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Important reminder! Offices moving to Turley Center

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:37 -- Kelly Bradish

As part of the Turley Student Services Center move-in, Enrollment Services will be closed the first week of July. 

During this time the Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office, Student Accounts, On-Campus Housing, Application Processing and front counter Student Services for things such as transcript requests, parking permits, etc., will be moved to their new space. Very limited access to student level information will be available for walk-ins during this time.

Here's more information. Please plan accordingly! It's a good idea to call the office or department you plan to visit to confirm their location during this transition.

Also, campus offices (including the Library) will be closed and classes will not be in session on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Drivers: Phone in one hand could mean ticket in the other

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:10 -- Kelly Bradish

Beginning July 1, 2013, talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving becomes a primary offense in West Virginia.

This means that police officers can pull you over and ticket you for the infraction.

Texting while driving has been a primary offense since July 1, 2012.

From the West Virginia Code:

Driving or operating a motor vehicle on a public street or highway while using a cell phone or other electronic communication device without hands-free equipment shall be enforced as a secondary offense as of July 1, 2012, and as a primary offense as of July 1, 2013 for purposes of citation.

Please drive safely!


WV 150th celebration photos

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:41 -- Kelly Bradish

Thanks to everyone who took part in our celebration of West Virginia's 150th birthday! A special thanks to the Office of Institutional Advancement for their support of this event.

We had a great turnout, plus festive balloons and cake. Speaking of cake, we got several compliments about the cake in our display case. This cake (pictured below) was the handiwork of Sharon Mazure, with help from Ed Nutter and Carolyn Wycoff.

View photos -- including some of our staff who helped decorate, serve cake and so much more -- in this album on our Facebook page. And don't forget to visit our West Virginia LibGuide to learn more about our wild, wonderful state!


Collection news: Music Online added

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:00 -- Kelly Bradish

We think our latest database addition will be music to your ears!

Music Online was recently added to our collection. Features include:

  • hundreds of thousands of audio recordings, growing monthly
  • streaming audio, video, reference, and scores
  • option to cross search all of the music databases published by Alexander Street Press

Ready to search? Alexander Street Press provides tips and how-tos on this FAQ page.

Happy listening!

We're having a party!

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 13:42 -- Kelly Bradish

We'll be celebrating West Virginia's 150th birthday -- with cake! -- from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday.

The campus community is invited to join us! RSVPs are not required. We'll have coffee, too.

Thanks to the Office of Institutional Advancement for their support of this event.


Happy Birthday, West Virginia!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:44 -- Kelly Bradish

Are you ready to celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday?

We hope so, because it's a great opportunity to learn more about the state we call home (some of us, at least part of the year)!

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state to enter the Union. Stay tuned for more about this important date, and what we have planned!

Right now, be sure to visit our West Virginia LibGuide. It's packed with info about local and statewide events, West Virginia's history, famous residents and more.

The Glamour of Gatsby

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:12 -- Kelly Bradish

With Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" in theaters, it's time to bring on the glamour!

Take a break from your modern routine for a look at the fashion, cars, glitzy lifestyles and trends of the 1920s.

Our "All Things Gatsby" Pinterest board includes quotes from the novel and film, beautiful photographs - old and new, articles about the movie and its setting, and much more. Of course, we've also linked to The Great Gatsby in our collection, including the print book, audiobooks, and the movie adaptation starring Robert Redford.

Students, staff and faculty can also enjoy all the era's eye candy in the ARTstor database. You'll need your UCA and password for off-campus viewing.

The pros at ARTstor provided these suggestions to get you started:

For music that's "the bees knees" -- no phonograph required! -- stream these selections from Naxos Music Library:



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