During the fall semester, the work of Jane B. Mudd will be on display in Ellis Library’s Bookmark Cafe.
Jane Bick Mudd lives on a farm outside of Fulton, Missouri with her husband Tom. She has three grown children and is an Assistant Professor of Art at William Woods University in Fulton. She works in several medias and has a body of work that reflects many different themes. “The subject of my next painting or project is usually dictated by my daily experiences and exposures. I look for opportunities and challenges and I’m curious. I feel strongly about the environment, women’s issues, peace, and the importance of art in the world. I most often work directly from life but occasionally use other imagery for inspiration. Recently I have pursued several opportunities for public art.”
Learn more at The Fine Art of Jane B. Mudd website.
Ariel Walker is a new security officer. Ariel’s first day was September 6, and she is reporting to Larry Dietzel. Welcome!
Thursday, August 31, was our last tour of the fall welcome tour series, and it was a huge success!
We held 11 tours between 8/15/2023 and 8/31/2023 with registrations capped at 12 for each. We had participants show up for every scheduled tour and a total of 107 participants over 3 weeks.
The tours held during Welcome Week were the most popular. Registrations were full, students came even if they weren’t registered, and they brought friends. We averaged 15.75 people per tour during that week. Once classes started, registrations were still full but with a little drop-off in attendance. We averaged 8.5 people per tour. This week, the second week of classes, had the lowest registrations, with an average of 3 people per tour.
Thank you to all tour guides who volunteered and led tours! My groups were very engaged and I heard that was the case with others as well. We love it!
Thank you to Special Collections and Archives for having materials available and giving short intros for tour participants. That was a highlight.
Thank you to Shannon Cary for the marketing and inclusion of tours in the Welcome Week calendar- I think that really brought people out.
Thank you to Megan Ballengee for putting together gift bags that we gave all participants. The gift bags included flyers, bookmarks, stickers, candy, etc., and participants loved them.
Special award to Anne Barker for leading the smallest, longest tour of the series- she had 2 people on 8/30 who were so engrossed that they were gone for 90 minutes! A search party was sent out and they were located in Special Collections, having a great time.
You may, or may not know, that Ellis Library is open 24/5 every week, except for holidays, breaks and extended hours during Finals.
From Sunday to Thursday, enjoy studying in Ellis Library 24 hours a day. On Friday the library is open 12am – 8pm and Saturday from 9am – 5pm. All library hours can be found at library.missouri.edu/hours.
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While the library is open for studying, services like the check out and help desks are closed. If you need to check out a book, you can use the self check out station located by the west doors.
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