Daily Archives: November 25, 2019

University Libraries United Way 2020 calendar

By: Heather Ross

The United Way is selling the 2020 University Libraries calendar. All photographs were taken by University Libraries employees.
Calendars are $15 each. Use this link to view the calendar proof.

Please pay by cash or check and make checks out to Heather Ross and send them to Donna Dean in 3 Paterno Library or via PayPal.  Please use this order form.

If paying by PayPal – Click on Send or Request money –>Send money–>enter email hdr10psu@gmail.com–>sending to a friend. Enter the amount and put your name in the notes field. You may be charged a small fee if you are using your bank card to pay but it’s a small amount. There is no fee if link your PayPal account directly to your bank account.

Penn State University Press announces annual holiday sale & new titles for spring 2020

By: Cate Fricke

PSU Press Kern sale

Penn State University Press will host a Holiday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Kern Building lobby at University Park. The one-day sale, featuring more than 70 new and
bestselling PSU Press titles, is open to the University community and the general public.

An annual tradition, the sale will include recently published books such as “Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront” by eminent art historian Jonathan Weinberg, “Paul
Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of His Verse, ” translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg, and “Picatrix: A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic,” edited by Dan Attrell and David Porreca, as well as graphic novels such as “Us Two Together” by Belgian artist Ephameron and “The Lady Doctor” by Graphic Medicine pioneer Ian Williams. The sale will also include classic PSU Press books
such as “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic,” “Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium,” and many more.

All books will be available at 30–50 percent off the regular list price. There will also be a $5 book table featuring backlist titles on Pennsylvania history and other topics. Shoppers can also purchase books at 30 percent off through the Penn State University Press website by using discount code NR18. The Press offers free shipping to on-campus addresses; regular shipping charges apply everywhere else.

The Press’s new catalog, featuring forthcoming books slated for release in Spring/Summer 2020, will be available at the sale as well as on the PSU Press website. Highlights include “Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community,” by William Burton and Barry Loveland; “Algériennes: The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution,” a graphic novel by Swann Meralli and Deloupy; “Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History,” a visually rich exploration of the iconic cathedral by Dany Sandron and the late Andrew Tallon; and titles in Art History, Rhetoric, Philosophy, Anthropology, Medieval Studies, and more.

Visit psupress.org to view the Spring/Summer 2020 catalog.

Tech Tip: New PSU guest wireless to launch this week

By: Ryan Johnson

wifi logo

A new wireless network called “psu-guest” will be available at all campus locations on Nov. 26 and will offer all visitors a more reliable Penn State-provided wireless connection.

By the end of the year, this new network will replace the “attwifi” network currently used by University guests across every Penn State campus. While “attwifi” will be available until it is decommissioned on Jan. 2, 2020, visitors should connect to “psu-guest” when searching for a connection on campus.

Penn State IT piloted “psu-guest” alongside “attwifi” in all Penn State residence halls, the Penn Stater Hotel and the Nittany Lion Inn, and everywhere at Penn State Harrisburg and Great Valley. It will be accessible via any device’s wireless networks menu. After selecting “psu-guest” visitors only need to click “get connected” once their browsers prompt them.

For help and support, contact an IT Service Desk by phone at 814-865-4357 or by emailing ITservicedesk@psu.edu.

Events: November 25

Fall 2019
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences exhibition graphic

Sept. 16 – Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday. A global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity across communities. Every year, the University Libraries raises money for the Textbook and Educational resources Endowment, aka: the “textbook Fund,” with matching from a variety of sponsors!
Tuesday, Dec. 3,  Giving Tuesday Student Outreach Event. A station will be set up in Pattee Library’s Franklin Atrium, featuring games, prizes, coffee, cider, and snacks for students who sign thank you cards to be mailed to Giving Tuesday donors. Make sure to bring a canned good to support The Lion’s Pantry! 10am-3pm.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, Green Gifts on a Lean Budget workshop. Students, stay on budget this holiday season with money saving tips, a presentation by master gardeners and a DIY air plant gift with Sylvia Rushing, resident instructor of floral design and botanical crafts at The Makery. 5-7 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Dec. 4. Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. All events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Sunday, Dec. 8, International Write-In. Free and open to Penn State undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff members, the write-in offers quiet writing spaces and areas for small-group collaboration, as well as support from reference librarians and writing consultants. Snacks, coffee and tea is provided throughout the event, as well as free pizza midway through the evening. 3-10 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park campus.
Tuesday, Dec. 10-Tursday, Dec. 19, Destress Fest. During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing De-Stress Fest activities, coffee and snacks to help students at the University Park campus relax and ease stress as they study for finals and complete end-of-semester papers and projects. Extended hours at all University Park Libraries branches, as well as continuous 24-hour access at Pattee and Paterno Libraries. End-of-semester hours at all Libraries locations University-wide are available at https://libraries.psu.edu/hours-and-locations.
Saturday, Dec. 21, Commencement

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