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Two Laptops Accessing Books Online

Wireless Networks Across Campus

In order to facilitate better wireless access across campus, the Stetson IT department has renamed some of the wireless networks. All Stetson student, faculty, and staff should use either one of the “Stetson_User” networks or a network with a building name, such as “LBC_Wireless.” The “Stetson_Guest” network has been renamed “Guest_Access” and should not be used by Stetson student, faculty, or staff.

A student kisses a therapy dog

Therapy Dogs

The end of the semester is here, but before long Summer days spent on the beach comes final exams. Need a little stress relief now? Come to the duPont-Ball Library on Friday 2 May from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and visit the Therapy Dogs. These are specially trained dogs of all types and sizes that loved to be petted, scratch, and played with. All dogs are guaranteed to be adorable.


Library Google Glass Project

In order to support innovation at Stetson University, the duPont-Ball Library will provide one Google Glass to a Stetson faculty/staff member and one Google Glass to a student to complete a project over one semester. Because of limited funding, this is a competitive process. The library will rely on the material submitted by the applicant to evaluate the project. The chosen proposals will be those that best articulate the project as outlined below. All current Stetson University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply. Projects may be scholarly or artistic, but all must have a purpose that supports Stetson’s teaching and learning mission.

The library is announcing this project now to give applicants a chance to develop proposals over the summer. We will repeat the announcement at the beginning of fall semester with a SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 deadline for proposals.

By submitting an application, all applicants agree to return the Google Glass at the end of the semester and to present the project in an open forum.

Download the application here.

Student Assistant Needed for a Special Media Project

The library is looking for a student assistant to work with our Learning & Instruction Librarian over the summer. The student will assist the Learning & Information Literacy Librarian with the creation of media assets for online information literacy modules. The position will require 8 to 10 hours per week during the summer months.

Desired Education/Skills:

-Junior or Senior Digital Art Major
-Experience with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
-Experience with Adobe Premiere & Flash is a plus

A portfolio of past work (could be work submitted for class) would be helpful.

If you are interested, then please e-mail Rosie Flowers for more information.

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Congratulations to the Library Research Prize Winners

The R. Neil Scott Prize will be awarded to Emily Niederman for her paper: “The Possibility of Satellite Projects: Deepening Scientific Understanding of Global Climate Change and Other Matters.” It was written for Dr. Kevin Riggs’s FSEM: Energy & the Environment.

The Evans C. Johnson Prize will be awarded to Carly Batts for her paper: “Beeware,” written for Dr. Paul Croce’s FSEM: USA, The Natural Experiment: Environmental Debates.

The prizes will be awarded on Friday 25 April at 3:00 pm in the library’s Bailey Politicos Room.


3D Scanning and Printing

Interested in 3D printing? Want to know about the many ways this technology can help with your classes? The duPont-Ball is here to help. We have two 3D printers and a 3D scanner. You can 3D print from pre-made files, create your own models, or scan your favorite object and 3D print a replica. The options are endless. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information and to use the printers and scanner. These tools are available for student use during the hours the library is open. All 3D printing jobs must be finished 15 minutes before closing time.

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Created Equal Civil Rights Struggle

The duPont-Ball library was a proud recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Foundation to develop programming for the documentary series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The first programming events will be held in late January and mid-February. Cultural credit is available, and all events are open to the public. For more information see the library Created Equal page.