Thursday, November 16, 2017

Feature Stream: Killing Us Softly 4

Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Feature Stream: Hacksaw Ridge

In Hacksaw Ridge, a conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The November 2017 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: Thanksgiving hours, window decorating contest results, and Home Away From Home Week.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Feature Stream: Login2Life

LOGIN 2 LIFE reconsiders the demarcation usually drawn between physical and online worlds. The film asks us to consider whether the people we have met are exceptions, driven to digital immersion by particular needs, or if they are pioneers of a lifestyle that will soon become commonplace.

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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.