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Celebrate the Library 2015: Schedule of Events

Your guide to the events for Musselman Library's "Celebrate the Library Week," February 9-13, 2015.

Welcome and Week at a glance

Musselman Library will host its second annual Celebrate the Library Week, February 9-13, 2015.

This week is a special time for discovery and community for students, faculty, staff, and emeriti. We'll feature a variety of activities, so use this guide to mark your planners. We hope to see you often!

Celebrate Week at a glance:

Monday: Teaching and Learning Conversation and Lunch

Tuesday: Student Research Presentations

Wellness Wednesday: demos and more!

Thursday:  Research Fair and Five Minutes of Fame presentations

Friday Finale: Coffee and Blind Date with a Book

Monday, February 9

Teaching and Learning Conversation - Faculty / Staff

12 noon - 1pm, Reading Room

Martina Cucchiara (assistant professor of history) and Jeanna Haggard (assistant professor of food and nutrition) will discuss their experiences in teaching the block course World History of Food and Culture, a new humanities course option.   George Lehman (Howard Raid professor of business and director of graduate programs in business) and Karen Klassen Harder (professor of business and economics) will talk about their experiences in teaching in the new Collaborative MBA program.   Each of the presenters will give particular focus to using library resources.  As a special bonus, the library is providing a free box lunch for anyone responding by January 30 (RSVP to Nancy Neff, academic affairs administrative assistant,   

Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center and Faculty Development Committee.

Tuesday, February 10

Student Research & Scholarly Experiences

4:00 - 5:00pm, Reading Room

Four Bluffton University students will share details of their research projects and recent scholarly experiences.  Refreshments will be served, and Arts and Lecture Credit will be available.

Presenters are:

Matt McCoy and Daniel Piero: "Supercomputing for Econ Analytics and Molecular Dynamics Visualization"

Carly Unruh:  "Bridging Business and Faith: the MEDA Solution"

Amanda Bartel: "A Different Kind of Museum: Interning at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum"

Wednesday, February 11

Wellness Wednesday Nutrition and Fitness Fair

9:00am - 11:00am, Reading Room

Join us Wednesday morning for lots of great nutrition and fitness information!

Jeanna Haggard’s Nutrition Education & Communication students will present food preparation and cooking demos. Presenters are:

  • Julia Fulk
  • Lauren Hoffman
  • Kristen Beck
  • Lauren Smith
  • Manyil Dashe
  • Maris Aguilar
  • Alica Rodriquez

Heather Bruder's Personal Training & Exercise students will conduct a number of different fitness tests, including cardiorespiratory testing, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, and flexibility. Participants include:

  • Thaddeus Phillips
  • Linkoln LaRoche
  • Courtney VanSchoyck
  • Jonathon Fitch
  • Dustin Fisher

Thursday, February 12

Research Fair

1:00 - 4:00pm - Main and Second floors

This poster-session-style event will showcase student research in a broad sense, including traditional research presentations, projects, and creative work. Participation is by faculty nomination.  Arts & Lecture credit will be available.

For a list a presenters, click the Research Fair details tab.


Five Minutes of Fame 

4:00 - 5:00pm - Reading Room

We close our celebration of student research with a new event for 2015.  Eight student scholars, nominated by members of our faculty, will give five minute presentations on their research or creative work. Refreshments will be served, and Arts & Lecture credit will be available.

Presenters (in alphabetical order):

Jennifer Brumbaugh: "Mathematics of Crochet Art"

Lauren Dickerson: Adoption through the eyes of children, with her original children's book, "After All"

Shae Golden: "1 in every 68," a study related to autism

Abby Graber:  Examples of work in Graphic Design

Taylor Humphreys:  "From Dracula to World War Z: The Transition from Individual to Societal Fear"

Kyle Johnson-Evers:  Original jazz composition, "Matt's Nightmare"

Ashley Musgrave: Original compositions for voice ("Speak to me, Lord") and brass quintet ("A Journey to the Unknown")

Julia Thomas: "Taking a Closer Look at English-Only in Education"


Friday, February 13

Friday Coffee

Open to all of campus - 9:30am - 10:30 a.m. in the Reading Room.


Blind Date with a Book, DVD, or Game!

9:30am - 3:00pm

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, students may choose a New wrapped book, DVD, or game from our display of eligible "dates" -- all with hidden prizes!!

Faculty/Staff are welcome to check out the un-wrapped New items.