"Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918" Presentation

The UNI Museum invites you to "Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918", a presentation by Michael Vogt, Curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum, at 7pm, December 10th, on the first floor of Rod Library.

This presentation will illustrate the organization, construction, and the various aspects of military life and training at Camp Dodge during the First World War using period photos from the Iowa Gold Star Museum’s collection. This lecture will accompany Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, and World War I, the latest exhibit on display at the UNI Museum. The exhibit examines Iowa’s contributions to World War I and the changes that were happening on the home front during this time. Both the exhibit and presentation are free and open to the public.

The UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in order to host this lecture.

Reed Trio

The UNI Trio (Heather Peyton, oboe, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, Cayla Bellamy, bassoon ) from the School of Music will give a short concert under Dichotomy on November 14th at Noon. They will be performing “Suite Breve en Trio” by Eugene Bozza and “Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon” by Nancy Hill Cobb.

November Exhibits 2014






For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

Beyond Google Class coming in Spring of 2015!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about searching for information? Do you want to learn the secrets to using Google? Do you want to get credit while learning cool and new things?  Do you want to work and expand your mind in ways never before? 

Rod Library has just the thing for you! We will be offering a new course, Beyond Google, beginning in the spring of 2015!  These are one-credit, half-semester long courses that will meet two days per week. Rod Library will offer two sections for the first half of the semester and two sections for the second half of the semester.  

Sign up for these classes by searching for UNIV 1059: Beyond Google during your Spring 2015 registration process.  See you at the library in the spring! 


Around the World in 120 Minutes Event

To celebrate International Education Week, Rod Library in collaboration with the Culture and Intensive English Program, College of Education, and International Students and Scholar Office will be hosting an event.

Around the World in 120 Minutes

Wednesday, November 19th


Rod Library Learning Commons (Main Floor)

This event will allow visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures.  Over 20 countries will be represented; Saudi Arabia, Honduras, China, and Germany to name a few.  You will be able to play games, sample food, win prizes, and learn about a new culture along the way.  There will be free giveaways!

This event is free and open to all UNI faculty, staff, students, and the Cedar Valley community.

November Stall Notes

 The November Newsletter is ready!  Find it here

Rod Scheduler: Reserve Your Study Room

You Asked, We Listened!

On September 8th, the library launched it's new scheduling software called Rod Scheduler.  This allows students, staff, and faculty to schedule their own study rooms.  Not only can you schedule it yourself, but you can schedule in advance!

You no longer need to check out a key at the Circulation Desk.  Rooms will remain unlocked.  Current policy applies in that an individual may check out only 1 room per day for a maximum of 3 hours. 

Reservations take priority so be sure to book your room!

They're here! iPhone 5 & 6 chargers!

There are now 3 iPhone 5 & 6 chargers available for check-out at the Multiservice Center desk on the main floor of the Rod Library.  They check-out for 3 hours.  And don't you just love their color?!?

Family Weekend Activities at the Library

Stop by with your families this weekend for a few family-friendly activities. 

From 10am-2pm, there will be complimentary refreshments at the Book Bistro and a chance to win a free prize.  Also during this time, the Digital Media Hub production rooms will be open for a chance to record a video.  During this time, you can also take a self-guided tour through the library.

At 1pm, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour in Special Collections and University Archives.

Hope to see you!

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.

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