke University. Your entry doesn’t need to be baked or cooked, but it does need to be made of something edible!

Free to enter– no registration required.  Drop off your entry in the Hatfield Room on March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  If you have a copy of the book that inspired your creation, bring it along and we will include it in the display.  Come in to cast a vote for your favorite edible book until 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided!

All entries will be on display from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Even if you don’t enter, you can cast a vote for your favorite edible book.  At 4:30 p.m., our esteemed panel of judges—David Craig (Biology), Ford Schmidt (Hatfield Library), and a CLA student (tbd) —will announce the prizes for:

  • Best Student Entry
  • Most Literary
  •  Most Creative
  • Punniest
  •  People’s Choice

Bistro gift cards will be given to this year’s winners.  For more information and to view all photos of the last two year’s entries, go to:

http://library.willamette.edu/wordpress/blog/2013/03/19/edible-book-festival-2013-results/

http://library.willamette.edu/wordpress/blog/2012/04/06/firstedible-books-festival-2012/

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

Prizes awarded:

  • People’s Choice – “The Monster Book of Monsters” by Kimberly Miller, Audrey Kaltenbach and Matt Bateman.
  • Best Student Entry – “One Cake to Rule Them All” by Kelsey Kinavey.
  • Most Creative – “Lord of Pies” by Kelly Slaughter.
  • Most Literary – (Tie) “The Picture of Dorian Souffle” by Maureen Ricks; “Lay’s Miserables” by Katie Mariman.
  • Punniest – (Three-way tie) “Their Fries Were Watching Cod” by Sophie Hearn; “Their Eyes Were Watching Cod” by Megan Newcomb and Grace Katzmar; “Pride and Prego Dish” by Liz Butterfield. 
  • Honorable Mention – “Hop on Pop” by Sara Amato.

 

“The Monster Book of Monsters”

Inspired by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
By J.K. Rowling
Created by Kimberly Miller, Audrey Kaltenbach and Matt Bateman

People’s Choice

 

 

“One Cake to Rule Them All”

Inspired by The Lord of the Rings By JRR Tolkein
Created by Kelsey Kinavey

Best Student Entry

 

 

  “Lord of the Pies”

Inspired by Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
Created by Kelly Slaughter

Most Creative

  The Picture of Dorian Souffle

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
Created by Maureen Ricks

(Tie) Most Literary

 

Lay’s Miserables

Inspired by Les Miserables
By Victor Hugo
Created by Katie Mariman

(Tie) Most Literary

 

Their Fries Were Watching Cod

Inspired by Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Created by Sophie Hearn

(Tie) Punniest

 

Their Eyes Were Watching Cod

Inspired by Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Created by Megan Newcomb and Grace Katzmar

(Tie) Punniest

Pride and Prego Dish

Inspired by Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Created by Liz Butterfield

(Tie) Punniest

 

Hop on Pop

Inspired by Hop on Pop
By Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
Created by Sara Amato

Honorable Mention

 

 

 

Featuring Health Source

fruit-slcdWe’re are featuring the database Health Source this month in celebration of National Nutrition Month.   It is one of our lesser known electronic resources, but extremely useful if you are researching health or nutritional topics.

Health Source provides the full text to over 270 periodicals covering nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, drugs and alcohol, and much more. You’ll find plenty of scholarly articles in this database, but in addition to the full text offerings, this database indexes and abstracts for over 430 periodicals.

This database also provides full text for over 1,090 pamphlets and 23 books.  Health Source is an Ebsco Host databases, so you may recognize the interface.

ebsco-logoRead our previous blog post about National Nutrition Month.

Faculty Colloquium, February 28th, 2014

Please join us this Friday, February 28th at 2:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for this week’s Faculty Colloquium.

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Alison J. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Title:  Isoprene synthase from heath star moss: A possible window into the evolution and function of isoprene production by land plants

Abstract:  Isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) is the most abundant volatile organic compound (VOC) released from land plants.  Indeed, plants release over 600 million tons of isoprene each year into the atmosphere.  Once airborne, isoprene promotes the production of photochemical smog and other air pollutants and contributes indirectly to global warming.  In many seed plants, the enzyme isoprene synthase catalyzes the production of isoprene from its precursor, dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP).  However, the role of isoprene in plant biology remains elusive. While isoprene production by mosses is common, there are no previous reports of enzymatic production of isoprene in a moss.  We isolated and characterized a DMAPP-dependent isoprene synthase from cell-free extracts of heath star moss (Campylopus introflexus), and efforts are underway in our laboratory to clone the mRNA transcript that codes for this novel enzyme.  The discovery of the first isoprene synthase activity from a moss could shed light on the evolution, and possible biological function, of isoprene production in plants.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators

Africa Month Display

Throughout the rest of February, the Hatfield Library will display a collection of books and films for students interested in African culture.  This is a snapshot of the current display on the first floor of the Hatfield Library.  All of the library resources can be checked out from this display!

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Willamette Libraries Display

shushing-action-figureThere are not too many places where you can see a “Shushing Librarian Action Figure,” but if you check out the display on the second floor of the Hatfield Library, you’ll see this figure along with some wonderful photos and assorted items relating to the history of Willamette’s libraries.

Libraries at Willamette have a long and interesting history.  The original library was housed on the third floor of the University Hall, later renamed Waller Hall.  When the building was rebuilt after the 1919 fire, the library was relocated to the second floor.

A new library building was built and the library moved from Waller to what is now Smullin.  One Friday in May 1938, classes were cancelled and students and staff moved the collection carrying the books in their arms to the new location. And did you know that in the ’80s, two cats lived in the old Smullin library?  When the library moved to its current location, the cats were adopted by library staff members and taken to their homes.  Any guesses as to the names of the cats?*

moving-the-libraryDo you know when Willamette got its second library? (This excludes the separate music library that was housed in the Fine Arts building).  The J.W. Long Law Library opened in 1967.  In the big flood of 1996, the Law library suffered some major damage.

