Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Feast for Your Eyes in McIntyre Library

By Shannon Swodzinski, as a writing project for CJ 477

Tired of seeing the construction on campus? McIntyre Library is featuring three Blugolds’ sculptures throughout the building for students to enjoy. Renee Ewer, Alexander Graham and Mai Lou Yang created sculptures for Professor Cedar Marie’s Art 365: Site-Specific Art class in a different area of the library in an “artistic and creative way.”

The students were given various sites to work with and each chose one for their final sculptures. After the preliminary models were completed by the three students, they presented their pieces to Interim Library Director Jill Markgraf and Program Associate Trista Anderson to approve the final large-scale sculptures.

The final sculptures are now available to view on different floors of the McIntyre Library and include the following items, a chair, paper cranes, and paper flowers. Renee Ewer created a chair that resembles a tree stump, but still has the comfortable qualities of a recliner. Ewer wanted to construct a sculpture that the viewer could interact with on a “tangible and mental level.” Alexander Graham entitled his sculpture of 60 paper cranes, “Paper Wishes,” with each crane containing a wish written on it that he collected from the public. A Japanese myth inspired Graham for this artwork and it can be seen hanging in the stairwell of the library. Lastly, Mai Lou Yang created a wall piece which includes various sizes of white and blue flowers. With finals just around the corner, Yang wanted to bring a “calming presence” to the library to help other students relax during the end of the semester.

All of these sculptures are available for viewing throughout McIntyre Library, but if you don’t have a chance to see it in person, you can visit the library’s Facebook page to see the students with their artwork.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer 2017 Library Hours (May 22 - September 5)

McIntyre Library's summer hours session hours (May 22-August 6) are as follows:

  • 8 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday
The library is closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day and will close early, at 4:30 pm, on June 9 (last day of interim) and August 4 (last day of summer classes).

When no classes are in session (August 7 - September 5) the library will be open:
  • 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday
The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Therapy Dogs, Free Coffee, Free Pancakes During Finals Week

As a special finals week treat, library staff and Chancellor Jim will be making freshly flipped pancakes for all UW-Eau Claire students studying for finals in McIntyre Library on Sunday, May 14 from 8-10 pm.  Best of all, it's entirely free!

McIntyre Library will also be offering students free coffee during finals week at 10 pm each night starting on Sunday, May 14 and running through Thursday, May 18.

Finally, the library has a variety of therapy dogs visiting the week before and during finals week.

Pre Finals Week:
  • Tuesday, May 9
    • 4-5 pm: Meet Jada the fox lab mix
  • Wednesday, May 10
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
    • 6-7 pm: Meet Nelson the Goldendoodle
Finals Week:
  • Monday, May 15
    • 3-4 pm: Meet Luna the Yellow Lab & Fran the Yellow Lab Mix
    • 4-5 pm: Meet Jada the fox lab mix
  • Tuesday, May 16
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Nelson the Goldendoodle
  • Wednesday, May 17
    • 10-11 am: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Bella and Chloe the Golden Retrievers
    • 6-7 pm: Meet Yoda, Flash, Ellie, and Kooper the Border Collies
  • Thursday, May 18
    • 5:30-7 pm: Meet Ziva the Australian Kelpie & Genevieve the Blue Heeler, Charlie the Cocker Spaniels

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pre-finals and Finals Week Hours (5/7 - 5/21)

Spring 2017 Hours
McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (5/7-5/21). The hours are as follows:

Sun. (5/7): 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon. (5/8): 7:00 am - Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (5/9): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (5/10): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (5/11): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (5/12): Open until Midnight
Sat. (5/13): 7:30 am - Midnight

Sun. (5/14): 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
Mon. (5/15): Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (5/16): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (5/17): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (5/18): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (5/19): Open until 7 pm
Sat. (5/20): CLOSED

Sun. (5/21): CLOSED

McIntyre Library will be open 8 am - 6 pm, M-F and closed on weekends during the summer when class is in session.