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Celebrate the Library 2017: Schedule of Events


Musselman Library will host its fourth annual Celebrate the Library Week, February 6-10, 2017.

Please join us for our fourth annual celebration of library resources and services, student research and creativity, teaching, learning, and more.  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!

Monday, February 6

Teaching and Learning Conversation for Faculty / Staff

12 noon - 1pm, Reading Room

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are invited to a special teaching and learning conversation at noon on Monday, February 6, in the Reading Room. The library is offering box lunches, and we request a $5.00 donation from attendees to supplement the cost.  

Please RSVP to Nancy Neff (neffn@bluffton.eduby January 30 if you'd like to request a lunch.  Lunch choices include sandwiches and wraps.  You can feel free to  attend without the lunch or bring your own. 

The program features two presentations:

  • Matt Friesen will share about the sociology collaborative
  • Perry Bush, Deanna Barthlow-Potkanowicz, and Jeff Gundy comprise a panel which will present experiences in working with students on honors projects.

Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center, Faculty Development Committee, and the library.  All faculty, staff, and emeriti are welcome.  

Highlights from last year...

We're so grateful to all who participated in last year's Celebrate the Library Week!  You can expect more excellence from this year's events!

Tuesday, February 7

First Tuesday Forum

11:00 am, Reading Room

Sticky Geckos: My Research Experience Studying Gecko Adhesion - Chelsea Zoltowski

​February's First Tuesday alternate forum event will be presented as part of our Celebrate schedule. Chelsea Zoltowski, a junior chemistry major, will share details from a recent research experience.  Arts and Lecture credit will be available.

Wednesday, February 8

Health and Wellness Expo

10:00am - 1:00pm, Reading Room

Join us Wednesday morning and early afternoon for lots of great health and wellness information! Ten student scholars in food, nutrition, and wellness studies will present poster sessions with demos and food samples... 

More information

Thursday, February 9

Research Fair

1:00 - 4:30pm - Musselman Library main floor

This poster-session-style event will showcase student research in a broad sense, including traditional research presentations, projects, and creative work, from fifty Bluffton University students.  Participants were nominated by members of the faculty.  More details | Participant list

Arts & Lecture credit will be available.

Friday, February 10

Friday Coffee

Our traditional Friday morning activity, open to all of campus during this special week.

9:30am - 10:30 a.m. in the Reading Room

Coffee, hot tea, and snacks for all to share.