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Comedy, Music, and Improvisation! Noonartsound in the Library, May 7

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.

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New Database: Film Platform


FILM PLATFORM serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing students and professors the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit. The collection is curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social, political and cultural importance, and the catalogue is continually growing.

  • Human Rights
  • Legal Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Arts and Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Urban Studies and Architecture
  • Politics
  • Asian Studies
  • Israel/Palestine Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • Technology
  • Psychology
Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Libraries, Library Week, Media/Music Collections, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Happy National Library Week!

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:

National Library Week poster with events listed for each day

Check out our Library Week page for details on all the events.

Online Trivia Contest:

New trivia questions posted each day!

Books Sales:

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.

Other Celebrations:

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.

 

 

 

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New Database: Feature Films for Education

The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. The Collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.

NOTE: This Collection is limited to classroom use and personal use. This Collection cannot be used for Campus Screening (Not for Public Events)

NOTE: If you have issues playing a film, clean all your browse history, cache and cookies.

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New Audiobook and Video Database Hoopla

Hoopla provides streaming video (movies and TV shows) and audiobooks. Popular titles and classics, fiction and nonfiction are available.

NOTE: You need to create an account to have access. You will have to use your UST username and password to create the account (if your password is longer than 20 characters the account won’t work, you will need to change your UST password to less than 20 characters). You can check out up to 7 titles per month. This Collection is limited to classroom use and personal use. This Collection cannot be used for Campus Screening (Not for Public Events)
For information about devices and more visit Hoopla help.

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Play with Eastern bookbinding techniques!

picture of stab binding

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!

 

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Database Trial: TUGG Films


During the month of March, the University of St. Thomas Libraries is conducting a trial for TUGG. This is a platform that offers content of academic videos in different subjects including:

  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Arts and Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Politics
  • Asian & Asian American Studies
  • Israel/Palestine Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Race Studies
  • Technology
  • Psychology

Please send your comments about this resource to Cindy Badilla-Melendez, Head of Music & Media  Collections.

Thank you!

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noonartsound: Art & Music as Contemplative Experiences

All are invited to attend the March 5th noonartsound presentation, featuring Drs. Craig Eliason (Art History) and Vanessa Cornett (Music), speaking about Art and Music as Contemplative Experiences, at noon in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108.

“How do human beings experience the arts?  Specifically, how do we direct our attention when perceiving a piece of art or music?  Can a more contemplative encounter with an artistic or musical work enlighten our intellectual understanding of it?  Join us as we explore the distinct processes of analyzing the arts (by assessing, scrutinizing, contextualizing) and simply experiencing them with an attitude of open mindfulness (without judgment, in the present moment).”   – Dr. Vanessa Cornett

About the presenters:                     

Dr. Craig Eliason

 

                                           

 

Dr. Craig Eliason is a professor in the Art History department and teaches courses on modern art and design.  He researches the history of the design of printing types, and is a practicing type designer as well.

 

Dr. Vanessa Cornett

 

 

Dr. Vanessa Cornett teaches piano performance and other courses in the Music department.  An advisor for the UST Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, she enjoys exploring the applications of mindfulness in the performing arts, and contempative practices in higher education.

 

About noonartsound:

Chris Kachian, Music department professor, started moderating noonartsound 8 years ago with Shelly Nordtorp-Madson. It began as a demo-lecture series of music performance and talks by art historians, and has morphed into everything from politics and propaganda, leadership and motivation, music and monuments, etc.   Hosted by the Library in the O’Shaughnessy Room at noon six times throughout the academic year, all are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy a light dessert.

As Dr. Kachian says, “It’s way cool.  Just to give you an idea about how diverse this has all become, Bernie Armada (the UST linguistics prof and a standup improv comedian) and I are talking about “improvisation as an apocalyptic life skill” later this spring semester.”

Please plan to join us!  Bring your lunch if you wish – light dessert will be provided.

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Technical Difficulties: ProQuest Databases

 

We are currently experiencing some difficulties accessing our ProQuest databases.  You may find that when you attempt to link to a database on the ProQuest platform that the page won’t load. To correct this problem, please choose another non-ProQuest database first and get logged in. Then, without closing your browser, proceed back to your link to the ProQuest database and it should load for you.  We are very sorry for this inconvenience, and we are actively working on a solution to this issue.

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Welcome Back! Music & Media Collections

Have you stopped into UST’s Music and Media Collections? If you haven’t already, now is the best time whether you’re preparing for a class or just taking a break from the chilly temps! We’re located to the far right of main circulation desk at O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

There are so many ways to utilize the Music & Media collection. If your professor assigns films or documentaries, come in to Music and Media and you can watch the course reserve title at a viewing station. Are you working on a group project and need to watch the same film? You can request a viewing room for a group of two or more people. Need to watch a DVD on your computer? You can borrow DVD drives from us! They connect right to your computer from a USB port.
Whether you’re looking for a theology documentary, a television mystery series, an opera film, or a foreign classic, there’s something here for you! Another great feature of Music and Media is our music collection. We have classical and world music as well as jazz and soundtracks to popular musicals. It’s a great place to find tracks to listen to while you’re studying!

In addition to our collection of over 15,000 DVDs and CDs, we have many streaming options available. Check out current feature films on Swank, a huge selection of foreign films on World Cinema, and exciting documentaries from Films on Demand to name a few! You can also search films by country or by popularity. Visit our Films Page for the full list of streaming links! We always have new additions to our collection, so drop in and check them out! All are welcome to stop by and browse! Follow UST libraries on Twitter and Instagram for additional updates!

By Sarah Pavey