Noon to 1pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019 O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108 University of St. Thomas
This final presentation of the 2018-2019 noonartsound series, Let’s Play! Comedy, Music, and Improvisation, will focus on the concept of improvisation in daily life and its importance as an agility-based life skill. Interactive exercises along with musical demonstrations will be featured! Free and open to all, we hope you will join us!
About our presenters:
Since 1984, Dr Chris Kachian has directed one of the largest guitar programs in the USA at the University of St Thomas where he is professor of music. He has lectured in music of Europe, the Americas, the Twentieth-Century, the World, the United States, Film, Protest, Mathematics, and Guitar Pedagogy and Guitar Literature. He is also head of the UST Music Business, Recording Arts, and the Popular Music degrees. 2001 – 2005, he became the Director of Guitar Studies for MMTA for whom he lead – authored and edited the nation’s first comprehensive, multi-genre guitar pedagogy syllabus. In 2011, he wrote the film score for Per Bianca, which won Best Film at the Minnesota 48-Hour Film Festival and won a screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Dr. Kachian is concert touring this summer to Sweden, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Italy.
Professor Bernard Armada came to St. Thomas in 1997 and teaches rhetoric, public speaking, and argumentation in the Department of Communication and Journalism. He has studied and performed sketch comedy, improvisation, and music around the Twin Cities for over fifteen years. He is a staunch believer that the fundamental principles of improv can greatly improve people’s personal and professional lives.
Happy National Library Week!
This week, April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities
Want to celebrate with us? The University libraries have events all week long:
Check out our Library Week page for details on all the events.
Online Trivia Contest:
New trivia questions posted each day!
Both O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Ireland libraries will be having their annual book sale, featuring donated and withdrawn material.
This year, Fallon Advertising Agency donated their entire print library. This includes hundreds of beautiful art and photography books and other books for visual inspiration. Do not miss this!
- O’Shaughnessy-Frey book sale: Monday – Friday, noon – 6 pm, OSF 108
- Ireland Library book sale and silent auction: Monday – Friday, normal business hours, in the reference room.
Saturday, April 6:
- Game night at Ireland library, 6 – 9 pm
Monday, April 8:
- Find librarians and donut holes at the CSA (1st floor Murray-Herrick) where you can ask for advice on holes in your research.
- Find librarians at a pop-up at ASC Dorsey Way
Tuesday, April 9:
- Music and Media open house in the OSF rotunda, 9 am – 3 pm
- Cadenza Mini-concert in the OSF rotunda, 12:30 pm
Wednesday, April 10:
- Japanese book binding demonstration, OSF 302, 10 – 11 am
- Author event: Scott Wright reads from his book, “Windows: Japan and the U.S. in the 1980s.”
Thursday, April 11:
- Mini-golf in the Minneapolis Skyway between Keffer and Schoenecker libraries
- Late Night Scavenger Hunt, in OSF library, 10:30 pm. Preregistration requested.
We invite you to register for a workshop on Japanese Stab Binding! Experts from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts will help you create a journal that you can use as you wish!
Come to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 102, on Wednesday, April 10 at 10am for an hour-long class. Materials will be provided for you at no cost.
Limited space is available so be sure to RSVP to to Merrie Davidson by noon on Wednesday, March 27!
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library student worker, Hongwei Cui, helps nine bunnies and one Guinea pig snuggle into their wagon for a ride to their vehicle and a good night’s sleep. The animals had been busy befriending students at the March 14th Therapy Pets Night in the Library!
Bunnies, Guinea pigs, and dogs will be back at the library on Thursday, May 16th, from 6-8 pm.
Open to all – we hope you can come!
In need of an invigorating musical performance this summer? Visit The Music and Media Collections on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library and pick up one of our Deutsche Grammophon video recordings. At the age of 88, world-renowned Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein performs classical piano compositions by Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin, and Camile Saint-Saens. Andre Previn conducts this beautifully powerful performance.
Rubenstein: Piano Concertos: M1010 .R897 P53 2006 DVD
Additional classical concerts can be found streaming on the classical music collection Medici.tv. In addition to opera, Medici has many instrumental performances like the excellent chamber music group The Psophos Quartet. This French-based group performs string compositions by Edvard Grieg and Claude Debussy with great energy and poise.
