Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Closing for Easter Break

The Libraries will be closed Friday, April 18 - Monday, April 21 in observance of the Easter holiday.

But, wait! I have homework to finish!!

You can still take advantage of many of the Libraries' resources online:
  • Researching for a group project? Check out our online databases (KateWay login required)
  • Need a book? Look at e-books that you can read online
  • Want to ask a question? Ask librarians from across the state at AskMN
  • Not sure where to begin that term paper? Try one of our subject guides

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Videos in Nursing

Nursing Education in Video

The Library now subscribes to a collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses and other healthcare workers. The collection includes over 300 videos on anatomy and physiology, clinical skills, patient interactions, and more.
These online videos can be linked or embedded in D2L course pages and in Powerpoint presentations.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scholarship Scams...

Being cautious when applying for and accepting scholarships keeps us safe from scams. 
Here are a few signs that a scholarship or grant is not legitimate:

  • The scholarship is offered in exchange for personal financial information (credit card or bank account number)
  • You have been selected for a contest/scholarship that you have not applied for
  • You are required to pay money for a scholarship
  • The scholarship is guaranteed

More information can be found here: 

If you have questions regarding the credibility of a scholarship source or have experienced something similar, contact the Financial Aid office at 651-690-6540 or finaid@stkate.edu

Have you tried these sources for scholarships?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Encore! Theater at St. Kate's

As St. Catherine University continues its 2013-2014 Theater Season with productions of School House Rock Live! (April  11th-13th) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (May 7th and 10th), check out the library display for a look at past theater productions, courtesy of the the University Archives. 

Learn more about The Laboratory Players, a student drama club founded in 1931, and peruse photos and programs from The Wizard of Oz (1937), Cry Havoc (1944), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967).

The Wizard of Oz, 1937.

This display will be up during the month of April on the main level of the St. Paul Library, in the case right before the video carrels.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April is National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Literary events around town in April:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Break "Staycation"

Staying in town for spring break? Check out our staycation ideas.

We have some great books and media available to make your staycation fun! Try some new recipes, learn a craft, take time to commemorate a special time in your life with scrapbooking--the possibilities are endless...

Here are some books to wet your whistle:
  • Cooking light big book of salads
  • Card-making techniques from A to Z by Jeanette Robertson
  • Best in the world : 175 classic recipes from the great cuisines compiled by Martha Day
  • Scarf style 2 : innovative to traditional, 26 fresh designs to knit by Ann Budd
  • The classic encyclopedia of world recipes by Sarah Ainley
  • SimpleChic : designer knits, SuperQuick! by Jil Eaton
  • Minnesota's bounty : the farmers market cookbook by Beth Dooley
  • Minnesota quilts : creating connections with our past
  • The Barefoot Contessa cookbook : secrets from the legendary specialty food store for simple food and party platters you can make at home by Ina Garten
  • Your scrapbook, your story : original ideas that focus on you edited by, Emily Curry Hitchingham
  • Beginner's guide to quilting : 16 projects to learn to quilt by Elizabeth Betts
  • The Taste of Africa by Rosamund Grant and Josephine Bacon

Monday, March 10, 2014

1970s American Slang Terms

One of the most amusing things about immersing yourself in a new culture is learning the local slang. The Archives contains a 6 page list of American slang terms from the 1970s, which was presumably created to help new international students with terms they may have never heard before. Many of those terms are still used today, but some are either outdated or have changed in meaning. Here are a few of the definitions from the list:
  • Cool (or Neat): slang denoting approval of something or someone. Also groovy, rich, fine, gassy, jazzy, wild, swinging, smooth, foxy, heavy, far out.
  • Crack up: to lose emotional control in laughter. Also "creased up"
  • Freak: one who frequently uses drugs. "Freaked Out" is an expression used to describe either a drug experience (trip) or when  a person becomes excited/agitated by an idea or thing.
  • Hacked: to be annoyed, irritated.
  • Nerd: a derogatory term for a person who appears to be incompetent. (Also used jokingly) 
  • Rap: to talk seriously for a long time.
  • Smoker: snack bar and gathering place.
  • Streak: to streak is to run naked (except socks and shoes) through a social gathering when the guests/spectators do not expect to witness (and usually disapprove of) a display of nudity.
  • Turkey: term for a person who is boring and silly.
Come to room 62 of the Archives in the basement of the library for a display on international students from St. Kate's past.