Edible Book Festival, March 15, 2013


Friday, March 15, 2013

Hatfield Room
Mark O. Hatfield Library

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.


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

Drop off your entries in the Hatfield Room on March 15 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– all entries will be on view until 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided!

At 4:30 p.m., our esteemed panel of judges—Mike Chasar (English), Hannah Elder (CLA ’13), Honey Wilson (President’s Office)—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 questions, contact Carol Drost, 370-6715


The Exhibits

“Tortilla Flat”

Inspired by
Tortilla Flat
By John Steinbeck
Created by
Leslie Whitaker

“Heart of Darkness”

Inspired by
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad
Created by
Joni Roberts

“Swiss Family Rubinson”

Inspired by
Swiss Family Robinson
Created by
Carol Drost

“The Invisible Flan”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Saran Walker

“The Invisible Jam”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Robert Minato

“Spuds in Your Eye”

Inspired by
Suds in Your Eye
By Mary Lasswell
Created by
Alice French
“Jane Pear”

Inspired by
Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Bronte
Created by
Liz Butterfield
“Jack & the
Jelly Bean Stalk”

Inspired by
Jack & the
Bean Stalk
By Steven Kellogg
Created by
John Repplinger
“Game of Scones”

Inspired by
Game of Thrones
By George R. R. Martin
Created by
Clara Timpe
“Fall of the House
of Gushers”

Inspired by
“The Fall of the House of Ushers”
By E. A. Poe
Created by
Max H. Gurnard
“The Girl with the Dragon Tofu”

Inspired by
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto
Created by
Dylan Goldade & Brittany Chin

Viewing and Judging the Exhibits


Better Than Printing Tip #4: Google Drive Revisions, Comments, and Markups

Use Comments and markup tools for convenient peer editing in Google Drive.

So you’ve finally convinced Group Partner XX that Google Drive is the wave of the present and to ditch the hand-scribed project revisions every week. They’ve seen the light, but now it’s all fouled up. Someone (not naming names) has gone and deleted the best paragraph in the whole presentation (yours of course). Not only that but the group hasn’t been able to meet in over a week and no one’s made anymore changes as the due date approaches.

Get that paragraph back in the final version: no problem(and see who nuked it in the 1st place). Set up commenting so your group members can give feedback without being face-to-face: easy as pie!

The power of Google Drive goes beyond just sharing and collaborative live-editing. Google Drive has an easy-to-view revision history so you can see just who messed up that last group project,and revert to an earlier version in a snap. You can also do peer-editing & feedback with their nifty commenting tool. You can even set up notifications on the comment thread so you’ll get emailed when someone posts a comment to your doc.

Library Study Spaces: The Fish Bowl

The library has some commonly overlooked study areas.  One such area is our 24-Hour Study, nick-named the “Fish Bowl” because if it’s curved window shape.

Several small tables are available for small group study, along with a comfortable arm chair, small sofa, and coffee table.  The perimeter of the Fish Bowl has outlets for your mobile devices, and we have to campus computers that have Internet access.

If you need a quick snack or something to drink, we have vending machines available with food and beverages as well as a drinking fountain.  Restrooms are also located close by.  So if you need a place to study away from your noisy roommate or dorm floor, think about using our 24-Hour Study Fish Bowl!

Kama Ginkas and Contemporary Russian Theater

Please join us for a Faculty Colloquium with Sarah Bishop (Russian) who will present her talk titled: “Kama Ginkas and Contemporary Russian Theater”

My talk will introduce the work of Kama Ginkas, one of the most celebrated theater directors currently working in Russia, as well as provide a general sense of the vibrant and diverse theatrical scene in Moscow today. Born in 1941, Ginkas survived his early childhood in a Jewish ghetto in Lithuania and moved to Leningrad to study directing in 1962. His independent, innovative style made finding work difficult, and he nearly gave up on the theater in the 1970s. With a move to Moscow and the new openness of perestroika in the 1980s, however, Ginkas found his place in the Moscow Theater of the Young Spectator (MTiuZ).

Since the mid-1980s Ginkas has rarely staged traditional plays. Instead he has created his own shows based on literary texts, primarily prose. Rather than simply portraying the action of the text on the stage, however, Ginkas plays with the language itself. I will discuss Ginkas’s innovative use of language, and I will place him in the broader context of contemporary Russian theater, particularly the “new drama” movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Video clips from a variety of productions will be shown.

The talk will take place on Friday February 22at 3 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room. As usual, cookies and refreshments will be served.

