Sloan Consortium International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

The Library is hosting the 7th Annual Sloan Consortium International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, April 9-11, 2014.  The following sessions will be streamed live in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, and all are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, April 9th
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Thursday, April 10th
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Friday, April 11th

9:00am: Plenary Session Mess in Online Education: How it is, How it Should Be

10:25am: STRIKING GOLD: Finding Great Content in a Mountain of OER

11:40am:  Sustaining Adoption of Academic Technologies: Faculty Communities Building MERLOT Teaching Commons

Spring 2014 – Psychology Drop-in Research Workshops

Are you working on a psychology paper or project?  Do you need help finding a topic? Locating books or scholarly articles?  Accessing the source you found but can’t get in full-text?

There’s help!  Plan to attend a workshop with the Ingram Library’s Psychology Liaison, Andrea Stanfield.

February 27, 4:00-5:15 pm- Main Classroom, 1st floor

March 5, 2:00-5:00 pm – Main Classroom, 1st floor

March 6, 1:00-3:00 pm – Main Classroom, 1st floor

April 10, 12:30-2:00 pm - Glassroom, 3rd floor

April 15, 3:30-5:00 pm – Glassroom, 3rd floor

If you can’t attend a workshop, you can schedule a research appointment at http://www.westga.edu/library/myresearch

A Place At The Table – movie showing & panel discussion

A Place At The TableIngram Library is planning a showing of the film A Place At The Table, with a panel discussion to follow on Wednesday, Feb. 19, starting at 5:30 pm. The film is about the issue of food insecurity in the US, featuring three families that are currently experiencing food insecurity. A trailer is posted at http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/.

The panel discussants will be: Kathy Skott-Myhre from UWG – Psychology, Tiffany Parsons from UWG – Sociology, Carol Boyd from Carroll County Empty Bowls, and Sue McBrayer from the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.

This will be held on the main floor of Ingram Library.

About the movie:

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

(from http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table/film)

Dr. Keith Bohannon and Dr. Keith Hebert present “Lincoln: The Road to Emancipation” — February 27, 11:00 a.m.

PROOFc14-012_LIBLincolnposter2 (1)On Thursday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Keith Bohannon and Dr. Keith Hebert will engage in a conversation – and a dialogue with the audience – on the theme of “Lincoln: The Road to Emancipation.” Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy holds a special place within American history resulting in numerous scholarly biographies and film portrayals. Nearly 150 years after his assassination, historians continue to probe Lincoln’s writing and speeches in search of fresh insights into what led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Dr. Bohannon and Dr. Hebert will engage in a conversation – and a dialogue with the audience – on the theme of Lincoln’s views on race and slavery and the meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Dr. Keith Bohannon, UWG Associate Professor of History, is a specialist on the military and political history of the Civil War era. Dr. Keith Hebert, UWG Assistant Professor of History, is a specialist in civilian life in north Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.

This program is in conjunction with the national traveling exhibit Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times on display at Ingram Library through March 7th. The exhibit was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. It has been made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Carroll EMC Foundation.

For further information on Abraham Lincoln, please see http://libguides.westga.edu/lincoln.

The program and exhibit are free and open to the public. For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Dr. Kenneth Noe presents “Lincoln the War President Revisited” — February 18, 7:00 p.m.

14-012Lincoln_Noe18x12Dr. Kenneth Noe, Professor of History at Auburn University, will present a program entitled “Lincoln: The War President Revisited” at UWG’s Ingram Library on Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Was Abraham Lincoln a brilliant war president who outshone his generals? Or was he a meddler who actually delayed Union victory? The Civil War sesquicentennial has brought with it a new debate over Lincoln’s battlefield role, which Professor Noe will address. Dr. Noe began his career at the University of West Georgia but for the past fourteen years has been the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. He is the author or editor of seven books on the Civil War Era, including most recently Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 (2010) and The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama (2013).

This program is in conjunction with the national traveling exhibit Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times on display at Ingram Library through March 7th. The exhibit was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. It has been made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Carroll EMC Foundation.

For further information on Abraham Lincoln, please see http://libguides.westga.edu/lincoln.

This program and exhibit are free and open to the public. For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

On Exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” opens February 12

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will host the national traveling panel exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times.” Opening on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, the exhibit will be on display through March 7.

The exhibit traces Lincoln’s path from a man of his times—humbly born, self-taught, and hardworking—to the president who with virtually no administrative experience succeeded in guiding a divided nation through the crises of secession and Civil War. It was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. The exhibit and its programs, which are free and open to the public, have been made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Carroll EMC Foundation.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” will include two programs on Lincoln’s life and legacy. On Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Kenneth Noe will present, “Lincoln: The War President Revisited.” Noe, who is Draughon Professor of History at Auburn University, has authored or edited seven books on the Civil War era.

On Thursday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Keith Bohannon and Dr. Keith Hebert will engage in a conversation – and a dialogue with the audience – on the theme of “Lincoln: The Road to Emancipation.” Dr. Bohannon, UWG Associate Professor of History, is a specialist on the military and political history of the Civil War era. Dr. Hebert, UWG Assistant Professor of History, specializes in civilian life in north Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.

Both programs will be presented in Ingram Library with special public parking provided in the Townsend Center gated lot, beginning one hour prior to each program.

For further information on Abraham Lincoln, please see http://libguides.westga.edu/lincoln.

Parking on the UWG campus is unrestricted on Saturdays and Sundays (other than handicapped, reserved, yellow curb, and red curb spaces). For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Image courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Collection.

Dr. Joanne Freeman to Speak on the Burr-Hamilton Duel

On Dueling Poster (vertical)Monday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Joanne Freeman will present a program entitled “Dueling as Politics: The Burr-Hamilton Duel” at Ingram Library.
Dr. Freeman is Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University.  She is the author of “Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic” and an authority on dueling in early America.
This program is presented by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society and is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot, beginning at 10:00 a.m. For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.