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4-H Quiz Night

If you love trivia you won’t want to miss the 3rd Annual Missouri 4-H Quiz Night happening on Saturday Dec 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia.  Gather your friends and get ready to give your brain a workout while supporting Missouri 4-H!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m.  The cost is $25 per ticket or $200 for a table of eight players per team.  Ticket prices include non-alcoholic beverages.  Teams are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks.  Mulligans will be available for purchase the night of the event.  Attendance prizes and raffle prizes including a YETI cooler will be part of the evening events.

More information can be found here http://4h.missouri.edu/foundation/trivia.aspx  we would love to see you there!

home Staff news Dia de los Muertos craft session – You are invited

Dia de los Muertos craft session – You are invited

In November, the MU Latin Graduate & Professional Network (LGPN) will have a display in the Ellis Library colonnade for the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead,” and they are holding a community craft-making event with library employees especially invited.

The LGPN’s craft-making session will be in Ellis Library Room 4F51A on Wednesday, November 1, from 2:30-4:30 and it is open to all.* Bring a picture of the person you want to memorialize — a printout or color photocopy is fine — along with one or two small objects. For example, you can bring a piece of their favorite candy or a trinket that represents something they enjoyed in life. Favorite foods (represented by an empty wrapper), soap and grooming items are traditional items to include with these memorials. The group will be making lots of tissue paper flowers that contribute to the colorful display.

You may bring craft materials and supplies if you have some at home – brightly colored tissue paper, scissors, magic markers, tape, etc. Large shoeboxes can be decorated and used with these displays.

This is a chance to participate in a traditional Mexican observance. It is considered a time of joy in remembrance and can be part of grieving process as well, for losses that are recent. We’d love to see you there!

*Library employees should seek supervisory permission.

home Events and Exhibits How Fear Leads to Atrocity: One Read Program Event

How Fear Leads to Atrocity: One Read Program Event

Join us on October 18th at 5 pm in Ellis Library 114A for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. A panel of MU faculty from a variety of departments to discuss how social, political, and psychological rationales can lead to discrimination and injustice.

Panelists include Dr. Jamie Arndt from MU Psychology, Professor Sam Halabi from MU Law, and Dr. Earnest Perry from MU Journalism.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

home Events and Exhibits Presentation by Baher Azmy: One Read Program Event

Presentation by Baher Azmy: One Read Program Event

Join us on October 6th at 12:30-2 pm in Hulston Hall 7 for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Baher Azmy, the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, will present. He is known for his litigation and advocacy for civil and human rights, specifically the rights of Guantanamo detainees. He has additionally litigated cases challenging police misconduct and the violation of immigrant and prisoner rights.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

home Staff news Homecoming is Oct. 21

Homecoming is Oct. 21

It’s time to get ready for Mizzou Homecoming, now just one month away. Many events are happening even sooner, so mark your calendars:

  • Register to participate in the Homecoming 5K, which will be Sunday, October 8.
  • Order your Homecoming Mums today to join in a special black and gold tradition.
  • The Homecoming Blood Drive will take place Monday, October 9 through Thursday, October 12. Give blood to help patients in mid-Missouri hospitals. Your participation will ensure the continued success of the nation’s largest student-run blood drive.
  • Check out the design for this year’s Homecoming t-shirt. Order information will be available soon!
  • University Libraries will hold its annual open house at Ellis Library after the Homecoming parade. Watch for more information coming soon!
home Events and Exhibits Presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán: One Read Program Event

Presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán: One Read Program Event

Join us on September 25th at 1 pm in Hulston Hall 7 for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, a professor of Law at Creighton University and a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, will present. Her research explores healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement in addition to how marginalized individuals create counter-narratives to address institutional injustice.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Events and Exhibits Presentation by Dr. Michael Hosokawa: One Read Program Event

Presentation by Dr. Michael Hosokawa: One Read Program Event

Join us on September 6th at 1 pm in Hulston Hall 7 for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Dr. Michael Hosokawa, a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, will share his experience behind barbed wire in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

TAGS:

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

One Read Program Events

The following events have been scheduled to facilitate conversation regarding this year’s One Read Program selection: Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Infamy tells the shameful story of the United States’ forced relocation of thousands of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during the Second World War.

August 30 @ 4 pm: PBS Documentary – Of Civil Wrongs and Rights
If you don’t have time to read Infamy or if you want to learn more, this is the event for you. This PBS documentary tells the story of Japanese-American internment through the experience, resistance, and trial of Fred Korematsu.
Ellis Auditorium

September 6 @ 1 pm: Dr. Michael Hosokawa
Dr. Hosokawa, a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, will share his experience behind barbed wire in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.
Hulston Hall 7

September 25 @ 1 pm: Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
Dr. Font-Guzmán is a professor of Law at Creighton University and is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Her research explores healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement in addition to how marginalized individuals create counter-narratives to address institutional injustice.
Hulston Hall 7

October 6 @ 12:30-2 pm: Baher Azmy
Baher Azmy is the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and is known for his litigation and advocacy for civil and human rights, specifically the rights of Guantanamo detainees. He has additionally litigated cases challenging police misconduct and the violation of immigrant and prisoner rights.
Hulston Hall 7

October 18 @ 5 pm: How Fear Leads to Atrocity
Join a panel of MU faculty from a variety of departments to discuss how social, political, and psychological rationales can lead to discrimination and injustice.
Ellis Library 114A

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and MU Libraries.

For more information on the book, events, additional resources, and information on the One Read Program, see this guide or check out the exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout in Ellis Library, the Journalism Library, and the Law Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.