Monday, October 30, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Feature Stream: Free Speech is Threatened on Campus

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. Opponents, however, charge that their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance that limits intellectual discourse and silences unpopular points of view. Are the protesters on campus fighting injustice or threatening free speech? Explore this topic with Free Speech is Threatened on Campus: A Debate.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

"Handy Andy Day" in the Stout Archives

On October 25th, the Stout Archives will be celebrating Dunn County's Andy Pafko with a book talk by author Joe Niese.  Joe Niese's book, Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story, tells the story of a Boyceville, WI native who became a five-time MLB All-Star outfielder and third baseman.

A fan favorite known for his dogged play and diving catches, Pafko started his MLB career in 1943 playing for the Chicago Cubs.  In 1945, "Handy Andy" established himself as a major league hitter, driving in 110 runs and helping the Chicago Cubs make an appearance in the World Series.  Also with the Chicago Cubs, Pafko played in five MLB All-Star Games during the 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1950 seasons. 

In 1951, Andy Pafko was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers where he played with Jacki Robinson from 1951-1952.   When the Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953, "Handy Andy" was added to the rooster where he remained through the 1959 season.  During his time with the Milwaukee Braves, Pafko played along side future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and helped lead the Braves to a World Series title in 1957.

Learn more about "Handy Andy" and celebrate America's Pastime on October 25th at 12:00pm in Stout Archives located on the 5th floor of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Feature Stream: Accidental Courtesy

In Accidental Courtesy, musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me," Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

5th Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest

Win prizes for your Org! The University Library, in collaboration with the Involvement Center, is hosting the Fifth Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest.  There will be a pizza party provided to the student organization awarded "all around best dressed" and a vinyl banner designed and printed to the windows voted "spookiest" and "most org spirit". This is a great opportunity to promote your organization to the campus while helping us spookify the library!

The Details: 

  • Who: All Student Organizations on Campus
  • Where: Library windows on the 1st floor
  • What do we need to bring? Nothing but your creative ideas! Window paint will be provided by the library, and paper, die-cuts, and other supplies are available at the Creation Station in the Involvement Center.
  • When: Decorating will take place from October 25-30th.  Judging will occur on October 31st.
  • Contact: To sign up for a window, please contact Kate Kramschuster (

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Feature Stream: Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Inequity is an ideal introduction to the dynamics of systemic racial inequity. It is appropriate for use in education, healthcare, philanthropy, government, and nonprofit.

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Feature Stream: Reel Injun

Reel Injun takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives.

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Monday, October 02, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The October 2017 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: library hours, changes and new resources in the Educational Materials Center, the 5th Annual Halloween Decorating Contest, and "Handy Andy Day" in the Stout Archives.