Photos capture the big move as books were loaded onto carts by students and library staff, and rolled over from the Smullin library to the new Mark O. Hatfield Library in 1986.

The exhibit also includes interesting library artifacts.  You might remember or have seen some of the technology the library used to employ, such as Zip Disks.  But you probably have never seen a 7-inch electric eraser!  We even still have the metal plates that were used to help guide the eraser and avoid damaging the printed ink.  wu-libraries-display

Imagine what it would be like if we were still using card catalogs to look up books, or print indexes for journal articles.  We are very fortunate to have our digital catalogs and databases of today.

A lot has changed for our campus libraries, and they will undoubtedly continue to change to meet the needs of the Willamette Community.  Take this opportunity to view the amazing history of Willamette’s libraries!

*Snooter (a striped “tiger” cat) and Pee Wee (a tortoiseshell cat).  Pee Wee was later renamed to Kit; both cats were female and enjoyed long, happy lives.

Fulbright Scholar Program Panel

Please join us Friday, February 14th at 2:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for this week’s Faculty Colloquium panel discussion.

Title: The Fulbright Scholar Program

Abstract: If you have ever thought about applying for a Fulbright–still one of the most highly regarded international exchange programs in the United States and abroad–and have questions, come and talk with our experienced Fulbrighters. What’s it like to take your children to a foreign country on a Fulbright grant? What teaching assignments could you expect? What will you bring to the country you’re living in, and what could you expect to take away from the experience? These questions and many more can all be discussed at this Faculty Colloquium focused on the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Our panelists will include:

Ron Loftus (Japan, twice, Core Scholar Grant)
David McCreery (Jordan, Core Scholar grant and Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad leader)
Joyce Millen (Senegal, dissertation award and current Fulbright panelist)
Pamela Moro (Thailand, as a graduate student and Core Scholar)
Scott Pike (Greece, dissertation award)
Todd Silverstein (Norway, Core Scholar grant)
Bill Smaldone (Germany, twice, Core Scholar grant)
Mike Strelow (Spain, Core Scholar grant)

We hope that you will be able to join us.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators

Playwright Ricardo Bracho, Feb. 19

Please join us for the first event in the Spring 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette, a reading and talk by acclaimed playwright Ricardo Bracho, on Wednesday, Feburary 19. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library and is free and open to the public.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Bracho has had a twenty-year career as a playwright, educator, essayist, producer, and dramaturg. His plays, including The Sweetest Hangover, Sissy, A to B, Mexican Psychotic, Puto and Ni Madre, have been produced in California and New York, and have been developed and read nationally.Bracho

“I feel strongly about theatre: that it is intrinsic to democratic dialogue, that it can transform lives and communities,” says Bracho.

Bracho has participated in the NEA/TCG Residency Program for Playwrights, Mabou Mines Resident Artists’ Suite, UCSB Summer Theater Lab, and was Visiting Artist/Scholar at UCSB’s Center for Chicano Studies. He has received grants, commissions, and awards from the Creative Work Fun, Brown University, Magic Theatre/Exploratorium Museum, UC Santa Barbara, and the Center Theater Group, among others. His poems, essays, and play excerpts have been published in IN YOUR FACE, Behind our Backs/Sumt’n to Say, Encylopedia, Cast Out, Corpus and Virgins, and in Guerrillas y Locas. He has also worked extensively in the fields of harm reduction, drug policy/research, HIV service and analysis, and Lati@, gay men of color, and lgbt youth of color organizing with Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida, LLEGO, the Harm Reduction Coaliton, the H.I.P.H.O.P. Project (Health in Prison, Health Outta Prison) and Fierce!, among others.

This event is sponsored by the Hallie Ford Chair in Writing and the Departments of English, Theatre, Politics, American Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at Willamette University.

For more information, contact:
Scott Nadelson, Hallie Ford Chair in Writing
Willamette University
snadelso@willamette.edu
503-370-6290

2013 Tree of Giving Success!

diaryowkIt is with great pleasure that we write to inform you of the success of the 2013 Tree of Giving Book Drive! The Mark O. Hatfield Library, along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Willamette Bookstore, and YOU successfully collected over 200 books to be divided between Richmond and Hallman Elementary Schools. Donations spanned the K through 5 reading levels from Curious George to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with Spanish language books as well. Once again the Willamette community has shown true depth of feeling and has helped supplement the library shelves of our local elementary schools.

On January 21 and 23, student athletes and Tree of Giving representatives presented both schools with their new books and participated in a short question and answer session. The Hallman and Richmond students were excited to meet the Willamette student athletes, and to browse the new books added to the library shelves.

Thank you so much for your support and your dedication to keeping Salem’s youth reading.

The Mark O. Hatfield Library, the Willamette Store, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Faculty Colloquium: Noru Ka Soru Ka

Please join us Friday, February 7th at 2:00 pm in FORD 122 for this week’s Faculty Colloquium. (Please note the change of location.)

Our speaker will be:

Michael Nord, Associate Professor of Music Technology and Education

Title: Noru Ka Soru Ka: New Worknorukasoruka_sm

Abstract: Noru Ka Soru Ka is an international dance-theater and music ensemble featuring Japanese dancers Mao Arata and Makoto Matsushima (also voice), American Mike Nord on guitar and electronics, and Swiss percussionist Georg Hofmann. Friday’s colloquium will present the ensemble’s approach to collective improvisation and feature video recordings of recent performances in the US, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, along with material from a 2013 CD release.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators