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Long Night Against Procrastination

Is it really February already? Some of us are feeling the days counting down as due dates and deadlines creep ever closer. Fortunately, Hannon Library can help students make headway in those to-do lists. That’s right; the Long Night Against Procrastination returns!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
8 pm to midnight
Hannon Library, First Floor

New Features

We’re offering some new features at this term’s LNAP event including “Build a Better Bibliography” drop-in help for students working on annotated bibliographies. For stress relief and breaks between bouts of productivity, the Video Gamer’s Coalition will host an inclusive, self-care promoting environment with casual video game relaxation in Room 117. And, maybe most exciting of all, free pizza! While supplies last, of course, so don’t be late—this is an anti-procrastination event, after all.

In addition, this event will include:

  • Research assistance
  • Academic advising with Student Success Coordinators
  • Financial Aid advising
  • Career advising
  • Math, science, and writing tutoring
  • Free coffee and popcorn
  • A chance to win $25 campus dining gift cards

About the VGC

The Video Gamer’s Coalition is an inclusive atmosphere for students to relax, socialize, compete, cooperate, and have fun with all video games on the SOU campus! The club is a self-care environment that is relaxed about attendance, casual in demeanor, and encourages students to prioritize scholastic or non-scholastic obligations over video games. Win prizes distributed at the end of each term through attendance, activity participation, and sharing their own games and equipment during club hours! Join the club on SOUConnect and contact the VGC to get on our emailing list, Facebook, and Discord server for club information, meetings, and socializing!
Contact email: vgc1337@gmail.com

More Information

If you would like more information about the Long Night Against Procrastination, email Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu. If you need disability accommodations to participate in these events, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

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Join writer and naturalist Pepper Trail for his talk “Voyage to the Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin.”

February 8, 2018, 4 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room
Southern Oregon University

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Pepper Trail as Charles Darwin, February 8

Celebrating Charles Darwin

This event celebrates International Darwin Day, commemorating the birthday of Charles Darwin and his contributions to the sciences of biology and evolution. Learn about Darwin’s life “first hand” through this talk presented by Pepper Trail, as he assumes to the persona of Charles Darwin looking back on his childhood and youth, his famous voyage on the Beagle, and the events leading up to the publication of The Origin of Species.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0208.

For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

About Pepper Trail

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Pepper Trail, Writer and Naturalist

Pepper Trail is an ornithologist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and has a long-time interest in the life, ideas and writings of Charles Darwin. His portrayal of Darwin has entertained audiences from the Seattle Public Library to the Galapagos Islands. Trail is also a regular contributor to High Country News and the Jefferson Journal. As a writer, his poetry has appeared in Rattle, Cascadia Review and other publications. His collection Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award in Poetry.

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Join the Friends of Hannon Library for their 21st Annual William Stafford Poetry Celebration:

January 11, 2018
7 pm–9 pm
Meese Room, Hannon Library (SOU Campus)

Featured poets will present readings, followed by an open mic session where audience members are invited to read a William Stafford poem of their choice. This year’s featured poets include Charlotte Abernathy, Gary Lark, Barret O’Brien, Manya Orescan, Marisa Petersen, and Rabbi David Zaslow.

This celebration is held every year to commemorate the birthday of the late Oregon Poet Laureate, William Stafford. A prolific writer, Stafford’s work is often associated with inspirations from nature, family, and the poet’s pacifist views as a conscientious objector during World War II.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0111

If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or dss@sou.edu. For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or (541) 552-6816.

Publicity headshot of Alex Cox

Just a reminder to everyone that the guest speaker event, “Ten Films Everyone Should Know” featuring Alex Cox, has been cancelled. This event was originally scheduled for this afternoon as part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series. Save the dates for future Friends of Hannon Library events by viewing our Event Calendar.

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The Fall 2017  issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Fall 2017 Issue

Included in this issue:

  • Library user survey results
  • New staff hires and appointments
  • Chromebooks available
  • Improved services

You can read the Fall 2017 issue on this blog, or subscribe to receive future issues by email. Join our e-mail list to subscribe.