By Sarah Pavey
There is a new video recording studio on campus dedicated to students for group or individual projects.
As an Innovation Space located in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, the video recording studio in room 310 allows students to run with their most creative ideas and produce them into high quality results. The studio space includes a height adjustable SMART Board, moveable furniture, lighting, sound, and a video camera.
St. Thomas Libraries partnered with STELAR to make this a reality as both organizations saw the difficulty in scheduling time at existing on-campus studios and heard students request “more STELAR-like spaces” on campus. This space is modeled around students’ needs for recording projects in a professional, distraction-free manner.
One of the main goals is to make the studio easy to use and available during all hours the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library is open, which is until 2:00 am weekdays during the semester! Students can come in and record independently, making the room a self-service studio.
The studio is also easy to reserve with the online reservation system on the Library webpage.
Faculty assigning a video recording component in their course may direct their students to the online booking site. It is also advised that faculty contact the library with a heads-up so we can properly assist students.
During the month of February, the University of St. Thomas Libraries will be conducting a trial of Brill’s World Christian Database. Click on the blue hyperlink to try the database: World Christian Database.
World Christian Database is an electronic reference source that contains statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and groups of people. It also includes extensive details on 238 countries and 13,000 ethno-linguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. This trial runs through February 28, 2019.
Please try the database and send your comments to Curt LeMay at email@example.com.
We will be conducting a photo shoot all over O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library next Monday, January 7th and are looking to recruit students to fill the library as extras!
All students are invited and may bring their bags, books, laptops, phones, homework, group projects, and friends to study and hang out as St. Thomas photographers make their rounds. Laptops open, papers to spread out, ideas drawn on the white boards, books to fall asleep with—we want the scenes to be real and show library life! Appropriate dress: casual is fine, but no PJs or clothing that wouldn’t be appropriate for university photos.
- Starting at 1pm students may come to the library and check-in at Stacks Café (coffee shop on the first floor)
- Stacks Café will be open until 3pm and additional food and refreshments will be catered throughout the shoot (just like the pros!)
- We’ll take volunteers for video shots starting at 1pm
- Photographs will take place around the library between 2 and 5pm
- Look for an appearance by Tommie!
Students don’t need to sign up ahead of time, but it is preferred so we have an accurate head count for catering.
Sign up at: https://link.stthomas.edu/LibraryPhotos
If you have contact with any students and/or clubs please pass this information along. We have been posting this announcement on social media so feel free to copy the images or repost on your own timelines:
Be sure to pass the word! We want as many faces around the library as possible!
(This post was updated January 3, 2019 to reflect additional information regarding the schedule)
Did you know that a St. Thomas football team once played in a New Year’s Day bowl game? With Frank Deig as their coach, the 1948 football team finished their season with a 7-1-1 record, winning the MIAC championship. The team’s stellar record led to their selection to compete against Missouri Valley Teacher’s College in the Cigar Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Years Day, 1949.
Aquin, December 17, 1948
The team boarded a train for Florida at St. Paul’s Union Depot the day after Christmas. Hundreds of Tommie supporters followed the team to Tampa, most making the 35 hour, 1600 mile trip by car or train. But a group of 21 students who were members of the Air National Guard took a special military flight Florida and were housed at the McDill Army Air Force base before the game.
Missouri Valley was a heavy favorite to win the contest having lost only one game in their previous 42 games. That prediction seemed to be coming true with the Tommies heading to the halftime locker room trailing 13 – 0. But, the team rallied in the second half to end the game in in 13 – 13 tie. You can view film clips of the game and hear stories from some of the players in this video.
Frank Deig and Jack Salscheider with the Cigar Bowl trophy, 1949.
Several players from the Cigar Bowl team went on to play professional football in the NFL. Jack Salscheider played for the New York Giants; Jim “Popcorn” Brandt played with the Pittsburgh Steelers; quarterback Ed Krowka signed with the Detroit Lions; Don Simonson played for the Los Angeles Rams. Jim White turned down an offer from the New York Giants to attend medical school.
To read more about the 1948 football team and their trip to the Cigar Bowl, search the Historic University Publications database.