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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism: A Special Common Reading Event Open to all CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

Eight Griffins... by Seth Chwast
Eight Griffins Above the Rainforest in Costa Rica
by Seth Chwast
To kick-off the spring Cleveland State University Common Reading Experience, featured speaker Debra Chwast will give her inspirational story of the challenges and joys of raising her son, Seth, who was diagnosed with autism as a young child and later discovers his talent to create beautiful, large oil paintings. Her presentation titled "Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism" will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at noon on the first floor of Library, located in Rhodes Tower. (POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY 12 DUE TO BAD WEATHER)

The related painting exhibition titled "A Different Kind of Journey: The Paintings of Seth Chwast" will be on display on the first floor of the Library during the month of February.

The brown bag event is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

Seth Chwast, who was diagnosed with autism as a very young child, has lived for years in a world of roller coasters, haunted houses, and classical music. A dramatic change came at age 20, when he took an oil painting class at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Seth, who rarely speaks but has a high non-verbal IQ, began describing his world in his paintings. It turned out that he has an innate ability to mix colors and create amazing, large oil paintings. Seth's work was recently featured on NBC's Today show and his art has been displayed in several exhibitions in the Cleveland area and is in art collections both in the Cleveland area and nationally.

To learn more about Seth's work or to purchase prints, note cards, and t-shirts, visit his website at www.sethchwast.org .

For more information about brown bag event or the exhibit at CSU Library, call 216-875-9734.

More Common Reading Experience events, including future brown bag speakers and film screenings, can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-29 15:52:50. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Calling All OhioLINK Fans: OhioLINK Video Contest Deadline Extended to February 11!

Are you the biggest OhioLINK fan? Show us what OhioLINK means to you, how it has helped you, or how you'd explain OhioLINK to your peers in a short (five minutes or less) video and you could win a new digital video camera or 160 GB iPod classic. Your video can be serious or silly, but you need to hurry, entries to the This Is MY OhioLINK Video Contest must be submitted by February 11.

Current students, faculty and staff members at all 87 OhioLINK member institutions are welcome to submit one or more videos. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 11, 2008. A panel of judges will narrow the entries to three finalists, and then your votes will determine the grand prize winner and runner up. The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video camera or a new 160 GB iPod classic and the runner up will receive the remaining prize.

Visit the contest Web site (http://www.ohiolink.edu/videocontest) for complete details.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 17:28:13. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 12:18:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Check out the most popular ebooks of 2007

The two most read ebooks of 2007 were

"Basic mathematics for economists" by Mike Rosser

"Understanding the industrial revolution" by Charles More

To check out more ebooks in the CSU Library collection, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/research/vrd/ebooks.html

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 09:07:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Early A.M. Electrical Outage to Limit Some Library Services

Due to a planned electrical outage in the Library some Library services will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 6-7 am on Friday, Jan. 25th.

Although you will not be able to access the Library website, SCHOLAR will still be available for your use.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-24 10:00:12. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Friends of the Library President Named

Friends' President, Michael WellsDr. Michael Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Studies, has been named President of the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library. He will succeed Dr. William Shorrock, who served as president from April 2005 until his passing in November. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, anticipates that the Friends will continue to grow and offer exciting programs to the CSU community and beyond under Dr. Wells' leadership.

Wells started his career at Cleveland State in 1977 as an Assistant Director of Admissions. Since then he has been Assistant Dean of the Graduate College, Assistant/Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. He was Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he is currently an Associate Professor. At the state level, Wells chaired the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Locally he is on the board of trustees of the Cleveland Rotary Club and President of Support to At Risk Teens, a Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is the author of several single and multi authored articles. He looks forward to the Friends of the Library presidency.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-24 09:11:25. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Become a fan of the Library

The Library is now on Facebook. You can become a fan of the Library and stay up-to-date with what is going on. Click here to check it out!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-18 11:53:45. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

The Library will be CLOSED for MLK Day

The University Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Day. For complete Library hours, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-18 11:38:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-11 15:49:59. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Display your published books in the Library

Photo of the Library Display Case

The Library invites faculty and staff to submit their published books for display in the Library. Currently, over 130 books written by Cleveland State University's faculty and staff are showcased in four secure oak display cases on the Library's first floor.

The display includes scholarly works from every discipline and includes such authors as David Forte, Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; Ralph Mawdsley, Professor, CASAL; Murali Nair, Professor and BSW Coordinator, Social Work; Bette Bonder, Dean, College of Science; Gregory Sadlek, Dean, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, William Bowen, Director, Ph.D. Program and Professor, Urban Studies; and Michael Schwartz, President.

Call 216-875-9734 today for information on how to add your book to the display.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-10 09:07:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

New look Scholar to be unveiled for Spring Semester

Scholar, the online catalog of the University and Law Libraries will have a new look this semester. It is the same catalog,it just has a new clean and simple look.

Scholar

For help using the new look Scholar, visit the Reference Center on the first floor of the Library, call (216)687-5300, or e-mail a librarian here.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-09 13:24:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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