Thursday, March 29, 2012

National Poetry Month at McIntyre Library

April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in Assistant Professor Melissa Girard's English 348 (Topics in American Literature), are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.

Starting on Monday, April 2, the library blog will feature a poem selected by a student in English 348. In addition to reading the poem for yourself, you'll be able to read a few words from the student who selected the poem. A new poem will appear every weekday in April.

UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!

Poems selected by students in English 348:

Monday, April 2nd: "Dreams" by Langston Hughes and selected by Mary Gillis.
Tuesday, April 3rd: "I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson and selected by Kaitlyn Johnson. Read.
Wednesday, April 4th: "So you want to be a writer?" by Charles Bukowski and selected by Sebastian Armendariz.
Thursday, April 5th: "We Wear the Mask," by Paul Laurence Dunbar and selected by Alicia Homan.
Friday, April 6th: "Hug o' War," by Shel Silverstein and selected by Anthony Letourneau.
Monday, April 9th: "i shall imagine life (72)," by e.e. cummings and selected by Rachel Tiede.
Tuesday, April 10th: "If You Forget Me" (or, "Si tĂș me olvidas"), by Pablo Neruda and selected by Sarah Knutson.
Wednesday, April 11th: "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost and selected by Sung Yeon Jo.
Thursday, April 12th: "A Dream Within a Dream," by Edgard Allen Poe and selected by Katie Cary.
Friday, April 13th: "Phenomenal Woman," by Maya Angelou and selected by Kelsey Quist.
Monday, April 16th: "Poetry Readings," by Charles Bukowski and selected by Amanda Boehm.
Tuesday, April 17th: "Bringing My Son to the Police Station to be Fingerprinted," by Shoshauna Shy and selected by Lauren Krauth.
Wednesday, April 18th: "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley and selected by Jennifer Mackenzie.
Thursday, April 19th: "I saw a man pursuing the horizon," by Stephen Crane and selected by Allison Lutz.
Friday, April 20th: "Howl," by Allen Ginsberg and selected by Carly Hanson.
Monday, April 23st: "The Pitcher," by Robert Francis and selected by Sae Rom Park.
Tuesday, April 24th: "El Dorado," by Edgard Allen Poe and selected by Ahren Jensch.
Wednesday, April 25th: "The Garden," by Shel Silverstein and selected by Alaina Sullivan.
Thursday, April 26th: "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening," by Robert Frost and selected by Lacey Bast.
Friday, April 27th: "There will come soft rains," by Sara Teasdale and selected by Joseph Davies.
Monday, April 30th: "Still I Rise," by Maya Angelou and selected by Lisa Karnish.

Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Game Day in Library

McIntyre Library is hosting its monthly Game Day this Saturday, March 31st, from 1-5 pm on the 2nd floor in the library. If you like playing board and card games, meeting new people, or want to take a break from your studies, this is the event for you. No experience is necessary!

Games range from traditional board games like Apples to Apples and Risk to Euro-games like Dominion, Settlers of Catan. Bring your own game or learn a new one!

If you can't make it but would like to know about future game days, email Eric Jennings (, Like the library on Facebook, or follow the library on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Off the Shelf-March issue of the library newsletter has arrived

There is always a lot going on at McIntyre Library. Check out the latest on the Pride and Passion baseball exhibit, the library artwork collection. short videos about library resources, staff news, and more in the new issue of Off the Shelf.  March 2012

Fr. Emilion Glocar  Saint Petersburg
Donated by Guido and Linda Cecchini

Karl Knaths  Flat and Flutter
Donated by Dr. Emil Arnold

Friday, March 02, 2012

New Water Bottle Filling Station(s)

Natalie tests the new


Thanks to the Student Senate Office of Sustainability for funding the installation of 2 water bottle filling stations in McIntyre Library. The first station is located near the 1st floor restrooms. The second station has been installed and is located on 3rd floor, near the elevators.

Since the first station was installed on February 28, 819 bottles have been filled. The 3rd floor station was installed March 7, and has already filled 473 plastic bottles.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

iPads available for checkout

Students of UW-Eau Claire will be able to check out 10 iPad2's starting Tuesday, January 10th. The iPads are wi-fi capable and are pre-loaded with a variety of applications. You can check them out for up to a week.

For information on how to use an iPad see:

For a listing of pre-installed applications on the iPads see:

(photo courtesy yada2222)