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Take a Fun Summer Film Course Online

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
April 26th, 2012

Wanted: WVU students who love movies and like online courses

We have the class for you.

Film and Media Literacy (ULIB300 CRN52267)

The course is an eCampus course and does not meet in a classroom. Students watch films independently in the private viewing rooms in the Media Services Department of the Downtown Campus Library, online, or at home.

Here are some quotes from students that took the course:

“This was also one of my first web classes and I felt it was better than other web classes I have taken this semester.”

“I really enjoyed this course and would like to take more classes like this.”

“This was my favorite class throughout all of college.”

In this class, you will choose four of eight genres to study. The choices are: Blaxploitation, Slasher, Gangster, Westerns, Dark Comedy, the Films of Quentin Tarantino, Graphic Novel Adaptations, and World Cinema. You will then select two of the fours genres to focus further on and watch five more films that capture the development of those genres. Finally, you will research and choose a film from lists in your selected genres to critique for your final assignment. You will also study media literacy, film criticism and vocabulary, and film databases.

For more information and a complete film list visit the course web page at http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/instruction/film/.


Extended Library Hours Have Begun

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 20th, 2012

The Downtown Campus and Evansdale libraries will remain open for extended hours during Dead and Finals weeks.

The Downtown Campus Library will open at 9 a.m. Sunday and remain open until 10 p.m. Friday, April 27. The Evansdale Library will open at 9 a.m. Sunday and remain open until 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. Both libraries will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

The Downtown Campus Library will open at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 29, and remain open until 10 p.m. Friday, May 4. The Evansdale Library will open at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 29, and remain open until 8 p.m. Friday, May 4.

For more information, check out the Libraries’ calendar: www.libraries.wvu.edu/hours


Campus Club Marks 100th Anniversary with Book Donation

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 11th, 2012

Beverly Shumaker (right), historian for the WVU Campus Club, presents two copies of her book, A Century of Support for “Our Girls,” to Myra N. Lowe, Interim Dean of Libraries.

The book chronicles the history of the Campus Club, the oldest continuous organization on campus. The group marks its 100th anniversary this year. To celebrate, members welcome the University community to join them for refreshments at 3 p.m. April 18 at Elizabeth Moore Hall.

When initially formed in 1912, the club provided financial support to female students. Today, both male and female undergraduates benefit from the organization’s scholarships. The group’s membership includes active and retired faculty and staff.


Two LibQUAL Participants Win iPads

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 11th, 2012

It does pay to speak your mind. As an incentive for completing WVU Libraries’ LibQual survey this spring, two randomly selected participants received iPads. Pictured are Dr. Michael Klishis, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Safety Management; Myra Lowe, Interim Dean of the Libraries; and Caroline Hunger, a senior studying criminology and investigations.


Libraries Mark Dickens 200th Birthday with Exhibits

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 5th, 2012

Long before any children attended Hogwarts, visited Narnia, or met a vampire, a scrawny nine-year old boy raised his empty bowl and asked for more food.

He had no wand, magic spell, nor lion to protect him. Yet the orphan set fear aside and stood up to authority. That literacy moment has inspired millions since Charles Dickens first penned the classic tale Oliver Twist, serially published, 1837-1839.

“We all appreciate stories in which the little guy fights against the powers that be. That’s a theme with broad appeal,” said Kelly Diamond, a librarian at the Downtown Campus Library.

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