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Pumpkin Patch Winner!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:47 -- Kelly Bradish

Congratulations to the Student Psychological Association on creating the top pumpkin in the Student Organization Pumpkin Patch!

Thanks to all who voted, raising more than $60 for the Nest student food bank. Donations are always welcome at the Library Circulation Desk!

A special thanks to the talented student organizations who showed off their creativity and contributed a pumpkin:

  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliates
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
  • Delta Xi Omicron
  • Increasing Our Faith
  • Phi Sigma Phi
  • Student Government Association

All the entries are pictured below and also in our Fall album on Facebook.

Pumpkin Patch voting

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:44 -- Kelly Bradish

Several student organizations created pumpkins for our patch!

Students, faculty and staff can pick their favorite pumpkin(s), featured in the Library stairwell display.

Voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Library reference desk.

Each vote is 10 cents, all proceeds benefit The Nest campus food bank, and yes, you can vote as many times as you'd like.

Voting hours:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 - 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30 - 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The winning pumpkin will be announced Thursday afternoon and will receive extra participation points!

Here are the entries - click to enlarge:

Haunted happenings at the Library

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:58 -- Kelly Bradish

You might have heard that we have some exciting events planned for Halloween!

We hope you help us spread the word! Here are details:

Haunted Hour: 10-11 AM, Library TabLab (middle floor)

Enjoy readings of the spooky variety from faculty, staff and students. Lots of fun -- if you dare!

Photo Booth and (optional) Zombie Makeovers: 11 AM -1:30 PM, Library Lobby

Wear your costume, get a zombie makeover or just get some friends together for photos:

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in these activities next week, plus voting for the Student Organization Pumpkin Patch! Groups, signups are going on now. Don't delay in signing up! All the details are here.

A special thank you to the Student Activities office, the School of Fine Arts, and Public Relations/Communications offices for their help with these events!

Of course, more fun is planned for that evening's football game! Here's more info.

Hope to see you for a monstrously good time!

Wanted: Scary movie and book recommendations

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 15:18 -- Kelly Bradish

It's once again time for horror movies and ghost stories to creep off the shelves!

We want to know: What's your favorite scary movie or book? Tell us in the comments section below, on our Facebook page or in a Tweet.

We'll add some of your picks to our pinboard:

Tip: If you want to check if we have a book or movie, our online catalog includes a title search.

Happy haunting!

Student Organizations Pumpkin Patch

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 11:47 -- Kelly Bradish

Student organizations, it's time to request a spot in the Library pumpkin patch!

If your group is interested in taking part -- and earning participation points! -- here's what you need to know:

  • one pumpkin per student organization
  • decorating and/or carving OK (in other words, you don't have to carve anything)
  • candles, battery-operated lights or other lighting not permitted
  • a limited number of spots are available; we'll contact you to confirm participation
  • most importantly: you can read more and request a spot here: http://bit.ly/pumpkinplans

Again, a limited number of spots are available, so if your group wants to take part, don't delay.

Of course, there will be voting! Students, faculty and staff can pick their favorite pumpkin(s) from the patch, featured in the Library stairwell display. We'll post pictures online, too.

Voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Library reference desk. Each vote is 10 cents, all proceeds benefit The Nest campus food bank, and yes, you can vote as many times as you'd like. As always, we'll remind you about this ahead of time.

If you have questions, contact Kelly at kbradish@fairmontstate.edu. We have more fun planned for October 31, so stay tuned!!

Also, we've pinned a few decorating ideas for anyone with festive pumpkin plans -- take a look:

Spotlight on Freegal

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:13 -- Kelly Bradish

You might have noticed our lobby display "stage," featuring album covers from artists like Pitbull, Bruce Springsteen, P!nk, Justin Timberlake and Kenny Chesney, plus information about Freegal.

What's Freegal? Freegal is a free and legal (free+legal=Freegal) music download service. That's right: free and legal.

With the barcode number on your Fairmont State or Pierpont ID, you can download three songs per week and keep them forever!

We hope you give Freegal a try! Here are step-by-step instructions.

Also, if you're on Pinterest, follow our Freegal latest and greatest music board for new releases and other tunes you might enjoy.

Questions? Just Ask Us.

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