An interesting article in the July 7, 2009, issue of Newsweek addresses the topic of plagiarism. Do we always know when we are doing it and if not how can we stop it?
August 2009 Archives
Since 1998 Beloit College has published a Beloit College Mindset List. It is used to give some of the cultural milestones that the incoming freshman class would be familiar with and that some of us older people might want to keep in mind when striving to use relevant events to enliven classes and engage students. But, wow, does it make me feel old! I taught my first classes in the mid-1980s and remember being on the cutting edge of current cultural happenings and using them in my classes. I would really have to bone up now since I think any of my cultural reference from back then would sink like stones in today’s classrooms.
We’re trying something new in the library. We have moved the library server out of the old administrative assistant office which has left the room vacant. On a trial basis it will be available to Seton Hill students as a quiet study room. As you can see from the picture below one of the stipulations is that no cell phone use is permitted. This is due to the fact that the room adjoins the library office space (mine in particular) and the walls are not soundproof which means we can hear whatever goes on in this room. As long as it is used for its intended purpose of quiet individual or group study we will keep the room available. We hope you find it useful.
There are many words in the English language that I love to hate. But to be more succinct it’s not the words per se it’s the way in which they are used. And actually many of them are phrases and not single words. I’ll keep mine to myself but this clip talks about some that are new to me. What words/phrases do you hate?
One of the most enjoyable jobs during the summer here at Reeves is doing inventory. This is the time of year that our lucky summer aides (or should I say aide since we only have one this year) get the task of comparing our physical holdings with what our library computer system’s opinion is of what we should have. It’s the only way to find what has mysteriously disappeared from the collection during the past year as well as to find those books that somehow end up in places far away from where they should be. As you can see, Kali whole-heartedly embraces this important task.