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James H. Wilbur Special Collection

The James H. Wilbur Papers in the Archives and Special Collections include the original travel journal he kept on the journey to the Oregon Territory and correspondence and legal and accounting papers from Wilbur’s time at the Yakama Indian Agency. James H. Wilbur (1811-1887), was an educator, preacher and Superintendent of Instruction for the Yakama Indian Agency. The journal, which is also published, provides a firsthand account of the difficulties of travel during the 1800’s. The papers from his agency days include accounts of tribal disputes and a trip he made to Washington, D.C. to deal with agency matters.

Wilbur’s journal, written from September 27, 1846 to Jan. 25, 1848, tells of his family’s journey from New York around Cape Horn to the Oregon Institute and the onset of his Methodist mission work in Oregon Territory.

The Indian Agent Files series is organized into three subseries: A. Appointment certificates, B. Correspondence, and C. Accounting. Within each subseries, materials are grouped by subject and/or chronology.

Subseries A contains certificates appointing Wilbur as Indian Agent at Yakama Agency in the Washington Territory. The certificates are signed by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and James Garfield. There are five certificates ranging from 1864-1881.

Subseries B contains correspondence letters, telegrams, and handwritten copies of correspondence between Wilbur and a variety of individuals through the course of his career as an Indian agent, including superiors in Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior and his own clerk at Yakama, J.H. Fairchild. Subjects of note include: correspondence with Father Louis Napoleon St. Onge in the late 1860’s; Wilbur’s temporary displacement as agent by Lieutenant James Smith in 1869-1870; the arrival and maintenance of the Paiutes, and the agency inspection of William Pollock. These documents range from 1863-1884.

Subseries C contains statements and depositions taken at hearings regarding Wilbur’s temporary displacement as agent by Lieutenant James Smith in 1869-1870 and the agency inspection of William Pollock, among other issues.

Subseries D is organized by subject. Folders in this subseries contain accounting paperwork generated in the course of Wilbur’s duties as Indian Agent, including ledger pages, receipts and vouchers for purchases and payments, as well as official communications between the Agent and the Department of the Treasury regarding the disposal of government bonds. These documents range from 1850-1887.

The Legal Papers, ranging from 1850-1886, contain official and unofficial documents pertaining to Wilbur’s personal real estate holdings and those he oversaw on behalf of the Office of Indian Affairs and the Methodist Episcopal Conference. Also included are legal papers and correspondence relating to court disputes over real estate properties. They also contain receipts, vouchers, and correspondence pertaining to Wilbur’s administration of the estates of Calvin C. Reed and Susan M. Waters. Of note is the will of Susan Waters, written in letter format some six months before her death in 1869.

A Celebration of Africa

In association with Africa Week, below is a sampling of recent books about Africa that can be found in the Hatfield Library.  Even more suggested books can be found at our WU Reads page, like new fiction added to our collections, books written by Bearcats, books in our collection that have won literary awards, and more.

More at: http://libguides.willamette.edu/wu_reads

Cover Art

History of Africa – Shillington, Kevin

Call Number: DT20 .S47 2012








Cover Art

Contemporary African fashion

Call Number: TT504.6.A35 C66 2010

New Books to Fall in Love with

Each month we add new books (and movies) that are either purchased by or donated to the library.   This month has a wonderful selection of new books.  You may just discover a book that you’ll fall in love with!  These are some books we’ve highlighted from our collection. Check out our entire new books list at: http://library.willamette.edu/features/new-books.php


A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project
Author: Mike Lambert
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Publication Date: 2012-09-05

Based on the author’s many years of experience working with undergraduate and graduate students, this book is a basic guide to doing a research project in education. Step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way, and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings.


Making Housing Happen: Faith-Based Affordable Housing Models
Author: Jill Suzanne Shook
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: 2012-09-19

The growing housing crisis cries out for solutions that work. As many as 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year, half of them women and children. One in four renters spends more than half of their income on rent and utilities (more than 30 percent is considered unaffordable). With record foreclosures and 28 percent of homes underwater, middle and low-income homeowners are suffering. Many congregations want to address this daunting problem yet feel powerless and uncertain about what to do. The good news is that churches are effectively addressing the housing crisis from Washington State to New York City–where an alliance of sixty churches has built five thousand homes for low-income homeowners, with virtually no government funding or foreclosures. This book not only presents solid theological thinking about housing, but also offers workable solutions to the current crisis: true stories by those who have made housing happen. Each story features a different Christian denomination, geographic area, and model: adaptive reuse, cohousing, cooperative housing, mixed-income, mixed-use, inclusionary zoning, second units, community land trusts, sweat equity, and more. Making Housing Happen is about vision and faith, relationships, and persistence. Its remarkable stories will inspire and challenge you to action. This new edition includes significant new material, especially in light of the ongoing mortgage crisis.


Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies
Author: Mandy Andrews
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication Date: 2012-09-28

This accessible and focused text for early childhood studies and early years students takes the reader through a detailed exploration of the nature of play. It begins by examining definitions of play and supports students to understand some of the key concepts of play. It goes on to consider the benefits of play, creativity and risk and the contexts for play. The final section considers children’s rights and the adult role in the facilitation of play. Interactive activities and theory focus features are included throughout, helping students to arrive at an understanding of their own practice in relation to play.


Tough Choices: Risk, Security and the Criminalization of Drug Policy
Author: Toby Seddon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2012-05-17

Examines the focus on crime and criminal justice in British drugs policy, from why it happened at all to what led policy to unfold in the way that it did. Includes analysis of crucial policy documents and over 200 interviews with key players in the policy development and implementation process.


Green Innovation in China: China’s Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Author: Joanna I. Lewis
Publication Date: 2012-01-01

The author focuses on China’s specific methods of international technology transfer, its forms of international cooperation and competition and its implementation of effective policies that promoted the development of a home-grown industry. As the greatest coal-producing and consuming nation in the world, China would seem an unlikely haven for wind power. Yet the country now boasts a world-class industry that promises to make low-carbon technology more affordable and available to all. Conducting an empirical study of China’s remarkable transition and the possibility of replicating their model elsewhere, Joanna I. Lewis adds greater depth to a theoretical understanding of China’s technological innovation systems and its current and future role in a globalized economy.


The Nuclear Age in Popular Media: A Transnational History, 1945-1965
Author: Dick van Lente
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2012-11-13

Among the many technical innovations that were introduced after World War II, none left as strong an impression on the public as the atom bombs that destroyed two Japanese cities in August 1945. People spoke of the ‘atomic age’ that had now begun, as if this technological innovation would, all by itself, shape a new world. The atomic age was described as one that might soon end in the destruction of human civilization, but from the beginning, utopian images were attached to it as well. Nuclear technology offered the promise of applications in medicine, agriculture, and engineering, and nuclear power could theoretically provide an unlimited supply of energy. This book demonstrates and attempts to explain how the popular media represented nuclear power, in its military and non-military forms. It focuses on the first two decades of the ‘atomic age,’ when national governments, military strategists, scientists, and the public attempted to come to terms with a technology that so drastically seemed to change the prospects for the future. Popular magazines, comics, newspapers, public exhibitions from across the world are examined to compare representations of nuclear power in different countries and to trace divergences, convergences, and exchanges.


Tudors: The History of England
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: 2012-09-13

Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII’s cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under ‘Bloody Mary’. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.


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The Struggle for Equality: A Concise History of European Socialism

Please join us for a Faculty Colloquium with Bill Smalldone (History) who will present his talk titled: “The Struggle for Equality: A Concise History of European Socialism”

European socialism arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions that transformed Europe after 1750. Striving for sweeping social, economic, cultural, and political change, socialists were a diverse lot, but were generally united by principles asserting the social and political equality of all people, ideas that won the adherence of millions and struck fear in the hearts of their numerous opponents. This textbook shows how, over the course of 200 years, socialists successfully promoted the democratization of European society and a more equitable division of wealth. At the same time, it illustrates how conflicts over the means of achieving their aims divided them into rival “socialist” and “communist” currents, a rift that undercut the struggle against fascism and helped lay the groundwork for Europe’s division during the Cold War. Although for many the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union’s dissolution, and the rise of neo-liberal ideology pointed to the demise of socialism as a potent political force, recent developments show that such a judgment was premature. The growth of new socialist parties across Europe indicates that socialist ideas remained vibrant in the face of capitalism’s failure to solve chronic social and economic problems even before the onset of the deep global crisis of 2008-2009.

Combining an analytical narrative with a selection of primary texts and visual images, this textbook provides undergraduate students with a brief, accessible history of European socialism. It includes a concise overview of how socialist political movements have evolved over time and stresses the rich diversity that characterized socialism’s intellectual and social foundations from its beginning.

The talk will take place on Friday February 15 at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room. As usual, cookies and refreshments will be served.